Cochabamba 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…
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…
Wine Bar in Cochabamba


Classy wine bar with tapas.
Bar in Cochabamba

Simón Bolinche

Girls in glasses reading Pablo Neruda while sipping artisanal beer. Young guys barbecuing meat on a portable grill just outside the entrance. Live performances by 'new reggae' bands. Warhol-style paintings of Evo Mo…
Cafe in Cochabamba

Espresso Café Bar

Just behind the cathedral, this traditional-looking place is filled with regulars, mostly men chatting with old buddies or perusing the papers while sipping large cups of espresso. Good juices and pastries are also …