The Top 10 Bars In Valparaíso's Cerro Concepción, Chile

Nicole Marcuzzi

Cerro Concepción, Valparaiso, is a charming Chilean neighborhood situated on a large hill 70 miles northwest of Santiago. An area known as “Valpa” to the locals, it boasts a vibrant and eclectic arts scene with kaleidoscopic graffiti visible at every turn, and it is supposed that, hundreds of years ago, mythical creatures lived harmoniously here at the top of the hill. And what happens when the sun goes down? Once you’ve reached the top of Cerro Concepción, watch the South American sun set spectacularly over the city, and don’t go back down. These are the top 10 bars in the area sure to make for an exciting and enjoyable night.

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SaborColor exudes a warm and relaxed ambiance, making it a great spot for couples looking for a romantic dinner and drinks, and a top place for friends seeking excellent cocktails under dim, atmospheric lighting. You’ll be amazed at the amount of drink combinations the menu offers in this charming renovated casona, which has always been a favorite meeting place among both enthusiastic locals and excited tourists.
Address and Telephone:SaborColor, Templeman 561, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Chile; +56 32 259 8472

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Restaurant, Bar, Tapas, Fusion, Pub Grub

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South America is famous for its incredible and picturesque vineyards which can be found throughout the mountainous Andes region. Poblenou is a top spot to sample these renowned Chilean vintages as well as enjoy some tasty tapas on a cozy, candlelit table. This tapas-fusion restaurant serves enormous portions that start out as entrees but can easily be eaten as a full and delicious meal. An ideal place to visit with friends, order several drinks with a few small plates to get an authentic taste of the area.

La Terraza

Hidden inside the Gran Hotel Gervasoni, La Terraza is an establishment renowned for its enormous outdoor seating space. It serves a buffet breakfast for tourists staying at the hotel during the day, and amazing cocktails for visitors during the evening. Here you’ll find the most breathtaking views overlooking the pretty port, the bustling bay and all of Valparaiso’s Cerros, or hills. Twinkling lights invite tourists to order tasty cocktails at the terrace, and we can assure you, the laid-back atmosphere here will ensure you’ll end up staying longer than planned.
Address and Telephone:La Terraza, Paseo Gervasoni Nº1, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Chile‎; (56 – 32) 223 92 36‎

Bar Cinzano

Bar, Restaurant, Chilean

As soon as you step foot through the door, Bar Cinzano will take you back to the artsy days of vibrant Valparaíso in the 1920s. Although it’s one of the oldest bars in Valpa, tourists and locals choose it every night for its incredible cocktails. During the weekends and some week nights you’ll be able to enjoy live music, where the rum flows, the beats are loud and the energy is infectious.


Restaurant, Italian

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A bed and breakfast which also operates as a wonderful restaurant; that’s the concept of Allegretto. Located in front of the famous Iglesia Angelicana, Italian cuisine is the specialty here, and their sumptuous pizzas made from scratch are the pride of the place. One of the only spots in Valparaíso which serves Chopps brewed right in the port, this venue provides the perfect setting in which to while away an evening with friends.

Hotel Brighton

Hotel Brighton

Situated on one of the most traditional and ancient Cerros in Valparaíso, Hotel Brighton also operates as a Boutique Hotel. A terrace with a spectacular view of the whole bay is waiting to be discovered here, and guests can enjoy a piece of peace and quiet whilst sampling some of the most exquisite cocktails and traditional beverages of the area. Recline at one of the spacious and airy outdoor tables here to witness a splendid Chilean sunset.
Address and Telephone: Hotel Brighton, Paseo Atkinson 151 – 153, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Chile; +56 32222 3513


Bar, Pub Grub, Chilean, South American

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Ritual exudes an original style and ambiance, and boasts chic and sophisticated furnishings and wine choices which make it the perfect spot to kick back with a classy cocktail until the early hours of the morning. The small and cozy seating area, together with a large menu offering refreshing juices, wines, fresh fruit and traditional South American fare is sure to make this spot your new favorite.



Stand-up comedy, live music and excellent mojitos make Tertulia a favorite among both locals and tourists. Get there early, because later on during the evening the place can get pretty crowded. A great place to have some good conversation in a lively atmosphere with friends whilst enjoying some quality cocktails.
Address and Telephone:Tertulia, Esmeralda 1083 (Almirante Martinez), 2361888 Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile; +56 32 221 0905

Bar The Clinic

Bar, Chilean, Pub Grub

Creative cocktails are prepared with extreme attention to detail here at Bar The Clinic. Opened in 2010, with the aim of becoming a place of artistic freedom and expression, this place successfully achieves its goal, and exudes a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere whilst exhibiting an array of local artwork on the walls. If you’re looking to experience true Chilean drinks then this is the perfect spot for you.

Plaza Cumming

Plaza Cumming

Located in the heart of Cerro Concepción, Plaza Cumming has a special menu that changes everyday, but it is always sure to include a tangy Pisco Sour or a top-notch glass of wine. The main goal here is to offer a wide variety of plates to appeal to both vegetarians and carnivores, which the venue does successfully. And with such a diverse variety of colorful beverage concoctions available, the only question is, which cocktail are you going to try first?
Address and Telephone: Plaza Cumming, Condell 1154, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Chile;

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