Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Medellín

Salon Malaga

A Medellín institution, Salon Malaga is more than just a bar, it's a cultural experience. With walls decked out with black-and-white images of long-dead singers and an amazing collection of gramophones, it is a visu…
Top Choice Bar in Pereira

Rincón Clásico

Music lovers of all ages descend on this diminutive corner bar to drink and sing along to tango, bolero and other classics from the elderly owner's collection of 7000 records. Don Olmedo has been spinning tunes here…
Top Choice Cafe in Medellín

Pergamino

It's worth the effort to wait in line for a drink at this popular cafe, which serves up the best coffee in Medellín. There is a full range of hot and cold beverages, all made with top-quality beans sourced from smal…
Top Choice Cafe in Jardín

Cafe Macanas

Grab a cup of fantastic locally grown coffee and head out the back to the flower-filled patio right next to the basilica at this exceptional new cafe on the main plaza. There are also cozy spaces inside the colonial…
Top Choice Bar in Armenia

La Fonda Floresta

Set up like a traditional Antioquian village with antiques hanging from the ceiling and party lights everywhere, this popular bar draws a mixed crowd of people, who come to sit around small tables and drink. Once su…
Bar in Salento

Billar Danubio Hall

This is every Latin small-town fantasy rolled into one. Old men in non-ironic ponchos and cowboy hats sip aguardiente (anise-flavored liquor) as they play dominos. The clientele breaks into ragged harmony whenever a…
Club in Medellín

Son Havana

The bar of choice for serious salsa fans, this popular place just off La 70 has a great tropical vibe. The small dance floor fills up fast, so most patrons end up dancing around the tables. It's pretty dark so you d…
Bar in Medellín

La Octava

A fairly laid-back bar by Lleras standards, Octava plays good international music and attracts an unpretentious and social crowd. Seating is crammed, but if you come early you might snag one of the tables on the por…
Cafe in Salento

Café Jesús Martín

This groovy cafe serves top-quality espresso coffee roasted and prepared in the owner's factory. It's got a distinctly upper-crust feel to it; don't expect to see too many local farmers drinking here. Also serves wi…
Club in Medellín

Trilogia Bar

For a dynamic night out, head to this friendly club in Barrio Colombia where bands perform Colombian crossover music from a revolving stage while tipsy locals sing along. Come with a group, and make reservations on …