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Bogota Nightlife, Colombia

Bogotá can truly be called the El Dorado of South America. It’s a city that cannot be described; it is an experience that encompasses all shades of life. Bogota is full of amazing contrasts, it is a multi layered city that lures you both with its historical heritage and glitzy neon lights. During the daytime, the city enthrals you will its Spanish architectures, art and magnificent museums but the true flavours of the city come alive only at night.

Bogotá has an avid nightlife and an amalgamation of live music, concerts, restaurants, clubs and casinos will keep you on your toes all the time. Locals, expatriates and students converge at the happening spots in the city and have a gala time dancing, eating and drinking the night away. From cafes to cabarets, Bogotá will entertain you like no other city ever can. Salsa and reggae are food for the soul here and there are innumerable nightclubs, bars, theatres and discos that will help you to rock the night away.

Some of the night time activities are listed below to help you get started on your night sojourns in Bogotá: 

Pub crawling

As Bogotá thrives on its neon culture, the city offers you an amazing array of things to do. You can go pub crawling as there are plethora of clubs offering you cheap beer and drinks. La Zona Rosa has countless pubs and bars and is a great place to spend the night drinking and dancing without burning a hole on your pocket. Orchestras play everywhere and you can dance on the tables or drink shots of tequila with the friendly locals who abound here.

A moving experience

You can also hop on the Chiva and celebrate life on a moving bus that will take you through the popular areas in the city all the while playing music and serving you drinks of your choice. It is like a mobile club that offers you a chance to shake a leg in an unconventional ambiance. It’s a great way to set the mood for the evening ahead as you can opt to have your journey terminated at any of the popular hot spots like on the way.

Dance the salsa

Columbians were born to dance and you can experience it for yourself in the various salsa clubs that dot the city. If you are looking for a total salsa experience, then head to the Salsa Camara where you can hone your skills in this sensuous dance form. However, if you do not know the steps, the local boys will willingly lend a helping hand to teach you a few steps. You can also head to discotheques like the Plaza Méjico for some Mexican experience with live music playing on till 3AM.

Tempt your fate

There are many Casinos in Bogotá and whether you are a hard core gambler or just playing for fun, these places with their slot machines and blackjacks will lure you to tempt fate. Many of them are located at the Carerra and Zona Rosa and though they are not Vegas style opulent casinos, they do offer an alternative way to spend the night in Bogota.

Eat till you drop

If you are a big foodie then Zona G is the place for you where you will have a variety of menus and restaurants to choose from. From romantic candle lit dinners to elegant gourmet diners, the choice here is endless and will please your palate. El Salon at Calle offers a fun filled dining atmosphere where the waiters sing, dance and perform for you. Many of them grab a guitar and move from table to table singing popular songs.

Besides these there are Gay clubs and topless dancing bars as well. The city also hosts concerts regularly where well known bands perform throughout the night playing a variety of music from Jazz to R & B. Bogota’s claim to fame certainly lies in its nightlife that captivates and mesmerizes everyone who visits this beautiful city.

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