Must see nightlife in Santiago

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    You won't find a better wine list anywhere in Chile than this homey restobar with servers who are trained sommeliers. Try creative wine flights (themed by…

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    Restobar KY

    Taking inspiration from the Barrio Recoleta's Southeast Asian flavor is this stunning cocktail bar. The photographer owner has done wonders with a…

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    Chipe Libre

    Learn about the big sour over pisco – and who made it first – at the only bar in Santiago dedicated to the South American brandy. There are as many piscos…

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    The '80s and '90s still rule at least one floor of Blondie, while the other could have anything from goth rock and techno to Britpop or Chilean indie. A…

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    Geek out over the latest coffee trends at this stylish cafe where addicts can order their morning fix brewed in everything from a Chemex to an AeroPress…

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    Santo Remedio

    Strictly speaking, this low-lit and spectacularly funky old house is a restaurant, and an aphrodisiacal one at that. But it's the bar action people really…

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    Club La Feria

    Euphoric electronic music, an up-for-it crowd and banging DJs mean this is still the place to go to dance the night away.

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    Xoco Por Ti Chocolate Bar

    Sweet-toothed travelers will reach nirvana at this pint-sized chocolate bar, which has a tempting menu of hot chocolates to melt away any winter woes…

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    Opera Catedral

    Classy Opera Catedral has a menu that goes way beyond bar snacks – anyone for a glass of champagne with violet crème brûlée? A poised crew of…

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    Bar La Virgen

    Cheap Chilean tapas and good-value cocktails are the reasons to grab a table at this rooftop bar in Recoleta, which boasts views of Cerro San Cristóbal …

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    Cerveceria Nacional

    Pitchers of craft beer are not so easily found in Santiago, which is why this no-frills brewpub is such a rare treat. The home-brewed cervezas span the…

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    Café Mosqueto

    This adorable cafe offers a cozy spot on a rainy day, while the sidewalk tables, facing a pedestrian street, provide fantastic people-watching when the…

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    Hotspot Club

    These party-promoters organize some of the best gay events in the city at bars across town several nights each week. Check the Facebook page for details…

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    California Cantina

    A popular stop on the Providencia happy-hour circuit is this spacious California-inspired bar with something for (almost) everyone: a dozen beers on tap,…

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    Flannery's Beer House

    Now in a new location a few blocks away from the original, Flannery's remains popular with gringos and well-toned and well-lubricated locals alike. The…

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    El Clan

    The name's short for 'El Clandestino,' a throwback from this small club's undercover days. Rotating bands and a small crew of resident DJs keep the 20…

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    Realidad Paralela

    Organizes lavish lesbian-specific parties at clubs across town each weekend. Events are often themed, with DJs, live dancers and an alternative crowd…

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    With eclectic music that spans the continents and the decades, as well as a pretty decent patio, this is a good spot to begin your noche de carrete pub…

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    Quality coffees and fast wi-fi are the perfect combo to make this Providencia cafe an expat favorite. A mellow vibe permeates the place, from the pillow…

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    Lastarria Café

    Adjacent to a small visual-arts museum on one of Lastarria's quaint cobblestoned passageways, this cheerful courtyard cafe does lovely cappuccinos, loose…