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If you're looking for the most entertaining nightlife, you have a few options in Dominican Republic. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you head to Santo Domingo earlier in the evening for a night of theater and the symphony. The National Theater opens Symphony Season twice a year and hosts live concerts every Wednesday. Jazz lovers will want to visit La Cantina del Agave in the Olde Santo Domingo City for live music from a variety of artists every night of the week. If you're visiting in July, don’t miss the International Jazz Festival. Any time of year, the Santo Domingo Pier features live music and fine dining, and La Guácara Taína is the spot to dance until dawn at the city's discotheque.
It's important to note that much of the Dominican Republic caters to the tourists, which means the best and safest nightlife is typically found at the hotels and resorts. Unless you're with a local or know the area well, Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest you stay at the clubs, bars and casinos within your hotel or a neighboring hotel. All the resorts on the island feature some type of nighttime event, whether it's a special night of dining or dancing until dawn on the beach.