Nightlife

If you’re planning a night out in La Paz, look no further!  Whether looking for a casual drink and some jazz, a energetic karaoke bar, or a wild night of club and bar hopping, you’ve got your pick with some great establishments.

La Casa de Villa: It’s the “chic” club in town.  Prices are reasonable and the service is good, except for when is crowded, in that case, you’re better off going to the bar and ordering yourself. The best way to get a table is to order a bottle (rum, whisky, vodka).  Open from Thursday through Sunday, but the best day is Saturday. Dress Code formal, the security guards at the entrance won´t let you in if you’re not dressed up, except if you’re foreigner, in that case you can wear shorts and tennis shoes. NO SANDALS or Tank tops

  • Music- Top hits, English and Spanish, pop, rock, R&B, hip hop
  • Ages- 18 – 35 (sometimes a little younger, 16, 17)
  • Address- Alvaro Obregon and 16 de Septiembre. Right on the malecon, in front of the central kiosk

The Jungle Bar: Bar during the day and club at night. During the day it’s pretty lonely, you´ll see a couple of tourists but that’s it. At night, it is crowded. There´s a VIP section that´s much more comfortable than the rest of the place. The decor is literally a jungle, paintings of lions, zebras, monkeys, riddled with neon lights. The service is not the best, unless you´re in the VIP section.  The best way to get a drink is to go straight to the bar and tip the bartender. Dress code is casual, you can dress up or use flip flops. The majority of the crowd seem to be marine biologists and soft core rockers. There’s a biker night once a month, so all the Harley Davidson guys gather up and party there.

  • Music- Hits of the moment English & Spanish, pop, rock, R&B, hip hop and mostly Latin rock. Sometimes there’s a live band, but it is not a regular thing.
  • Ages- 18 – 35 (sometimes a little younger, 16, 17)
  • Address- Alvaro Obregon and 16 de Septiembre. Right on the malecon.

Las Varitas: Oldest club in town. Almost dedicated 100% to Latin rock, but they have different events every day of the week, so the music depends on that. Lady’s night on Friday is now a tradition, free drinks for girls and a striptease show, guys are allowed in after 11 pm. Las Varitas brings some of the best rock concerts in town with both national and international bands. It’s the club that stays open the latest in town, so usually everybody ends up there after a little bar hopping.

  • Music- Latin Rock
  • Ages- 25-45+
  • Address- Calle Independencia 111. 100 mts above the malecon on the bus station street

Tequilas Bar and Grill: This is “the bar” for tourists, although there’s a lot of locals too.  Good food, pool table, reasonable prices and live music Tuesday and Friday night. Best pizzas in town, and a wide variety of dishes from nachos and ceviche to steaks and hamburgers. Everybody knows everybody and if they don’t, they will by the end of the night.

  • Music- Depends on the crowd, but it usually is oldies, rock and some salsa. Live music on Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Ages- 35+
  • Address- Ocampo #310. Behind Applebees

La Esquina: Small but fun. The place has a minimalist decor, great service, good prices and excellent people. They have promotions everyday of the week like happy hour, whiskey and martini day, etc. Sometimes there’s live music, and when there is, it is absolutely awesome…from jazz to rock they choose the best indie bands in Mexico to bring them to La Paz. They also show the most popular sports like soccer, boxing and football. It´s one of the few places that is completely a/c. Dress code casual/formal.

  • Music- Normally hits of the moment in their jazz version
  • Ages- 25+
  • Address- Independencia Street, next to Las Varitas and across from Sinatra

Sinatra: Best karaoke bar in La Paz. It’s a very small place but it also has a/c. The fun part of it is to go up the stage, dress up in wigs and sombreros and sing whatever song you want, they have over 3000 songs to choose from. Dress code is casual formal.

  • Music- Karaoke
  • Ages- 18-35
  • Address- Independencia Street, next to Las Varitas

sal si puedes: Easy going, good prices and you are always  greeted by the owners.  They play movies every week and they always have a different cultural event such as plays, art galleries, live music, or lectures. Dress code is casual, flip flops allowed. They also have a wide variety of appetizers and snacks.

  • Music- classic rock but very soft
  • Ages- 20+
  • Address- Alvaro Obregon next to Los Arcos hotel and the immigration office

Papas & Beer: Loud music, crowded and fun. This is the place if you want to party like a rock star. They always have events going on such as pink night, burlesque night, spring break, etc. The service is terrible, but everybody seem to leave the place pretty buzzed. It is also very popular for graduation and birthday parties

  • Music- Hits of the moment English & Spanish, pop, rock, R&B, hip hop
  • Ages- 18-25
  • Address- Marquez de Leon y Topete. VistaCoral plaza

Terraza La Choperia: Relaxed and easy going, reasonable prices.  Live jazz music every Friday and live rock music on Saturdays. It has an extensive snack and appetizer menu. Casual dress code.

  • Music- Jazz pop rock
  • Ages- 30+
  • Address- Madero Street, 3 blocks from the malecon

Cheers Bar: It’s a small bar but lots of fun. Usually not very crowded. Once a week they invite a different DJ and have promotions for drinks. A little loud, but people seem to like it. It’s right next to Marina La Paz, so a lot of the crew members stop by early in the evening for a quick drink before heading to the night clubs.

  • Music- Top hits and electronica
  • Ages- 25+
  • Address- VistaCoral, below Papas and Beer

El Perico Marinero: It’s the place where local bands have to start if they want to be known. Beer drinking, local rock kind of bar. They have some snacks, but nothing fancy.

  • Music- classic rock, local rock
  • Ages- 25+
  • Address- Ocampo Street, across from tequilas

La Kzona: Also a rock bar. The place is pretty big, and features local and foreigner bands. Perfect for dancing or just chilling listening to the music. They also serve some food

  • Music-Rock
  • Ages- 25+

Escape Bar: Best place to play pool in town, good music, reasonable prices.

  • Music- All types
  • Ages- 25+
  • Address- Callejon La Paz and Malecon

La Pazion: Best place to dance salsa! They also have lessons and dance shows. During the week they plays other types of music.

  • Music- Salsa
  • Ages- 25+
  • Address- Belizario Dominguez. 1 block from the malecon
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