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Kika

Kika (Parada 3, Playa Brava, Punta del Este) – located just a walk away from the Monumento al Ahogado, this popular venue attracts mainly college students (from Argentina and Brazil, as well as locals).

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Kalima

Kalima (Jackson e/Durazno, Montevideo) – this venue holds various musical events that tends to attract a mature crowd, such as Afro-Brazilian music on Thursday evenings, and jazz on Friday nights (called “Hot Club Montevideo”). Such jazz sessions go back to 1950, when a group of local jazz music fans first started organizing local events (which […]

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El Pony Pisador

El Pony Pisador (Bartolomé Mitre 1324, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo) – The club’s name means”The Prancing Pony” in Spanish, and that image comes to life in the form of the eclectic blend of music played here: from Brazilian, to Latin rock, Flamenco, oldies, Soul, and electronic dance music. The crowd tends to be in its 20s […]

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El Club

El Club (Rambla Pte. Wilson, Parque Rodó, Montevideo) – this nightspot, located within Parque Rodó, is open from Thursdays to Saturdays, attracting mostly college kids and playing a mix of Latin pop & rock, House and Trance music. During the Summer, El Club also throws beach parties at locales near the capital.

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Bikini Bar Beach

Bikini Bar Beach (Parada 49, La Barra, Punta del Este) – this one-time surfer haven got this beach strip’s name changed to Bikini Beach, because of the proliferation of bikini-wearing models and muscled young guys in the area. This tiki-hut and sushi bar (formerly known as Buddha Bar) is opened during the day to cater […]

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Bar Fun Fun

Bar Fun Fun (Ciudadela 1229, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo) – this is a tango nightclub, where patrons from varying age groups come here to dance. It looks like a lived-in bar (with many dated photos on its walls). The fact that this club was founded in 1895 explains that sense of history. There is a small […]

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@night

@night (Av. Italia 7740, Montevideo) – this club plays mainly Salsa, Reggaetón, Cumbia, Merengue and other traditional Latin sounds. Occasionally, live rock bands are also booked here..

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Olas Beach Club

Olas Beach Club (Boulevard de Playa El Agua, Sector La Mira, Playa El Agua) – this is a nightspot suitable for drinks and music (not so much as a restaurant, since there are limited food options here). This venue’s saving grace is its location near the beach.

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Miragua Club de Playa

Miragua Club de Playa (Boulevard Playa El Agua, Calle Miragua, Margarita Island) – this venue, whose décor can be best described as “art gallery white”, is a trendy beachside lounge and restaurant for those who like “Nikki Beach” style beach sofas, Philippe Starck chairs and even candles – all against a backdrop of “Café del […]

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Il Mercato Bianco

Il Mercato Bianco (Centro Comercial Parque Costazul) – patrons come here for the upscale ambiance (which looks like a page out of Architectural Digest and similar publications). Light tapas-type dishes and seafood specialties served here, along with a variety of wines and fine liquors (from scotch to rums). A favorite among well-heeled Venezuelans and international […]