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
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
La Quinta Bar, 46 Calle Mucuchies, Caracas, Venezuela +58 212 993 2320
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
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
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.
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
La Suite Bar
In the heart of the fashionable district of Caracas, Las Mercedes, La Suite Bar stands as one of the most sought after establishments in town. Available for private booking, this lounge bar is renowned as much for its lavish décor as it is for its eccentric themed nights. Although typically you’ll hear house and 80s music here, during the week more traditional music is often played. Monday nights offer tango classes and Wednesday nights are dedicated to all things jazz, with the weekends seeing DJs playing boisterous sets of all genres.
Watch out for: the plethora of shots available
La Suite Bar, Centro Comerical Tolón Fashion Mall PB, Las Mercedes, Caracas, Venezuela, +58 212 300 8858
Although the restaurant here serves delicious Thai food, the better option at this establishment is by far the bar. If you’re looking to find a great spot with Asian flare, Bar Sí should be your top choice. The interior here features several delicately decorated orchids at the entrance, and the music played is soft and international, transporting customers to faraway lands. The dim lighting and intimate setting make it a cosy spot for a first date or romantic meeting.
Watch out for: the sweet and refreshing sauvignon blanc
360° Rooftop Bar
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
La Patana Cultural Ccs
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
La Patana Cultural Ccs, Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela +58 0212 286 2062