Uruguay Noche de la Nostalgia Parties 2011

Karin Ledl
Noche de la Nostalgia, Uruguay's mid-winter "oldies" dance holiday,  is coming up Wednesday August 24th, 2011. It is Uruguay's most popular winter celebration with hundreds of parties being held in hotels, nightclubs, and restuarants. With so many parties to choose from, how does one know where to go? In this post Karin Ledl provides her short list of where to celebrate Noche de Nostalgia 2011 in both Montevideo and Punta del Este:

2011 Noche de Nostalgia Parties in Montevideo, Uruguay  

Sheraton Hotel Punta Carretas: special 3 course menu, includes all soft-drinks, whisky, wine and champagne during the whole night. The party starts at 21:00 with live jazz music and after dinner there will be a disco.  US$125 per person (Victor Soliño 349, tel: 2712-3474 int. 3800)

Rara Avis: Dinner/show at 21:00 with live piano music, then after midnight a disco party. Dinner and the party will cost $2.150 pesos; or you can just go to the party for $950 pesos. (Buenos Aires 652, tel: 2915-0330)

Hemingway´s: entrance to the dinner/show will be $1,000 pesos per person and includes a welcome drink, soft-drink, or water, and one bottle of champagne per couple. (Rambla Republica de Mexico 5535, tel: 2600-0121)

Bar Tabaré: live music show in the wine cave with covers from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Show starts at 21:30. Dinner only will cost $1,200 pesos and includes wine and whisky, with the show $1,400 pesos. (Zorrilla de San Martin 152,

La Colmena: Rocko´s Band will play oldies, from 22:00 hrs. Welcome drink and small “picada” (cold cuts plate) is $800 pesos, welcome drink alone $600 pesos. (Maldonado 2182, tel: 2402-7868)

Hipódromo Nacional de Maroñas: advertising the event as “the party of the decade”, there will be 14 dance floors, and two dinner/shows. Live music, a tribute to ABBA, and Argentine singer Cesar “Banana” Pueyrredon are other highlights. General entrances without dinner/show are $480 pesos, for sale at any Abitab. For dinner/show call 2511-7777 extension 123. (Jose M. Guerra 3540)

2011 Noche de Nostalgia Parties in Punta del Este, Uruguay 

Conrad Hotel and Casino: the ballroom will be decorated like a disco from the 70s, open bar and buffet dinner with many food stations from 21:00 hs. US$150 per person. (Parada 4 Playa Mansa, tel: 4247-2301)

Hotel del Lago: dinner with free drinks until 00:30 and disco US$140 per couple; disco only US$65 per couple. (Ruta Interbalnearia km 116, tel: 4257-7444)

Mantra Hotel and Casino: dinner/show with open bar all night US$120 per person, only party with open bar from 23:00 hs U$ 70 per person (Juareguiberry and Ante Milat, La Barra; tel: 4277-1000)

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