Now there is a place for gays in Punta Cana. Called Mares Punta Cana. It is located in Plaza Nautico in El Cortecito in Bavaro Punta Cana. Just one block from the beach. Click on their Facebook page to keep up with their latest offerings. Click here for a map and look for the name to see the location.
Monaco Bar Lounge
Avenida 27 of February #40
Centrally-located in the center of the city. There are always specials and strippers. Checkout their Facebook page for all their offers and specials.
There are many other bar/clubs, those with a gay clientele are listed above. During the week your options are limited if you want to socialize in a predominantly gay setting. Here are some other options. But remember, they are not exclusively gay. Also, you want to be aware of the "Dominican Dress-Code" when going out. Button-down collared shirt, along with jeans, loafers and slicked back hair is the predominant uniform. Tattoos, long hair (especially dreads), loud jewelry, and any other high-fashion looks are generally frowned upon, at some of the higher-end places. You want to keep it on the conservative side at these places. Below are some other options during the week.
Avenida Venezuela (near Avenida Las Americas)
Ensanche Ozama, Santo Domingo Este
In the eastern part of Santo Domingo there is a street, Avenida Venezuela, that has many bars & restaurants. It is perfect for bar hopping. It is nice during the week and very crowded on the weekends. Open 7 days-a-week. To see a map of where this street is located click here, and look for the name Avenida Venezuela.
Dock Lounge @ Acropolis
Avenida Winston Churchill & Rafael Agosto Sanchez
Piantini, Santo Domingo
This is another bar that is a great place to hangout and people watch. It is frequented by gays (discreet and otherwise), but not a gay bar. Great music, incredible drinks along with some great looking people. All age ranges covered, though it leans toward a young demographic. Click their Facebook page to get more information. To see a map of where this business is located in the colonial zone, click here, and look for the name of the business.
Abraham Lincoln near Independence Avenue
La Julia, Santo Domingo
Club that is open seven-days-a-week, until 6 a.m. Located in the Hispanola Hotel. It has live music many nights, and rarely has a cover charge. Also a lounge and restaurant. Great place to go on a Monday night. Click here and look for the name to see the location.
Avenida George Washington #51 (and Calle Cambronal)
Ciudad Nueva, Santo Domingo
This club is located in the Hotel Napolitano. Geared toward a younger crowd with DJ's playing all night long. Drink specials. It is open everyday until 6 AM (because it is in a hotel and has a casino they don't have the curfew restrictions). Dress-code enforced. Click their Facebook page to get more information. To see a map of where this business is located in the colonial zone, click here, and look for the name of the business.
Calle Hostos #157 (near the corner of El Conde)
Colonial Zone, Santo Domingo
Very popular bar/restaurant in the colonial zone. On the weekends it has a D.J. playing the latest music. Entrance is usually free, and there is a cross-section of people (including gays) frequent the club. Drink specials and some good food. There are two other locations in Cabarete and Altos de Chavon. Click their Facebook page for more information. To see a map of where this business is located in the coloniazl zone, click here, and look for the name of the business.
Trio Bar & Lounge
Sheraton Hotel Santo Domingo
Avenida George Washington #365 (Malecon)
Gazcue, Santo Domingo
On the ground floor of the Sheraton Hotel Santo Domingo. Open 7 days-a-week, until 6 a.m. An upscale bar, used to be called Trio Cafe. It has moved it's location to the Sheraton Hotel. Click here for their Facebook page. To see a map of where this business is located, click here, and look for the name of the business.
Last Updated: May 5, 2016