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...
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.
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.
La Musica
Top up your music and DVD libraries at La Musica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London Calling
London Calling is a very authentic replica of a London boozer-only with far less grime than the real thing.
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.
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.
The Red Lion
An Englishman owns the Red Lion and has recreated a typical English pub in this favourite Parque 93 venue.
Cinemateca Distrital
Cinemateca Distrital is a very cool alternative cinema and a popular destination for artsy students.
The Irish Pub
Even amongst the lively crowds of Zona T, The Irish Pub stands out for its high level of buzz and energy.
Centro Cultural
Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a sleek space dedicated to Colombia's most treasured novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Jardin Botanicá
A gigantic green scene in the heart of Colombia, Jardin Botanicá de Bogota offers respite from the chaos of the city.
Bogotá Bike Tours
These Candelaria bike tours are the perfect introduction for tourists new to Bogota.
Café Amarti
A casual eatery in the heart of Usaquen - their pizzas are somewhat renowned.
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.
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.

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