Punta Cana & the Southeast drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in La Romana

La Entradita

The road past mostly undeveloped plots earmarked for suburban-like developments ends rather surprisingly at this raucous and happening two-story restaurant-cum-bar overlooking a small sandy beach which gets overrun …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Higüey

Boka's Bar & Bistro

The city's most happening and sophisticated spot, this cocktail bar near the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia does a lethal, vodka-laced sangria, which is lapped up by throngs of Higüeyanos, who pack in t…
Cocktail Bar in Bávaro & Punta Cana

Huracan Café

This chill beach bar and sand lounge is quietly positioned out of street view in Los Corales and favored by hip expats, residents and trendier tourists. Circular love seats and hammocks facing the sea are perfect fo…
Bar in Bávaro & Punta Cana

Drink Point

If you'd like to avoid gaggles of tourists, head straight to Drink Point at the corner of Av España and Av Francia, where Dominicans pack in nightly. The cuba libres and Presidente cocktails flow freely amid a flurr…
Bar in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Lost Bar

A favourite of local expats who thought tourists would never find it. Think again! Tucked away in a residential neighborhood less than five minutes' walk from the center, it's a dark multiroom space with picnic and …
Cocktail Bar in Juan Dolio

Aguamarina Lounge

This small, outdoor bar, part of a hair salon, sits on a lively corner and is a fine spot to knock back a couple of rounds of the classic rum cocktail of your choice (mojitos, piña coladas, mai tais; RD$250), mixed …
Bar in Bávaro & Punta Cana


This open-air bar right on El Cortecito beach is without question one of the area's best independent spots to order a cocktail, which you can down to DJs spinning Haitian Creole jams one minute, Rihanna the next.
Bar in Bayahibe & Dominicus Americanus

Super Colmado Bayahibe

Town square, town bar and town radio station (whether you want it or not) all rolled into one, this colmado is where locals gather to talk, drink and listen to music all day long. Nights always begin here.
Bar in Juan Dolio

Bar Cacique

A quintessential dive popular with expats and Dominicans alike. Solo men may get more attention than they bargained for, however; respond to unwanted attention with a polite 'no, gracias.'
Bar in Juan Dolio

Chocolate Bar

Divey outdoor bar catering to all-inclusive escapists near Emotions by Hodelpa. There's DJs spinning house through the weekend and live music most Friday nights. It almost never closes.