La Piojera, which got its name after the Chilean president Alessandri visited and exclaimed that the bar was a ‘piojera’, is possibly the most famous bar in Santiago. The location itself has functioned as a bar since 1896 and has always been a favorite meeting place among the locals. Group toasts, spontaneous singing and heart warming conversations are common at this friendly bar. The key drink at La Piojera, especially for those with a sweet-tooth, is the brain-freezing terremoto, Chile’s national drink generally reserved for Independence Day celebrations, made with pineapple ice cream, pipeño and fernet.
Address & telephone number: La Piojera, Aillavillu 1030, Santiago, Chile, + 56 02 269 81682