Although it may not compete with the likes of Buenos Aires or Rio, the nightlife in Ascunion is certifiably on point. As is the tradition in the city, most revelers stop off at the trendy Paseo Carmelitas to wine and dine at its many restaurants and bars before cutting loose at a happening club. Here are the best discotecas in town to keep you kicking on until well into the early hours.
Nightclub, Contemporary, $$$
Perhaps the most glamorous of Asuncion’s late-night clubs, Living Room is synonymous with exclusivity and glamor. On any given weekend, tuxedo-wearing bouncers usher glitzy well-heeled patrons into this multi-spaced venue, where the city’s financial elite share top-shelf spirits in the VIP area while the masses pack out the pumping dancefloor below. It’s undoubtedly expensive by local standards, but worth every penny for those who yearn for a ritzy night out.
Nightclub, American, $$$
Just around the corner from Living Room is the more youth orientated Coyote, a happening late night venue that consistently fills up with the uni student crowd. Fireworks and mountains of confetti add extra excitement to the feverish dance floor, while some of the cheapest clubbing drinks in the city ensure pretension is kept at bay. Despite being mostly full of teenagers, older partygoers report feeling welcome here as well.
Restaurant, Nightclub, Asian, $$$
With glitzy modern decor to rival Living Room, Velvet is fast becoming one of the hottest places in the city for affluent revelers looking to splash serious cash on an epic night out. Grab some gourmet Asian fusion at their stylish in-house restaurant to soak up the booze before settling in at one of their velvet covered booths which surround its pumping chandelier-clad dance floor. Most of the music is EDM, with big international names occasionally making their presence known.
Bar, Restaurant, Nightclub, South American, $$$
More than strictly just a nightclub, this rustic industrial themed venue packs out with wealthy locals on weekends who come to dine on fine Paraguayan cuisine and share a drink with friends. After dinner is done and dusted, live Latin bands come on stage and the real fun begins. Either sit back and relax with some top-shelf whiskey in their speak-easy or hit up the dance floor to meet that special someone.
Bar, Bistro, Nightclub, Contemporary, $$$
A must while in Asuncion, this groovy open-air watering hole is set in an abandoned old train yard featuring renovated carriages to provide unique seating space for their beer-swilling punters. Decked out in fairy lights and heaps of wild west decor, it’s got a fun urban festival kind of vibe which reaches fever pitch on weekends as live DJ’s spin tracks under the stars.
Restaurant, Nightclub, South American, $$$
More mature than other venues in this list, the modern and spacious Morena Bar packs out with locals both young and old. Many come to share dinner at their excellent in-house restaurant or perhaps play some slots in the adjacent casino to warm up the night. From around midnight, however, a DJ or live band takes the stage to belt out anything from 80s classics to Latin pop.
Nightclub, American, $$$
Rockers rejoice, for Shamrock knows how to put on one hell of a show. This small intimate venue fills up on weekends with punters looking to throw back some seriously cheap beer as they headbang to the city’s heaviest tunes. Hungry? Grab one of their deliciously greasy finger food platters served on a cool guitar-shaped chopping board. Just be aware this place gets amazingly loud so don’t come expecting to enjoy a conversation.