Started by, and named after, a local music-lover who went to London in the 70s and found brief fame in the band Stray Dogs, Armando is part record label, part gig venue, part nightspot. Bogotá’s trendiest alternative types come for the weekend rooftop parties, where edgy DJs and often bands entertain well into the night. Try the mojitos and be sure to don your best hipster-wear.
The most happening nightlife in Bogotá is the Zona Rosa to the north of the city, near the Andino and Atlantis shopping centres. The area offers lots of entertainment possibilities but particularly buzzing is Zona T with numerous bars, cafes, nightclubs and restaurants.