Welcome to Cabarete, Dominican Republic- where good music, good rum, and Latin-caribbean style dancing happens every night of the week. Cabarete is an awesome little town because no matter how you like to have fun, you can have a lot of it! We’re going to give you a short breakdown of Cabarete nightlife for your whole night from dinner hacks to the afterparty.
In this blog we outline the main components of a night out in Cabarete: Dinner, pre-game, dancing, late night food, and afterparty.
***This post is about nightlife but obviously for a good time we like to surf. Some people are nature addicts, fitness junkies, or foodies, and some like to Kiteboard (Cabarete is an amazing world class Kitesurfing destination as well) but the common thread among us: everybody likes to party from time to time- and if you don’t we have plenty other fun blogs for you to read 🙂
There’re lots of restaurants in Cabarete serving great food and drinks, to keep things short we’ll be going over dinner specials in town since a party night isn’t so much about food as it is about fuel.
Mojito Bar Cabarete has a daily special which includes a hot toasty sandwich on ciabatta bread, french fries, and a mojito for less than $6, their Happy Hour is 4-8PM and it’s 2-for-1 drinks
Lax/Ojo has 5-7pm mojito specials, 7-8:30 burger and fries for $4 and half price pizza and pasta all night.
VoyVoy has a daily special called their Plato del Dia
Onno’s serves great food all day and their Happy Hour is 11pm to 12am with half priced cocktails and shots, pitchers for 300rd.
Wikipedia has defined pre-game as: the process of getting drunk prior to going out socializing, in a manner as cost-efficient as possible, with hard liquor and cheap beer consumed while in small groups.
Our two favorite dive bars in Cabarete are perfect pregame spots and also serve really good food:
La Cevicheria offers 3 things on their menu: ceviche, pork sandwiches, and beer, Rico serves the best and freshest ceviche in town and you will definitely crave his sandwiches later once you’ve tried ‘em. Our favorite part about this local spot is it opens and closes whenever the owner wants and you’ll always make friends here.
Fin Box is another dive bar great for pre-gaming and it makes sandwiches and pizza on an open grill. Their prices for beer and rum drinks rival most places happy hour specials and the music is unlike what you’ll find at every other Cabarete bar. If you’re looking for the spot with great local vibes, this is it!
On Monday nights VoyVoy has a karaoke night and it’s the perfect pre-game because drinks are 2-for-1 until 11pm. Karaoke night gets really packed so it’s definitely a good time.
The best nights to go dancing are Thursdays and Saturdays. We aren’t sure why Cabarete parties on Thursdays instead of Fridays like the rest of the world but we figure it has something to do with recovering on Friday to do it again Saturday or maybe the club LAX/Ojo created Thursday night Latin Night and it stuck.
There are several dance clubs on the beach strip of bars and restaurants that make up the main drag of Cabarete. You can choose what music you like best and just walk in and dance. Dominicans love to dance so the music is always something to move your booty to; latin music like salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, and electronic music are usually the favorites. You’ll find really good electronic DJs playing at Leaf Cabarete, reggaeton at Onno’s nightclub, and different kinds of latin music upstairs and downstairs at Lax/Ojo.
Dancing can start whenever you want and goes on till 3am, however the clubs mostly get packed around 12 once everyone has enough liquid confidence in their system.
Late Night Food in Cabarete 3-4am
- Hexenkessel is located right outside the dance clubs and offers a full menu until 4am. Pizza, salads, burgers and sandwiches, everything to minimize tomorrow’s headache.
- Street Food – We highly recommend the “Jesu Cabarete Hot Dog” cart across the street from Ojo’s. He makes Pork leg sandwiches with cabbage, hot dogs, or Chimis which is like a burger but different bread and toppings as well as hot dog sandwiches.
Not everyone makes it to this part of the night but if you do, you only have one option for continuing the party in Cabarete: the Casino. The casino in town has a downstairs for gambling and an upstairs club for dancing.
We want you to have a blast while you’re vacationing here so we gave you the scoop about nightlife in Cabarete.That being said, if the waves are good tomorrow, don’t go out so late and save the day for surf! That’s what we would do at least 😉