Known for the famous gold museum and the incredibly Instagrammable street art, Bogotá has a lot to offer when it comes to local Colombian culture, food, and drink.
If you’re headed to this capital city, you’ll definitely want to take time out to enjoy a few of the local bars and a sip of the country’s famous aguardiente.
Ready to unwind? Here are the seven best bars in Bogotá.
Best Bars in Bogotá
Okay, so this is a chain bar that you’ll find all throughout Colombia, but it’s also perhaps the biggest artisanal beer company in all of the country.
The beers, appropriately named after various neighbourhoods all throughout Bogotá, are served ice cold from the tap and each Bogotá Beer Company location has its own unique flare.
If you’re in Bogotá, head to the location in Parque 93 for good vibes and great local brews. Try the Cajicá if you’re into honey pale ales or the Chapinero if you prefer dark, creamy beers. They’re both delicious after a day of walking around the city.
Looking for stunning views of the city of Bogotá? Head over to Céntrico, which is a small, quaint bar on the 41st floor of one of the city’s tallest buildings.
The atmosphere is elegant in the early hours of the night, but you’ll find that the locals crank up the music and start to dance as the evening rolls on.
There’s space indoors for a quiet, romantic dinner as you take in the sweeping views of the city. However, you can head outside to enjoy fresh air and fairy lights on the deck as well.
Vibrant is the one word that comes to mind when you think about Andrés Carne de Res.
Visiting this world-famous restaurant is a three-for-one: you’ll score some of the best shots for your Instagram, taste perhaps the best food in all of Colombia, and be able to sip on top-notch cocktails all night long.
The only catch is that this bar is a bit north of the actual city of Bogotá. A taxi there will cost you about $10 USD but it’s well worth the extra money.
What do you get when you mix vibes from New York City, Sao Paulo, Havana, and Kingston? La Negra Bar in Bogotá!
This basement-style club is right in the heart of Chapinero, Bogotá’s LGBT-friendly neighbourhood known for its world-class dining and beat-thumping bars. Their cocktail menu features drinks from all around the world and the walls feature vibrantly coloured murals.
Looking for a sweet Instagram pic? We recommend heading to the bathroom to pose against one of the murals.
You won’t be able to dance the night away at Yumi Yumi, but you will be able to find some of the greatest deals on cocktails as a way to start the night.
This bar is famous for its three-for-one deals on drinks. Head here on a Saturday night before 9:30 pm and you’ll be able to enjoy three of their famous passionfruit mojitos for the price of one.
The best part? Its ideal location in Zona Rosa, which places you at the doorsteps of some of the hottest bars and clubs in all of Bogotá.
Not a fan of Zona Rosa?
Head over to the quaint neighbourhood of Chico and walk into the lobby of the stylish Click Clack Hotel. Take the elevator all the way up to the rooftop and enjoy an evening of elegance at Apache.
You’ll feel like you’re sipping cocktails on the set of the Great Gatsby as you relish in the 360-degree views of the city.
A visit to Bogotá simply isn’t complete unless you spend an evening dancing your heart out at Armando Records.
This unique bar/club/music venue/restaurant has literally everything you could be looking for in a night out in Colombia. Choose from one of the club’s three unique floors or take in some fresh air as you relax on the rooftop terrace.
The outdoor seating lounge is pretty stylish, so it might be best to head there for a group picture before you loosen up a bit and end the night getting sweaty on the dance floor.