Visitors to Bogotá looking for a quiet wine bar — not to mention the type of hip, minimalist natural wine bar popping up in dining capitals around the world — should manage their expectations. Wine is expensive here and not a big part of the drinking culture. Those who want to dance, catch live music, or experience a growing cocktail and craft-beer scene are in luck, though, as a night out in Bogotá will inevitably start at a local beer bar and end at a nightclub.
While Bogotanos have historically stuck to industrial beer and traditional spirits, the options have diversified over the last few years. A new generation of craft-beer bars highlights artisanal brewers from here and abroad, while bartenders across the city are experimenting with exotic fruits, local products, and concoctions that play upon Colombia’s traditional flavors.
But still, what really sets Bogotá’s nightlife scene apart is its mix of eclectic dance clubs and live music venues that offer variety, affordability, and spontaneity. The places listed here — like the centrally located sites in La Candelaria, Chapinero, Teusaquillo, and San Diego — range from the super-chill to the more traditional Caribbean vibe to the experimental, showcasing the lively variety on offer on any given night in Bogotá.Read More