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El Chamán

El Chamán (del Restaurante Tiscapa, 200 metros al sur, Managua) – this dance club is hard to miss, since it’s in a building shaped like a Mayan pyramid. El Chamán attracts a young, 20-something crowd (playing mainly rock and electronic dance music). Occasional live shows are booked there are well (which can run the range […]

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Club Hollywood

Club Hollywood (Zona Rosa, Edificio Delta, Managua) – this is one of Managua’s exclusive nightspots in the Zona Rosa, attracting deep-pocketed locals and overseas visitors. Expect a picky door policy – so dressing up is virtually mandatory here.

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Broder

Broder (Plaza Eclipse, Pista Juan Pablo II, Managua) – this is a popular club with collage age locals. Expect various types of Latin music played here: from Salsa, to Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia, as well as some international pop and dance music.

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Bar La Cavagna

Bar La Cavagna (near the Centro Cultural Managua, Managua) – this 1950s style bar attracts a more mature (30 and above) crowd, since it plays both jazz and local (Nicaraguan) folk music.

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Bar Cultural El Caramanchel

Bar Cultural El Caramanchel (Bolonia, del Hospital military, 3 blocks to the north, ½ block east, Managua) — Caramanchel is an alternative bar with an arty/hippie feel, an eclectic mix of music and a crowd floating on ‘good vibes.’ The bar plays host to a wide variety of cultural events and activities from Nicaragua and […]

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Bar Bongó

Bar Bongó (Av. de las Naciones Unidas, Zona Rosa, Managua) – this is one of the livelier nightspots at the Zona Rosa district (just three blocks south of the Metrocenter). This venue happens to serve Cuban food and there’s usually live music on weekends.

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Taska Kiko

Taska Kiko (1 block East of Monte de los Olivos, Los Robles, Managua) – this is another popular Spanish restaurant in Managua. Items served at this ranch-style restaurant range from paella to Spanish omelettes, croquetas, and Basque-inspired seafood ítems are served here.

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Tonelli & Boanerg

  Tonelli & Boanerg (Semaforos Hotel Seminole 1c. Sur y 50 Mts. Oeste, Managua) – this is another restaurant that served quality Italian cuisine. Along with the various spaghetti dishes (including pasta with clams), the shrimp specialties are also well-regarded.

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Zacate Limón

Zacate Limón (El Tiangue, Módulo 2 del Club Terraza, 300 meters up, Managua) – this upscale restaurant is better-known for its breakfast food (omelettes, French Toast, Eggs Benedict, etc.) In addition , Zacate Limón offers coconut cakes , lemon and chocolate , among the variety of desserts. There are also health food options (such as […]

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Meson Real

Meson Real (del Club Terraza — 1C. Al Norte y 1C. Al Este, Managua) – a variety of Spanish dishes, along with tapas, are served here. One recommended dish here is the camarones con yuca. Paella is also available here.