The nightlife in Quito for foreign travelers

If you are visiting Quito or live here and are you looking for a night or a few nights out, the offer of night events in Quito is becoming more and more varied; Therefore, let us provide you with the best choices, which cover fun, quality and safety. We selected the best bars and clubs that offer good cocktails, local drinks, and even entertain you with bands and live shows. We’ve chosen these places as we have been personally there and approved their good vibes and atmosphere. For example, a free pub crawl is scheduled every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from the Hump Day Hostel (Old Town) organize by our host Laurentino (party boy) you can always text him to his Whatsapp +593 987879838 and meet him for Quito night experience.

*Updated Jul 2020

  1. Finn McCool

Ready to feel a bit Irish in South-America? This Irish pub in Quito offers sports events, best drinks, various food options, as well as special promotions every week. When it comes to the nightlife in Quito, they are one of the best, with their live music on Monday, Pub quizzes on Tuesday, live DJ’s on Thursday and on Friday a pool table and board games are provided to enjoy with friends.

  1. Bungalow 6

Feeling like meeting new people and going international? Then go and visit Bungalow 6, this dance club is famous for its ability to attract both the foreign and local crowd, so you can meet people from all over the world. There is a pool table, a lounge area, and some good bar food. The music is primarily Latin music and current international hits. Every Wednesday it’s ladies’ night, and on Thursday there is no cover with a great bottle promotion. Friday and Saturday Bungalow offers happy hour specials.


  1. Dirty Sanchez

Want something different on a night out? Then Dirty Sanchez is the right place. The bar was a cultural project with the intention of being a meeting place for art, music, and culture in Quito. Nowadays it is one of the trendiest bars. Dirty Sanchez mixes hip art with exclusive drinks. Live bands often perform there, and the wide range of cocktail and beer choices will make you want to go back for sure. Dirty Sanchez offers promotions, events, and various music and the extravagant interior makes it different.


4. Salsoteca Lavoe

If you want to dance salsa, this is the right place! You can’t say you have really experienced Quito’s nightlife without visiting a salsa club. You can enjoy the salsa music with a good cocktail in your hand. They offer special music and drinks on various nights. If you are ready for the best salsa experience, then you should visit Salsoteca Lavoe.

    5. Bandido Brewing

Craving some good craft beers? This American style bar brews their own small batches of US-style beers. Other than the other bars, this one is located in the old town of Quito. They offer a happy hour every Monday through Friday. Besides the good beers, Bandido Brewing has a small menu consisting of some good food to go along with the beers.

In general, the nightlife of Quito is a mix of backpackers and locals, and you can find many different options for entertainment like bars, clubs, dancing and drinking venues. Quito’s nightlife takes mainly place in the ‘La Mariscal’ area. At the corner of Reine Victoria and Pinta is the epicenter of Quito’s nightlife, and music genres from techno, salsa, reggaetón, electro, Latin and pop music serve every kind of taste.

If you’re looking for some local experiences combined with international influences, it’s definitely worth to pay a visit to the ‘La Mariscal’ area and enjoy a night out in Quito.

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Written by: Mara Belt

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