if you are traveling by yourself or in a group is the best way to get to know a few bars in one night. The staff is super friendly and everyone speak english. I met a lot of people there not just travelers but also locals and they helped me with some good tips of the city.
I recommend this tour for sure!
Dress Code: no shorts no flip flops
A great place to eat and drink with live traditional chilean music and folklore, ambiance of Penas and sing-along, Latin American Music and Dance.
Every Friday and Saturday after 11 pm. great Live Music with Local Musicians and Groups, many styles of Music, folk, boleros, sones and cumbias, salsa and merengue, romantic guitars and andean folk music with charangos, kenas and pan flutes. For more information go to www.nuestrocanto.cl wiith weekly schedule or call 697-2679, we did and have great info.
If you love to sign and be a part of a musical experience the Bandolero is the right place to share and learn about Music and Culture, ambiente bohemio y familiar.
A place also to bring your children with a special room with games and music for the little ones, a person in charge of the kids with a lot of thing to create and enjoy the culture also.
Dress Code: Informal and confortable to move around and dance in a wood floor. Is better to make a reservation for a nice table near the stage 697-2679
Is a little street where youýll find Skuba discoteque to continue ...
T`quila (and Paseo San Damian in general)is an excellent place to meet with a lot of friends, celebrate birthdays, a welcome or goodbye party...
There youýll find a little space for dancing, a boy singing and dancing... is fun for early night...then just move on and go to Skuba.
Dress Code: Please Dress Up...
Lined with bars and clubs the Providenca district at night is the place to be !!! The bars and clubs open late and stay open til the last person goes home usually 5 or 6 a.m come in the summer and see how great it is to have the sun set at 10:30 P.M. that's right 10:30 P.M. no wonder why everyone starts there night hopping so late !!!!
Santiago has a lot to offer so with only only a few days, you may not have time for anything really different, but let me suggest that you consider spending an evening at Los Buenos Muchachos.
This place was recommended to me by some Chileans. It is listed in Lonely Planet but the description there failed to grab my attention.
I knew it was within walking distance of my hostel (Red Hostel), but when I asked the people at the front desk they did not recognize it. They directed me to the back office where an older man said 'yes, he knew it. He had been taken there several times as a child on special occasions. He said it was great.
It is a dinner and show type of place. It is quite large inside. Not cheap (You are paying for a show.)but the food was good enough. The show was kind of a Chilean cultural review with professional dancers and singers, but I think the goal is to leave the customers dancing. Lots of celebratory groups were present. Few tourists could be identified.
It would probably be best to go with a group, but I went alone and had a good time. I have seen a couple other dinner-shows like this on my travels but I did not like that one tried to cover all of South America and the other extended even further afield. I thought that this show was much more Chilean for Chileans.
Dress Code: Dress up a little.
Clandestino is a bar/club located in the trendy area of Bellavista. They have live music sometimes and then a dj who plays until about 4 am or so.
They usually have a cover charge which kicks in after 1 am but most people turn up after that. The place packs the people in though!
Dress Code: Casual
I have not been to Calle Suecia during the evening as I have been told by many people that the place is dangerous. It used to be "the place" in Santiago to hang out but that is no longer the case. It is said that it is a place for druggies and prostitutes.
I personally believe there are other nicer places to hang out so wouldn't bother coming here.
Clandestino is a very crowded spot full of people with no sign outside, you have to knok the door to get in inside a lot of people ( work as an after hour bar ) i don´t know how they do but they have a great clientelle actors, foraigners and very cool locals. normally average clients 20 to 335 year old and opens at 1 AM and close at 5 AM. you´ll have to pay an entrance fee $ 3.000.-
Dress Code: casual
There is one place in Santiago where I love to go clubbing during the week and that is always packed....that place is called Bokhara in bellavista in Santiago! In this club they play from cheesy latin music to hot dance tracks. The people are always happy, friendly and dance their asses off! The club has 2 floors and the lower floor plays the cheesy latin music and has loads of well choreographed shows with dragqueens, transgenders and hot gogo dancers! Its a place worth visiting is you are bored at night during the week. They do have a complicated cards/drinks/voucher system but once you get it its easy and you can get drunk with the locals!
Dress Code: In Bokhara there is no dress code as far as i know. People go the way they feel comfortable. You will find everything here from the fashion victims to the more alternative people. its all good!
This is a entire neightborhood filled with restaurants and pubs, some of them are expensive and some cheap, you´ll have everithing, check La Batuta where you have great live music, sometimes you´ll see very known groups playing there, And if you want good food try Ebano and Madraz.
Dress Code: This neightborhood is very casual
I came to this bar with no expectation, was full of life, great music, waiters very polite and some of them speak native english and french. Is a house decorated in a bizare way, every room is different and apealing, some of them private lounges and others like house dinning rooms. The bar was the best provided I´ve ever seen, my tour guide ( from the restaurant ) told me that they have over 3000 wines on the wall, and more then 200 diferent bottles of liquor.
Dress Code: Dress code, try to be cool dressed ( no tie ) because this is a place where you can spot some of the chilean actors ( place to see and be seen )
Without any doubt it’s my favourite place in Santiago. When I am in that city you can find me here almost every night! Thanks to Manuel and Marcelo (father and son), the owners of the place, Dos Gardenias has a unique atmosphere. And they are serving a very tasteful Caipirinha and the best Mojito in the town! Bolivian beer Paceña is also a very good pick! As well as the good choice of Chilean wines!
Dos Gardenias is basically a Cuban bar – almost every night you can hear here a very good live music, very often Cuban style. Or Brazilian or Chilean… Anyway good music! So good that it’s not unusual that people starts to dance between tables!
It’s also a meeting place of young people of Santiago and expats, or Spanish language students. For me a visit there is a must!
Dress Code: As you like!
They call themselves Arte Bar and I think it’s a very appropriate definition! It’s not only a bar where you can drink and eat – it’s also an art gallery specialized in photography. Walls are always full of interesting pictures. It’s also a place where you can listen to live music. Concerts in La Casa en el Aire are every day, except Wednesdays. Live music starts at 10:30 pm (Fridays and Saturdays one hour later). Wednesday is usually dedicated to literature, with young poets and writers presenting their work.
And they are serving Paceña and Kunstmann - two brands of very good beer! And vines from famous chilean Concha y Torro and Undurraga wineyards!
Dress Code: There is no particular dress requirements.
Bellavista, north of Downtown, next toSan Cristobal Hill
Discotheques, lot Restaurants (some local, international, ethnic food), Pubs, handicrafts, Diverse and the area is beautiful. Some people (mostly children )begging, which can be annoying or sad
is a full Block (area) , Pub, Bars, of all type and for all the ages. In the nights it is always crowed......you have many many options.
Es una manzana llena de, Pub, bares, de todo tipo y para todas las edades. En las noches siempre encontraras muchísima gente a su alrededor…… tienes muchas opciones para escoger.