THE GREAT: The ambiance typical of a low-income crowd that just wants to get drunk and party;
THE BAD: The mess, the dirt, the sketchy feel.
This place is known for one single drink: Terremoto (earthquake). It doesn't even taste that good, and it'll get you drunk fast. The advice I got when I first went there was NOT to sit while drinking terremotos. And the advice came in handy...
You DON'T come here for the food, other drinks, to sit and watch, nor to have a quiet meeting with friends. This place is loud, crowded, messy, dirty, filled with tipsy people and drunkards everywhere... it's an experience all by itself and well worth a visit. There's live music -usually a few guys playing guitar or drums for coins all throughout the place. The ambiance is one of fun.
Low class + income Chileans come here with only one purpose: to get drunk. Interesting enough, though, the place also gets filled with tourists, which is also a plus. It reminded me of college days when you'd go with your buddies to the cheapest place you could find to get the deed done.
This is no Whisky Blue. On the contrary, it is quite at the opposite end of the spectrum. But it's one of those truly unique experiences you must get done and see in Chile -and in your life. I had a blast, got quite tipsy with my crowd, and then went on to Cafe Brasil for some fried food and beer.
The point of this place is precisely to offer you terrible food and drinks at such a low price that all people do is get drunk and move on with their night. TIP: Come here at around 7-730pm and leave after 2 terremotos... more of them and you'll be in trouble finding your two legs on the pavement! :)
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