Santo Domingo drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Santo Domingo

La Alpargatería

At the entrance, guests step into a shoe shop where artisans craft espadrilles (light canvas shoes people started making in the Pyrenees in the 14th century). Continuing to the back, though, the store opens into a t…
Craft Beer in Santo Domingo

Cultura Cervecera

A place of refuge for hopheads both Dominican and foreign, this is the country's best bet – so far – to escape the Presidente stranglehold on beer geeks. Nearly 150 craft beers by the bottle along with six taps, oft…
Beer Garden in Santo Domingo

Mercado Colón

Channeling the Spanish mercat concept, this collection of artisanal food and alcohol vendors is housed under one Zona Colonial roof, with communal courtyard seating. Options include fresh sushi, piping-hot pizza and…
Club in Santo Domingo

Mamma Club

If the thickness of the bouncers' necks is any indication of how good the bar is, consider Mamma Club the hottest place in town. In the heart of the burgeoning Piantini neighborhood, it attracts the beautiful people…
Craft Beer in Santo Domingo

Cultura Cervecera

Though not as happening as the original location, this craft beer bar remains the most conveniently located choice for hop-head tourists hell bent on avoiding Presidente. Nearly 150 beers (American, Belgian and Germ…
Cafe in Santo Domingo

El Conde Restaurant

Hands down the best place for an afternoon drink. As much a restaurant as a cafe, El Conde’s appeal isn’t its varied menu of decent but overpriced food (pasta RD$350), but its commanding location at the busiest corn…
Bar in Santo Domingo

Parada 77

Thankfully, there's no dress code at this laid-back, grungy place with graffiti-covered walls. The vibe becomes decidedly high-energy on Sunday nights, when everyone heads here after the dance night at the nearby Mo…
Bar in Santo Domingo

Double’s Bar

Good-looking 20-somethings grind away to loud pop and Latin music on weekend nights. Otherwise, groups can lounge around one of the couches or sidle up to the classic long wood bar.
Gay & Lesbian in Santo Domingo


Only a block from Calle El Conde, Esedeku is an intimate bar with a huge selection of cocktails. It's popular with local professionals; not for hustlers.
Bar in Santo Domingo

Onno’s Bar

There’s always something going on at this hot spot just off El Conde, with several flatscreen TVs, lasers, an illuminated bar, DJs and a smoke machine.