Party Round the World in Caracas

Nightlife — By Lauren Quinn on June 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Thought just the dining of Caracas was international? The diversity of the vivacious Venezuelan capital extends to all parts of life, including its most beloved: partying.

Raucous good times are pursued with ardent fervor in Caracas. So why shouldn’t club-hopping resemble globe-trotting? Smoke a hookah, down a pint and dance to beats from around the world. You might forget you’re in Caracas—until you see the crowds take the party into the wee hours of the night!

Greenwich Pub

Walking into this cozy, dim club is like walking straight into London. The English pub has a rock ‘n roll attitude that makes for a wild, jam-packed dance floor. The crowd gets younger and the music hipper as the weekend nears.

Maroma Bar

Venezuela may be alongside the Caribbean, but it takes a club like Maroma is really bring the Rasta vibe. The smokey upstairs lounge is where the DJ works from the front on an old school bus, pumping out dub, dancehall, reggae and more. The crowds get skankin’ on weekends. For a more offbeat experience, check out the Jamaica-minded Trenchtown Bar.

Bar Si

Most Asian restaurants in Caracas don’t feature live music and a late-night club atmosphere—which is what makes Bar Si stand out. The popular bar gets crowded on weekends, as people pour in to enjoy killer cocktails. Traditional Asian dishes and contemporary inventions are also served, should you get hungry.

Samoa Bar

Welcome to “The Island of Happy People.” This surf bar brings everything you need to create a chill, island vibe: vestiges of Polynesian gods, surf videos, a huge (fake) Sequoia tree, and delicious fruity drinks served from huge glasses—with multiple straws! A definite good time.

Suka Bar

The sultry, Moroccan-inspired decor of Suka Bar creates an exotic ambiance. But that’s pretty much where the Arabian flavor stops—and where the local flavor kicks in. Stiff drinks are served to a diverse, music-loving crowd. Touting one of the best sounds systems in Caracas, Suka Bar is the place to go for house and electronic music.

Wassup

A kitschy place for a homesick Yankee. This American-style bar/restaurant has been done up to evoke all things USA. Baseball places on the TV, domino tables are set up in the back, and plenty of beer is on tap. Have fun!

Tags: bars, clubs, dance, international