Drinking and nightlife in Caracas

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    La Terraza del Ateneo

    The breezy, upstairs terrace of the Ateneo cultural center, La Terraza del Ateneo, becomes an after-hours gathering place for a diverse, arts-minded crowd in the mood for relaxed conversation and off-the-wall music. Meanwhile downstairs, the Café Rajatabla, adjacent to the famous experimental theater of the same name, is an even more laid-back, open-air affair frequented by performing arts types.

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    360° Roof Bar

    This incredible open-air lounge atop the Altamira Suites attracts member of Caracas' glitzy crowd, who come to chill out on hammocks and sofas in the 19th-floor restaurant and sip cocktails over startling panoramic views of the city. Access is through the hotel’s rear entrance on 1A Av – you'll be subjected to a coolness size-up. Go on a clear night.

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    Malabar

    Nouveau-vintage Malabar is one of the most sophisticated choices in Las Mercedes. Down a long hallway that heads behind the seemingly closed daytime-only restaurant of the same name, you’ll find the jet set sipping classy cocktails and nibbling on Ital-Asian fusion on a gorgeous terraced seating arrangement split down the middle by a cascading, Zen-like stream.

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    Birras Pub & Café

    Almost deviant in its lack of security, Birras is a rough-around-the-edges pavement bar at street level, totally exposed to the realities of sundown Caracas – no foliage fences or palm walls to hide behind here. Revelers flood its haphazardly-strewn plastic tables, where the Polars and Soleras pile up into the wee hours, but without fuss over class or status.

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    El Sarao

    A longstanding destination for middle-class rumberos, this massive, subterranean space provides a continuous flow of rum, copious plasma TVs, great live music and enough wicker furniture to fashion an apocalyptic ark. The BsF70 is recoupable in drinks and is often waived for tourists. Access is through the parking garage.

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    Uvas

    This cozy wine bar feels as if you’re drinking in a wine crate. The vino is concentrated on Europe and South America, with oddly little by the glass; accompaniments range from Spanish tapas to heartier fare such as coq au vin to an ample cheese menu. Lots of space for single travelers to mingle but service is irritating.

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    Lola

    There is Japanese fusion at this trendy, bi-level restaurant, but it’s all about rubbing elbows with the cornucopia of hotness that permeates the bar at this Altamira hotspot, full of Caracas movers, shakers, and those that look so good, it hardly matters if they just stand still – there’s no room to move, anyway.

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    Greenwich Pub

    This supposedly English pub (No lager? No English speakers? No shepherd’s pie?) is small, dark and dungeony, with a rock-and-roll attitude. The crowd gets progressively younger and the music more up-to-date as the weekend draws near.

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    Suka

    Sexy Moroccan souk meets Karma Sutra chic at this dark and sultry bar full of patrons sipping creative cocktails like melon mojitos, orgasmartinis and tangerinhas. DJs spin nightly.

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    Centro San Ignacio

    A major nightlife destination, boasting dozens of bars and clubs along the lower level, and the best mall within striking distance of a metro station.

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    El León

    Sit on a lofty concrete terrace and knock back cheap beers and pizza in this well-known Caracas spot.

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    Centro Comercial San Ignacio

    With more than a dozen nightclubs and bars, this mall comes alive at night. Dress to impress.