The Colombians’ love of partying is no secret, and their huge capital city of Bogotá is their Mecca for this. For a city of 8-10 million people, Bogotá has a wealth of bars and clubs to suit everyone, whatever kind of night you fancy. Having said this, while Bogotá pops off every weekend, week days are much quieter.
For bars, La Candelaria- the oldest part of the city- is arguably your best bet, partly to do with it being the city’s most studenty area. Caution should be taken when in La Candelaria after the sun has gone down though: avoid walking around alone, don’t take out valuables you don’t need, and if you do, keep a close eye on them.
For a good Salsa Bar, check out Quiebra Canto (https://www.quiebracanto.com/) especially on a Wednesday. For live music, 6L6 (https://www.facebook.com/6l6fanpage/) is great from Thursday to Sunday, specialising in jazz and groove. La Candelaria is packed with arty, bohemian bars to choose from if neither of these take your fancy.
Zona Rosa in the north of the city, aka Zona T, also has a multitude of bars, yet these tend to be more expensive than those in La Candaleria. Zona Rosa is also the main district for clubs. Clubs are generally open until sunrise here, and Colombians go hard, believe me. My personal favourite was an open air club called Le Coq (https://www.facebook.com/pages/EL-COQ/181609835220687), blasting out techno and all manner of electro through a huge sound system. Maramo (https://en-gb.facebook.com/MaromaBarBogota/) is another decent option, mixing Latin Colombian music with more Western styles into the early hours. If you end up at neither of these two venues you are still guaranteed to have a decent night in Zona Rosa if you speak to locals or fellow travellers. Drinking and dancing are big parts of Colombian culture, so finding a decent night is never a tricky task in a city the size of Bogotá.
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