Things to Do
nightlife ranges from serious salsa to raves, from classy English
style pubs to horrible karaoke beer troughs. In general the bars
close at 2 or 3 o'clock. Discos are another story. There are several
discotecas that stay open until dawn.
point to address up front is the difference between the various
entrance fees. Bars in Quito handle what you and I know as a "cover"
in one of three ways:
the one that we know best. You pay a certain amount to get in the
door and then you buy all your drinks, or none, it doesn't matter;
2. Consumo minimo: there is
no cover charge persay, but you have to spend at least X number
of dollars or you pay something when you leave; and
con derecho a una bebida: by far the most popular in Quito.
You pay X number of dollars and they give you a ticket or token
for a "free" drink.
charges usually range from 1 to 3.50 usd and they're getting more
is notorious for providing its visitors with more action after dark
than during its sticky days. Atmosphere is everything. The scene
varies from discos that rock until dawn to beer-sipping pubs, but
they all include an exotic tropical vibe.