10 Best Things To Do In Mérida At Night

things to do in merida at night
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Mérida is, hands down, one of the most beautiful cities in Venezuela, and not only because of its astonishing natural beauty but also its kind people. Whether you are taking a walk while admiring the impressive mountains, or riding the world’s highest and longest cable car, you will not be disappointed. The city is also known for its nightlife and the many options you can choose from when it comes to having a nice time with your friends in this gorgeous city. These are some of the best things to do in Mérida at night. Buckle up, folks:

1. Have a delicious burger while drinking beer at burger bar

If you are in the mood for a delicious burger and then maybe having a beer while enjoying some good music, there is a place for you. Burger Bar is located in the city center of this marvelous city. It is very popular with tourists because it serves amazing burgers, fantastic pizza, even more fantastic cocktails, beers, and offers a nice environment for you to hang around with friends, loved ones or just dropping by after work because you want to let some steam off.

Also, the staff is incredibly friendly so you will not have to worry about rude waiters, and if you are lucky, you may have the opportunity to enjoy some great live bands, which, of course, will make your night even better. What are you waitng for?

Burger Bar

Address: Avenida 4 Bolivar, Esquina Calle 18, Casa N. 17-76, Sector Centro, Mérida 5101, Venezuela

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2. Dance the night away at El Hoyo del Queque

If you decide to visit Mérida, prepare yourself to be awed by the breathtaking landscapes this city has to offer. Coming to La Ciudad de Los Caballeros means you are in for a treat. When it comes to nightlife, you may want to drop by El Hoyo del Queque. It is only one of the oldest and most famous night clubs in the city. It is very popular with tourists because it is always packed, some of the best local bands play there and the entrance fee is very cheap. So if you want to dance some salsa and have some drinks while partying, Merideño style, El Hoyo del Queque awaits for you.

El Hoyo del Queque

Address: Avenida 4, Plaza Bolívar, Mérida, Venezuela

Facebook: El Hoyo del Queque

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3. Connect with reggae vibes at Birosca Carioca

Birosca Carioca is another iconic night club for everyone in Mérida, especially tourists. If you are very fond of reggaeton, this is the place to go. It serves its very popular “bombas”, which are bright blue plastic sand castle buckets with every single thing you can imagine. Sounds fun, right? If you go, try to not lose sight of your straw. Birosca usually plays reggae, rock, and ska. It is not the traditional night club, but it makes for a fun-filled night.

Birosca Carioca

Address: Calle 24 Entre Avenidas 2 y 3, Calle 24 Rangel, Mérida 5101, Venezuela

Facebook: Birosca Carioca

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4. Enjoy a delicious cocktail at Pop Art

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Whether you are looking for a nice cocktail or a foamy cup of coffee, Pop Art will not leave you disappointed. First, it has an artsy decor that will give you the impression of being in some sort of museum. Order any of the fabulous looking cocktails that are served in this beautifully styled pub and be ready to have a fun-filled night or just maybe, have the pre-game you clearly need to take on your next adventure in Mérida.

With delicious food, great cocktails, and a rather friendly staff, Pop Art is definitely one of the best places to visit in Mérida and, therefore, one of the best things to do while you are here. Don’t think about it twice!

Pop Art Cafe

Address: Plaza Charles Chaplin, Posada la Serrania Andina, Mérida, Venezuela

Facebook: Pop Art Cafe

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5. Drop by at Heladería Coromoto

Known as “La Heladería de Los Mil Sabores” or the ice cream shop that offers 860 different flavors, this is a must stop on your journey in Mérida. Placed in the Guinness Book of World Records, Heladería Coromoto serves a very particular selection of flavors that go beyond the realm of chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Imagine trying beef ice cream or black bean ice cream. Sounds like quite the adventure, doesn’t it? This famous ice cream shop also makes for the ideal babymoon location for expecting women who are constantly craving ice cream, because come on, there is plenty to choose from.

Heladería Coromoto

Address: Calle 29 Zea, Mérida, Venezuela

Website: Heladería Coromoto (in Spanish)

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6. Show your best dance moves at El Bodegon de Pancho

Telling your friends to go to El Bodegon de Pancho seems like the best option for a night of fun. This rather popular night club is also one of the most iconic places to hang around in when partying. It seems like students, local people, and visitors always want to drop by El Bodegon de Pancho at least once to dance the night away and have a great time with friends. It plays salsa, merengue, reggaeton, pop, and Latin American rhythms in general. Cocktails and drinks are quite affordable as well as the entrance fee. This is a great spot if you want to go out dancing.

El Bodegon de Pancho

Address: Av. Las Americas, C. C. Mayeya, Pb, Las Marías, Mérida, Venezuela

Facebook: El Bodegon de Pancho

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7. Hang out with friends at Plaza Las Heroínas

Plaza Las Heroinas de Mérida (día)
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Guillermo Ramos F... used under CC BY-SA 4.0

There is something that usually grabs people’s attention when they visit Mérida; there are tons of squares and little parks where people like to hang out. Whether it is an unspoken tradition, or just something people do for fun, it is very common to see a lot people enjoying a nice time around these squares.

One of the most famous squares is the recently rebuilt Plaza Las Heroínas, where lots of people gather around every day to talk about their everyday life, have a cup of coffee or wait in line to buy the tickets for the cable car. Yes, I forgot to mention and the cable car station is next to Las Heroínas. Very convenient, isn’t it? Besides, it is just a nice place to hang around in during the evening and take some pictures.

Plaza Las Heroínas

Address: Final de la Calle 24, Frente Al Sistema Teleférico de Mérida, Venezuela

Website: Plaza Las Heroínas

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8. Enjoy the view at La Culata

There is also this unspoken tradition of going to La Culata at night to enjoy the breathtaking view and the cold weather. Mérida is, indeed, an unforgettable city, full of cultural expressions, and jaw-dropping landscapes. La Culata is one of them. If you have a car and decide to go on a night ride to this beautiful place, you will not be disappointed. It is a 20-30 minute ride from the city center. You can even buy some blackberry wine on your way up and make your adventure even better. Once you get there you can sit on your car and watch the occasional shooting star while you have a glass of delicious wine.

La Culata

Address: 20-30 minutes away from Mérida

Website: La Culata

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9. Let your hair down with some salsa at Public House Bar

Public House Bar is one of those clubs where you can feel the latino vibes all over the place. If you are in the mood for a latin party, look no further and head over to Public House. It is a rather small place but cozy and lively. A lot of salsa, reggaeton, electronic music and pop is played so you will have options to dance too. Beer and cocktails are affordable. It is open from Thursday to Saturday and it is located right in the city center, which is very convenient if you need a cab or a snack after you are done partying for the night. Go and let your hair down, latino style. It won’t hurt!

Public House Bar

Address: Av. 3, Entre Calles 24 y 25, Mérida, Venezuela

Facebook: Public House Bar

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10. Experience local culture at El Ático del Cine

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Despite the several cafés that Mérida has to offer, there are a few that usually make you want to come back. El Ático del Cine is one of those places. Simply put, it is just too cool. Imagine you want to stop by to order some pizza and you ask the staff if you can drink some wine you have in your backpack while you wait, and they say yes, and they even give you glasses. Yes, that’s how cool they are. Drop by this beautifully styled café and order a nice cup of coffee, and cocktail or a delicious pizza to enjoy with friends while university students are in and out of the place.

El Ático del Cine

Address: Calle 25, Mérida, Venezuela

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Have a fun-filled night in Mérida

Plaza Bolívar de la Ciudad de Mérida
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Joanlink used under CC BY 3.0

Yes, La Ciudad de Los Caballeros offers you a plethora of options for you to have fun with friends or on your own. Visit la Culata at night, have some ice cream at Heladería Coromoto, hang out at Plaza Las Heroínas, and the list continues. You will see that Mérida’s nightlife is full of surprises.

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