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.
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
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
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
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
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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