Entry is 30bs, men and women on Friday.
Entry on Sat night is 40bs for men, and 30 for women. Drinks are tallied up on a drink card and presented at the end of the night. Also the entry fee is tallied up at the end with your drinks. This place cost more to drink than most places but you pay for the atmosphere. Beer costs 15 bs for Bolivian beer, 20bs for foreign beers. Bottles are 250bs for Rum, and Vodka and 400bs for upscale Johnny Black and Chivas. You can't lose the card, and the
Music style is Electronic Miami style dance music. Lots of hot dolled up women come here, it has the vibe of a VIP club floor plan, small intimate, couches with tables. You need a wristband to go to the DJ area, but after 2:30 am all can enter. Mandarin opens at 11pm but people don't arrive till 1:30am, and 2:30 on Saturday. According to the club's bouncer Friday nights isn't as happening as Saturday nights in Cochabamba. This is the only Club that I have been too that checks for ID's, Military ID's, Driver's license's are acceptable, anything with a date and a picture works since Bolivian drivers liscense's don't have birthdates, weird. Remember if there is no one hanging outside, don't go in, it's usually an indicator of how dead it is! Enjoy.
Dress Code: Nicely dressed people get in quicker.
Directions: Right next to Bingo Bahiti and Mandarin Bar. The Club has no sign out front but that is how they role.
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What a weird place. I had no idea what these bingo halls are about. The games are very confusing, and they are not like automated slots in US where you line up numbers or symbols to get a payday. They are like lottery balls mixed with tic tac toe, and Bingo. I decided to keep my B
's right where they were. I need to go with someone who knows whats up. You can smoke in there, and there are floating bartenders to assist you. There was two card tables set up, and one was full. I couldn't see what game they were playing but they had a group of 8 around the table. There is a computerized roulette game as well. I don't trust computers and paydays. If Goldman Sachs can put a super cheating computer for flash trading that works within a 100th of a microsecond and makes money on the info, you damn straight casino's can and will do the same ***.
Dress Code: No dress code. Come as you are. Bring your B's with you. I entered with a backpack and no one gave a whoot.
Directions: Near the Recoletta and Avenida America
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Why Lonely Planet's SA on a Shoestring doesn't mention this place, I'll never know.
Easily the best club I've been to in Cocha. It's always packed full of locals and many gringos on Friday and Saturday nights (and often on Thursdays too). Great place to dance the night away.
Address: Avenida BallivianAdd to your Trip Planner
Café Fusión is a great spot to start off your night in the party town of Cochabamba. This small, unassuming café-bar on Calle España is one of Cocha's hidden gems. It offers a great selection of cocktails, wines and very tasty Italian food. The owner, a cowboy-hat-adorned Italian, is reason enough to return here. Don't forget to try his homemade licor de coca and licor de mandarina, at only 5Bs. a shot.
Address: Calle España, between Ecuador and Mayor Rocha
Directions: From southwest corner of Plaza Colon, go 1 block along Mayor Rocha and turn left for half a block.Add to your Trip Planner
In the disco D´mos is played music from the latino charts and as well on special event nights Techno music or other special styles.
Dress Code: whatever you want, but there is a "face" control at the entrance...normally I would say that tourists ("Gringos" at least) will always be invited ;-))
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a lot of life in Cochabamba you can find in the calle españa and some streets next to it.
here you have to pass the bar 'Eclipse' with Nicola and Christina, he´s from Italy, you can order a lot of cocktails, and if he don´t know it, he´s got his big book of cocktails to search for you. Great service! Also the 'Metropolis' near by is a very nice place where you can eat your pizza or other small foods.
PLEASE: SEND THEM GREETINGS FROM ME WHEN YOU PASS BY!!
Dress Code: -
Address: calle españa
Directions: inner city
It´s a nice little disco in the subground of an old house at the Prado. Here you can here rock of the 80´s and 90´s as well as actual music. I think the name changed, but location does still exist.
Dress Code: nothing
Address: el Prado
Directions: south of the centrumAdd to your Trip Planner
Metropolis Pizza, a nice meeting point to have a beer or cocktail or eat a pizza. Playing Cacho makes the night funny (bolivian game with dice
between Eclipse and Metropolis café
Address: España, between Ecuador and Mayor Rocha