In Colombia, you don’t go out to party, you go de rumba. Planning for a fun-themed vacation in Bogota? Here’s a guide to the city’s nightlife and party scene, from mainstream to low key!
First things first and, in Bogota, that means dancing to fast, tropical music like there’s no tomorrow. If you want a taste of what partying looks like for most locals, Gaira Café Cumbia House is a good place to start. You could call this a temple for Colombian music and musicians, where believers in salsa and cumbia gather to celebrate life as they dance to frantic live music.
Armando Records is a more modern take on the live music experience in Bogota. Anything from rock bands to electronic music DJs and acts of merengue and reggaeton can be heard at the main stage of this trendy looking spot.
The Zona Rosa is a lively, shiny district where a lot of Bogota’s nightlife takes place, so you want to make sure to reserve anything from a night to a full weekend for exploring it.
In this area, you can’t miss Andrés D.C., a Divine Comedy-based restaurant, bar and nightclub with four different levels: Hell, Earth, Purgatory and Heaven, each playing a different style of music.
Also in the Zona Rosa are Club Marquéz and El Mozo. The former is a four elements themed, modern lounge with exotic, molecular cocktails. The latter, one of the hottest gay clubs in town.
Looking for electronic sounds in Bogota? Baum is a futuristic looking club that hosts parties with domestic and international house and techno DJs.
Billares Londres is a more peculiar concept -picture a pool table bar that, at one point in the night, turns into a full blown house music club.
These are the clubs and spots that currently dominate the nightlife in Bogota. If you’re looking for places to stay for an upcoming vacation in this thriving city, check out City Express Bogota, it’s english friendly and ideal for traveling with friends!