Bogotá drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Cafe in Bogotá

Azahar Café

Possibly the finest shrine to coffee in Colombia, the recently amplified Azahar exudes taste, expertise and an undying passion for the country’s second-most-famous homegrown product (after cocaine). Busy baristas wo…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Bogotá

Cervecería Gigante

American nanobrewer Will Catlett has created what feels like an underground brewer's lair at Bogotá's top craft-beer destination, a simple, unsigned place west of Carrera 14 with 12 taps (three dedicated to its own …
Top Choice Club in Bogotá

Cine Tonalá

Bogotá's only independent cinema champions Latin and Colombian films and international cult classics, but this Mexico City import refuses to be categorized. The multifaceted cultural center, set in a renovated 1930s…
Top Choice Pub in Bogotá

El Mono Bandido

Having commandeered a Quinta Camacho mansion and flipped it into one of Bogotá's most cinematic pubs, El Mono Bandido has atmosphere in spades. Enjoy house-brewed craft suds inside the two-floor space teeming with e…
Craft Beer in Bogotá

Dos Carreras

Run by a Spanish–Colombian couple, this narrow, warmly lit bar in the Tudor-inspired Quinta Camacho barrio offers a diverse selection of some of the best locally brewed craft beer, including three by the owners them…
Cafe in Bogotá

Cada Loco con Su Tema

This cultural cafe, hidden within an early 20th-century English-style cluster of red-brick houses, provides a quiet escape from Bogotá’s rowdy streets. Part of the Houses and Histories Cultural Centre, it aims to ke…
Bar in Bogotá

Bistro El Bandido

Step back in time at this popular high-end bar and brasserie hidden behind residential shrubbery in Nogal. DJ's spin oldies (think Big Band, Elvis) between live jazz/swing sets while a well-heeled crowd laps up clas…
Craft Beer in Bogotá

Tap House

A partnership between two local craft breweries (the American-Colombian-run Tomahawk and more traditional Tierra Alta), this craft beer haunt on the second floor of Container City is a good spot to acquaint yourself…
Club in Bogotá

Video Club

Fortunately for club kids, the unfortunately named Video Club is much cooler than its name (and facade) suggest. The two-floor former warehouse space in Chapinero draws a vehemently mixed crowd, who mingle on the wo…
Craft Beer in Bogotá

Chelarte

Chelarte – a portmanteau word combining Mexican slang for beer ('chela') and 'artesanal' – helped pioneer craft beer in Bogotá when brewer Camilo Rojas decided six years ago that Club Colombia and Aguila just weren'…