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|Please note: The drug police is permanently checking on Bars and Discos. (See Drugs). Also, be aware that you could get arrested as well for not having your passport.|
Bogarín.- Café-bar, live music & snacks. Address: Reina Victoria N24-217 and Lizardo Garcia. Tel. 2555057.
Bar.- A very popular meeting place for foreigners. Latin and European music. Address: Calama and J.L. Mera.
Café Toledo 1.- Café-bar and live music. Address 1: Toledo 720 and Lerida. Address 2: Francisco Salazar and Tamayo.
La Cascada Mágica.- Pool table and live music. Address: Foch 476 and Almagro. Tel. 2527190.
La Estación.- Popular with tourists. Address: Lizardo Garcia and Juan León Mera.
Matices Piano Bar.- Exclusive. Live piano music. Address: Av. Isabel La Católica and Cordero, Tel. 2555020.
Matrioshka.- Lesbian & gays bar. Address: Pinto 376 and J.L. Mera. Tel. 2552668.
Hotel Hilton Colón.- Cocktails with canapés and a live jazz band. Address: Amazonas and Pátria.
Cross Bar.- Address: Reina Victoria 1781 and La Niña.
Tijuana Bar.- Address. Santa Maria and Reina Victoria.
El Pub.- English menu. Address: San Ignacio and Gonzalez Suárez.
Snappy Bar.- Karaoke and American food. Address: Juan León Mera 22-83 and Veintimilla. Tel. 2501040.
Varadero.- Bar-restaurant and live Cuban music. Address: Reina Victoria 1721 and La Pinta. Tel. 2542575.
EI Pobre Diablo.- Jazz music. Address: Isabel La Católica and Galavis (one block north of Madrid street). Tel. 2235194.
Reina Victoria Pub.- Popular with British and expats. English beer and darts. Address: Reina Victoria 530 and Roca.
Arribar.- Popular gringo hotspot. Pool and football table. Varied music (rap, hip hop and techno). Address: Juan León Mera 1238
and Lizardo García.
|El Quiteño libre.- Young crowd disco (25 to 40). Address: Gonzalez Suárez and Muros.|
Acústica.- Young crowd (18 to 25). Address: Portugal and Eloy Alfaro.
Seseribó.- Salsa and Caribbean music. Address: Veintimilla and 12 de Octubre. Tel. 2563598.
Le Pierrot.- Address: Carrión N22-54 and Amazonas.
Young crowd (Varied music). Address: Camilo de Orellana near Hotel Quito.
Macks.- Varied music, popular with locals. Address: Maldonado and Pujili (south of Quito) close to El Recreo Trole stop.
|Multicines.- 10 salons. Address: Amazonas and Naciones Unidas. Tel. 2259677. Also at "El Recreo" Trole stop (south of the city).|
Cinemark.- Multi-cinemas with several restaurants in the same complex. Address:
Av. América and República (Located at Plaza de las Américas).
Note: There are several other cinemas, but they are not safe.
| Salsa lessons|
|Tropical Dance.- Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia Professional teachers. Schedule 9:00 till 13:00 and 14:00 till 20:00. Address: Veracruz #430 and Villalengua. Tel. 2459991. Ask for Lucy.|
Ritmo Tropical.- Merengue, Salsa, Vallenato, Cumbia dance, etc. Address: Av. 10 de Agosto 1792 and San Gregorio, Edif. Santa Rosa, office 108,
|Peñas.- Are very popular amongst locals, folk and latin music is displayed by groups or a single known performer and also, people from the public is allowed to perform if they wish to. Most peñas open at 22:00 and they all have a bohemian ambiance.|
Cuerdas Andinas Disco Bar.- Address: Carrión and Juan León Mera.
Ñucanchi.- Address: Av. Universitaria 496 and Armero.
Address: Juan León Mera and Carrión.
Weekly concerts on Friday evenings are performed at Teatro Sucre, or at Teatro Politécnico by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional. Contact Tel. 2565733 for additional information. Also, on Tuesdays (three times per month), From February to August and October to December at the Chamber of Commerce auditorium. Address: Av. Amazonas and República. Contact Tel. 2260265/6 Ext. 231 for additional information.
Other concerts from international groups or performers are held at Plaza de Toros (Amazonas and Juan de Azcaray), or at the Coliseo Rumiñahui (Toledo and Queseras del Medio, in La Floresta). Most of these concerts are usually advertised 2 months in advance so, that you
have plenty of time to purchase the tickets.
|Agora.- The Agora holds many live concerts. Address: 12 de Octubre and Patria.|
Teatro Sucre.- Built in the 1880s. Address: Manabí between Flores and Guayaquil (Plaza del Teatro). Tel. 2281644.
Patio de Comedias.- Good for local plays. Address: 18 de Septiembre, between Amazonas and 9 de Octubre.
Centro Cultural Afro-Ecuatoriano (CCA).- For cultural events. Address:
Tamayo 985 and Lizardo Garcia. Tel. 2522318.
Teatro Charles Chaplin.- Address: Cordero 1200 y J.L. Mera.
Teatro Prometeo.- Attached to the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana. Address: 6 de Diciembre and Tarqui.
Teatro Aeropuerto.- Address: Juan J. Pazmiño and Av. de la Prensa. Tel. 2506651, Ext 121.
Teatro Humanizarte.- Address: Leonidas Plaza N24-226 and Baquerizo Moreno.
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