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You'll find plenty of bars and clubs in Antigua, but overall, the nightlife scene is pretty mellow. In fact, by city ordinance, all bars and clubs must shut down by 1am. Adaptive as always, what follows are several nightly "private" after-hours parties, which are safe for tourists to attend. The parties shift around, and you'll almost certainly be handed a flier "inviting" you to one if you are still hanging around any of the bars in Antigua as the witching hour approaches.

In addition to the places listed you can check out La Sala, 6a Calle Poniente, #9 (tel. 502/7882-4237), for everything from poker night to dancing; Kafka, 6a Av. Norte, #40 (tel. 502/5270-6865); and either La Peña de Sol Latino, 5a Calle Poniente, #15C (tel. 502/7882-4468), or Rainbow Café, at the corner of 6a Calle and 7a Avenida (tel. 502/7832-1919), for live music nightly.

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