Although Tegucigalpa’s reputation is still not the best, the city has a lot to offer in terms of attractions, restaurants and bars. Tegucigalpa, just as the rest of the country, is still recovering from the bad hurricane, and from its high criminality rates, but do give the city a chance and visit for a bit. If you find yourself here for a few days, there is no reason to hide in your room. Although you should be careful, especially when it is dark, you will be surprised how busy and vibrant Tegucigalpa has become. Locals certainly love to dance and drink, and they are welcoming towards foreigners. Here are the best ways to enjoy Tegucigalpa, Honduras at night!
1. Bamboo Club
This exclusive and upscale club attracts both local and international visitors. Located on Boulevard Morazon, Bamboo Club is in one of the busiest nightlife areas. Bamboo Club is one of the most famous dance venues in the city, but also priced higher than average. The club usually plays reggaeton and dance music and often hosts theme parties or special events. From Monday to Friday you can find several special promotions, such as Ladies Night. Keep in mind that there is a relatively strict dress code at Bamboo Club.
Address: Boulevard Morazon, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
2. Teatro Nacional Manuel Bonilla
Teatro Nacional Manuel Bonilla is Honduras’s national theatre and was built in 1912. Its architecture is based on the Athens Theatre of Paris. The theatre regularly hosts plays, concerts, operas and much more. You will surely spend a pleasant evening here, in an elegant and comfortable environment.
Teatro Nacional Manuel Bonilla
Facebook: Teatro Nacional Manuel Bonilla
3. Casino Royale
It is surprisingly common to spend an evening in the casino when you are in Tegucigalpa, even if you are not looking to try your luck at one of the many games that are offered. If you do want to gamble a little bit, you can do so with blackjack, roulette, baccarat and slot machines in Tegucigalpa’s Casino Royale. It is located next to the Maya Hotel. Keep in mind to bring your passport in order to be allowed to enter, and they are very strict about the dress code - you won’t be let in if you are wearing shorts.
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4. Sabor Cubano
A restaurant during the day, Sabor Cubano turns into a popular bar and dance venue in the night. It is very popular amongst the city’s Cuban population. They serve delicious Cuban food and have a big variety of drinks. On weekends, Sabor Cubano hosts live music, and you will always see people dancing on the back patio, especially on weekend nights. Every Tuesday, the place offers Salsa lessons.
Address: 5 Calle, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Website: Sabor Cubano
If you are looking for a rather quiet night out, why not check out the city’s best cinema? Cinemark is a cinema located in the shopping mall Multiplaza and shows Hollywood films just a few weeks after they have been released in the United States. Most films are in their original form with Spanish subtitles; children’s movies are usually dubbed.
Confetti’s is another one of the city’s many discos, and it is very popular. The club mainly plays house and techno music and the dance floors are always crowded and good fun. Also, if you are not a big fan of dancing, you won’t be disappointed. You can simply sit by the bar and enjoy a drink.
Address: Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Kaballah is currently one of the hottest new clubs in the city. Playing a nice variety of music, the club is very busy, especially on weekends. Kaballah often charges an entrance fee, however, one or more drinks are usually included in the price.
8. La Caramba
La Caramba is a nice bar with a great atmosphere, located south of Colonia Palmira. This is a great place if you want to enjoy a drink or two, without the busyness of some of the city’s other clubs. La Caramba hosts karaoke nights on Tuesdays, and live salsa music on Fridays.
9. Nau Lounge
Nau Lounge is mainly a restaurant serving Japanese food, however, many people come here for drinks, too. Although the prices are higher than average in the city, Nau Lounge is very popular. This place hosts live music on the weekends, and they have both an outdoor and indoor area. If an important sports game is on, you will surely be able to watch it here.
Address: Avenida Roble frente a Mall Multiplaza, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Don't miss out on Tegucigalpa's nightlife
Even if you live close to one of the venues, always take a taxi in the evening or during the night. The staff in most places are usually very helpful, so they can assist you. Also, even the richer neighborhoods are still not safe enough to be walking through! Don’t accept drinks or food from people you don’t know, and only take what you really need with you, leaving credit cards, expensive jewelry and unnecessary cash at home or in your hotel. Also, be aware of street children as they are known to pick pocket or sometimes they can become violent.
But don’t let these precautions stop you! Provided you follow these guidelines, you are sure to have a fun, safe night out when you are staying in Tegucigalpa, Honduras’s capital. Friday and Saturday nights in Tegucigalpa are especially lively and vibrant. Most bars are located near Colonia Palmira, and most clubs on Boulevard Morazon. So get ready to experience this Central American City under the stars!
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