Dance in Medellín

Casa Gardeliana

Located in Barrio Manrique, the Casa Gardeliana was Medellín's main tango venue for years, hosting tango bands and dance shows. It still holds events occasionally but is now basically a small tango museum and dance …
Dance in Medellín

El Patio del Tango

Now tango's major stage in Medellín, this steak restaurant is decorated like a typical Buenos Aires tango dive. Make reservations in advance for the live shows on Fridays and Saturdays. It's located a couple of bloc…
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A five-minute taxi ride past Mango’s on the highway is this massive disco. It attracts DJs from around the world. This is your late night option – no one shows up until 3am. The retractable roof opens and closes to …
Club in Taganga

El Garaje

El Garaje lost its crown as the top spot in Taganga with the arrival of El Mirador. It now serves as an after-party destination for the town's zombies who fear the dawn. The gnarled tree on the dance floor is still …
Club in Villavicencio

Los Capachos

Villavo holds nothing back at night and this massive, multi-environment nightclub is one of Colombia's most famous, a real doozy featuring DJs in solid brick booths, painted milk jugs hanging from ceilings and a wil…
Club in Medellín

El Tibiri

Hidden in an unsigned sweaty basement on La 70, this intimate salsa club is one of the best places in town to perfect your moves. There is no cover and the cheap drinks and friendly crowd will get even non-dancers o…
Club in Taganga

El Mirador

Here they are in their ragged tropi-cool finery; shaking and thumping, boozing and bumping – it's your 100% uncut backpacker disco paradiso. The rum flows, the speakers throb with mainstream pop, and the bayview dan…
Cinema in Medellín

Centro Colombo Americano

For classic English-language films, check out the Centro Colombo Americano.
Live Music in Medellín

El Blue

Just off Parque Lleras, this place is devoted to rock, often hosting live bands. It has a large outdoor patio and caters to a mostly laid-back crowd. Thursday is big because there’s no cover charge. One of the very …
Club in Medellín


This upscale disco is tricked out in a western theme – all the waiters are dressed like cowboys. Scantily clad models and dwarfs dance for the crowds. The city’s rich and beautiful come here to show off – it’s among…