Medellín 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 Coffee in Medellín


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…
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…
Microbrewery in Medellín

3 Cordilleras

Cerveza connoisseurs shouldn't miss out on an entertaining brewery tour at 3 Cordilleras, going strong for a decade now. The tour culminates in a flight of its five brews – an APA, a sweet stout, a wheat beer, an am…
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…
Bar in Medellín

Calle 9 + 1

Set around a covered courtyard, this hip alternative hangout has DJs spinning anything from independent electronic music to salsa and house to an arty crowd. It has a different vibe to most of the mainstream bars in…
Pub in Medellín

Cervecería Maestre

This friendly brewpub joined the Medellín scene in 2017. Beers include contributions from the local Madre Monte, Sierra Blanca, Libre, 4 Sur and other local microbreweries; owner Mario also plans to brew his own.
Club in Medellín


The most exclusive club in the Parque Lleras area attracts a posh and slightly older crowd. Music includes plenty of hip-hop, R&B and moombahton (a house/reggaeton hyrbid). If you want to rub shoulders with Mede…
Club in Medellín


One of the more popular clubs in town, Luxury is full of young paisas grinding to reggaeton and hip-hop on Fridays and Saturdays. Turn up well tipsy unless you actually enjoy reggaeton. On Thursdays and Sundays it's…