Quito drinking and nightlife

Cafe in Quito

Isveglio

The standard of artisan coffee has been on an upward trajectory in Quito and Isveglio is at the forefront of the movement. Cafe, coffee education center and barista training school, it serves up organic brews from E…
Microbrewery in Quito

Bandido Brewing

These guys from Oregon produce their own creative brews such as La Gran Calabaza Imperial Pumpkin Ale (made with cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin spice) and La Gua.Pa (an American Pale Ale flavored with guayusa, a tea l…
Coffee in Quito

Traviesas Artesanos del Cafe

Discerning coffee drinkers and aspiring baristas should make their way to this friendly, upscale cafe housed in a cleverly designed industrial-chic space featuring exposed brick walls and furniture crafted from old …
Club in Quito

Bungalow 6

A popular nightspot among foreigners and locals alike, Bungalow 6 often features long lines on weekends and Wednesday ladies' night (gals drink for free until 10pm). It plays a good mix of beats, and has a small but…
Cafe in Quito

Ochoymedio

This colorful cafe with its flower-filled terrace on a quiet street junction is La Floresta's most buzzing, so it must be doing something right. Attached to the cinema of the same name, this place is primarily for d…
Bar in Quito

Ananké

Well worth the trip out here, Ananké is a stylish and warmly lit bar/pizzeria with small, colorfully decorated rooms spread out over an old two-story house. It has a small terrace (complete with fireplace) and sever…
Craft Beer in Quito

Altar Cervecería

In a hipster haven of polished concrete and blond wood, this new bar has several beers from its own brewery as well as a selection of other local craft beer on tap. The food – burgers, chicken wings, beer-battered f…
Craft Beer in Quito

La Oficina

This chilled-out joint has rustic upcycled furniture, dim lighting, creative wall murals and its own San Blas craft beers on tap (the IPA gets rave reviews). There's a theater space at the back for live music, film …
Craft Beer in Quito

Santa Rosa Cerveza Artesanal

Quito's craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, and family-run brewery Santa Rosa produces some of the city's best. This sleek bar with exposed brick walls has eight of its own brews on tap, including white a…
Bar in Quito

Q

Fashion types gather for midweek cocktails at this hip bar and restaurant, where the ceiling is decorated to resemble Amazonian vegetation ('Q' stands for quinde, Spanish for 'hummingbird'). The service is great, th…