Quito, Ecuador » Entertainment » Nightlife

  • Nightlife
Quiteños get their own entertaining share of a chilly nightlife when the sun settles down. There are a lot of opportunities available depending upon your mood and choice. If you want you can chill & relax at a bar or a cafe or if you live on risks then go on money spending spree at one of the casinos. Most of the nightclubs and cafe are open till late at night (they mostly shut down at 3 am), but there are the odd ones which are open for 24 hours. Just a piece of advice is that Quito is at a higher altitude than other Latin American cities, making the atmosphere quite cold. So remember that when you venture out to freak out. But there’s not need to worry, as all the mugs of beer and glasses of wine will surely keep you warm.
While travelling down the streets at night, which are frequented by nightclubs and bars,
do remember to travel by taxi, as like any other city, the fun can get dangerous.
  • Café Sutra/Kama Sutra Bar & Café

Highlights: Beer, Wine, and other alcoholic drinks available along with appetizers and snacks

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday noon to 2 am, Sunday 3 pm to 2 am

Address: 380, Calama and Juan León Mera, La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2509106

  • El Pobre Diablo

Highlights: Beer, Wine, and other alcoholic drinks available along with live jazz music

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed

Address: Isabel La Católica E12-06 y Galavis esq. La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2235194, +593 2 2225397

For more information, Visit El Pobre Diablo

  • Turtle’s Head

Highlights: Nice mug of draft beer at this Scottish pub. Has its own micro brewery, pool table and dart board. Snacks preferred are fish and chips.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 4.45 pm to 2 am Sunday noon to 2 am

Address: 626, La Niña & Amazonas (between Amazonas and Juan León Mera), La Mariscal, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2565544

  • Varadero

Highlights: Visited mostly by locals and foreigners. Known for it live band that plays Cuban and Caribbean music and also for its heady mocktails.

Opening Hours: Monday and Tuesday noon to midnight, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday noon to 2 am

Address: 1751, Reina Victoria and La Pinta, La Mariscal, New Town, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2542575

  • Seseribó

Highlights: Salsa and Caribbean dancing. Join its dance classes for Latin dance forms. Live Latin-American music which is spirited especially on Thursday’s.

Opening Hours: Daily

Address: Veintimilla 325 y 12 de Octubre, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2563598

  • Retro Bar

Highlights: Cocktails and music from the 80’s. Thursdays are reserved for singles. Music played can vary from tracks of Meatloaf, The Cure, etc.

Opening Hours: Thursday to Saturday 6.30 am to 3 am

Address: Oe3-414, Avenida República (between Mañosca and América), New Town, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2259631

For more information, Visit Retro Bar

  • Cafelibro

Highlights: A café mainly for the elite class of Quito where every evening is dedicated to different themes in music and dance such as salsa, tango, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, live, etc. Poetry readings, discussions and exhibitions are the focal point of the café.

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 5 pm to 1 am, Saturday 6 pm to 1 am

Address: N23-56, Calle Plaza (between Wilson & Ventimilla), New Town, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2234265

For more information, Visit Cafelibro

  • La Reina Victoria

Highlights: British pub serving draft beer, rarely found in Quito. Also check out its tap beer, pool tables and dart board.

Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, Sunday closed

Address: Reina Victoria 530 y Roca, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2226369

  • Club Gia

Highlights: One of the most happening clubs in Quito. Famous performers like Shakira and DJ Paul Van Dyke frequently visit this club.

Opening Hours: Daily

Address: Jose María Ayora and Villalengua, behind the Quito Municipal administration building, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2924094

  • No Bar

Highlights: Dance club that always transfers energetic positive vibes whenever you visit it. Enjoy its high spirits and meat dishes. Music varies from disco, salsa, techno, hip hop to Latin.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 pm to 2 am

Address: Calama 380 y Juan León Mera, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2545145

  • Blues

Highlights: A high profile dance club that remains open till late in the night. The pub starts it’s “day” by playing retro music but later shifts to electronic and house. Thursdays are reserved as free entrée for women with a full open bar.

Opening Hours: Daily till 4 am in the morning

Address: Republica y Eloy Alfaro Northern Quito - the "New Town", Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2223206

  • La Bunga

Highlights: Quite popular among the youngsters. Music played at this dance club mainly consists of new wave rocks and Spanish hits like Soda Stereo, Molotov, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs. The atmosphere can get quite crazy when the night gets crowdy.

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10 pm to 2 am

Address: Francisco de Orellana 899 and Yánez Pinzón, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 9 4837666


Exploring Quito at night can turn out to be quite an adventure, particularly the Centro Historico and Old Town part. All the colonial buildings, churches are decorated with bright, sparkling lights making it a once in a life time memory. As you view the city on horse drawn carriages you travel back into the time of Spanish Empire and the moment you are back into the present, you are zapped by the wonderful experience.

  • Quito Eterno

Address: Bolivar Oe3-18 y Guayaquil, Hotel Real Audiencia, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2289506

Fax: +593 2 2289506

For more information, Visit Quito Eterno Tours

  • Casino Plaza Caicedo

Highlights: 250 Gaming machines, 15 tables and poker games

Address: Avenida Shyris 1757 y Avenida Naciones Unidas, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2445305

Fax: +593 2 225 1958

  • Jockers Casino

Highlights: 100 Gaming machines, 8 tables and poker games

Address: Avenue República de El Salvador No. 513 e Irlanda, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2249008

  • Casino Montecarlo

Highlights: 200 Gaming machines, 17 tables and poker games

Address: Roca E4 122 y Amazones Av, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2261818

  • Hilton Colon Quito Hotel Casino

Highlights: 91 Gaming machines, 16 tables and poker games (3 tables: Black Jack, 1 tables: Mini Baccarat, 4 tables: Poker, 4 Tables: Punto Banco, 2 Tables: Roulette)

Address: Amazonas N 1914 Y Patria Avenida 1, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2501919, +593 2 2523419

Fax: +593 2 2563903

  • Tambo Real Hotel & Casino

Highlights: 27 Gaming machines, 5 tables and poker games

Address: Avenida 12 De Octubre Y Patria, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 2556492

Fax: +593 2 2554964

  • Chalet Swisse Hotel & Casino

Highlights: 40 Gaming machines

Address: Chalama 312 y Reina Victoria, Quito, Ecuador

Tel: +593 2 500098, +593 2 500099