Drinking and nightlife in Montevideo

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    Chopería Mastra

    This convivial pub in Montevideo's agricultural market is the flagship outlet for Uruguay's beloved Mastra microbrewery. With a dozen varieties to choose from, you may prefer to opt for the tabla degustación (a four-beer sampler, available weekdays only). Mastra has several other pubs around town, including near the beach in Pocitos.

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    Baker's Bar

    One of Montevideo's newer drinking hot spots, Baker's sits smack in the heart of the Cordón–Parque Rodó nightlife district. Cofounders Santiago Urquhart and Charlie Sarli, transplants from superstar bar-restaurant La Huella on Uruguay's Atlantic coast, have infused the place with a cool, low-key energy, serving up well-mixed drinks, tasty tapas and good music.

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    La Farmacia

    Opened in 2017, this Ciudad Vieja cafe in a 19th-century pharmacy (circa 1870) oozes historic charm. Green marble tabletops, ornamental tiled floors and built-in wood cabinetry from its former incarnation make a splendid setting for morning coffee or midafternoon snacks.

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    Café Brasilero

    This vintage 1877 cafe with dark wood paneling and historic photos gracing the walls makes a delightful spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea. It’s also an excellent lunch stop, with good-value menus ejecutivos (all-inclusive daily specials for UR$425).

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    Montevideo Brew House

    Pouring six beers brewed on-site (including an excellent Guinness-like dry stout), along with half a dozen offerings from Montevideo's Davok microbrewery, this corner pub is one of Pocitos' most popular drinking spots.

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    Shannon Irish Pub

    Always hopping, the Shannon features a variety of Uruguayan microbrews plus a full complement of other beers from over a dozen countries. There's live music 365 days a year, from rock to traditional Irish bands.

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    Cain Dance Club

    Montevideo’s premier gay nightspot (but also hetero-friendly), Cain is a multilevel club with two dance floors playing everything from techno to Latin beats.

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    Philomène

    This cozy spot specializes in big pots of tea served alongside cookies and light meals in a pair of gaily wallpapered parlor-sized rooms.

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    Chopería Mastra Pocitos

    Pocitos branch of Mastra, one of Montevideo's first and best regarded microbreweries.

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    El Lobizón

    Lobizón’s cellar-bar atmosphere, free-flowing pitchers of sangria and clericó (white wine mixed with rum and fruit), and tasty snacks such as its famous gramajo (potatoes, ham and eggs fried up with onions and parsley) make it a perennial local favorite.

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    Café Roldós

    Since 1886, this venerable bar-cafe in Mercado del Puerto has been pouring its famous medio y medio, a refreshing concoction made from half still, half sparkling wine. It's a perennial favorite with Montevideanos on weekends.

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    La Ronda

    At this popular bar between Plaza Independencia and the riverfront, choose between the dark interior where the bartender spins vinyl or the sidewalk tables cooled by breezes off the Rambla.

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    Museo del Vino

    A wine shop by day, this downtown venue also hosts frequent live tango performances in the evenings, accompanied by an excellent selection of Uruguayan wines.

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    El Mingus

    With exposed-brick decor and boldly colorful walls, this high-ceilinged corner bar is a popular neighborhood hangout for drinks and occasional live bands.