There’s a flourishing bohemian-style bar scene popular with mostly university-aged students along España, between Mayor Rocha and Colombia. In la Recoleta, a slightly older crowd heads to spots along Paseo del Blvd, and El Pasaje Portales has several nightclubs playing Latin and electronic music. The nightlife along El Prado (Av Ballivián) mostly involves drinking at street-front restaurants.


Cochabamba is famous for its chicha, a fermented corn drink that is the locals’ favorite tipple.