Medellín & Zona Cafetera drinking and 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 in black-and-white images of long-dead singers and an amazing collection of gramophones, it is a visual…
Top Choice Bar in Armenia

Fonda La Floresta

Set up like a traditional Antioquian village and 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. Onc…
Top Choice Coffee in Salento

Café Jesús Martín

Expert baristas at this cafe serve top-quality espresso, drips and filtered brews from beans 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 lo…
Top Choice Coffee in Armenia

Cafe Quindio

No connoisseur of caffeine should miss a visit to this temple to the coffee bean, dotted with baby coffee plants and serving highland coffee from the surrounding region any way you can think of: Chemex, drip coffee,…
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 Coffee in Jardín

Cafe Macanas

Grab a cup of fantastic locally grown coffee and a pastry, and head out the back to the flower-filled patio right next to the church at this exceptional cafe on the main plaza. There are also cozy spaces inside the …
Top Choice Coffee in Medellín

Pergamino

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

El Barista

This bright and inviting cafe decked out with pine furniture prepares the best coffee in town (COP$3000 to COP$6500) using a variety of different methods. There's a good menu of snacks and light meals and also bags …
Club in Medellín

Son Havana

The bar of choice for serious son, la timba and la charanga fans, this popular Cuban-themed place just off La 70 has a great tropical vibe. The small dance floor fills up fast, so most patrons end up dancing around …
Microbrewery in Medellín

Cervecería Libre

Started by four friends with a passion for beer, this microbrewery still brews small batches, with four of its own beers on tap at any one time – their award-winning Pasión (with a hint of passion fruit), an APA, an…