This nightclub, in Spanish the name means The Skillet, has been here for a long while. It is THE place to go dancing to the older Latin music here in the Zone. I call it "The Old Peoples Dance Place" but really this cozy place attracts all ages and classes. It is very small so if you do want a table it is best to arrive early or you may have to sit outside on the sidewalk which is fun also.
With over 120 types of beers and the usual hot environment. Sit at the tables that line the street and watch the people passing by or watch your favorite sports game while enjoying different beers and some unique foods from all over the world. Located in one of the historical buildings in the old city.
Hours: 5PM to midnight and until 2AM on Friday and Saturday
Location: Calle Isabel la Católica on the corner of Padre Billini, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo
A Gay and Straight bar with a cozy, intimate feel. Hang out in the bar or sit on the terrace for a little more relaxed feel. They play musica electronica and lounge music and also have many special activities in the bar.
Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday 9PM to ??
Location: Mercedes # 341 and Santome, Colonial Zone, República Dominicana
Eat in or take-out. This restaurant buffet has been in business since 1979 and has some very exquisite foods. They make bread, empinadas, pastelitos en hojas, and some great salads. They also have a wide variety of scrumptious deserts that are pleasing to the eye and sweet tooth. They do catering for all occasions including weddings.
Hours: Daily 7AM to 11PM
Contact: 809-333-9001, 9002 and 9003
Location: Calle Santome and Arzobispo Portes #101 and 102, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Faces - Discoteca - Dance Club
A Nightclub and Discothèque and Club all in one. A good crowd and and great ambiance to dance the night away. They have different spaces for different people but all are well dressed and having a great time.
Hours: Opens at 9PM daily; closes Sunday thru Thursday 12midnight, Friday and Saturday until 2AM
Location: Atarazana #9, Plaza España, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Fogoo Lounge and Disco - Gay Bar
A very unique club - Gay Bar for "open minded people". They have many special events and themed parties including stripper and drag shows. They also have an in house DJ and live music from some well known bands,
Location: Arzobispo Nouel #307, between Espaillat and Santome, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
Foxtrot, as its name suggests, is a place totally dedicated to the art of music where one can enjoy all types of "good" music including Pop, Ragtime, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, and Soul all music for all tastes. They have many live shows and events.
Location: Calle Mercedes #602, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Grand's Cafeteria and Bar (formerly Paco Cafeteria)
A well-knows spot on the Conde serving typical Dominican food and drink. At times the traffic from the nearby street can get loud but it is still a good place to sit and watch all the humans passing by making for an interesting, not boring experience. Late night there is a very diverse group of people that hang out here. It is not the place to be with the family after midnight or if you do not like to see people that are a bit free in displaying their sexual preferences.
Hours: 24 hours
Contact: 809-685-5577 and 809-688-5007
Location: Calle El Conde #516 and Palo Hincado across form Parque Independencia, Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
"Good Friends, Great Music and Lots of Fun" A very unique pub specializing in rare, vintage spirits, whisky and at least 50 different craft and local beers. This bar is what we would describe as Hipster-Chic with a European flair. The staff and owners are very helpful and friendly. There is a wide variety of music played at a decent decibel level so conversations can be held all in a smoke-free environment. They serve up some unique tapas and snacks including Moroccan Black Bean Hummus and Ginger Sesame Chicken Wings.
Location: Calle Arz. Nouel #157, between Jose Reyes and 19 de Marzo, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Hours: 8PM to midnight.
Jamón & Jamón - Tasca y Restaurant CLOSED
Location: Atarazana #17, Plaza España, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Kalenda - Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurant
The restaurant is very small and has a unique earthy design and the owners and staff are always glad to see you and make you feel welcome. Serving vegetarian, vegan and glutenfree dishes prepared with what the local market has available that day. There are daily specials that are always cooked fresh. Their flavors are a mix of Afro-Caribbean with a touch of Dominican Criollo and Oriental. The vegetarian sushi is a must try. They have all types of fresh juices and unique desserts. They do not serve alcohol but you can always bring your own. They also sell locally produced organic products and other natural items.
Eat in or take-out. No credit cards accepted.
Price: Very affordable
Hours: 8AM to 9PM
Location: 19 de Marzo at Arzobispo Portes, a little over a block from the Malecon, Colonial Zone.