Nightclubs and bars in Dominican Republic

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    by Patricialuv Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    Many discotecs open early. Around El Malecon every hotel provides its own disco club.

    If you are not in the capital, there are still plenty of discotecs in provinces such as Santiago, La Vega, and Puerto Plata.

    Dress Code: For the most part, no jeans and sneakers are allowed into any dance clubs. Women should dress appropriately and no shorts allowed either.

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    Evening Dining

    by mishadawn Updated Mar 11, 2003

    The nighlife at this resort basically consists of al a carte dinner, live entertainment shows (singing/dancing), the bar at the pool and mingling with other guests, and finally dancing on the street. Some of the locals host this outdoor 'disco' on the street (quite a walk from the hotel rooms!)

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    The Barcelo Bavaro Beach...

    by datdanigirl Written Sep 8, 2002

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    The Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort has two nightclubs, a discoteca that plays popular music (mostly American) and a Spanish club that plays Latin music for Merengue, Salsa etc.

    Both were definitely hot spots for the entire week I was there (yes I visited it NEARLY every night, and the night I missed (Friday) was the night they had a live band and was REALLY happening, and of course I missed it due to being there for the 5 nights previous (okay due to hangover and exhaustion.. Thursday night was a rough one!)
    The Spanish club at the Plaza Dominicana is called 'Las Canas' [less CON yahs] and many of the resort workers go there. They are very entertaining and more than happy to teach you how to dance their local merengue..

    Dress Code: Gentlemen must wear long pants to the discoteca. Most men were wearing pants at Las Canas as well, but it didn't appear to be a requirement as it's somewhat open-air and there isn't a doorman.

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  • We once went to a touristic...

    by DianaenVera Written Sep 7, 2002

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    We once went to a touristic disco. It was great, but we didn't like the people there. They were only looking for tourists. After this disco, we only went to disco's with some of our Dominican friends. They knew were to go. We went to Carwash, Orion and Plaza Mambo's. Sosua has some very nice merengue bars, but there are not very much disco's. Puerto Plata has got some really great disco's. If you are in Sosua, you can take a taxi to Puerto Plata. We went to one disco at Sosua, called Toucan. It is a bit touristic, but it's really nog bad.
    We really like to dance the Merengue, so we were very happy to be at the Dominican Republic. The only thing you hear is Merengue, Bachata and Salsa. It's perfect! Everybody that goes to the Dominican Republic has to learn the Merengue. It is not very difficult.

    Dress Code: You can put on anything. The dresscode is not very difficult. Just put on something nice, and do not forget your dancing-shoes!

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    Yes in puerto plata is lots to...

    by R.Dettmann Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Yes in puerto plata is lots to do!
    There are 3 major discos.
    1. High Caribbean
    2. T...something (tuka i think - Forgot the name)
    3. Copa Cabana

    Copa Cabana was very close to my hotel but I din't like it as much. It was o.k.
    I liked the High Caribbean best.
    There are discos at some big hotels at well.
    But you usually need to be a guest of this hotel.
    (you get a wrist ribbon - so they can identify you)
    But if you are smart and quick you'll get in there too!
    lots of bars!!!
    There is one on every corner!
    tip: Check out the jail club ;))

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  • Anywhere the Dominican have an...

    by mjchapman Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Anywhere the Dominican have an amazing party attitude
    The best place was 'the Cave' in Santo Domingo
    The club is underground in a huge cave

    Dress Code: There is no dress code but everone was pretty casual(typical bar clothes)

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    There are a lot of places to...

    by mocca Written Aug 26, 2002

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    There are a lot of places to have a good party, the local places where only locals come you can see one of the best merengue dancing going on in the world.
    The bars and pubs, but be aware when there, prostitutes will flok there trying to get some money of the rich foreigners.
    The night clubs where you have to pay entrance, they are pretty empty during the week (most tourist will go to the bars and pubs) but in the weekends the locals will flok over here and dance away the night
    The one to go to in Sosua when I was there is MOby Dick's

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    In the Dominican - there's...

    by AniaKuzma Written Aug 26, 2002

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    In the Dominican - there's always something to do at night. If you go to a resort you'll enjoy evening shows from around 9:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. Then... the real party begins. You can party at your resort disco or decide to be adventurous and check out one of the many local discos. We were feeling adventurous most of the time - and we had a blast. But we always went in groups to be safe. Ladies! Watch out! You may walk into a bar single but you might leave engaged to be married. To more than one man. At least they will convince you that you are.
    Dancing is awesome in Dominican - I love their music. And they know how to dance!

    Dress Code: Anything goes - but local girls really go all out (gold, silver, wery tight and revealing), so if you're insecure keep that in mind. Otherwise wear whatever you wish, we did:)

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  • jonathanc's Nightlife Tip

    by jonathanc Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    As a general comment, if you see a disco and are 'up' for dancing, Caribbean style, always go in, male or female, single or a couple. In my experience, as a shy, older, blonde/blue gringo, with minimum Spanish, you will be welcomed and caught up in the extraordinary scene of Dominican enjoying their powerful, rhythmic music and, frankly, their own beautiful bodies. Dom Rep is a very sensual place and the dancing is high-temperature, putting it mildly. You'll have good harmless fun (if you watch your rum intake; don't get drunk!), and you might meet someone (or someone's companion) marvelous.

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  • Bars and Discos: Bars and Discos

    by allycat1 Written Aug 26, 2002

    All the bars at the resorts (except the pool bars)are open until 3 or 5 am.There are interactive nightime shows at both the Beach and Garden resort. The Beach Resort show is really funny whereas the Garden Resort show is more dancing. The music at the Bavaro Disco wasn't that great. The D.J. didn't have a good selection. It was a lot of Techno and older pop music. One night there was a wedding party there with all there own personal collection and we boggied till the wee hours. There is also the Merenge bar where all the workers go but it is mainly for couples.

    Dress Code: Men must wear long pants!

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  • There are a number of...

    by BABYA Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are a number of nightclub,s in the playa darada area my favorite,s are adromada and crazymoon.
    If you like karioke hemingway is the place to go.

    Dress Code: You can wear what ever you like from smart to casual

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  • They had a disco at our resort...

    by Dolphin49 Written Aug 25, 2002

    They had a disco at our resort and, upon request, they will play you some rock and roll. There is also a casino with slot machines, black jack and roulette.
    As well, every night the hotel hosted a fabulous night show. They have a big stage and every night there was a different presentation. They did a very good job and encouraged audience participation, so if you don't want to end up on stage, make sure to find a seat at the back.

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  • Stay in your resort! When you...

    by John_Caro Written Aug 25, 2002

    Stay in your resort! When you go out, go for a walk and drink. If you stay in a resort plenty entertainment will be organised for you on the premisses of the hotel. If you go in to town, go to tourist places or well know upper range nightclubs and/or discotheqs

    Dress Code: ??

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    Most of the evening...

    by Plendil Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Most of the evening entertainment was centered around the Riu Bambu.

    Dress Code: Anything from your wardrobe!.

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    We personally didn't have much...

    by melissamn1 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    We personally didn't have much of a night life considering we were completely worn out by that time. The Resort always had a show by the pool until about 11:00. There was a club in the resort that would open at 12:00 ..all night long. If you wanted to go to the next Resort I believe you needed a wrist band or you had to pay. I don't exactly remember.

    Dress Code: The dress code is casual. But, while on the beach there were some topless tanning.

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