Drinking and nightlife in Norte Chico

  • Nightlife in La Serena


    This stylish, upscale pisco bar serves more than 40 varieties, including rare types you won't find elsewhere. You can enjoy it straight or in beautifully made cocktails like the Sangre del Elqui with horchata (a rice and cinnamon drink) and grenadine, or a classic pisco sour. Quality craft beers and ample sharing plates (empanadas, ceviche, charcuterie, vegetarian carpaccio) round out the menu.

  • Nightlife in La Serena

    Lighthouse Coffee

    This hip, art-filled cafe serves the best coffee in town. Linger over Chemex brews and V60 pour-overs whipped up by friendly baristas. If you're craving something sweet, cast your eye over the strawberry-topped cheesecake, pumpkin pie and other decadent desserts to the right of the counter.

  • Nightlife in Pisco Elqui


    Just south of the plaza, Rustika is a welcoming spot for an evening libation, with outdoor tables set beside a gurgling brook, and warming fires by starlight. Cocktails aside, Rustika also serves up pizzas, quesadillas, sharing platters and fresh juices.

  • Nightlife in Copiapó

    Tololo Pampa

    A happening boho joint with a series of artsy colorful rooms and an open-air back patio with rough-hewn furniture and an outdoor fireplace. Come for drinks and late-night snacks such as quesadillas and fajitas (CH$4500 to CH$10,000).

  • Nightlife in Coquimbo

    Mi Bar Coquimbo

    A reliable spot for catching live bands and DJ-spun grooves, with a mix of funk, soul, hip-hop, blues and jazz. The extra-large cocktails are legendary.

  • Nightlife in Coquimbo

    El Europeo

    A small, welcoming beer bar on lively Aldunate serves up craft brews, gourmet burgers (around CH$4000) and snacks.

  • Nightlife in La Serena

    La Rocca

    Stay out late drinking on the interior patio at this popular student hangout with occasional live music.