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The Dominican Republic is a vibrant and lively country with plenty of music and dancing. No matter whether it’s in Santo Domingo, with its best nightlife and live performances, or in a small town in the center of the country, Dominican rhythms will be heard from the colmados to the clubs, while folks dance indoors or even outdoors at parks and in public venues.
So here are the top places in Santo Domingo’s Nightlife to visit:
For when you're looking for good drinks:
Sugarcane La Casa del Ron
Located on the upper floor, with a breathtaking view of the Santo Domingo Cathedral at night, it has an extensive list of Dominican rums to try. Their prices are extremely affordable and the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere is perfect for a long, leisurely drink, as you witness the magnificent view of the colonial city that the rooftop has to offer
Jet set club
Tropical Dance Pop, Electropop, and contemporary dance music in a modern nightclub vibe. The ideal venue for those looking to enjoy salsa, Merengue, and Bachata dancing. Founded over 40 years ago, Jet Ser Club remains an active club. Each Monday they have live music from the best orchestras of merengue, Bachata, salsa, and urban-style music. The club is a very secure spot for enjoyable nightlife with a friendly, cheerful, and relaxed mood, at very reasonable prices. More than a nightclub, a highly experienced entertainment company.
For when you are looking to discover the best music:
On Sundays from 6:30 p.m. at the Ruinas de San Francisco in the colonial zone, the traditional Dominican group Bonye performs. The repertoire of Grupo Bonyé has assembled over 300 songs, ranging from boleros, guaracha, montuno, traditional son, salsa, and merengue, and has also revived the salve music and the best of Afro-Antillean music. Occasionally they are visited by the ballet forklórico Dominicano. Tourists who wish to get to experience a taste of Dominican culture and music shouldn’t pass up the chance to visit this festival. It is a quiet, safe place, with a dance floor, to have a good time in the Dominican style.
Bonyé Group encourages the love for their Dominican homeland and the integration between all ages. In addition to the fun of their music and dance.
For when you want to taste the Best Food:
These two opposing elements, tradition, and modernity are perfectly combined and adapted in a space set in harmony with nature. In this way, the Buche Perico greenhouse restaurant was created, an innovative approach designed to preserve Dominican gastronomic traditions, with a delicious cuisine tailored to satisfy the palates of those passionate about gourmet food.
Enjoy the cozy environment of a colonial city building, with over five hundred years of history, and an attractive greenhouse, which serves as a gateway to a fascinating journey through the different regions of the Dominican Republic.
For when you want to relax:
Originally founded in 1974, Casa de Teatro stands as one of the highly respected cultural venues of Santo Domingo and the Dominican Republic. It regularly hosts exhibitions of art and photography at its entrance foyer, as well as films and live music evenings at its café bar. As the years went by, this theatre-only space evolved to become a dance school, photography group, school for children and adults, jazz concerts, puppet theatre, lecture center, theatre group training, painting gallery, or rehearsal room, among a wide range of other purposes. The amphitheater is used for plays and formal concerts. It is one of the favorite centers for creative people, such as poets, writers, and actors.