One of Santo Domingo’s and the DR’s most respected cultural centers. This historic location hosts regular art and photo exhibits, as well as movies and live music. It’s a favorite hub of creatives, from poets to writers and actors.
Stopping for a drink, a dance, or a bet is easy along the city’s seafront boulevard. Upscale and laid back hotel bars offer live music on their outdoor or poolside terraces, and dance clubs go on well past midnight. For evening drinks and music al fresco, two seaside recreational parks offer bars on site—Plaza Juan Barón and Güibia—with spacious esplanades for romantic walks. On the western tip of the Malecón, the famous Jet Set Nightclub is a longtime favorite for its weekly live merengue nights.