Situated on the main street of Providencia alongside many other restaurants, pubs and cafés, this traditional Chilean bar was opened in 1990 by the Cicali Genoese family. Popular with Chilean artists and intellectuals, as well as foreigners, the bar is decorated in a rustic style with antique photographs, furniture and paintings. A terrace facing the street is a popular spot to have a beer alfresco. There is also a huge selection of Chilean wines and liquors and a diverse menu featuring soups, sandwiches, pastas, fish dishes and grilled meats.
This place is a must-visit place if you're fond of drinking. Established in 1922, this is one of Santiago's oldest bars known for its divey ambiance and Guachacan-style decor. The bar is less of a watering hole and more of a landmark and an institution; ask a local about the bar and you'll know popular it is. Even though this classified as a bar, it serves some amazing traditional food in addition to the drinks. Do try the pineapple ice cream before leaving.
This bar is the oldest venue for live music in Santiago. National and international bands, performing rock, hip hop, heavy metal and jazz perform.There are two parts to this venue, one with the stage and dancefloor and the other with the bar. There are tables, a long bar with stools and comfortable seats, all decorated in a simple manner. Steel and metal play an important role in this bar, as well as the dark atmosphere, both of which are ideal for concerts. In the entrance, photographs of bands that have performed there are hung on the painted and sculptured walls. It has a capacity for 250 people.
La Feria which opened in 1996 at Portales Street was burned to the ground; however a new club was opened in the even trendier Bellavista neighbourhood. Santiago's underground music scene is concentrated here and many Chilean DJs who made it big abroad, started off by playing at La Feria. A huge green-lit aquarium in the wall along with subdued brown lighting, makes this place visually appealing as well.
Located on the top floor of the W Santiago Hotel, Red2One is widely considered as one of the best rooftop bars in the city. Offering a bird's eye view of the city, this bar allows guests to feel on top of the world, quite literally. The chic decor, plush furnishings, comfortable seating options and sophisticated environs, makes Red2One a highly sought after destination for Santiago's rich and affluent. The bar has an eclectic selection of international spirits along with an array of signature handcrafted cocktails such as the Back Flip, Kappa Mule, Fruitillar and Lynchburg W. Light snacks, salads, sandwiches and small plates are also served here.
Zanzibar is a unique restaurant and one of the best of its kind in the city. The restaurant is very beautifully decorated with African and Oriental paraphernalia, a theme that later runs common through its menu as well. The setting creates a perfect mood for the fare that follows, and though they serve globally popular dishes like Pakistani kebabs, Turkey's Baba Ghanush, Lasagna from Italy and so on, the focus remains on Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and African food. At Zanzibar, the universe of global fusion awaits your arrival.
Founded in 1943 as a social club for amateur musicians, this club functions as a non-profit institution. As such, it does not have an owner, but instead is run by the members themselves. Situated only a block away from Nuñoa square, a friendly and bohemian neighborhood, the club is nestled among a host of other restaurants, bars, pubs and live music destinations. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, different national and international bands play live blues, soul, fusion and jazz music at the Club de Jazz. A diverse audience of music enthusiasts gathers each weekend to join in the fun. The club is located in a large old wooden house, built in traditional rural style. Away from the bar and the main room, there is a small stage for jazz groups. There is also an open-air garden.
Porto Alegre is one of the most well known bar and restaurant in Peñaflor. Its restaurant offers a buffet service and also takes regular orders. The bar has an assortment of drinks that you can choose from. And to add to the fun there is music from several genres that keeps you on your feet. This is defiantly a go go for all those planning a night out. Several musical concerts take place here periodically. Check the website for different events that are happening there.
At Casa Vieja Restaurant, you will be well taken care of. The staff is not only friendly and attentive, but the food is excellent and a favorite of tourists and locals alike. The traditional Chilean menu features such favorites as the Corderito, a tasty stewed (in beer!) lamb sandwich, perfectly seasoned filet mignon, and the Plateado, a beef roast smothered in a special sauce. Complete with a delectable wine and dessert menu, there is something for everyone - bring your friends and family for a great meal. It also doesn't hurt that the interior of the restaurant is dripping charm, with brick arches, yellow walls, and wooden tables.
Chipe Libre is a trendy bar and restaurant specializing in Pisco. Besides the usual varieties, you'll find some creative cocktails on the menu here, including the Woodstock, which is made with purple corn syrup, grapefruit juice, and thyme. To go with your drink, definitely order the ceviche. Visit for a drink and you'll soon be calling yourself a citizen of this "republic."
From its inception in 2003, Ambrosia has come to be one of the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. This family owned bistro is run by acclaimed and renowned Chef Carolina Bazan. The food prepared here changes according to the availability of the fresh produce. The interiors have a cozy vibe and a contemporary setting with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of the delightful garden seating outside. A must-visit for an intimate meal, the Ambrosia is not to be missed.