Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Matiz
Matiz's dove blue and grey plush dining room is home to a sophisticated power scene.
Guess
El Comedor
El Comedor is an extremely fashionable hotel restaurant that attracts hungry diners from all over the city, as well as high-profile hotel guests.
Nazca
A see-and-be-seen kinda place, Nazca proves that style and substance can go hand-in-hand with a crowd of beautiful people and a menu of perfect Peruvian fare.
Pilatos
Menswear with an edge; expect casual clothes with plenty of attitude.
Estelar Suite Jones
Hotel Estelar Suite Jones is a perfectly decent hotel: on paper, everything is here-large rooms with plenty of amenities and comfort-it's simply that the style is a little fusty.
Oasis Spa
Oasis Spa is a quaint and homey spa that provides a range of extremely high-quality treatments.
Bagatelle
Bagatelle is the bastion of Bogotá brunch and the ultimate choice for a dessert hounds.
Avia 93
Starkly minimalist and undeniably sexy, Avia 93 is like something straight from the pages of a glossy design magazine.
Esprit
Expect Esprit's usual collection of casual clothes.
Arturo Calle
Arturo sells staple pieces that should hang in any discerning gent's closet.
SUNA
The discovery that healthy food can actually have taste has drawn models and actresses to SUNA in their droves, so be prepared for a sighting.
First Class
Outrageous arm- and foot-candy from First Class.
Villa Romano
Villa Romano is the shop of choice for Bogota's most discerning gents.
Myriam Camhi
The all-white interior, sweeping marble staircases and large bouquets of roses at Myriam Camhi provide an elegant setting in which sample some of Bogotá's best desserts.
JW Marriot
If all the splendours of Bogotá's original Marriot aren't enough for you, then head to the JW.
Casa de Moneda
Set in yet another beautiful Colombian building, Casa de Moneda is the site of the first Colombian Mint.
Stampa
Personality is key at Stampa, with pieces as individual as you are.
Bar de Leo
The owner of restaurants Leo, Cocina y Cava and Leonor Espinosa created Bar de Leo as her contribution to Bogotá's bar scene.
Grand House
A business hotel that's sleek, stylish and something of a super-stay in Colombia's cool capital.
Mink
Almost indistinguishable from the other bars on the street, Mink is a good example of a typical Zona T bar.
La Hora
Treat yourself to a stunning piece of wrist-candy from La Hora.
Plaza de Bolivar
Plaza de Bolivar lies at the heart of Bogota and the city's political history.
Eight Bells Inn
Expect plenty of good cheer and several rounds of drinks whenever you step through the door at Eight Bells Inn.
BH de la Quinta
Not even Tolstoy could review Hotel de la Quinta without overuse of the word 'charming'. Every aspect of the neat, dusk-coloured rooms beckons for the word.
Museo del Tequila
'Museo del Tequila' is not just a cheesy name; the collection of 1585 bottles of tequila is the third biggest in the world, and the owner Don Alfonso Gonzales' knowledge on the liquor is limitless.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
Lacoste
Prep up with smart sportswear from Lacoste.
Frida
Sexy, flirty swimwear from Frida.
Hotel Morrison
A 40-room boutique beauty in the beating heart of Zona Rosa.
Serrezuela Country Club
Teatro Metro
Teatro Metro is an extremely popular music venue for alternative hardcore and heavy metal music.
Bvlgari
Seal the deal with a beautiful piece of jewellery from Bvlgari - the name says it all.
The Red Lion
An Englishman owns the Red Lion and has recreated a typical English pub in this favourite Parque 93 venue.
Massimo Dutti
High-end designs without the high-end prices; Massimo Dutti always delivers.
Kukamaraka
Kukamaraka is a celebratory club with arguably the most exuberant parties in the city.
Harley Davidson
Unleash the hellraiser within at Harley Davidson, which stocks all the leather apparel you need to ride your Hog.
La Piscina
La Piscina is Bogotá's most famous strip club, and stands head and shoulders above the others in terms of quality, atmosphere and safety.
Andrew Ties
Smarten up with a sharp tie from Andrew Ties, whether it be for the boardroom or for an evening out.
Charme
Chic clothes for women who want to age gracefully.

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