Downtown is mostly frequented by Dominicans of the upper-middle and high-end classes. Most places can be very snobby and feature exclusively white patrons that can be downright arrogant. They come as groups and will mostly avoid tourists. Not to worry, though. The most beautiful people (mixed races ones) are not here, the drinks are more expensive and there is not much fun. This is Santo Domingo nightlife that caters mostly to the daughters and sons of local wealthy people.
However, there are a few spots where you will have a good time and where we often go. They have a great mix of people and you will find the latest dance tunes and friendly and fashionable people enjoying the nightlife party Santo Domingo! Our Santo Domingo Nightlife Tour will take you to all these places.
The number one lounge in Santo Domingo for the start of the best nightlife on is right here. This place is always busy and really rocks. There’s a semi-open terrace with great views and the atmosphere is between a bar and a club. The crowd is a mix of tourists, foreign residents, locals, people of all ages and lots of very attractive persons. This, along with Bianco, is your best bet to start the night if you like loud dance tunes and a crowd of people.
For a more authentic Dominican beat, you must visit the latest boutique VIP Lounge bar in Santo Domingo. This club has been totally renovated a few months ago and the decor is on par with trendy spots in Miami or Rio. The music is Latin and the drinks inexpensive, but this is the kind of place that no tourist guide in the world will mention and why our expert Santo Domingo nightlife guides are your best choice to discover and experience the real Santo Domingo nightlife in a SAFE and FUN way.
The other top place in this part of town to enjoy nightlife in Santo Domingo is a Trendy Fashion Dance Club, located in a hotel. You will find great mixed music, hip – hop, house, Latin and reggaeton with lots of beautiful young people. The party gets going in the twilight hours and runs until early in the morning. Visit this place if you like to party late at night!
There is an abundance of locations in Santo Domingo you can bring your party. Others that need to be on your radar include Gold Dance Club and the VIP Room, which feature different atmospheres that make them hotspots for incredible entertainment.
The Zona Colonial district is the main tourist neighborhood that features many of the best bars in Santo Domingo and the hottest clubs with many opening and closing all the time. This a good place to people watch and have a drink early in the night to warm up, have a beer at a typical Dominican colmado; mini-mart, or have a memorable dinner at Pate Palo, the N.1 rated restaurant in Tripadvisor (always full but we can get reservations). Nightlife in this part of Santo Domingo starts early and can go on late, but you will have to know where to go as the trendy and in places change constantly.
There’s is my favorite bar/restaurant Cafe Lulu located on the busy and small Pedestrian street. It has a big terrace, good music and lots of nice looking people that can help enhance any occasion in Santo Domingo. However, most of the clubs are small and the crowds can be similar to downtown so this is not the best place to meet locals.
This is part of town where you will find the hottest clubs in Santo Domingo and in the Dominican Republic. These clubs are filled with people eager to find a foreign boyfriend/girlfriend like you. Drinks are very fairly priced and everyone very friendly. If your flavor is house an electro music, you’ll want to make a stop at Veo Veo. Onos is always looking to dish out refreshing, flavorful drinks so you can keep your energy up throughout the night.
The best casinos, though small compared to Las Vegas, are in some of the big hotels on the waterfront boardwalk Malecon; Try your luck at the new Crown Plaza hotel!
This part of town across the Ozama River some 5 minutes east of Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial is where the real party is and where an authentic Dominican nightlife vibe can be found. Here you will found plenty of beautiful, friendly young people and something happening every night if you know where to go.
Forget the nouveau chic vibe found in downtown Santo Domingo, “Aquel Lado,” or “the other side” as it is referred to by downtown residents, has a completely different feel. Gone are the snobby people and the high-priced sushi joints. Forget about Moet and Martinis. Here rum and loud music are flowing every night, just ask the patrons of the hottest bar and lounge in the district, Euphoria. Avenida Venezuela in Santo Domingo is where the non-stop party is at.
The trendy spot right now is a new night club full of very hot chicks. To impress here on calle Venezuela or Venezuela street, get ready to do bottle service the Dominican way with a bottle of Black Label JW or Grey Goose Vodka. Enjoy the FUN and the scenery.
To taste Santo Domingo Nightlife, there are plenty of other spots on avenida Venezuela in Santo Domingo, walking distance from each other, to go in and out for a quick drink. Note that there are no tourists here and almost no foreigners. However, with our drivers and connections, it is very safe, FUN, and you will get VIP service with NO COVERS!
The Dominican Republic is constantly changing, as seen with the new Santo Domingo nightclubs and bars that come and go throughout Santo Domingo. When one closes, you can bet another joint will pop up in its place, offering the same energetic atmosphere with a twist. Take Mixer in the Avenida Venezuela district as an example. This up-and-coming venue isn’t your typical bar and lounge as it amps up the party atmosphere every Sunday with an outdoor pool party and disco.
Among all this partying and drinking and dancing, you can’t forget to take a moment to enjoy the flavors of Santo Domingo. Zutros Steak Bar and Lounge in Avenida Espana isn’t about partying. It’s a refined bar and lounge that serves up expertly cooked steaks seasoned to perfection. It’s the kind of place you go to in order to have the energy to enjoy your time in Santo Domingo’s Nightlife. As with everything else we’ve mentioned, at Mixer and Zutros, you don’t have to worry about reservations and cover charges. Work with us and we’ll get you in with VIP treatment!