Ocean Club (Playa Brava, Punta del Este) – for Playa Brava sunbathers, this is a great beach club located within walking distance. Afternoon lounge sessions and nightly theme parties are held here throughout the spring and summer (attracting well-heeled young Argentines, Brazilians, and locals).
Moby Dick (Rambla Artigas 650, Punta del Este) – this is one of Punta del Este’s most popular watering holes, located in front of the marina. Patrons enjoy the outdoor seating, food and drinks, while others come for the live rock bands. Visitors are advised to come before 1 am, since it tends to get […]
MDM Disco Club (La Barra, Camino Urquiza, Punta del Este) – this is the former location of the Uruguayan branch of the famed Miami Beach nightspot “Crobar”. This multi-level disco attracts the local rich and famous, as well as world class House and Trance music DJs like Paul Van Dyk.
Mariachi (Gabriel Pereira 2964, Montevideo) – this is one of the capital’s most popular hangout spots. Live bands and/or DJ-driven music is played from Wednesday to Sunday nights.
Mambo Club (Puerto de Punta de Este) – this is a theme bar that plays Cuban Salsa and Brazilian Samba music. Its prime location (near the marina) guarantees a full house every evening. As party of this venue’s party vibe, occasional fashion shows and beauty contests are held here (“including “Miss Mambo”).
La Huella (Playa Brava, Punta del Este) – this is another popular watering hole at Playa Brava, attracting local and international hipsters. During the day, it’s a seaside restaurant, offering sushi, seafood and drinks (written up by many international restaurant critics). At night, it becomes a lounge with DJs providing mostly dance music. Unlike other […]
La City (Rincón 614, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo) – this is a trendy nightspot for the 20-something crowd (with 3 floors and 7 bars), playing mainly Latin rock, House music, and some Top 40 pop. Light bar food is also served here.
Kika (Parada 3, Playa Brava, Punta del Este) – located just a walk away from the Monumento al Ahogado, this popular venue attracts mainly college students (from Argentina and Brazil, as well as locals).
Kalima (Jackson e/Durazno, Montevideo) – this venue holds various musical events that tends to attract a mature crowd, such as Afro-Brazilian music on Thursday evenings, and jazz on Friday nights (called “Hot Club Montevideo”). Such jazz sessions go back to 1950, when a group of local jazz music fans first started organizing local events (which […]
El Pony Pisador (Bartolomé Mitre 1324, Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo) – The club’s name means”The Prancing Pony” in Spanish, and that image comes to life in the form of the eclectic blend of music played here: from Brazilian, to Latin rock, Flamenco, oldies, Soul, and electronic dance music. The crowd tends to be in its 20s […]