Montevideo entertainment

Top Choice Live Music in Montevideo

Fun Fun

Since 1895 this intimate, informal venue has been serving its famous uvita (a sweet wine drink) while hosting tango and other live music on a tiny stage. At the time of writing it was temporarily located on Calle So…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Montevideo

Teatro Solís

The city’s top performing-arts venue is home to the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra and hosts formal concerts of classical, jazz, tango and other music, plus music festivals, theater, ballet and opera.
Performing Arts in Montevideo

Sala Zitarrosa

Montevideo’s best midsize auditorium venue for big-name music and dance performances, including tango, rock, flamenco, reggae and zarzuela (traditional Spanish musical theater).
Live Music in Montevideo

Mercado de la Abundancia

On Saturday evenings from 10pm, locals throng the upper floor of this historic market to dance to live tango music. Join in, or watch from the sidelines at one of the adjacent restaurants. On Sundays, Montevideo's l…
Live Music in Montevideo

Teatro de Verano

Every January and February, murgas (Carnaval groups of 15 to 17 gaudily dressed performers, including three percussionists, who perform original pieces of political or satirical musical theater) compete at the Teatr…
Cinema in Montevideo

Cinemateca Uruguaya

For art-house flicks, this film club charges a modest membership (UR$470 per month, plus UR$230 one-time sign-up fee), allowing unlimited viewing at its four cinemas; non-members pay a small entry fee per film. It h…
Spectator Sport in Montevideo

Fanáticos Fútbol Tours

This small company offers highly personalized fútbol-themed tours led by knowledgeable, multilingual aficionados; prices include tickets to a match of your choosing, plus hotel transport.
Stadium in Montevideo

Estadio Centenario

Fútbol, a Uruguayan passion, inspires large and regular crowds. Montevideo's main stadium, the Estadio Centenario, opened in 1930 for the first World Cup, in which Uruguay defeated Argentina 4-2 in the final. Even w…
Live Music in Montevideo

El Pony Pisador

This venerable Ciudad Vieja club stages live music nightly and opens early on weekdays for 'after-office' drinks. Depending on the evening, you may find yourself dancing to blues, Brazilian, cumbia, flamenco, reggae…
Live Music in Montevideo

El Tartamudo Café

Performances at this place just east of Tres Cruces bus terminal run the gamut from rock to tango to candombe to jazz.