Santiago drinking and nightlife

Club in Santiago

New Monte Bar

A diverse mix of locals, dom-yors (Dominicans living in New York City) and even a celebrity baseball player or two come here for serious merengue music and dancing. Cover charges vary. It's set amid a series of auto…
Bar in Santiago


The best of a string of bars on Calle RC Tolentino, Ahi has a modern open-air patio set above street level. Most people come to drink, but the food's pretty good too. A sister dance club across the street attracts t…
Bar in Santiago

Kukara Macara Country Bar & Restaurant

Customers enter through old saloon doors and are welcomed by servers dressed like cowgirls and cowboys at this kitschy but fun western-themed restaurant (mains RD$475). The walls and ceiling are decked out in saddle…
Bar in Santiago


This bar atop the Plaza Bella Terra shopping mall has great views and a good after-work scene.
Lounge in Santiago

Puerta del Sol

A cross between VIP airport lounge, sports bar and stylish Miami nightclub, this sleek establishment stretches along the southern side of the Monument. Large-screen plasma TVs cover the back wall, and the other side…
Club in Santiago

Hotel Matum

This hotel offers a casino and the Tabú Room nightclub, which is popular for dancing and live music.
Bar in Santiago

Barajanda Bar

This high-energy bar near the Monument hosts live music every night.