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“Good fun at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Barrio Bellavista

Barrio Bellavista
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$50.00*
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Bike and Wine Cousiño Macul Tour
Ranked #15 of 498 things to do in Santiago
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This cultural city neighborhood is rich with artists, entertainers and some of chile's best ethnic and local cuisine.
Lausanne, Switzerland
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“Good fun at night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

Bellavista has great options for a night out any days of the week. From clubs to live music (chilean, jazz, blues,...), you'll find what you're looking for. I'd say avoid pio nono as it's packed with drunks, cheap bad food and "problems". Constitucion st. has great dining options. If you want to see bellavista, leave these 2 main streets and head in direction of Recoleta, you'll find a few gems in parallel smaller streets. Not that great during the day.... as it's defintely the nightlife heart of Santiago. For cool daytime options (strolling, authentic houses, shopping) prefer barrio Italia or even yungay.

Visited August 2013
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“Aesthetically and Viscerally Pleasing but Mostly Not Bohemian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

From what I could tell, Bellavista was historically bohemian yes, but it has long-since been found. Still certainly a must see as to get a full appreciation of Santiago de Chile but don't get your hopes up; The hipsters are probably pioneering some other neighborhood.

Visited August 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“It is a unique yet traditional place for young people to meet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

There is much variety as to the offering of the type of food or beverage. Frequented by young people or young people at heart.
Beer is popular which feels odd in a country that dedicates so much attention to the production of wine. There is contrast in the art, the fashion and the settings. All kinds of music can be heard.
Great informal setting.

Visited March 2013
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Central Oregon, Oregon
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“Tourist Haven, but Beware”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nine years ago, before becoming such a big tourist attraction, this Santiago barrio was a quiet, rather Bohemian locale with some good restaurants, lots of bars spilling onto the street, filled mostly with students from the nearby University of Chile Law School. Now the Patio Bellavista has become a big tourist attraction, with lots of chi chi restaurants, bars, high-priced galleries. It can be interesting, if you like that sort of thing, and I still go to eat at a couple of the restaurants where Santiago "cuisine" has really improved. But watch your wallet, as wherever tourists congregate, so do pick pockets. I lost a wallet there that was in a fanny pack, worn for 5 minutes at the back--it should have been in front! But I had just come from a restaurant. This area is also full of discoteques--a good place to party if you are young and not stupid.

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting neighborhood: lots going on there!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

It is an old neighborhood, today full of restaurants and pubs, very lively, but consider the following: I do not recomend going there after 11pm, because it could get dangerous (street fights, etc., because of young people who drink too much).
However, there are several very good restaurants, worth going to. Also visit Patio Bellavista, which has little stores with typical chilean things, silver jewelry, pubs and restaurants. I would say, the main street for good restaurants is Constitucion.

Visited March 2013
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