What are the best places to go dancing in Santiago?

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Gabriel O’Rorke

Like in all cities, there are many different places to go dancing. It all depends whether you prefer salsa, clubbing or fusion.

For live musicians and a local vibe, Onaciu in Barrio Bellavista has different bands playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. A large club with several rooms, including an internal patio, this is somewhere you can dance the night away.

Also in Bellavista, but a bit more upmarket, Boudoir is a new restaurant-cum-lounge-cum-bar with chandeliers and velvet chairs. Come midnight, one of the seating areas is cleared, a DJ turns up and the dancing begins.

For those who want to try their moves to the salsa rhythm, Salsa Brava is a traditional dance club more popular with locals than tourists. Go early to catch Happy Hour - the Caribbean cocktails (from mojitos to daiquiris and margaritas) will put a good dose of Dutch courage through your limbs.

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