Night Life In Bolivia

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When choosing where to study abroad, the nightlife is not usually the reason for making that choice. This is true until you step into Bolivia! When the sun goes down the country turns into streets of light and glitz.

Many students have found the country to be so addictive when it comes to its nightlife from the coast lant of La Paz to the intrinsically eclectic Cruz! It is true that after a stressful day you will need a strong refresher and Bolivia is ‘no short’ of that!

Many travelers discover this for themselves and end up staying longer than intended, just to spend one more epic night out on the city spots. Check out our local nightlife guide to get the inside scoop on all the hottest bars and clubs in the city you won’t help the gulp!

When looking for a local place to enjoy the nightlife, the country offers a vast selection of penas which are bars, restaurants, and dance clubs combined. Most often they offer entertainment of authentic Andean music and a show of folk dancing with the dancers wearing traditional costumes.

Let’s take you through some of the nightlife hubbing citie you may want to explore once in Bolavia!

The Sizzling Cities

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is the Bolivia nightlife that you read about in magazine articles about the country. Between 8 pm and 9 pm, you’ll see people dressed to the nines, walking the streets as they head out for dinner. Bars then start filling up from 11 pm and the partying typically goes on throughout the night. The main neighborhood for bars, clubs, and restaurants is Equipetrol, particularly Avenida San Martin.

Wherever your interest may take you for the night, you’ll find it all in this area. The nightlife in Santa Cruz city center tends to be more relaxed and appealing to a slightly older clientele than that of Equipetrol. Popular both in the day and at night time is the Avenida Monsenor Rivero, full of bars, cafes, and restaurants.


Bolivia's nightlife in the city of Sucre focusses around the bars in the Plaza 25 de Mayo area. The city commands both international and local restaurants offering a variety of Latin food options before enjoying a few drinks and dancing the night away. There is plenty of spots to explore and visit in this beautiful and fun-filled city!


Cochabamba is another university city that shows the Bolivia nightlife to be vibrant especially at the weekends. Trendy bars and cafes can be found by the Avenida Espana, especially between the streets of Colombia and Ecuador.

Sizzling nightlife can also be found around Avenida Uyuni and Avenida Ballivian. Remember that the high altitude in Bolivia will affect your alcohol tolerance, so you may get light-headed far more quickly than you usually would. Go give it a try, why wait!

Don’t hesitate to ask any question concerning ningtlife in Bolivia, RocApply is here to give you all the information you may need before setting your feet in this iconic country. Apply with us today, FREE of charge and we will accelerate your dream into reality!

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