Hannsi Centro Artesanal (Calle Bolívar 12, El Hatillo, Caracas) — open since 1970 in El Hatillo town -in the outskirts of Caracas, and with around 3000 m2 of exhibition, Hannsi is one of the most famous handcraft shops in Venezuela, offering the very best of its culture and traditions to the rest of the world. […]
Centro Sambil (Av. Libertador e/Calle Los Angeles, Chacao, Caracas) – located in the upscale Chacao district, this is one of Caracas’ major shopping centers (built by the largest mall operator in the country), and is said to be one of the largest in South America (with over 400 international & regional retailers). Like other malls, […]
Suka Bar & Café (Centro Comercial San Ignacio, Caracas) –– this intimate yet lively bar with spectacular cocktails is especially popular with music lovers due to their frequent DJ nights. The Moroccan-inspired decor of this popular bar lends a delightful exotic air to the sultry ambiance. Located inside the San Ignacio Mall, this is a […]
Rosalinda (Calle Madrid e/ Veracruz y Caroni, Las Mercedes, Caracas) – this nightspot is for well-dressed patrons who are in the mood for Salsa, Merengue and Reggaetón (as well as occasional sessions of Trance and Electro House music). The interior décor includes an amber-lit bar, classical French-style chairs, and orange & black (Veuve Clicquot champagne)-colored […]
Moulin Rouge (Av. Francisco López, Sabana Grande, Caracas) – despite the name, this is not a French cabaret-themed nightspot. Instead, it’s a venue for live alternative rock acts. This club has two sections: a performance hall and a nearby lounge for Trance, Techno and Electro House music spun by local resident DJs.
El Teatro Bar (Av. Orinoco, Las Mercedes, Caracas) – despite its name, this is actually a rock club, where various local bands perform live. Many college students show up here. Like other bars, ladies sometimes get in free if they show up early (before 11 pm).
Pastissima (Av. San Marino e/Guaicaipuro, Chacao, Caracas) – the name says it all: it’s a pasta palace. Located in the city’s upscale Chacao district, one can find homemade ravioli, tortellini, gnocchi, and gourmet-quality pizza. Of course, it also have Italian desserts such as gelatos and tiramisu.
Mokambo (Calle Madrid e/Calle Monterrey, Las Mercedes, Caracas) – although this restaurant’s interior decor is African (hence its name), the ítems served here are mostly Mediterranean. Spanish-style tapas are available here, along with Italian pastas and other dishes. There is also an outdoor dining area – which tends to fill up during the evenings.
La Cocina de Francy (Av. Este 2 e/Tracabordo, La Candelaria, Caracas) – this restaurant serves Venezuelan dishes, such as pelao guayanés (chicken stew with herbs and olive oil), and pabellón criollo (a popular meal consisting of rice, black beans, fried plantains, and shredded beef). Since this is South America, various types of arepas (cornmeal cakes) […]
La Terraza del Ateneo (Av. La Salle, Colinas de Los Caobos, Qta. La Colina, Caracas): ubicada dentro del centro cultural Ateneo, este ventoso piso de arriba es un lugar popular para los aficionados al arte local. Los recitales de poesía (como “Jamming Poético”) y las producciones teatrales se celebran con frecuencia aquí.