Central Highlands drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Beer Garden in Cochabamba

Muela del Diablo

The central patio of this exceptionally charming place, wonderfully lit up at night by candles and glowing heat lamps, is surrounded by archways and columns. The feel is of a cool hideaway in an abandoned villa in a…
Top Choice Beer Garden in Cochabamba

Suassuna por Cafe Fragmentos

Lively on weekend nights when the outdoor garden tables lit with candles are filled with young couples and small groups of friends enjoying cheap drinks (B$20 for two Cuba Libres), snacks and small dishes.
Bar in Cochabamba


Live performance space, cultural center, bar and restaurant all in one; but true to its name, film is the inspiration and movies are shown in a small screening room most nights at 8:30pm. There's also live jazz Wedn…
Bar in Sucre

Kulturcafé Berlin

Most gringo backpackers end up at this spacious and happening bar for a night or two. There's outdoor patio seating, sports on the TV, regular game nights and even folkloric dancing and live music. There's also a me…
Bar in Sucre

La Quimba

Somehow, in this postage-stamp-sized spot, there's space made for musicians (of the jazz and world-music variety) to perform most Friday nights. There are drinks, of course, a laid-back bohemian vibe, and a menu of …
Wine Bar in Cochabamba

La Tirana y Olé

This multistory maze of a place is all Spanish style, from its chef and tapas menu to its sangria (B$100 for 1.5L) and cozy brick-walled ground floor, which resembles an Andalucían bodega. Live music doesn't get sta…
Cafe in Cochabamba

Capresso Cafe

Contemporary-style cafe with pleasant front porch seating, especially good for a long Sunday afternoon stay when other places are closed. Upstairs has more loungey seating options, popular with laptop-toting locals …
Bar in Cochabamba

Tambo Cafe

One of the nicer places for a drink, or an afternoon snack and dinner for that matter, is the vine-covered cobblestone courtyard of the Running Chaski Hostal. Live jazz some Friday nights.
Lounge in Cochabamba

Mandarina Lounge

Uber-urban, contemporary and fashionable, this place could be dropped in Soho in NYC or Miami Beach. The soundtrack is a mix of hip-hop, latin pop and house. Leave your sneakers and T-shirts and come dressed to impr…
Pub in Potosí

La Casona Pub

This atmospheric pub is tucked away in the historic 1775 home of the royal envoy sent to administer the mint. It’s a friendly watering hole with pub grub. On Friday it stages live music performances.