The Beer Markets 4th location is now open in Plaza España, offering over 100 different beers from the world over including the champagne of beers, Deux. They also have great music and food. Their Margarita Pizzas are nice and cheesy and their hamburgers are big, loaded and juicy. They have many different specials, happy hours and more fun.
Hours: 5PM to midnight and until 2AM on Friday and Saturday
Location: Plaza España, Zona Colonial
Excellent place to have fun especially for the younger College crowd (make sure to take your ID). The lounge atmosphere has an in-house DJ spinning many different styles including House, Techno and Soul. They have a large dance floor that gets very crowded at times. La Cubetica is highly recommended.
Location: Calle Sánchez, #125 and Padre Billini, Ciudad Colonial across from S Bar
Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday 8PM - 2AM and Sunday closes at 12PM
Bar and Cocktail Boutique inspired by the Prohibition-era speakeasies. They have a young atmosphere and avant-garde music. The bar has a few different rooms in different styles. The entrance is old style with a comfortable sitting. One of the rooms is uniquely decorated with lots of interesting items and curiosities to check out. They have 2 bars, one with a library. There is a VIP area, Champagne Room, an outside patio and space for parties and special events. They even have a picture booth where you can take 4 pictures. Boca Negra has many different activities, special nights and more.
Credit Cards accepted
Hours: Weekdays and Sunday- 8PM to 1AM, Friday and Saturday until 3AM, Closed Monday
Location: Calle Arzobispo Merino #256, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Cacibajagua (also called Caciba)
(a Taino word meaning "The Cave" where life came out from) One of the places to be seen in the Zone, Cacibajagua is a true Dominican hot spot. They play good old rock music in English attracting all age groups. They have different specials and now serve food
Credit cards accepted
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8PM to 1AM ; Friday and Saturday 8PM to 3AM
Contact: Fabio or Grace 809- 333-9060
Location:Calle Las Mercedes 319, Ciudad Colonial
Café De Toi "My house is your house"
Not really a bar and not really a home. The owner, Odalís makes you feel extra special and just meeting her and watching her in action makes a visit to this bar worthwhile. She is very personable and she makes the bar, which is also her home, what it is. It is best after hours when the home fills up with a great variety of humans including Dominican society, the rich and famous, locals and tourists, no matter who you are Odalis makes you feel special. There is a great variety of music and if you want to hear something just ask and she usually has it. A very friendly place to go have a drink and do some dancing. If you come to the Zona Colonial and go out in the evenings this is a must-visit place.
Price: Expensive but worth it. I suggest that you pay for your drinks as you get them. Sometimes it gets very crowded and things get confusing.
Hours: Vary. Usually opens around 8 pm and closes????
Location: Calle Jóse Gabriel Garcia #157 between 19 de Marzo and José Reyes
With only a small door to enter this Spanish restaurant does not look like much from the outside but when you enter the ambiance is very cozy. Entering, the bar on the left the small dining room and further back a larger room for groups, you will feel as if you are truly in Spain. Have a drink at the bar or a fine meal served by very attentive servers. The owner is usually on site and always seems to have a smile and a nice hello for all. When you sit at the bar the aroma of the Spanish Serrano Hams curing hanging from the ceilings is heaven.
Price: Moderate to Expensive (credit cards accepted)
Food: Spanish and International
Specialties: Steak and Spanish fare.
Contact: 809-682-7194 Salvador Fernandez, owner
Directions: Calle Arzobispo Nouel #201 and Santome, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Angelo Ristorante - Pizzeria
A very elegant upscale Italian restaurant, the menu is as impressive as the ambiance of the elegant interior. The top floor has a terrace with an impressive view or the surrounding Plaza España. There is an outdoor patio where dining is a little less formal. Their menu includes pizza cooked in a brick oven and all the typical Italian fare.
Hours: Sunday thru Thursday 11AM to Midnight Friday and Saturday 11AM to 2AM
Location: Plaza España, La Atarazana #21, Colonial Zone
Enjoy oven baked Italian-style pizzas and other specialties from the chef. They have a large selection of fresh handmade pizza. The Panzerotti, a typical dish of the Puglia region in southern Italy, are pieces of dough stuffed pizza and are quite tasty. The Italian Pizzeria is located in an old restored colonial home. This is another place owned by the Segafredo family. They opened this space separate from the lively restaurant on Calle el Conde to be more peaceful and laid back. They have large family tables with seating for just over 20 people and some smaller tables as well.
Price: Mid-range - Credit Cards accepted.
Hours: Open every day except Tuesday from 11AM to 11PM and Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12noon to midnight.
Location: Calle Padre Billini and Jose Reyes, Zona Colonial
This small but friendly Bar, Restaurant, Snack Bar and Coffee Shop on the main walk, Calle el Conde, in the Colonial City. They prepare fresh meals daily along with some nice French pastries including croissants and ciabatta. They also make fresh crepes and quiches. They serve locally grown organic coffee from Barahona. There are daily specials of both food and drinks. They also make some mighty mean Mohitos in many different varieties. The owners are very friendly and helpful.
Hours: Open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and late night when it turns into a bar.
Location: Calle Conde #159 and Hostos, Zona Colonial
This restaurant has been around since 1972 located in one of the oldest buildings in the Colonial Zone. Dine elegantly on the patio under the stars informally or in the formal dining room both with very intimate atmospheres. They have space for large parties as well. Their chef prepares exquisite International and Creole dishes in what they call "a gourmet's paradise". They have a fresh buffet of typical Dominican food. Sometimes they have live music.