Mendoza’s night life has a wide range of options for every age and taste.
Bars and resto-bars in Arístides street or Chacras de Coria, discos in Vistalba or El Challao, theatre plays, rock, jazz, and every kind of music bands, covers, live shows, art exhibitions, and events at wineries, are some of the alternatives that Mendoza has to offer.
It is worth mentioning that there are three state-of the-art ten-screen cinemas in Mendoza: Village, in Mendoza Plaza Shopping Center; Cinemark, in Palmares Open Mall and Cinemacenter in La Barraca Mall.
In Mendoza there are many places to watch theatre performances and shows: the traditional Independencia Theatre is without a doubt the most important one together with Julio Quintanilla Theatre, but there is also a wide offer of smaller halls.
There are two main areas where most night clubs and pubs are located: Ruta Panamericana, in Vistalba and Chacras de Coria (Lujan de Cuyo, and Avenida Champagnat, El Challao (Las Heras). Both areas are 15 minutes away from downtown Mendoza by car.
There are also ballrooms, tango clubs, and tropical clubs. Most of them are located in downtown Mendoza or really close to it. It is worth mentioning that Mendoza features several casinos with slot machines, roulette, poker, black jack, and baccarat.
There are also clubs for the gay community offering shows featuring drag queens and strippers, and great music.
Sport events are another option for recreation; such as football games played at “Malvinas Argentinas” stadium. It is the venue for the local team “Godoy Cruz Antonio Tomba,” which competes in National Tournaments against teams such as Boca Juniors, and River Plate.
Also, mostly during the summer period, Mendoza offers a full agenda of festivals and cultural events. There are celebrations of national, provincial and municipal.
Among themselves folk and religious festivals, artistic cycles, cultural and sporting events and departmental Harvests, which conclude with the celebration of the National Harvest Festival, the annual festival of Mendoza, the first weekend of March.