Quito Travel Guide

Bar Beer Wine

There are several Ecuadorian brands of beer, but the most prevalent throughout the country is Pilsener.However if you are looking for a better quality beer the "Club" in the green bottle is recommended. There are also some alcoholic drinks which can only be found in Quito like Mistelas, etc.

Sport PlanetAv. America y Naciones UnidasPhone: 593 2 267 790Located on the 3rd floor of "Plaza de las Americas". Is the Ecuadorian version of Hollywood Planet. The night sky of northern Quito is incredible and the food is great.
Turtle's HeadLa Nia 626 y AmazonasPhone: 593-2-256-5544An english pub style bar that often has live music in the later hours. They have their own brews along with other popular beers. They also have pool tables, foosball, darts etc. As of June 2010 Turtle's Head is also open in the nearby valley of Cumbaya, located in the main plaza across from the church.
CheruskerJoaquin Pinto y Diego de AlmagroPhone: (593)02-6008895Hours: 3 pm-lateNew German-run Brew-Pub with excellent beer, from Hefeweizen (blond wheat beer) to Stout. Offers mostly german food, such as sausages, schnitzel, potato salad and tasty Hamburgers. Has live sports on a big screen (HD), a beautiful garden and foosball. Wednesday Reggae Night, Thursday Classic and modern Rock. Packed on Fridays.
Q bar+restaurant+loungePlaza Foch, La MariscalPhone: 2 255 7840A very elegant lounge style bar. It's located on Foch Plaza so you have access to an even wider options nearby.
SutraJ Calama 380, Mariscal SucreA great place to have some drinks and have a chat, or just to pass the time. Is just above "no bar"
El pobre DiabloIsabel La Catlica E12-06 y Galavis esq. La FlorestaPhone: telef: (593) 02 2235194 / 2225397 / 099216290Is one of the oldest cafe-bars in Quito. Almost every week there are some kind of cultural activity or a live concert. The food and the drinks are moderately priced. The "Vino caliente" and "canelazo" are recommended. El pobre Diablo is located across the street from the Swiss Hotel. There is a local menu that is new Monday to Friday featuring a four course pre fixed lunch.
Grima's Pub of QuitoLuis Cordero E12-141 y Av. Toledo. La FlorestaPhone: telef: (02) 223-0846Grima is a great place for good drinks at a very reasonable price. Located on the lower level is one of the best art galleries featuring local artists in Quito. Six nights a week (except mondays) there is a D.J. spinning the best in electronic & rock music in Quito.
The Magic BeanFoch # 681 E5-08 y Juan Leon MeraPhone: 03 593 2 2566 181a good menu, excellent quality and big portions, a good "backpacker" vibe to the restaurant and English speaking staff, fresh juices. For reading, the American newspaper "Miami Herald" is available. Super clean & centrally located, with a Hostel attatched to the restaurant Magic Bean. Very clean bathrooms for travelers on a budget. Fresh Espresso, Cappuccino, Beer, Wine, Coffee, Tea & a wide variety of pastry & ice cream.
ZazuMariano Aguilera 331 & La PraderaPhone: 2 254 3559Price: $$$Upscale restaurant well worth the visit. Urban chic meets Quito, and the result is a very comfortable setting with outstanding cuisine and top notch service. Great wine list too. Located near the JW Marriott.
Finn Mc Cool'sCorner of Diego de Almagro y Joaquin Pinto. La MariscalPhone: +593 2 2521780Hours: 11am - LateYour local away from home. Cozy Irish pub with friendly atmosphere, loads of Live sports, free pool and foosball, draft beer and good pub food all day. Poker Monday, Table Quiz Tuesday and good craic every night of the week. Get in before 4 on Sundays!
Repblica del Cacaocorner of Reina Victoria y J. PintoA nice place to have a cup of delicious hot chocolate. They also offer coffee, cookies and souvenirs (e.g. chocolate and cool t-shirts).
Dance Clubs

La Mariscal offers tons of places for dancing or just drinks.

Varadero - Reina Victoria 1751 and La Pinta; Small, local and super sweaty, this bar-restaurant packs in the crowds for high-energy live Cuban music. Small cover to get in and drinks are moderately expensive.
El Aguijon - A favorite of locals and tourist, if you like ska, new punk and all kinds of alternative rock music this is the place for you, this is the best place in the city for you to hear the fusion between Ecuadorian and Latin rhythms like salsa, meringue vallenatos, cumbias, etc. and reggae, trip hop, trance, skapunk etc. Located in the Mariscal District.
"Seseribo" - Famous for being the first Salsoteca in Quito. Ave. Veintimilla & 12 de Octubre Bdg. El Girón (basement). They play tropical beats here and on Wednesdays they have live salsa. The club also functions as a cultural space for live Caribbean Music, art expositions and book presentations.
Blooms - Walking distance from Reina Victoria. It's more of beer pub than anything else, a nice place to start the night.
Bungalow 6 - Located at Calama street - Place for "gringos" to mingle with the locals. It's an overall fun place to go - Wednesdays Ladies Night are the best day to go, definitley.
No Bar - One of the oldest places in Quito. Located at Calama street and Juan Leon Mera.

Outside of La Mariscal are other clubs that are more famous among locals.

Discoteca Blues Av.Republica - a popular late night electronica/rock club.
Strawberry Fields Forever Calama y Juan Leon Mera - a unique Beatle Bar in the heart of La Mariscal/rock and roll and more.

Check out the Guapulo area of Quito, its a winding steep area with several great bars and cafés with a real bohemian feel. Just be careful if you go in after sundown, since this area is a bit dodgy.

source: Wikivoyage

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