The Lakes District drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Microbrewery in Osorno

Cervecería Artesanal Armin Schmid

If you're within 100km of Osorno and a beer lover, you'll want to readjust your itinerary to visit this improvised temple of suds, the south's most interesting craft brewery, located 12km outside of Osorno on Ruta 2…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Puerto Varas

Chester Beer Brewing Company

American nanobrewer 'Chester' (real name Derek Way) has been at it since 2006, long before 'craft' was a thing in Chile. His rustic but epic countryside brewery – fashioned from shipping containers – is a true makes…
Top Choice Cafe in Puerto Varas

Caffé El Barista

This stylish Italian-style coffeehouse serves Sur Chico's best espresso from its La Marzocco machine, and draws a healthy breakfast and lunch crowd for cast-iron eggs, excellent CH$6800 menús del dia and a selection…
Bar in Puerto Varas

Pub Puerto Varas

Two veteran hostelers opened this obviously named bar in 2017, finally giving the town what it lacked for decades: a drinking establishment dedicated to drinking (hence the motto 'Drink & Drink,' not 'Food &…
Bar in Osorno

Taberna Pirata

The quirkily themed Pirata is Osorno's closest thing to legendary bar – vaguely divey and catering to bohemian locals in the know. It's the city's best for craft beer, with 10 taps flowing in summer (weekends only o…
Bar in Puerto Montt

Cirus Bar

By day, it's one of Puerto Montt's best-value lunch destinations. By night, as one local put it, 'It's a great place to find some sinister personalities!' It draws a tantalizing mix of lawyers, sex workers, artists,…
Gastropub in Osorno


Occupying a traditional Osorno residence, Gallardía is a rooster-adorned enclave for craft beers (Kross, along with Belgian, Dutch, Spanish and German selections), cocktails made with Patagonia's very own hipster cr…
Cafe in Puerto Varas

Casa Mawen Café

Occupying a big, beautiful lake-view home, Chilean-owned Mawen is the town's other great coffee spot, with more of a local vibe, a family-friendly atmosphere and great java, including 100% Arabica beans sourced from…
Cafe in Puerto Montt

Magnolia Café

Cute little cafe tucked away inside Casa del Diamante, which also houses a Bikram yoga center. It's a fine, locals' secret for breakfast (CH$2900 to CH$4990), cakes and pastries, and espresso.
Bar in Puerto Varas

Bravo Cabrera

Named after a Patagonian Robin Hood who stole beef from the rich and threw barbecues for the poor, this fashionable restobar is where you'll find upper-class local color downing craft beers, trendy cocktails and gre…