Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Masa
Masa is a bread and pastry-centric café in the El Nogal district of Bogotá serving everything from well-made coffees to delicious sandwiches.
Taller de Té
Taller de Té is a little spot of tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle of Bogota serving a selection of finely crafted teas from around the world...
Celebrities Suites
The creators of Art Suites 104 upped the kitsch for Celebrities Suites, a hotel that looks as stylish as the name suggests.
Mercedez Salazar
Costume jewellery for tweens and teens.
El Salto del Angel
El Salto del Angel is huge, taking up nearly a whole block, inside of which pitchers are tossed back with great gusto.
Inkanta
Look sharp in the office with tailored attire from Inkanta.
La Musica
Top up your music and DVD libraries at La Musica.
Donostia
Tucked away in the newly-fashionable (and forever beautiful) La Macarena, Donostia adds unexpected spices to traditional dishes for Colombian cuisine with a twist.
Luna
Stop by Luna for a Sunday brunch and watch all the Zona T-revellers as they try to hide their hangovers behind oversized sunglasses.
Casa de la Botica
If you aren't fussed by service, Hotel Casa de la Botica will give you a true taste of Colombian culture in lovely surroundings.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
Gato Gris
El Gato Gris is packed with an eccentric crowd of locals, and with great food and a quirky aesthetic it's well worth the visit.
Torre Colpatria
Every night the rainbow lights of Torre Colpatria (Colpatria Tower) characterise Bogota's skyline.
Museo de Arte del Banco
Museo Banco de la Republica is a cultural delight in the historical area of Candelaria.
Zara
Stylish, reasonably-priced and always-busy; Zara never puts a fashion-forward foot wrong.
En Obra
If you want to be a part of Bogotá's vibrant student culture, then En Obra is the place to go.
Museo del Oro
Museo del Oro houses the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold in the world, and with over 33,000 pieces that range from tiny rings to huge breast plates, it is quite a collection.
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango (B.I.A.A.) is an important cultural icon, both for Colombia and for South American academia.
Monkey Pub
Hidden on the first floor of a rather ordinary building, The Monkey Pub is the number one spot for those in-the-know to enjoy an intimate atmosphere and first-class selection of beer.
Palacio de Narino
Palacio de Narino completes Candelaria's political institutions as home of the President of Colombia.
Armando Records
A relaxed affair found on the third floor of a narrow, 60s-era building, Armando is where the cool kids come to party.
The End
The End is a large and somewhat impersonal club, but it hosts some of the biggest names in music and is packed out with the city's top movers and shakers.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
Osaki
Osaki is a casual Asian restaurant with simple décor and excellent food.
Museo de Arte Colonial
Museo de Art Colonial is a quaint brick museum devoted to the art and artefacts of the Colonial era.
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
The Catedral de Sal is an incredible architectural construction, carved entirely from salt rock 200-metres underground.
Catedral Primada
Catedral Primada is a Roman Catholic Cathedral that dates back to the founding of Bogota.
Boheme Royal
Behind the doors of Zona T's Boheme Royal lurks the Diesel-swathed crowd of Latin America's youngest party set.
Museo de Arte Moderno
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogot - or MAMBO, as it is otherwise known - is a huge, sweeping complex of internationally-acclaimed and stylistically-diverse modern art.
London Calling
London Calling is a very authentic replica of a London boozer-only with far less grime than the real thing.
Radio Berlin
Radio Belin is the most alternative club in Bogota, and the venue of choice for dedicated music-lovers.
Andino Royal
The stained glass arch above Andino Royal's double glass doors says it all: quaint, a little old fashioned, but ultimately attractive.
Lov
With a beautiful setting and a strong focus on the music, nocturnal types flock here to Lov for carefree drinks and dancing.
Esprit
Expect Esprit's usual collection of casual clothes.
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.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
Eight Bells Inn
Expect plenty of good cheer and several rounds of drinks whenever you step through the door at Eight Bells Inn.
Casa de Moneda
Set in yet another beautiful Colombian building, Casa de Moneda is the site of the first Colombian Mint.
Plaza de Bolivar
Plaza de Bolivar lies at the heart of Bogota and the city's political history.
The Red Lion
An Englishman owns the Red Lion and has recreated a typical English pub in this favourite Parque 93 venue.

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