The Top 10 Bars With Live Music in Quito

Misquilla | © Rick Segreda
Misquilla | © Rick Segreda
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Cultural Activist20 April 2017

Eat! Drink! Listen! Quito’s vibrant club scene offers live bands performing in all genres. With such a variety, there is bound to be something for every musical lover out there.

Misquilla

The name “Misquilla” comes from the indigenous language, Quichoa, and serves as an index of what this restaurant-tavern’s focus is—traditional and native Ecuadorian music from all regions in Ecuador, performed by the best local bands and performers, and featuring superior acoustics for maximum musical impact.

Misquilla, Isabel La Católica N24-515 and Cordero, Quito, Ecuador, +593 2-600-1172

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Misquilla | © Rick Segreda

La Juliana

La Juliana proudly takes its name from an urban Latin legend regarding a magical, captivating lady who could transform lives with her charisma and spirit. This club specializes in Latin music—such as salsa and reggaeton—offered not only as a DJ club mix but also performed live with local and visiting bands, and on different dance floors.

La Juliana, 12 de Octubre N24-722 and Coruña, Quito, Ecuador, +593 2-604-1569

Bandido Brewing

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Bandios Brewing Live Music | © Nathan Keffer
Located in Quito’s world famous historical district, Bandido Brewing’s location inside an old Spanish colonial building, which includes a chapel, suits its Tex-Mex ambiance like a glove. This club is perhaps the only one in Quito where you will hear bluegrass performed live. As the name suggests, they also brew beer, and it is quite good.

La Liebre

Quito’s other great jazz showcase, La Liebre, located in the chic, upscale Avenida Gonzalez neighborhood, has been a cultural touchstone in the city for more than 20 years, starting off as a video cassette rental outlet, then a combination VHS-DVD rental, before morphing into a café-tavern-jazz club. A smaller and more intimate venue than Pobre Diablo, this is where you can enjoy the best of local and visiting jazz artists.

La Liebre, González Suárez N31-54 and Gonnessiat, Quito, Ecuador, +593 2-381-8160

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