Top 10 Bars In Caracas, Venezuela

Amanda Chain

In the heart of Venezuela’s capital, Caracas, thirsty visitors can find a wealth of establishments, from casual rooftop hangouts to chic cocktail lounges, offering many refreshing beverages. Want to try something traditional? Regional drinks include Merengadas, fruity milkshakes, and Papelón con limon, a tasty choice of sugar cane juice and lemon. Find these and many more in one of the vibrant and eclectic drinking venues dotted around the South American city.

1. Juan Sebastián Bar

Bar, Pub Grub

Juan Sebastián Bar
Courtesy of Juan Sebastián Bar
In Juan Sebastián Bar you’ll find no better place to listen to Latin Jazz, also known as habanera rhythm or Afro-Cuban Jazz. Founded in 1973, Juan Sebastián is the self-proclaimed Temple of Jazz, and a vertiable institution of Venezuelan nightlife. It’s one of the highest rated bars in the El Rosal, an area famous for the vibrancy of its bars and restaurants. This is a top spot to relax with a cocktail while enjoying some infectious South American jazz music.

Watch out for: the tangy cocktails, good food and great live jazz

Open: 17:00 – 03:00 Tuesday – Saturday

2. La Quinta Bar

Music Venue

La Quinta Bar
Courtesy of La Quinta Bar
Opened in 2011, La Quinta Bar is more than a source of tasty late night beverages; it plays host to a wealth of great music and comedy nights too. A popular venue for live rock bands, it also regularly holds art exhibitions and hosts private parties. The establishment features a charming little terrace where guests can take some air, and boasts some of the best DJs in the area who play energetic sets every week. With a lively atmosphere, enthralling exhibitions and interesting themed nights, La Quinta Bar is a top spot for a vibrant and fun night out with friends.

Watch out for: the colorful Caribbean cocktails

3. Holic

Bar, Nightclub, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, Venezuelan

Holic
Courtesy of Holic
Holic is a disco club in the heart of Caracas which promises “anything is possible.” On one of Caracas’ busiest streets, Calle Madrid, Holic is far from your classic, casual local bar. The venue features luminous lighting, a chic and sleek interior, and a modern dancefloor always packed with people. With a plethora of famous guest DJs, and one of the longest VIP lists of any club in town, Holic is the place to be seen in Caracas. A magnet for the well-known and fashionable sect of the city, be prepared to come early or face a wait in the staggeringly long lines.

Watch out for: over 20 vodka varieties to choose from

4. Pullman Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Beer

Set in central Caracas’ Metropolitan District, Sabana Grande, Pullman Bar is the city’s best gay-friendly establishment. This discoteca boasts the best sounds in the Sabana Grande area, and is notable for the fact that it illustrates Venezuela’s increased acceptance of sexual diversity. Open daily with an array of drink specials, this is a top hangout for visitors looking to party well into the night. Interestingly, Pullman has recently featured in a monumental documentary hosted by one of the country’s most outspoken transsexuals, Ricardo Hung.

Watch out for: the fruity mojitos

5. Hog Heaven

Bar, American

Hog Heaven
Courtesy of Hog Heaven
With charming furnishings reminiscent of a Harley Davidson or Yamaha factory, Hog Heaven is a motorcycle bar in Caracas. The atmosphere here is relaxed, and it is a top spot for the trendy locals of the city. The real draw to this venue are the wild nights hosted weekly, featuring live bands performing mostly rock and Latin-American genres of music. Be sure to try the terrace seating on the warmer nights, a great setting to relax and grab a beer with friends.

Watch out for: the brahma and solera beers.

6. Seven Bar

Bar, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, Venezuelan

Although some might argue Venezuela is plagued by the presence of motorcycles, as they make up most of Caracas’s traffic, it is clear bikers are an integral aspect of life in the city. Many find in Seven Bar a haven, as it is one of the most popular motorcycle bars in Caracas. Outside you’ll find an endless line of top class bikes, and inside you’ll find moto-lovers from all over the country, a top spot to relax with an ale.

Watch out for: the draught beers

7. Rooftop Bar

Bar, Beer

Situated on the 19th floor of the Altamira Suites Hotel is 360° Rooftop Bar, one of the most highly acclaimed venues in Caracas. Boasting delicious cocktails and fantastic nibbles such as pizza and sushi, the panoramic view of the city, which can be enjoyed from the modern rooftop, is spectacular. Worth a visit for the view alone, the establishment has a diligent team of staff attending to the needs of all customers, and is infused with a chic, trendy atmosphere.

Watch out for: the homemade sangria

8. La Patana Cultural Ccs

Restaurant, Venezuelan, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

La Patana Cultural Ccs was created with the intention of being much more than a bar; it was built as a cultural space for poetry and programs, for up-and-coming artists to exhibit their talents, and for the national culture and music of Venezuela to be explored. Opened in March 2013, all people are welcome to share in the various activities that are on offer here. Located in the famous cultural center of CELARG, La Patana Cultural hosts everything from poetry nights to musical performances to photography exhibitions. If you’re looking for a more high-brow, cultural night in Caracas then this is the best place to go in the city. The people are incredibly friendly, and visitors will find themselves mingling with some of the most talented and distinguished working artists in South America on any given evening.

Watch out for: the tequila

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