Dance and enjoy old style merengue, bachata and salsa in a very unique atmosphere. They have the place decorated to look like a real Dominican "campo" with the thatched roof houses and all. There is lots of room to dance to sit in a quiet little corner to talk quietly. They also have live music at times.
Hours: 8PM to midnight and sometimes until 1AM. Hours vary
Location: Calle Hostos #156 between Nouel and Billini, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo
Mesón de Bari
Serving Spanish and Dominican Cuisine with more than 30 years in business. They use recipes that have been handed down through the generations. The restaurant is very elegant and yet it is very comfortable. There are 2 dining floors with the second being a little more quiet and intimate. We highly recommend is the Conch Stew and the Empanadas-conch y yucca. It is popular with the local artists with many unique paintings on site. When well-known chef and traveler Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations on The Travel Channel - more information) came to Dominican Republic he dined here and gave the food high praise.
Price: Medium High to Expensive - Credit Cards accepted
Location: Calle Hostos #302 and Salome Ureña, Colonial Zone, Distrito Nacional
Meson de la Rioja
Restaurant and museum. Specializing in Mediterranean and Spanish quality foods in a friendly atmosphere. There is a private salon for parties, a smoking section, WiFi and Valet parking.
Price: Medium High - Credit Cards accepted
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11:30 am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11:30 am to 1:00 am
Location: Avenida George Washington (The Malecon) #25 between 19 de Marzo and Sanchez, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, RD
Meson de Luis Bar and Restaurant
Serving Creole and International food this restaurant has been here a long time and is a favorite among many. They serve Lunch specials daily at a very reasonable price. Their habijuelas are the best. This is one of our favorite places in the morning for a hearty and tasty, typical Dominican breakfast and in the evening for some of the best Pork Chops around. Their mondongo is quite tasty also.
Contact: 809-689-4640. Luis Diaz, owner
Location: Calle Hostos #201, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
The place is definitely one of the largest in the Zone, divided into three rooms with a large central courtyard. They made the club a fun spot for a good party even if you choose to socialize around the communal sink located between the bathrooms. They always have some sort of activity going on and they bring in many local and international artists.
Hours: Open at 8PM. Closes Sunday thru Thursday at 1AM, Friday and Saturday at 3PM Closed Tuesdays
Location: Calle Las Mercedes #154 on the corner of Hostos, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo
Neux Bar and Mexican Restaurant
Now bigger and better! Neux Bar and Restaurant is both cozy and friendly is very close to Parque Duarte. They have tacos, nachos, quesadillas and burritos Mexican style and some very nicely priced combo specials plus they make good margaritas at a reasonable price. They always play a wide selection of good music. Great place to get a snack and take it to the park to enjoy.
Price: Very reasonable
Hours: Opening at 6PM daily. Closes Sunday thru Thursday at 12midnight and Friday and Saturday at 2PM.
Location: Duarte #53 between Padre Billini and Nouel (from Parque Duarte go right up Duarte and it is on the right), Colonial Zone, Dominican Republic
Nómadas Bar - Restaurant CLOSED
Location: Calle Hostos #299 and Las Mercedes, on the roof top terrace at Hostal Nomadas, Colonial Zone
This is the 3rd Onno´s, the owners also have well known restaurants in Cabarete and Casa De Campo. They are known as having a cool bar atmosphere with national and international DJs and a great variety of music. They also offer all the sports from the world for your viewing enjoyment on their many televisions located throughout the bar.
Hours: opens daily from 5PM to 3AM
Location: Calle Hostos a few doors from Calle el Conde, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo.
Pa'cuba Bar & Lounge
Pacuba is excitement, energy and pleasure with style. The inviting venue has a cool atmosphere and the outside patio has a smoking area wher you can listen to some great music relaxing with friends. The bar is full of international and national drinks and their shots have the names of the provinces, regions and cities of Cuba.
Price: Medium to Expensive - Credit Cards accepted
Hours: Daily opening at 6PM. Closes Monday thru Thursday at 12midnight, Friday and Saturday at3AM and Sunday at 2AM
Location: Calle La Atarazana #11, Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
This bar is a good time for sure with a very casual party atmosphere. On the weekends the club is packed full of all types of humans in all age groups all having a great time. Check out the writing on the walls and sign your name if you can find a spot. Parada 77 is one of the local favorites.
They play all styles of music, American rock, merengue, bachata, and more.
Price: Medium priced - Credit Cards accepted
Hours: Opening everyday at 8PM. Sunday thru Thursday closing at 1AM, Friday and Saturday at 3AM.
Location: Calle Isabel la Católica #255, Zona Colonial, República Dominicana
Italian food at its best! The dishes are true Italian and their Pizza, an old Sicilian recipe, is famous along with the house special Risotto Mar Caribe. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner. They have many different Italian wines on their wine list.
Price: Medium-high to Expensive
Hours: 11AM to 3PM and 6:30PM to 12midnight
Contact: 809-689-4823 Owner: Gustavo Malgieri
Location: Isabel la Catolica #204, Ciudad Colonial, Distrito Nacional
Parrillada Malecon 7
This out of doors cafe is a good place to have a meal or a few drinks and watch the sea. They serve typical Dominican dishes, Sea food, Grilled Steaks and much more. It is enjoyable when a traveling group of musicians stroll by and play for you (don't forget to give them a tip for the song and if you don't want them to sing for you just shake your head no and look away).
Hours: Daily opening at 11AM. Sunday thru Thursday closing at 12 midnight, Friday and Saturday closes at 2AM.
Location: Malecon, Paseao Presidente Bellini #7. Near to calle 19 de Marzo, Colonial Zone