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Las Urracas Club

Las Urracas Club (Av. Vitacura 9254, Vitacura, Santiago) – this venue within the Vitacura district plays a variety of dance hits (from Top 40 to House music). Depending on the evening one visits this club, crowds there range from college students to locals 30 and above.

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La Piojera

La Piojera (Aillavillu, e/Calles Puente y Bandera, Santiago) – this is a dive bar with a folksy feel (given the campesino-like atmosphere this venue generates). Cheap drinks and wine flow freely here, gaucho-like guitar players strum some tunes and sing Chilean campfire songs, and home cooked-style Chilean meals are also available here. Live bands occasionally […]

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Helsinki Club

Helsinki Club (Av. Vitacura 9339, Vitacura, Santiago) – within the exclusive Vitacura district, this is a major bar-hopping destination for locals and visitors alike. Many of the local “who’s who” of Santiago come here. Along with a space for dancing, there’s a restaurant that served Mexican food, and even occasional karaoke nights.

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Havana Salsa

Havana Salsa (Dominica 142, Bellavista, Santiago) – in existence since 1996, this is a great venue for Salsa enthusiasts. This nightspot hold a variety of live events, along with Salsa classes for those new to Latin Caribbean dance rhythms. From Thursday to Saturday evening, patrons can pay 9,000 pesos (US$16) for both an entrance and […]

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Club de Jazz

Club de Jazz (Av. Alessandri 85, Santiago) – this is not just any jazz club in Santiago. This venue has existed since 1943, which has since attracted some big names in the jazz world, such as Louis Armstrong, Elvin Jones, Wynton Marsalis, James Moody, Paquito D’Rivera, Herbie Hancock, Pat O’Leary, Lew Tabackin, and Billy Cobham, […]

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Too Much

Too Much (various locations, Santiago) – this is another popular sushi restaurant (with a number of outlets throughout the city). Its menu lists a healthy variety of sushis, tempura, and hot dishes. It also generates a healthy take-out business.

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Palacio Danubio Azul

Palacio Danubio Azul (Reyes Lavalle 3240, El Golf, Las Condes, Santiago) – despite the name (which suggests a culinary association with central Europe), the food actually served here is Chinese. In business for over 50 years, this is reputed to be the best Chinese restaurant not only in Santiago, but in all of Chile.

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Tramonto Bar & Terrace

Tiramisu (Isidora Goyenechea 3141, Santiago) – this cozy-looking restaurant serves a wide range of pizzas from pepperoni-style chorizo pies, to Argentine-style tomato sauceless fugaze pizzas. That, as well as calzones, focaccias, and piadinas. No doubt, with a name like “tiramisu”, it also carries a variety of desserts – from tiramisu to gelatos.

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Club La Feria

Club La Feria (Constitución 275, Bellavista, Santiago) – this is another Electronic music club in Santiago (in existence for over 15 years). This club books a variety of regional and international House and Trance music DJs, such as Dubfire, John Digweed, Ricardo Villalobos, Colin Dale, Vince Watson, Richie Hawtin and Kevin Yost. The club was […]

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Club Eve

Club Eve (Vitacura 5480, Vitacura, Santiago) – this is one of Santiago’s more popular dance music night spots (attracting some of the city’s well-heeled residents). It holds a variety of events (from Creamfields House music-themed parties, to 80s revival for the 30 and over crowd). Various international House & Trance DJs are also booked here. […]