A guide to nightlife in Playa Dorada

Nightlife in Playa Dorada ranges from the All Inclusive hotels with their vast selection of night-time venues, to the fantastic tiki beach bars that can be found dotted around the resort. As well as the kind of vibrant clubs you’ll become used to on holidays to the Dominican Republic, it’s worth checking out the local restaurants for live music and the casinos for some extra action. So close to Playa Dorada it’s virtually joined on, is the city of Puerto Plata. It’s the place to go for a fun packed night, with many clubs staying open until late.

American to the max at Senor Rock sports bar and grill, Playa Dorada

Set in Playa Dorada Place, and offering a distinct American vibe, this bar serves great food and beer states-style. You can’t miss the large US car suspended over the main bar and there’s American memorabilia all along the walls.

Merengue dancing at Mangu nightclub, Playa Dorada

This lively venue is positioned next door to the Holiday Village Golden Beach resort. With flashing lights, a dancefloor and a cast of hundreds, this is an electric dance club. Doors open at 10pm for merengue and a hectic night of dancing and fun.

Dancing all night at Crazy Moon, Playa Dorada

Attached to the Grand Paradise resort, this venue is easy to find and constantly receives rave reviews from guests on Dominican Republic holidays. The music is turned up loud and the beats keep on coming throughout the night.

Rodeo fun at Roadway Western bar and mixed grill, Playa Dorada

For some relaxed night-time fun head on down to the Roadway Western bar and mixed grill. This bar’s always a sure bet for a fantastic evening’s entertainment. The bar is set in a wood cabin and you’ll be greeted by a cowgirl or cowboy. Head down to Playa Dorada Plaza, and set your inner cowboy free.

Roulette and dancing at Kviar Show Disco & Casino, Puerto Plata

You can combine casino life and disco partying when you spend a night at Kviar. As part of a chain stretching across the Dominican Republic, this venue hosts classy shows on a par with the razzle and dazzle of Las Vegas. Their motto is, ‘expect the unexpected’.

Off the beach and into the bar at Big Lee's beach bar, Puerto Plata

With food and a wide range of cold beers, Big Lee’s is a top place to unwind in the evening. Although more of a restaurant than a nightclub, this venue has a chilled out vibe, perfect for rolling into after a heavy day catching the rays on the beach.

Food and stage shows at Lust Afterwork, Puerto Plata

This spectacular club packs a pretty heavy punch when it comes to entertaining its guests. With a vast seated dining area, as well as a vibrant bar, a stage and live music, this venue certainly knows how to host a fantastic party.

Vegas shows at Bravissimo, Cofresi Beach

Although half an hour away from Playa Dorada, an evening spent at this venue is not to be missed. Set in the Ocean World entertainment complex, Bravissimo is a fantastic show featuring 30 dancers who manage a myriad of costume changes, dances and wonderful glittery Vegas-style entertainment during the course of the evening.

Beer and dancing at Barrels to Bottles liquor store and pub, Puerto Plata

This aptly named venue is more than simply an off-license, it’s also a bar where guests can watch sports on TV until silly o’clock. Its range of beers is vast, and it serves other beverages too. You can expect to indulge in some dancing should the mood take you, or simply enjoy a pleasant long drink of beer with a snack.

Vibrant festivities at Coco Bongo, Playa Dorada shopping complex

The vibrant energy at Coco Bongo is enough to get any party started. With live entertainment, which can range from exciting acrobats somersaulting above your head to live DJ’s playing the best tracks, you’ll understand why so many people place this club at the head of their playlist. Some guests dress up in masks and costumes which only adds to the fun.