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The Best Bars In Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay
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The Best Bars In Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Uruguay is the smallest Spanish-speaking country in South America, and is located between Brazil and the Río de la Plata, which is along its boarder with Argentina. The small and picturesque city of Colonia del Sacramento was the first town in Uruguay, and has had a long and turbulent history. The city has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. But Colonia del Sacramento is not just a tourist destination for its history: we explore the best bars in the city.
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Barbot is Colonia del Sacramento’s first craft brewery, and it uses just the best quality of malt, hops and yeast for producing their beer. From the beginning, they have used old recipes to create a special taste adventure. Additionally, Barbot offers their guests Mexican dishes, pizza and regional titbits to accompany the delicious beer. It is the ideal place to enjoy, have a nice chat with friends and meet new people. On the weekend, it is very recommendable to listen to one of their live concerts.

Washington Barbot 160, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, +598 4522 7268

Colonia del Sacramento © You Need Style/Flickr
Colonia del Sacramento | © You Need Style/Flickr


Tr3s/Cu4rto is not just Tr3s/Cu4rto. This one is located in an old house of the 20th century, and is a multi-use place. The combination of lots of different offered activities create a unique establishment, which attracts a lot of local people, but also tourists of every age. Tr3s/Cu4rto is a disco, bar and art center. Guests have the choice to select between four bars to have a delicious drink and listen to live music, look at art exhibits, or watch live theatre performances. And, if they want to have a unforgettable night, they just have to move to the discotheque, which is just a few meters far away.

Alberto Mendez 295, Colonia Del Sacramento, Uruguay, +598 4522 9664

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Colonia Rock

This place is a mixture of restaurant and pub and is called Colonia Rock. This ‘resto-pub’ opened in 2000, and is situated in the historic district of Colonia del Sacramento, near the lighthouse, one of the main attractions of this beautiful city. Colonia Rock works during the day as a cafeteria and restaurant which offers small dishes. At night, it is a popular place, with the ambiance of a pub, and is perfect for having a tasty drink and on the weekends or for seeing a brilliant live concerts. Also, karaoke lovers have the possibility to realize themselves for one night.

Misiones de los Tapes 157, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, +598 4522 8189

Faro de Colonia © Nico_/Flickr
Faro de Colonia | © Nico_/Flickr

El Drugstore

El Drugstore is worth a visit. It is an authentic Uruguayan place, with a restaurant and living room atmosphere. It is perfect for having a tasty coffee in the afternoon and dinner a bit later, like fresh made seafood or a simple sandwich. In the evening it is also a bar, and attracts a lot of young and old people to drink. The reason for this is the special interior. El Drugstore is very creatively furnished, full of painted pictures by different artists, colorful chairs and walls. To top it off, there are also concerts by excellent musicians.

Portugal 174, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, +598 4522 5241

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Patrimonio is a lounge bar, which also offers food and coffee. The very special thing about this bar is the direct connection to the sea, and its beautiful view to the Río de la Plata. Guests can enjoy the simple furnished lounge bar inside, and look at the several painted pictures. They can also sit outside and relax, while drinking a good cocktail and watching the sunset. Nothing would be better than listening to good musicians playing their own songs, and the special DJs, who are invited to Patrimonio.

De San Jose 111, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, +598 4522 4254

Blanco y Negro

It is Colonia del Sacramento’s hot spot for having an elegant and stylish dinner, and also the city’s hotspot for jazz music. Blanco y Negro offers their guests traditional Uruguayan dishes, like meat, chivitos, pasta, fish and seafood. To accompany your meal, you can choose between the excellent selections of wines. It combines the ambiance of restaurant and bar, and offers a place for memorable moments. Every year, Blanco y Negro is the place for the annual festival Jazz de Colonia. They also invite people to visit their art gallery, full of local Uruguayan artists.

Ituzaingó 185/ Gral Flores. Centro, Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, +598 4522 2236

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Mr. Paul Jeffrey | © Valentina Mignano/Flickr