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Caracas Nightlife

You'll find few Latin American cities with nightlife as energetic as that in Caracas, and that is saying something on a continent that prides itself on partying until the llamas come home. The best clubs, bars and cafes are found in the districts of Las Mercedes, Altamira, El Rosal and La Castellana. Bars open their doors around 1900 but most barflies don't come out until 2300 when the action really starts. Most clubs open around 2200 and shut around 0500 or when the last reveller leaves.

Bars in Caracas

360º Roof Bar

Finally, to meet the real in-crowd in the city, and for some incredible views of Caracas after dark, head to 360º Roof Bar, an open air cocktail emporium on the top of the Hotel Altamira Suites.
Address: Las Mercedes, Corner of 1a Avenida and 1a Transversal, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 2841 874.
Website: http://www.alsuites.com/360.php

El León

Caracas drinking spots can come and go in the blink of an eye, but one enduring favourite is the low-key El León, an open-air bar popular with the city's youth.
Address: Chacao, Plaza La Castellana, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 263 60 14.

Hog Heaven

Paradise for petrolheads, this bike-themed establishment in the San Marino district opens five nights a week (Tue-Sat) until 0200.

Address: , Avenida Blandín, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 2666 560.

Clubs in Caracas

Holic

One of the liveliest clubs in Caracas, Holic enjoys two levels of electro tunes with four bars and an outdoor terrace.

Address: Las Mercedes, Calle Madrid, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 9932 333.
Website: http://www.holicclub.com

Rosalinda

To burn the midnight oil, join the beautiful people at Rosalinda, the chicest and hippest spot in town, with some serious face control.
Address: Las Mercedes, Calle Madrid, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 9917 989.

Rumbar

A more relaxed option is nearby Rumbar, a temple to Latin American rhythms where nobody stands on ceremony and where the dancing is truly wild.

Calle Madrid, Las Mercedes

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Live music in Caracas

Discovery Bar

An alternative late-night bar with regular live music and classic rock-inspired DJ sets, open Thursday to Sunday every week.

Address: El Rosal, Avenida Tamanaco, Caracas,
Telephone:
Website: http://www.discoverybar.com.ve

El Maní es Así

For a burst of live music, head to old favourite El Maní es Así, a self-described 'temple of salsa'.

Address: Sabana Grande, Avenida Francisco Solano López, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 7636 671.

Juan Sebastián Bar

Alternatively, for some cool live jazz, try the long established Juan Sebastián Bar.
Address: El Rosal, Avenida Venezuela, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 9515 575.
Website: http://www.juansebastianbar.com.ve

Classical music in Caracas

Dance in Caracas

Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño

The principal stage for theatre, dance and classical music is the Complejo Cultural Teresa Carreño. It hosts frequent productions by the Compañía Nacional de Teatro and top dance groups such as the Ballet Nuevo Mundo de Caracas.

Paseo Colón, Parque Los Caobos
Tel: (212) 574 9122.
www.teatroteresacarreno.gob.ve

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Theatres in Caracas

Teatro Transnocho Cultural

You can see more productions at the younger, funkier Teatro Transnocho Cultural.

Address: Las Mercedes, Centro Comercial Paseo Las Mercedes, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 9933 833.
Website: http://www.trasnochocultural.com

Music and Dance in Caracas

Culture in Caracas

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Caracas Palace Hotel

The former Four Seasons hotel does not disappoint and is widely considered one of the best hotels in Caracas located in the exclusive and safe neighbourhood of Altamira. There's a fantastic, curvaceous pool, two excellent restaurants and a spa as well as 115 sumptuous and spacious rooms.

Gran Melía Caracas

This princely choice is one of the largest and most sumptuous hotels in Caracas, which manages to feel far removed from the surrounding noise and heat despite its central location. It boasts all the trimmings including Jacuzzis in the rooms, gym, swimming pool and several first-class restaurants.

Hotel Paseo Las Mercedes

This squeaky clean hotel is ideal if you have a stopover in Caracus. It has uniformly comfortable rooms and pleasant English-speaking staff. It is located in a shopping centre but has the pick of dozens of excellent restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs on its doorstep.

Cayena-Caracas Hotel

A secure retreat in the centre of the bustling metropolis, unwind on the rooftop of this 5-star hotel with a dip in the heated pool. Packed with a boutique, Venezuelan-inspired style, amenities at the Cayena-Caracas include a 42" television and pillow menu in every room, and fitness centre on the top floor.

Dal Bo Hostel

Expect a warm welcome at the premiere hostel in the historical centre of Caracas, graced with an international crowd taking refuge in one of its six-bed dorms. Facilities include free Wi-Fi, towel rental and 24 hour security at the front desk.

Pestana Caracas Premium City & Conference Hotel

Plush with rooftop pool and views overlooking Parque Generalísimo Francisco De Miranda this business hotel includes free Wi-Fi 24 hour room service and a fitness centre with sauna and jacuzzi.