From laid-back beach bars with spectacular ocean views to lively nightclubs in the heart of downtown, the best Punta Cana cocktail bars are welcoming and fun – and offer incredible libations. During your time at the all inclusive Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort (comprised of Barceló Bávaro Palace and the adults-only Barceló Bávaro Beach) or Occidental Punta Cana, discover Punta Cana cocktail bars that will surprise and delight. We’ve also included some tips on what to order while you’re soaking in the Dominican nightlife vibes.
Coffee, Rum & Cigar Lounge Bar
Address: Barceló Bávaro Palace, Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Playa Bávaro, 23301 Punta Cana La Altagracia, D.R.
The Vibe: The Dominican Republic is renowned for coffee, rum and cigars. So as you can probably tell from its name, Barceló Bávaro Palace’s Coffee, Rum & Cigar Lounge Bar is a great place to get acquainted with these signature D.R. experiences. Sit back and relax and enjoy the best of the country’s offerings in an elegant setting. And for a crash course in all things Dominican rum, click here.
What To Order: For a real DR drinking experience, try Mamajuana, a powerful concoction made with rum, red wine, and honey, soaked in a bottle with tree bark and herbs.
Beach Lounge Bar
Address: Occidental Punta Cana, Avenida España, S/N., Playa El Cortesito, 23301 La Altagracia , Punta Cana, D.R.
The Vibe: Picture this: a terrace by the sand and sea, surrounded by palm trees. It’s the perfect environment to savor handcrafted cocktails accompanied by spectacular views. Located within Occidental Punta Cana, Beach Lounge Bar delivers the most gorgeous sunsets in all of Punta Cana. Cocktails on the beach have never been better.
What To Order: What’s the ultimate beach cocktail? That’s a tough one – but a mojito has to be a contender. Something about the blend of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint just feels right with a Punta Cana breeze in your hair.
Black Diamond Hookah Lounge
Address: Calle Italia, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
The Vibe: One of the only hookah bars in Punta Cana, Black Diamond Hookah Lounge is a supremely relaxed spot to spread out on comfy pillows and enjoy cocktails, food and hookah with friends. The hookah menu is very diverse, with varieties ranging from café latte to coconut to jasmine. If you’ve never experienced hookah before, it’s a great place to discover this fun and social nightlife activity.
What To Order: The Cuba Libre cocktail at Black Diamond is a deliciously refreshing libation, consisting of cola, rum and lime juice on ice. It’s the ideal Punta Cana sip.
Soles Chill Out Bar
Address: Calle Pirata, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
The Vibe: The name says it all. Soles Chill Out Bar is all about chilling out. After a day discovering the excitement of Punta Cana, whether its cultural exploration or outdoor adventures, you’ll be able to wind down here. The outdoor setting right on the beach takes advantage of the perfect Dominican weather, and the ambiance is very mellow, with live music, DJs spinning chill beats and friendly locals enjoying the Punta Cana night.
What To Order: No beach getaway in the Dominican Republic is complete without a piña colada. This sweet cocktail, mixed with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, is a tropical treat. Shaken or blended with ice – it’s your call!
Address: Avenida España, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
The Vibe: Where the locals go to party! Drink Point on Avenida España is hopping seven nights a week, with bachata and merengue music inspiring mingling and dancing. This is one of those Punta Cana cocktail bars that takes having fun seriously. Get ready to stay up late (and sleep in the next morning!).
What To Order: The El Presidente is a classic Cuban cocktail. But we think it is an even better drinking experience in the Dominican Republic. This cocktail consists of rum, orange curaçao, vermouth, and grenadine. It goes down easy and tastes terrific.
Imagine Punta Cana
Address: Av. Estados Unidos, Antiguo Cruce Carretera Coco Loco a Friusa, Punta Cana 23000, D.R.
The Vibe: Imagine Punta Cana is a particularly cool Punta Cana nightlife destination. When you’re here, you’ll explore a series of interconnected caves, each one with a different theme and vibe. From mellow to thumping (Imagine Punta Cana books the very best international DJs), pick the one that suits your mood! And of course, the cocktails are great.
What To Order: Get the party started with a Coco Loco cocktail. Made up of white rum, vodka, creme de bananes, pineapple juice, coconut cream and sugar syrup, it’s just the thing to get into an Imagine state of mind.
Now you’re ready to enjoy some very fun Punta Cana cocktail bars. Remember to enjoy exploring these hot spots responsibly!