Azuca Beach

Bar in Quito

Everyone from students to professionals heads to this buzzing place looking down over Plaza Foch. Tropical cocktails (try the fruit-flavored mojitos and caipirinhas), a bamboo-trimmed bar and potted palms add to the lounge-like space, which morphs into a popular drinking spot at night.

The food is a sideshow but it's alright too: dishes from coastal regions throughout South America, including ceviches, are among the hits. Live music Wednesday and Saturday from 9pm.