Live Music in Bogotá

El Sitio

This ultratrendy bar/restaurant off Parque 93 has a large interior and frequent rumba bands.
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El Viejo Almacén

One of half a dozen bars/clubs on the block, the Viejo Almacén is a classic tango dive. Soft lit space with oodles of Carlos Gardel pics, a wall of 5000 dusty tango LPs, and couples taking a step or two as some of t…
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Escobar Rosas

An unsigned sad little corner building opens into one of La Candelaria’s most popular dance places – a gritty, cramped, two-level place with electronic, funk and rock music for arty youth. Carpe diem!
Theatre in Bogotá

Media Torta

Live kid-oriented concerts are staged for free at noon on Sundays at a band stage above La Candelaria. Take the steps up from the end of Calle 18.
Club in Bogotá

Quiebra Canto

Name-dropped first – for years now – by salsa-seekers across town, the Canto is a double-level disco a short walk from La Candelaria. Wednesday is big with expats for electronica DJs, but weekends go for live salsa.
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Centro Colombo Americano

Often has free films.
Cafe in Bogotá

Casa de Citas

Named for an earlier incarnation – when prostitutes advertised themselves from the balcony above – the saloon-styled Citas is now an atmospheric cafe, adorned with Castro photos, that hosts live rumba, jazz or salsa…
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A short taxi ride north of La Candelaria is this totally unpretentious salsa club located in a brick house, with about 20 tables and live Cuban bands on weekends.
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Cha Cha

Atop the old Hotel Hilton in Chapinero (with sweeping city views), the glitzy Louis XVI–meets-art-deco club brings in fairly casual locals for a mix of DJs spinning various rhythms del noche – rumba, salsa, electron…
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Gaira Café

Vallenato legend Carlos Vives' ultrafun dancehall-restaurant hosts live vallenato, cumbia and porro – or modern takes on them. Locals pack in for food and rum drinks, and dance in the tight spaces around tables to a…