Nightlife in the Dominican Republic

Prepare yourself for the festive nightlife atmosphere of this Caribbean hot spot

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Nightlife in the Dominican Republic
 

After a lazy day spent soaking up the vibrant Caribbean sun, visitors in the Dominican Republic top off their evenings with a delectable dinner, followed by a night out on the town. While the people of the Dominican Republic excel in a variety of ways, they truly shine when it comes to clubbing and nightlife. The locals know how to party, and they welcome visitors to join in on the endless excitement. Whether you’re looking to put on your dancing shoes or just enjoy a quiet evening sipping cocktails by the shore, the nightlife of the Dominican Republic has exactly what you’re looking for.

Dancing and Nightclubs

If you’re looking to get a true taste of the Dominican Republic’s partying style, be sure to check out some of the local nightclubs. These clubs are jam-packed with beautiful people, great music and a thriving atmosphere.

Situated in the heart of the Colonial Zone, the Bachata Rosa is known as one of the top nightclubs on the island. This venue is a popular hotspot among the local crowds, so tourists looking for an authentic nightlife experience should consider spending an evening at this rowdy club. With two different floors, the Bachata Rosa promises to keep the excitement flowing throughout the night. Put on your best party outfit, order a tall drink from the bar, and prepare to dance until the wee hours of the morning. If you find yourself developing an appetite after all the dancing, scope out the on-site restaurant for standard fare to refuel you.

For an upscale nightlife experience in Santo Domingo, vacationers are highly encouraged to visit the El Napolitano Disco. Perched along George Washington Avenue, this nightclub is the swankiest spot in town. Flocks of wealthy locals and high-class tourists crowd the discotheque to dance and drink. If you’re seeking a romantic venue, check out the charming tables of the club’s oceanfront terrace. This is the perfect place to woo your loved one before kicking off your shoes and spending the evening in each others’ arms while Latin music croons from the El Napolitano’s sound system. 

...establishment is reminiscent of a bullfighting arena...

 

If the oceanfront setting of the El Napolitano Disco isn’t quite swanky enough for your tastes, the upscale style of Jet Set promises to deliver. This nightclub is one of the most exclusive venues in the Dominican Republic, catering solely to classy couples. The set up of the establishment is reminiscent of a bullfighting arena, and their live orchestra has earned a reputation as being the best in town. Evenings that feature live music are accompanied by an admission cover, but all other nights offer complimentary entrance. Planning your vacation during the weekdays? Fear not, the liveliest evening at Jet Set occurs each Monday night.

Another club frequented by couples is the Fantasy Disco in Santo Domingo. This facility offers the utmost in intimacy and romance. Their experienced security staff strive to maintain the quality of the crowd, ensuring that patrons will experience a pleasurable evening of dancing and cocktails. Entrance is always complimentary, and guests will find merengue music playing every night of the week.

Alternatively, consider one of the countless other nightclubs that are housed in the Dominican Republic. The area of Boca Chica is famous for its vivid nightlife that centers around Calle Duarte. Evenings in this region begin when the streets are blocked off, and the area becomes pedestrian-only. Restaurants grow crowded with patrons enjoying authentic dinners, and crowds of people slowly start to gather for shopping and cocktails. As the night progresses, the festivities turn up a notch when restaurants close and the nightlife blossoms. Tourists and locals converge to create a jolly mixture of people, all looking to fill their evening with drinking and dancing. Many tourists are drawn to Calle Duarte due to the excellent levels of safety, and presence of police patrols.

Bars and Cocktails

While many people opt to stay clear of crowded nightclubs, travelers can still enjoy a fun-filled night out in the Dominican Republic by visiting some of the local bars. These venues allow guests to get a taste of the area’s bustling nightlife without being overwhelmed by enthusiastic partiers. Find a spot at the bar, order your favorite drink, and enjoy the scenery.

At the Adrian Tropical, patrons are invited to sip on freshly concocted drinks while lounging in one of the bar’s many seating areas. With both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements, there are plenty of options to suit any guest’s desires. Choose to gaze out on the open ocean, or situate yourself in an ideal location for some people-watching. The youthful crowd that frequents the Adrian Tropical are drawn in by the casual atmosphere, refreshing beer and tasty food offerings. While this bar is not recommended for a full meal, their pasta dishes and salads make for an excellent light snack to accompany a cold drink.

Legendary among locals, Bottoms is a dive bar that has been a staple in the Dominican Republic nightlife scene for generations. This small establishment doesn’t try to impress patrons by busting out glitzy bells and whistles; what you see is what you get at Bottoms. Guests will enjoy complimentary entrance to the bar, where they can enjoy live musical performances nearly every night of the week. If you’re looking for a casual place to check out the local scene, Bottoms is an ideal bar for you.

Craving a super-sized cocktail to relax you after a long day spent exploring the Dominican Republic? Head to the Marrakesh Bar & Café, located in the Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo. This bar concocts larger than life drinks that promise to take the edge off of anyone’s worries. The Marrakesh is located on the grounds of the Hotel Santo Domingo, and caters to a mix of hotel patrons and city dwellers.

There is an enormous selection of other bars scattered throughout the island. For a trendy evening of cigars and wine, check out the high-end bar Mitre. If you’re looking for an eclectic crowd of mixed ages and old-time music, the Meson D’Bari is ideal. Located on Abraham Lincoln Avenue, Punto y Corcho is known as the best wine bar in the Dominican Republic. Isla Bonita is one of the only bars in town where guests can enjoy a cocktail directly on the beach. For socializing and mingling with locals and tourists alike, consider the Austria bar. The German-owned Madhouse is an excellent choice for people looking to escape the crowds while still having a wild evening of goodhearted ruckus.

Excitement and entertainment is a top priority for the nightlife scene in the Dominican Republic. With so many different club and bar options, travelers will find themselves struggling to choose just one venue to visit. You may find yourself planning your next trip to this popular Caribbean destination purely to snag another chance at experiencing the Dominican Republic’s famous nightlife. From crowded nightclubs to relaxing wine bars, this island boasts it all.

Entertainment and Nightlife
Name Type Phone Location Island
After Dark Bar (809) 221-4646 12.4 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Ahi-Bar Bar (809) 581-6779 0.7 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Aire Club Bar (809) 689-4163 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Alfatori Bar -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Alianza Francesa Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 532-2844 2.4 mi. West-Southwest of Santo Domingo --
Altos de Chavon Amphitheater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers -- Altos de Chavón Hispaniola
Areito Disco Night Club (809) 687-7788 Friusa Hispaniola
Avalon Discotec Bar (809) 725-5871 San Francisco de Macoris Hispaniola
Babylon Club Night Club (829) 216-3410 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Babylon Lounge Lounge (829) 216-3410 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Bajo Mundo Night Club -- La Romana Hispaniola
Bamboo Bar Bar (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
Bar Doubles Bar (809) 333-5918 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Bar Espia Night Club (809) 557-5069 San Juan de la Maguana --
Bar Marinelly Lounge (809) 556-1891 2.1 mi. Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Bar Merengue Club 59 Bar (809) 571-1306 Sosua --
Baraonda Lounge Lounge (809) 240-5555 16.2 mi. Northwest of Samana Hispaniola
Barracuda Bar Bar -- 10.6 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Bavaro Cinaemas Srl Movie Theater (809) 466-2067 Pueblo Bavaro Hispaniola
Beach Bar Club Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Blue Bar & Lounge Lounge (809) 221-2222 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Britannia Pub Bar -- Sosua --
Broadway 8 Movie Theater (809) 872-0000 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cacibajagua Bar Night Club (809) 333-9060 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cafe Bar Nam Nam Bar -- 2.1 mi. East of Friusa Hispaniola
Cafe de Toi Bar -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Canaletas Bar Bar -- 0.5 mi. South-Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Captain Cook Bar Bar -- 1.9 mi. East of Friusa Hispaniola
Casa Bader Lounge -- Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Casa De Teatro Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 221-3056 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Centro Cultural BoMana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 556-2834 2.0 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Centro Cultural Brasil-Republica Dominicana Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 682-1128 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cima Bar Bar (809) 579-0683 Santiago Rodriguez --
Cine Rhand Movie Theater (809) 558-2896 San Jose De Ocoa Hispaniola
Cinema Cafe Night Club (809) 221-7555 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cinema Centro Malecon Movie Theater -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cinemateca Movie Theater (809) 689-6102 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Club De Billar Johnny Bravo Bar (809) 757-4672 Friusa Hispaniola
Club Libanes Bar (809) 533-5495 3.3 mi. South West of Santo Domingo --
Club Parque Hostos Bar -- La Vega --
Club Social Bar (809) 567-9753 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cocoloco Beach Bar Bar (809) 886-8278 24.7 mi. Southeast of Samana Hispaniola
Coffey Bar -- Moca --
Colinas del Rey Bar Lounge (809) 553-1039 20.2 mi. North of San Pedro De Macoris Hispaniola
Cucho Bar Bar (809) 549-7568 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Cultural Center of Spain in Santo Domingo Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 686-8212 Downtown Santo Domingo --
D' Fantasis Disco Club Bar (809) 239-0343 Downtown Santo Domingo --
D' Osema Bar (809) 533-4946 Downtown Santo Domingo --
De Rumba Disco Bar -- Cabral --
Deep Bar (809) 221-4646 12.4 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Desires Music Lounge Bar -- 10.7 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Diamond Club Beach Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Disco Parada Caraballo Bar (809) 226-4744 Partido --
Discoteca Alegria Bar (809) 245-4519 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Discoteca Forty Forty Bar (809) 930-4040 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Discoteca La Barrica Bar (809) 586-6660 Puerto Plata --
Discoteca Las Vegas Bar (809) 241-8174 5.0 mi. Northwest of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Discoteca Makumba Bar (809) 595-1305 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Dock Lounge And Terrace Lounge (809) 567-6116 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Doll House Bar (809) 689-5100 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Don Queco Cigar Bar Cigar Lounge (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
Doubles Bar Bar (809) 688-3833 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Drink Land Licor Store Bar (809) 244-2054 San Francisco de Macoris Hispaniola
Drinks 2 Go Bar (809) 535-4695 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Eduardo Brito National Theater Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers 1 809-687-3191 Downtown Santo Domingo --
El Arca Club Night Club (809) 244-7449 San Francisco de Macoris Hispaniola
El Barcito Bar (809) 567-0412 Downtown Santo Domingo --
El Jangueo Bar -- Cabral --
El Sarten Night Club (809) 686-9621 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Entre Amigos Bar Bar -- Jarabacoa --
Euforia Bar (809) 566-0812 The Eastern side of the Dominican Republic Hispaniola
Fenix Bar Bar (809) 522-6445 Bani Hispaniola
Ferragamos Discotec Bar (829) 590-2433 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Fine Arts Novo-Centro Movie Theater (809) 540-6964 2.6 mi. West of Santo Domingo --
Foam Bar (809) 221-4646 12.4 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Foxys Night Club Night Club -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Frank Liquor Store Bar (809) 226-0501 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Frat Bar -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Gaia Club Night Club (809) 240-5133 Las Terrenas Hispaniola
Galicia Cafe Bar Bar (809) 599-2141 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Gold Fashion Dance Club Bar (809) 566-0308 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Grand Theatre Of The Cibao Movie Theater -- 0.9 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Hollywood Diamond Movie Theater (809) 565-8877 3.4 mi. West-Northwest of Santo Domingo --
Home Run Sport Bar Bar (809) 379-6026 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Hookah Rd Bar (809) 957-0066 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Ilusion Night Club Night Club (809) 724-7108 Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Imagine Punta Cana Bar (809) 466-1049 4.5 mi. Southeast of Friusa Hispaniola
Jaleo Disco Bar (809) 468-7053 The vicinity of Punta Cana Hispaniola
Jay-Dee's Night Club (809) 333-5905 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Jellyfish Beach Club Bar -- 3.1 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa Hispaniola
Jet Set Club Night Club (809) 535-4145 3.8 mi. West-Southwest of Santo Domingo --
Juanillo Beach Bar Bar (809) 469-7727 3.1 mi. South West of Punta Cana Hispaniola
Kalimocho Bar Bar (809) 682-4836 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Kapioca Bar Bar -- Constanza --
Kennedy Billar Club Billiard Hall (809) 540-0702 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Kite Bar Bar (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
La 37 Por Las Tablas Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 587-3033 0.5 mi. South-Southwest of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
La Barrica Bar -- Puerto Plata --
La Barrica Bar Night Club (809) 596-4047 Santo Domingo --
La Cava Bar Bar (829) 524-9895 1.7 mi. East of Friusa Hispaniola
La Espiral Bar (809) 686-1765 Downtown Santo Domingo --
La Guacara Taina Night Club (809) 995-5853 3.9 mi. West-Southwest of Santo Domingo --
La Mata De Mango Bar -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
La Terraza Bar (809) 686-5658 La Pista Hispaniola
La Yola Bar Bar (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
Lapsus Night Club Night Club (809) 687-4866 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Liqui2 Lounge Lounge (849) 220-8050 2.0 mi. East of Friusa Hispaniola
Liquorstore La Reyna Bar (809) 957-3909 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Los Plátanos Bar (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
Lucia 203 Bar Bar -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Luckys Bar Bar -- 0.6 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Mambo Discoteca Night Club -- Hato Mayor Hispaniola
Manatees Swim-Up Bar Bar -- 10.6 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Mangu Disco Night Club -- 1.3 mi. Northeast of Friusa Hispaniola
Maraja Beach Lounge Lounge (809) 571-0123 Cabarete --
Mares Pool Lounge Lounge (809) 261-3330 Puerto Plata --
Marlin Swim-Up Bar Bar -- 10.5 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Martini s Beach Bar Bar (809) 915-8815 Cabarete --
Memories Lobby Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Memories Martini Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Memories Plaza Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Memories Tequila Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Memories Theater Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Moe's Cafe Bar Bar -- Constanza --
Mojito Bar Bar (809) 864-0712 Cabarete --
Monte Bar Bar (809) 575-0300 1.9 mi. Northwest of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Mosquito Art Bar Lounge -- Las Terrenas Hispaniola
Novo Bar Bar (809) 527-4762 San Cristobal --
Onno's Bar Bar (809) 571-0461 Cabarete --
Oro Night Club Night Club (809) 687-0000 3.8 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Palacio De Bellas Artes Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 687-0504 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Parada 77 Bar (809) 221-7880 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Pasion Night Club Night Club -- 5.1 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Photo Bar Bar (809) 804-1422 1.7 mi. East of Friusa Hispaniola
Platinum Dance Club Bar -- 1.8 mi. West-Southwest of Santo Domingo --
Platinum Disco Club Night Club (809) 508-0115 1.8 mi. West-Southwest of Santo Domingo --
Porto Bar Bar (809) 567-0169 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Poseidon Bar Bar -- 2.3 mi. North of Friusa Hispaniola
Praia Bar (809) 732-0230 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Privilege Club Billiard Hall (809) 471-8732 Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Puntacana Lobby Bar Bar (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
Punto Sdq Bar (809) 689-4163 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Quintana Bar & Lounge Lounge -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
Rancho De Moncian Bar (809) 579-9133 Moncion --
Rendezvous Bar -- 10.7 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Rey Sport Bar Bar (809) 596-6971 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Royalton Grill Bar Bar (888) 751-4937 3.5 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Sajhara Bar Bar (809) 582-6357 Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Santo Domingo Cigar Club Bar (809) 221-0063 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Scandinavian Bar Bar -- Sosua --
Showstopper Bar (809) 221-4646 12.4 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Showtime Bar Bar -- 10.7 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Sinatra Lounge Bar Lounge (809) 368-1155 Sosua --
Sobre Las Olas Disco Bar -- Sabana De La Mar Hispaniola
Soles Chill Out Bar Bar (809) 910-4371 2.4 mi. East of Friusa Hispaniola
Steve's Bar Bar (809) 552-1232 Friusa Hispaniola
Stratus Cafe Bar (809) 565-2123 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Sugar Reef Bar Bar -- 10.6 mi. East-Southeast of La Romana Hispaniola
Talanca Bar -- 0.6 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Teatro Guloya Concert Halls and Performing Arts Centers (809) 685-4856 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Teens Club Bar -- 1.5 mi. North of Friusa Hispaniola
Terraza Los Almedros Bar (809) 586-1146 Puerto Plata --
Terraza Olimpica Night Club -- Downtown Santo Domingo --
The Big Tree Sport Bar Bar (809) 547-7239 Barahona --
Tortuga Bay Lounge Lounge (809) 959-2262 Punta Cana Hispaniola
Tracadero Beach Club Lounge (809) 906-3664 Bayahibe Hispaniola
Tribeca Lounge Lounge (809) 724-5000 0.4 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros --
Twist & Squeeze Bar (809) 221-4646 12.4 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola
Vertygo 101 Lounge -- 3.2 mi. West of Santo Domingo --
Villar Flores Billiard Hall (809) 557-7095 San Juan de la Maguana --
Vintage Bar Bar (809) 724-4671 Downtown Santo Domingo --
Voy Voy Bar (809) 571-0805 Cabarete --
Voyvoy Bar Bar (809) 571-0805 Cabarete --
Wave Disco Bar -- 1.4 mi. North of Friusa Hispaniola
Wink Bar (809) 221-4646 12.4 mi. Northwest of Friusa Hispaniola

Avid partiers, social butterflies, romancing couples and everyone in between can find their niche when the sun sets and the Dominican Republic comes alive.

 

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