Nightlife explodes on the weekends in Santiago, so make sure you are well rested. Luckily, bar crawling is quite easy if you stay in the “gayborhood” of Bellavista. (Check out our guide for gay-friendly hotels and places to stay in Santiago for the best options.) Many of the bars and clubs are on Bombero Núñez, a street which shines with colorful graffiti by day, and colorful Chilenos by night.
The gay scene in Santiago can be on the young side. There are several universities in the area. The more mature crowd can be found a bit further outside of the bar crawl at Fausto, an historic gay bar with a rich past. Many guys over 40 avoid the gay scene altogether, preferring to socialize in everyday bars and restaurants … and to look for adventure at any of Santiago’s gay saunas.
Alcohol in Santiago nightlife is cheap and plentiful (according to a World Health Organization survey, Chileans drink more than country in Latin America.) Fortunately, Chileans are also quite friendly and visitors can enjoy a night on the town in Santiago without incident. Order a terremoto from one of the fun bartenders like Nicolás from Bunker (photo above) and have join in the fun!
Click on any of the links below for more info on any of Santiago’s many gay bars and clubs. And, don’t forget to use the VamosGay Google Map of Santiago Chile to navigate one of the most interesting cities in Latin America.
Comfortable place to grab a drink after dinner and meet some down-to-earth Chilenos.
New wave, goth, alt rock, brit pop, and more eclectic styles keep the dance floors packed.
The most popular night club on the gayest street in Santiago Chile.
Party ’til sunrise!
A friendly place for groups of friends to have drinks, a bite to eat, and some live entertainment on the club’s tiny stage.
The biggest and best club in the city!
New nightclub with drinks, comedy, strippers, and more. Click the link above to visit Instinto’s Facebook page for the agenda for specific nights.
Drag comedy on Bombero Núñez street.
Mature crowd continues to pack Santiago’s historic gay bar
High-energy party house.
The next generation of nightlife for gay, straight, and everything in between.
Tapas and drinks at gay-friendly restopub
Hip Wednesday night party at the W Santiago
Show stopping drag productions and more!
This club’s glory has faded, but a trashy good time can still be found on the right night.
Relax with a drink in the outdoor patio, and maybe find Mr. Right.
A young crowd keeps the dance floor popping seven days a week.