El Bembe

Bar in Bogotá

Image by Jacqui de Klerk Lonely Planet

Cuba and Colombia share a loose cultural alliance, especially when it comes to music, as this little piece of tropicalia ably demonstrates. Head up the multicolored stairs off a cobbled street in La Macarena for rum and salsa, live bands and potent mojitos (COP$25,000 to COP$42,000), all of which seem to flow more freely on Friday. Skip the food.