Record Attendance of More than 3,500 Expected for BeefDip Bear Week

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More than 3,500 bears will be coming to Puerto Vallarta as part of the 19th annual BeefDip Bear week, which will be held Jan. 29 to Feb. 5, 2023.

It’s one of the largest single week gatherings of bears in North America, that started out as a simple small gathering of friends. 

“Of course there’s always the dream of expanding but you can’t really picture how far it’s going to get,” said BeefDip Founder Steve Buczek. “But BeefDip Bear Week has been steadily and continuously growing, breaking new records and reaching levels that we couldn’t have possibly imagined when everything started 20 years ago.”

BeefDip Founder Steve Buczek.
BeefDip Founder Steve Buczek. Photo via BeefDip Facebook.

It’s not the only bear event going on that week. Bearadise will host its fifth annual international bear festival Feb. 1 to 5 and  One Six One Bar will host BearTrap on Feb. 3 with DJ Justin Nicoll. 

With more than 3,500 bears and their admirers coming to Puerto Vallarta for BeefDip Bear Week, the economic spill over into the local economy is tremendous. While organizers hesitate to put a price tag on the impact, they say it is tremendous and helps all local businesses. 

“Thanks to all the bears who keep coming we are seeing sold out hotels months in advance and crowded bars all week long and beyond,” Buczek explained. “This is not limited to our official venues but it’s seen all over the Romantic Zone. This is something we are very grateful for because we love to see the local business and the beautiful people of Puerto Vallarta grow and thrive.”

BeefDip Bear Week 2022, photo via BeefDip Bear Week Facebook.
BeefDip Bear Week 2022, photo via BeefDip Bear Week Facebook.

And BeefDip Bear Week isn’t just a big party that benefits local businesses. The group makes sure that local nonprofits are benefactors as well – 

“We have managed to raise more than $170,000 Mexican Pesos and donate to a number of local charities including Los Niños de Magisterio, RISE Orphanage, and Vallarta Food Bank,” Buczek said. “This year we will continue to benefit SETAC which has been our main charity of choice for many years.”

BeefDip Bear Week is actually celebrating its 21st year anniversary, but organizers said since there were two off-years in the past (including 2021 that was canceled because of the COVID pandemic) it will be the 19th event. 

“Our 20th edition of BeefDip will take place in 2024, in which of course we’re planning a massive anniversary celebration,” Buczek said. 

Buczek said the event takes almost a full year to plan, and appreciated all of the help and support from local leaders and businesses. 

“We’d like to thank the tourism board of Puerto Vallarta for their support this year, MISTR, SETAC and our new sponsor this year, Pinnacle,” he said. “And thank you to our amazing venues that include Mantamar, Almar Resort, CC Slaughters, The Top, Blue Chairs Resort, Studs Bear Bar and Los Amigos.”

Some international talent will be in Puerto Vallarta to perform as part of BeefDip Bear Week including:

  • TK from Toronto
  • Jose Spinnin Cortes from Mexico 
  • Benjamin Koll from Spain
  • Grammy Award Winner DJ Tracy Young
  • Grammy nominated and Billboard top-charting producer Chris Cox (from Thunderpuss) 
  • Australia DJ and producer Division 4

“We also have new venues joining like the newly expanded STUDS BEAR BAR, which will feature a three-day BeefDip takeover on both of their levels from January 30th to February 1st featuring DJ’s Pony De Seas from Vallarta, Division 4 and of course our local favorite DJ Giaco,” Buczek said. “Giaco has been with BeefDip from day one and is a staple in the Vallarta scene and Hoolio Kmacho.”

BeefDip Bear Week 2022, photo via BeefDip Bear Week Facebook.
BeefDip Bear Week 2022, photo via BeefDip Bear Week Facebook.

Additionally you’ll get to see the international debut of Maddison Avenue (the Queen all the way from Toronto), and Effie Pasero (American idol) will be hosting Bearaoke night. 

A foam party at Blue Chairs in 2022 as part of BeefDeip Bearweek. Photo via BeefDip Facebook.
A foam party at Blue Chairs in 2022 as part of BeefDeip Bearweek. Photo via BeefDip Facebook.

You’ll also find a new sunset cocktail party at Chictini by Pinnacle (who has joined as a sponsor this year) and there will be a second Foam Party in the week at Blue Chairs. 

“That foam party is powered by our friends from MadBear Spain, which is one of the biggest and longest running bear events in Europe,” Steve added.

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BeefDip Bear Week 2023 Event Schedule: https://beefdip.com/planned-events-2/


BEEFDIP BEAR WEEK 2023

**EVENTS, DATES, VENUES AND PERFORMERS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE**

SATURDAY JANUARY 28TH

PRE-PARTY

Presented by BeefDip & Mantamar

8PM @ MANTAMAR

For all of our early birds Mantamar has a little treat. Join us, meet your hosts and enjoy some amazing cocktails at Mantamar Beach Club – Bar & Sushi for the official BeefDip Bear Week 2023 Pre Party!

SUNDAY JANUARY 29TH

WELCOME PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & Blue Chairs

3PM- 12AM @ BLUE CHAIRS RESORT ROOFTOP

Kick start BeefDip Bear Week 2023 with our famous meet & greet at Blue Chairs Resort’s rooftop bar. Take the elevator in the lobby of the Blue Chairs Hotel and meet us on the top floor. We have complimentary hors d’oeuvres, special performers and a free BeefDip Margarita!!

Music By: Benjamin Koll, Jose Spinnin Cortes & DJ Giaco
Performances By: Madison Avenue (The Queen, From Toronto), Diva Divine,  Carla Fifi.

MONDAY JANUARY 30TH

FOAM POOL PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & Blue Chairs

11AM- 6PM @ BLUE CHAIRS RESORT

Once again we’re kicking off our Pool Parties with an incredible foam party inside Blue Chairs pool. Already a staple in our BeefDip Bear Week, the party will be going on from 12 am to 6 pm. Bring on your best swimwear and be ready to enjoy the first pool party of the week!

Music By: DJ Giaco (Puerto Vallarta)
ART FLAIR
Presented By BeefDip & Danyol Leon

4PM- 7PM @ BLUE CHAIRS RESORT ROOFTOP

Please join us for an international art fair featuring local and international artists on the rooftop of Blue Chairs resort.  Take the elevator in the lobby of the Blue Chairs Hotel and meet us on the top floor. 

New paintings, prints, and more by QBO (PV), RoyalRUbbish (Los Angeles), Ben Toledo (PV), Cesar Valencia (PV), Hector Belloc (PV), Jackson Photogra[phix (BC), Danyol Leon (PV), Bryan Stocks (PV), Karen Lahm (Nayarit).

Music By: Tamale Ringwald, Stevie Dicks, OBG, PapaBear
SUNSET DINNER PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & Mantamar

6:30-8:30PM @ Mantamar

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!

 
Enjoy A 3 Course Dinner While You Gaze At The Stars Next To The Beach In Our Sunset Dinner Party, Held At Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi. Be Sure To Book Well In Advance Because Seats Are Very Limited.
 
BEEFDIP TAKEOVER @ STUDS BEAR BAR
Presented By BeefDip & Studs Bear Bar 

10:00PM-4:00 AM @ Studs Bear Bar

Therapy is the new upscale Brunch, Bar Lounge, and Night Club concept in Puerto Vallarta offering a sushi bar and gourmet bites, great crafted cocktails. And just upstairs from Therapy you’ll find Studs, the newest bear & leather bar. 

This year BeefDip Bear Week will occupy both spaces to create the BeefDip Takeover experience. Studs Bar and Therapy will become one for a series of 3 events full of sexy men and great atmosphere where you will be able to unleash your inner beast and be as playful as you like, with the perfect soundtrack provided by our BeefDip DJs. 

Monday January 30th: PRIME BEEF Featuring DJ Pony D.Seas

DISCO INFURNO DANCE PARTY

Presented By BeefDip & C.C. Slaughters

10PM @ CC SLAUGHTERS

Get ready for a trip down memory lane with the best music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s spun by Benjamin Koll. 

Music By: Benjamin Koll

TUESDAY JANUARY 31ST

CLASSIC ANTHEMS POOL PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & Mantamar

11AM-7PM @ MANTAMAR

Beat the heat and see some meat at BeefDip’s second Pool Party at this incredible beach club by the sea. Enjoy retro and classic anthems spun by International Guest DJ TK (Toronto, Canada)

Music By: DJ TK

·TOWEL RENTALS & BACK CHECK AVAILABLE

·SIGN UP FOR CANOPY RIVER ZIPLINE TOURS AND WILD TREK ATV TOURS DURING THE POOL PARTY BETWEEN 3PM – 5PM
ART FLAIR
Presented By BeefDip & Danyol Leon

4PM- 7PM @ BLUE CHAIRS RESORT ROOFTOP

Please join us for an international art fair featuring local and international artists on the rooftop of Blue Chairs resort.  Take the elevator in the lobby of the Blue Chairs Hotel and meet us on the top floor. 

New paintings, prints, and more by QBO (PV), RoyalRUbbish (Los Angeles), Ben Toledo (PV), Cesar Valencia (PV), Hector Belloc (PV), Jackson Photogra[phix (BC), Danyol Leon (PV), Bryan Stocks (PV), Karen Lahm (Nayarit).

Music By: Tamale Ringwald, Stevie Dicks, OBG, PapaBear
HOLE IN ONE AT THE PINNACLE
Presented By BeefDip + Pinnacle

5:00 PM-10:00 PM @ Chictini by Pinnacle

Come and join us at this amazing new venue powered by our brand new sponsor this year: Pinnacle! Enjoy sunset cocktails while taking in the amazing view from Chictini, Pinnacle’s amazing terrace while enjoying the beats from our very own DJ Giaco. Get there early as space is limited!

Music By: DJ Giaco
 
BEARAOKE
Presented By BeefDip & Blue Chairs Resort

9:30 PM @ Blue Chairs Rooftop Bar

$30P Tequila Shots for everyone and a prize for best performance courtesy of Blue Chairs Resort. Free shot of tequila for everyone that sings and surprise host (TBA).

Hosted By: Effie Pasero
BEEFDIP TAKEOVER @ STUDS BEAR BAR
Presented By BeefDip & Studs Bear Bar 

10:00-4:00 AM @ Studs Bear Bar

Therapy is the new upscale Brunch, Bar Lounge, and Night Club concept in Puerto Vallarta offering a sushi bar and gourmet bites, great crafted cocktails. And just upstairs from Therapy you’ll find Studs, the newest bear & leather bar. 

This year BeefDip Bear Week will occupy both spaces to create the BeefDip Takeover experience. Studs Bar and Therapy will become one for a series of 3 events full of sexy men and great atmosphere where you will be able to unleash your inner beast and be as playful as you like, with the perfect soundtrack provided by our BeefDip DJs. 

Tuesday January 31th: BEEFY REVOLUTION By QBO Bear Wear Featuring Division 4.
 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1ST

BEARS ON LINE
Canopy River Zipline

10AM  @ Canopy River Zipline

Bears Online, Zip line that is…. Have a birds-eye view of the jungle while experiencing the thrill of zipping through the treetops at speeds of up to 50 km/h

To purchase tickets for this event, please visit the Canopy River Tours table at Mantamar Beach Club – Bar & Grill during the TUESDAY JANUARY 28TH 2020 Pool Party

OPT-IN EVENT. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR TAG HOLDERS!
AQUABEAR
Presented By BeefDip & Mantamar

11 AM-7 PM @ Mantamar

Come join us again in Mantamar, one of Vallarta’s fan favorite resorts for a pool party full of bears and surprises. Enjoy the sun, the music and let’s get soakin’ wet.

Music By: DJ Hoolio Kmacho
·TOWEL RENTALS & BACK CHECK AVAILABLE
ART FLAIR
Presented By BeefDip & Danyol Leon

4PM- 7PM @ BLUE CHAIRS RESORT ROOFTOP

Please join us for an international art fair featuring local and international artists on the rooftop of Blue Chairs resort.  Take the elevator in the lobby of the Blue Chairs Hotel and meet us on the top floor. 

New paintings, prints, and more by QBO (PV), RoyalRUbbish (Los Angeles), Ben Toledo (PV), Cesar Valencia (PV), Hector Belloc (PV), Jackson Photogra[phix (BC), Danyol Leon (PV), Bryan Stocks (PV), Karen Lahm (Nayarit).

Music By: Tamale Ringwald, Stevie Dicks, OBG, PapaBear
BEEFDIP TAKEOVER @ STUDS BEAR BAR
Presented By BeefDip & Studs Bear Bar 

10:00-4:00 AM @ Studs Bear Bar

Therapy is the new upscale Brunch, Bar Lounge, and Night Club concept in Puerto Vallarta offering a sushi bar and gourmet bites, great crafted cocktails. And just upstairs from Therapy you’ll find Studs, the newest bear & leather bar. 

This year BeefDip Bear Week will occupy both spaces to create the BeefDip Takeover experience. Studs Bar and Therapy will become one for a series of 3 events full of sexy men and great atmosphere where you will be able to unleash your inner beast and be as playful as you like, with the perfect soundtrack provided by our BeefDip DJs. 

Wednesday February 1st: PRIME BEEF Featuring DJ Giaco
WHITE PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & CC SLAUGHTERS

10 PM @ CC Slaughters

Our White Party is one of our most expected nights and this year you won’t want to miss it as we present a BeefDip exclusive.  We are very proud and honored to announce Grammy Award winner producer and multi talented DJ, all the way from Miami:

TRACY YOUNG.

She’s the official remixer of major stars such as Cindy Lauper, Shakira, Debbie Gibson, P!nk and Madonna (granting her the Grammy for her remix of “I Rise”!). With dozens of Billboard top-charting productions Tracy is definitely one of the biggest and most respected names in the scene, and she will be spinning for our White Party during BeefDip Bear Week!  

Music By: Tracy Young

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2ND

BEEFDIP ON ALL 4’S
WILD TREK ATV

10 AM @ Wild Trek ATV Tours

Explore the Sierra Madre as it’s never been done before, get dirty as we get down on all 4’s for BeefDip’s exploration of Vallarta and it’s jungle on ATV’s. Tour is approximately 3 hours.

To purchase tickets for this event, please visit the Wild Trek table at Mantamar Beach Club – Bar & Grill during the TUESDAY JANUARY 28TH 2020 Pool Party

OPT-IN EVENT. SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR TAG HOLDERS!
TIDAL WAVE FUNDRAISING
Presented By BeefDip, Mantamar, QBO Bear Wear & Joselo.

11 AM – 7 PM @ Mantamar

Tag Holders MANDATORY minimum $200 pesos donation cover, Non tag holders: $500 pesos donation.

ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO CHARITY. 

NO BAGS OR SHOES PERMITTER AT THE POOL DECK AREA OR NEAR THE WASH ROOM.

Enjoy our annual fundraising pool party and Joselo & Qbo Bear Wear’s auction benefiting Setac and Vallarta Food Bank. BeefDip has helped raise over $100,000 CAD to date benefitting different charities through the years.

The event includes food & drinks specials for tag holders.

Music By: DJ Giaco + Jose Spinnin Cortes 

·TOWEL RENTALS & BACK CHECK AVAILABLE

BOTTOMS UP AT THE TOP COCKTAIL PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & The Top Sky Bar

9 PM @ The Top Sky Bar

Join is at Puerto Vallarta’s exclusive rooftop bar and watch the bay lights at The Top Sky Bar Music by The Top Resident DJ Luis Serrano and performance by BeefDip Go-Go Dancers.  They may be just what you need to prepare for the Booze Cruise.

Music By: DJ Luis Bramasco
ANIMAL HAUS
Presented By BeefDip & Los CC Slaughters

10 PM @ CC Slaughters

New this year! We know you like your dance parties so we got you covered. Come and unleash your inner beast at CC Slaughters  with tribal beats and house music spun by Australia’s favorite DJ & Producer:

DIVISION 4 
 

He has been entertaining the dancefloors for the past 17 years and has played in various countries / cities around the globe including the UK (London, Bristol, Manchester), the US (San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Ohio, Los Angeles), New Zealand (Auckland), Spain (Madrid) and Canada (Toronto, Vancouver).

He is renowned for his ability to seamlessly metamorphose genres into his own signature energy and fuse them into his own funk-fuelled groove. 

Music By: Division 4

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3RD

BOOZE CRUISE
Presented By BeefDip 

9 AM SHARP @ The Pier by San Marino Hotel (Boat departs at 9:45 AM SHARP)

All aboard as we all become seamen for the day (wink wink). Enjoy the most beautiful views of Puerto Vallarta from Bandera’s bay as we take off on a days adventure with snorkelling, whale watching and swimming and special beach lunch with bears from around the world. All food and drinks are included (on the boat).

Please bring sunblock, beach towel and some money for tipping, souvenirs and drinks on the beach.

If you dont have a tag and want to join us please see us at the welcome center at the Blue Chairs hotel lobby.

 
MADBEAR FOAM POOL PARTY
Presented By BeefDip, MadBear Spain & Blue Chairs Resort

11AM- 6PM @ BLUE CHAIRS RESORT

This year we are happy to present our collaboration with our dear friends from Spain. MADBEAR. They’re the biggest event in Europe and we teamed up to host a Foam Party at the Blue Chairs pool. 

Bring on your best swimwear and be ready to enjoy some iberican heat with music by non other than Spanish powerhouse Benjamin Koll, playing all-time hits and anthems!

Music By: DJ Benjamin Koll
COWBOY NIGHT
Presented By BeefDip & Los Amigos Bar

9 PM @ Los Amigos Bar

Join us for drinks and fun at Los Amigos. Save a horse, ride a cowboy!

 
MILITARY BALL
Presented By BeefDip & Los CC Slaughters

10 PM @ CC Slaughters

This year we are very honored to present all the way from Las Vegas, one of the most prolific and talented DJ’s and producers out there. He’s a multi award winning producer, with more than 60 number one hits both as a solo artist and with his Thunderpuss team. We’re of course speaking of non other than

CHRIS COX

Chris was kind enough to donate his DJ set for our special BeefDip livestream and fundraiser during the COVID lockdowns, and we just knew we had to bring him to have him play live for our BeefDippers!

The opening set will be in charge of DJ Jose Spinnin Cortes. Come and enjoy a night of gleaming fun and sexy maneuvers surrounded by classic club anthems, along our Beef Dip gogo dancers. Bring your cargo pants, military gear and have fun until the break of dawn.

Music By: DJ Chris Cox

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH

WET & WILD
Presented By BeefDip & Mantamar

11 AM-7 PM @ Mantamar

Get ready for our biggest, sexiest, hottest pool party in Vallarta. Beat the heat and see some man meat at BeefDip’s notorious Pool Party at the incredible beach club by the sea. Enjoy music spun by local DJ Giaco.  Food and drink specials all day for tag holders.

Music By: DJ Giaco

·TOWEL RENTALS & BACK CHECK AVAILABLE

DADDY SADDLE: AU JUS!
Presented By BeefDip & Tamale Ringwald

9 PM-2 AM @ Anonimo Video Bar

Free for everybody and every body!

Please join us on the patio at Anonimo for some Beefy Bubbas, Glitter Gunkles, and Portly Papis. Get ready for some proper PV shenanigans. Performance by Hermione Grindr. Drink specials all night. Mas Papi, Menos Silla.

Anonimo Video Bar PV

Music By Tamale Ringwald, PapaBear + Special Guest.
Artwork By Danyol Leon
THE BLACK BALL
Presented By BeefDip & Los CC Slaughters

10 PM @ CC Slaughters

Join us for BeefDip’s biggest all-time spectacular leather bear bash. Bring on your best black look, leather and a cool attitude because it’ll be a night like no other.  Featuring BeefDip’s hot and hunky GoGo men and drink specials.

Music By: DJ Jose Spinnin Cortes

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 5TH

HYDRATE
Presented By BeefDip & Mantamar

11 AM-7 PM @ Mantamar

The coolest recovery party of the week finally arrives on Sunday, enjoy one last dip under the Mexican Sun at the most exquisite infinity pool in old town. Music spun by local BeefDip resident DJ Giaco. Includes food and drink specials.

Music By: DJ Giaco

·TOWEL RENTALS & BACK CHECK AVAILABLE

SWEAT: UNDERWEAR & JOCKSTRAP PARTY
Presented By BeefDip & Los CC Slaughters

10 PM @ CC Slaughters

Join us for BeefDip’s final dance party at CC Slaughters. Bring your sexiest underwear, jockstraps or singlets and dance the night away for one last time!

Featuring BeefDip’s hot and hunky GoGo men, drink specials and music by Toronto’s very own DJ TK.

Music By: DJ TK

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