Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Zara
Stylish, reasonably-priced and always-busy; Zara never puts a fashion-forward foot wrong.
The Red Lion
An Englishman owns the Red Lion and has recreated a typical English pub in this favourite Parque 93 venue.
The Irish Pub
Even amongst the lively crowds of Zona T, The Irish Pub stands out for its high level of buzz and energy.
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.
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...
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.
Radio Berlin
Radio Belin is the most alternative club in Bogota, and the venue of choice for dedicated music-lovers.
Osaki
Osaki is a casual Asian restaurant with simple décor and excellent food.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
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.
Mercedez Salazar
Costume jewellery for tweens and teens.
Mango
High-street never looked so good as it does in Mango.
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.
Lov
With a beautiful setting and a strong focus on the music, nocturnal types flock here to Lov for carefree drinks and dancing.
London Calling
London Calling is a very authentic replica of a London boozer-only with far less grime than the real thing.
La Musica
Top up your music and DVD libraries at La Musica.
Jardin Botanicá
A gigantic green scene in the heart of Colombia, Jardin Botanicá de Bogota offers respite from the chaos of the city.
Inkanta
Look sharp in the office with tailored attire from Inkanta.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
Hotel Cité
A true hedonist would probably demand a few more trappings than Hotel Cité offers, but if you're after reliable service, good location and comfort then this hotel wont disappoint.
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.
Esprit
Expect Esprit's usual collection of casual clothes.
En Obra
If you want to be a part of Bogotá's vibrant student culture, then En Obra is the place to go.
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.
El Local
Contemporary Colombian fare is very much the order of the day at El Local, where fashionable types flock in their designer-clad droves.
Eight Bells Inn
Expect plenty of good cheer and several rounds of drinks whenever you step through the door at Eight Bells Inn.
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.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
Converse
Stock up on Converse's signature sneakers, or explore its other collections at this dedicated Bogota outpost.
Celebrities Suites
The creators of Art Suites 104 upped the kitsch for Celebrities Suites, a hotel that looks as stylish as the name suggests.
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.
Café la Boheme
God is in the details, as they say, and that's certainly the case at Café la Boheme, where simple food and a carefree environment have made it something of a success story.
Café Amarti
A casual eatery in the heart of Usaquen - their pizzas are somewhat renowned.
Brot Café
Brot is not particularly special to look at, but its few specialities are made very well and its staff are bursting with charisma.
Boheme Royal
Behind the doors of Zona T's Boheme Royal lurks the Diesel-swathed crowd of Latin America's youngest party set.
Bogotá Bike Tours
These Candelaria bike tours are the perfect introduction for tourists new to Bogota.
Bershka
Cheap, cheerful clothes at Bershka.
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.
Andino Royal
The stained glass arch above Andino Royal's double glass doors says it all: quaint, a little old fashioned, but ultimately attractive.

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