Must see nightlife in Nicaragua

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    DeLaFinca Cafe

    No self-respecting coffee connoisseur should miss out on visiting this altar to the coffee bean, whose owner comes from generations of coffee farmers and…

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    Bar Jinocuba

    A groovy bohemian bar (and guaranteed ranchero-free zone) with occasional, hip live-music performances and cultural events. The young owners are very…

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    Estación Central

    The pick of the neighborhood bars, hip and relaxed Estación Central is your first port of call for the best range of Nicaraguan craft beers, from the…

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    Four Brothers

    Dance up a storm to dancehall, country and reggae on the wooden dance floor at this legendary disco ranch, comfortable in the knowledge that your dignity…

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    Café Flor de Jinotega

    Quite simply the best cup of coffee in town, and possibly on all of the Ruta de Café, this charming place is run by Soppexcca, a union of local coffee…

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    This all-wood open-air bar, right by the road just south of the airport, pulls a crowd when everywhere else is empty and is generally held by locals to be…

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    A great addition to 'gringo street', this small tiki-style bar serves really good cocktails – the passionfruit mojitos and the watermelon margaritas, in…

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    Semáforo Ranchón Bar

    Get down with the good working people of Estelí, Tisey and Miraflor at a proper ranchero bar. This indoor/outdoor club with a palapa (thatched) roof and…

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    Art Factory

    The brainchild of a young French entrepreneur, Art Factory wears many hats and we like all of them. It's a swanky yet chilled-out space for an intimate…

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    Selección Nicaragüense

    Pretty slick for the northern highlands, this modern cafe serves up good hot and cold coffee-based drinks using single-origin beans from around the region…

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    Fairy lights are strung around this popular club, where local students take to the alfresco stage to the cumbia beats or the interesting salsa-Macarena…

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    Tranquilo Cafe

    Head to this hip open-air cafe for great burgers, buffalo wings and bruschetta with an indie-rock soundtrack. It's the most popular haunt among travelers…

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    Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar

    Let's start with what's important: the cocktails here are seriously good and served by expert mixologists. The 'Rum Old Fashioned' arrives in a smoked…

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    Hog's Breath Saloon

    Modeled on the original Hog's Breath Saloon in Florida and run by a friendly Minnesotan couple, this safari-themed lounge bar is the antithesis of the…

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    La Cascada

    The hilltop bar and restaurant at Pelican Eyes is a lovely spot for canoodling with your sweetie over sunset cocktails by candlelight – happy-hour…

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    Island Style

    The only bar and restaurant on Long Bay is of the barefoot, palm-thatched variety. It's not as popular as it once was, but draws its biggest crowds on…

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    Big Wave Dave’s

    A long-time expat fixture on the scene, Big Wave Dave's serves up all sorts of American comfort food, while regulars knock back beers around the bar…

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    This place wears many hats and we like all of them. It's a small lounge-bar with a good list of cocktails and local craft beers (come for happy hour). In…

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    Bar Republika

    When you're tired of Toña and rum, this cool French-style bar should be your first stop: it does martinis, White Russians, and gin and tonics – to name…

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    Hands down the coolest bar in town and a fiercely popular meeting point for Matagalpa's students and in crowd. There’s an all-dark-wood dining room, a…