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Latora 4 Brazos

Latora 4 Brazos (Calle 8 #40A-18, Bogotá) – located in Bogotá’s Chaperino district, this nightspot books live rock bands, as well as DJ-driven electronic and Latin music sessions. There is also a small balcony which looks onto the main feature of this club – a massive ‘outdoor’ (smoking is allowed here despite the fact that […]

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A Seis Manos

A Seis Manos (Calle 22 #8-60, Bogotá) – as the décor suggests, this venue is popular with the local elite – attracting an artsy, hipster crowd with deep pockets. Opened by French investors, A Seis Manos runs events almost every day of the week, including film showings, indie gigs, salsa shows and more.

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Armando Records

Armando Records (Calle 85 #14-46, Bogotá) – this multi-level nightspot, located in Bogotá’s Zona Rosa, best-known for playing electronic dance music for a younger crowd (especially its 2nd floor – known there as “La Cochera”). There’s also an outdoor area where Salsa, Reggaeton and local Colombian tunes can be heard.

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Babar Bar Lounge

Babar Bar Lounge (Centro, Plaza de Santa Teresa Esquina con Calle San Juan de Dios, 3-37, Cartagena) – this local lounge’s winning formula of multi-genre music and smart lounge areas to sample chat-up lines has been a hit for years — with tourists and locals alike rating this place as one of the top clubbing […]

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Bazurto social club

Bazurto Social Club (Av del Centenario, Carrera 9 30-42, Getsimaní, Cartagena) — DJs and live bands keep Bazurto’s play-list fresher than most places with a healthy mix of Champeta, Terapia, Cumbia and Reggae that attracts a bohemian crowd bored by Cartagena’s ‘crossover’ dominated dance floors. Bazurto’s creative team decked the bar out with classic photos […]

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Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street (Calle Santodomingo # 30-03,Centro, Cartagena ) — this is an expansive Mardi Gras-inspired drinking den in the heart of Cartagena’s historic center. Popular with Americans passing through Cartagena, there is both American pop & rock tunes playing on this bar’s sound system (along with occasional live bands), as well as burgers, ribs and […]

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Café Havana

Café Havana (Calle Media Luna y Calle Guerrero, Getsemaní, Cartagena) – this bar, opened in 2006, with its Cuban theme, has become one of Cartagena’s most popular nightspots. Its charismatic Spanish owner has successfully transformed the city’s hottest bar on a minimal budget, leaving much of the de-constructed interior untouched whilst covering the tobacco-stained walls […]

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El Candelario

El Candelario (Carrera 14A #83-56, Bogotá) – this venue acts as a restaurant during the day. At night (especially from Thursday to Saturday), an eclectic mix of locals and tourists show up to dance to Salsa, Merengue, rock and house music. Local meals such as Ajiaco (a cross between a soup and a stew) are […]

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Fragma

Fragma (Calle Playa de la Artillería # 36-86 Segundo Piso, Centro, Cartagena) – located within the walled-in old district of Cartagena, this club attracts a younger crowd who like electronic dance music. Along with that, Reggaeton and Vallenato (Colombian mountain music) can also be heard here. There’s also an outdoor patio for those who want […]

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The Ville

La Villa (Carrera 14A #83-56, Bogotá) – located in the Zona T district of the Colombia capital, “La Villa” is known for its classy décor, frequent drinks deals and superb atmosphere During the weekends, local DJs spin a mix of electronic dance music, rock and pop hits, along with occasional sessions of Colombian music (such […]