Entertainment and Events
Just as it’s the center of Santiago’s restaurant scene, Barrio Bellavista is the focus of the city’s nightlife—in a neighborhood where most clubs don’t open until midnight or 1 a.m., and hardly anybody goes before 2 a.m., it seems incredible that, during the Pinochet dictatorship, the city endured an 11 p.m. curfew.
There are also nightspots in and around Santiago Centro, around Providencia’s Avenida Suecia, and near Plaza Ñuñoa, in the largely middle-class borough of the same name. Many bars and dance clubs, especially gay venues, have no obvious public signs except during opening hours.
© Wayne Bernhardson from Moon Chile, 2nd edition