Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

El Retiro Shopping Center
El Retiro Shopping Center is a one-stop shop for those looking to splash some cash in the Colombian capital with high-end and high street shops.
Gordo
Gordo is Bogota's answer to a Brooklyn-style bar with comfort food, good music and excellent drinks offered in its sleek space.
La Fama
La Fama is Bogotá’s first sustainable barbeque restaurant, offering delicious grilled dishes in a rough-luxe setting in the Nueva Granada area.
Armando’s All Stars
Armando's All Stars is one bars in Bogota's much-lauded, multi-level nightlife hotspot, Armando Records, offering 70’s flair and unbeatable ambience.
Bruto
A chic Spanish restaurant, Bruto is one of the brightest spots in Bogota's current culinary firmament, offering delicious food and live music.
B.O.G. Hotel
The glittering emerald green and gold of one of Bogota's first boutique hotels, the B.O.G. Hotel has become the focal point for style conscious travellers
Anonymous
Anonymous is a fairly narrow bar that may be appropriate for a quiet drink early in the week, but later on the bar surges and overflows with perfectly put-together drink-lovers.
Abasto
Abasto looks like one of Jamie Oliver's cookbooks come to life. In a good way.
Armi
Style-conscious men love nothing more than perusing the chic clothes that line the shelves at Armi.
Andres Carne de Res
A visit to Bogotá is incomplete without a night at Andres Carne de Res, a legendary club 45-minutes from the city-centre.
Bendita Seas
Brimming with fashion finds, Bendita Seas is an emporium of wonders for the discerning woman.
H. Sasson
At the very centre of Zona T, H.Sasson Wok & Satay Bar is sweepingly large, and always full.
Segafredo Zanetti
Huge red umbrellas characterise the area of Zona T, and shelter the ebullient crowd here at Segafredo Zanetti.
Johanna Rubiano
Well-heeled ladies flock to Johanna Rubiano for high-end fashions.
Diesel
14 Inkas
A reservation at 14 Inkas should be on every hedonist's hit list - if not for the excellent Peruvian cuisine, then for the potent pisco.
Andre Gina
Cool dudes stock up on the latest designer ware from Andre Gina.
Un Cuarto de Arte
Un Cuartro de Arte is an art gallery and bar with a long white corridor that displays cutting edge exhibitions.
Windsor House
The rooms at Hotel Windsor House provide plenty of space, and the short walk to Parque 93 is another added bonus.
California Inn
Nothing to wear? Step into California Inn and find something that's just right, whatever the occasion.
Calvin Klein
Romeo
Romeo is the most exclusive gay club in Bogota, with a meticulously-manicured crowd of revellers inside and people-watching opportunities aplenty.
Pedrojas
Biker chic is in at Pedrojas, which sells buttery-soft leather jackets aplenty.
D’Marcha
Enter the darkened grocery store, follow a group of well-heeled twentysomethings to the lift and travel up to the seventh floor to enter the sleek sophistication of D'Marcha.
Pilatos
Menswear with an edge; expect casual clothes with plenty of attitude.
Bagatelle
Bagatelle is the bastion of Bogotá brunch and the ultimate choice for a dessert hounds.
Arturo Calle
Arturo sells staple pieces that should hang in any discerning gent's closet.
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.
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.
Mink
Almost indistinguishable from the other bars on the street, Mink is a good example of a typical Zona T bar.
Pachanga
Perfect for young revellers, Pachanga has a pumping party atmosphere thanks to a regular roster of top-notch DJs.
Obra Maestra
Obra Masetra has a stunning collection of shoes.
Tol
Mix-and-match girly, gritty and grunge at Tol, an eclectic clothes emporium.
Kathmandu
Bursting with eastern promise, Kathmandu was the first place to sell hookah in Bogotá.
Almacen Xue
Almacen Xue sells an eclectic mix of clothes and accessories for stylish women.
Bendito
High-end turns into high-jinx at Bendito, a sleek club in the heart of Zona T.
Chevignon
Cool, casual clothes for cool, casual men and women.
L’Occtaine
Needing little introduction, L'Occtaine pampers and preens with its range of high-end beauty products.
Artesano Gourmet
Artesano Gourmet is a tiny café that specialises in cakes and richly sweet desserts.
Velez
Shoes and bags; what else does a girl need?

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