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).
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
@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..
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.
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 […]
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 […]