Bogotá Nightlife

The most happening nightlife in Bogotá is the Zona Rosa in 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, night clubs and restaurants.

Bars in Bogotá

Bogota Beer Company

You could also try the Bogota Beer Company, a popular brew pub with a rock soundtrack. It has a second location in Zona Rosa.

Carrera 12 no 83-33, Chicó
Website: www.bogotabeercompany.com

Cafe Para Dos

Is a very informal bar serving excellent mixed juices, where people sit on cushions on the floor.

Calle 14 no 3-12

Museo del Tequila

For something a bit stronger, try Museo del Tequila, with more than 1,500 bottles of tequila – the largest collection in South America. Mexican food (the very hot variety) is available here and there is usually some live Mexican music too.

Carrera 13A no 86A-18

Clubs in Bogotá

Barbar

Alternatively, you could try three-level discotheque Barbar, which plays a mix of thumping electronic beats, reggae, salsa and merengue.

Calle 82 no 12-22

Cha-Cha

Is one of the most exclusive (and expensive) clubs in town. It is located on the 41st floor of what once was the Hilton Hotel, in the old ballroom, and has kept the traditional elegant décor. Think crystal chandeliers meet electronic music. World-famous DJs often play here.

Carrera 7 no 32-26

Live Music in Bogotá

Quiebra Canto

This is a split disco with a choice of music depending on the day; weekends are usually reserved for live music.

Carrera 5 no 17-76
Website: www.quiebracanto.com

Salome Pagana

This is a well-known salsateca with Son Cubano (Cuban music with Spanish and African influences).

Carrera 14A no 82-16
Website: www.salomepaganaclubsocial.com

Culture in Bogotá

Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango

Features international musicians and young local talent.

Calle 11 no 4-14 (tel: (1) 343 1212.
Website: www.lablaa.org

Media Torta

Hosts a variety of Colombian music with free live performances on Sundays.

Corner of Calle 18 and Carretera Circunvalacion
Tel: (1) 281 7704.
Website: www.mediatorta.gov.co

Teatro Colón

The place to go for opera and classical music is Teatro Colón. It regularly features international and local artists.

Calle 10, no 5-32

Tel: (1) 341 0475.

Teatro de la Candelaria

A smaller theatre specialising in fringe productions.

Calle 12 no 2-59

Tel: (1) 281 4814.

Website: www.teatrolacandelaria.org.co

Edited by Tina Banerjee
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