Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

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.
A Soloreano
A treasure trove of bejewelled trinkets for your wrists, neck, ears and fingers.
Abasto
Abasto looks like one of Jamie Oliver's cookbooks come to life. In a good way.
Accento
Accento is designed to encourage customers to idle away the hours and comfortably transforms from lounge during the day to a sophisticated bar at night.
Aero Kids
Kitsch wonders abound at Aero Kids, with clothes to suit any style or mood.
Andino Royal
The stained glass arch above Andino Royal's double glass doors says it all: quaint, a little old fashioned, but ultimately attractive.
Andres DC
Andres DC, the inner city version of the legendary Andres Carne de Res, doesn't quite live up to the legendary reputation of the original but it does manage to be a dynamic bar in its own right.
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.
Antique Dades
Art collectors and homeowners alike will love the creative offerings at Antique Dades.
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.
Arturo Calle
Arturo sells staple pieces that should hang in any discerning gent's closet.
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
Bagatelle
Bagatelle is the bastion of Bogotá brunch and the ultimate choice for a dessert hounds.
Balzac
Balzac's brick walls and wooden beams provide a dimly-lit, atmospheric setting for French cuisine right in the centre of Zona T.
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.
Bendito
High-end turns into high-jinx at Bendito, a sleek club in the heart of Zona T.
Bettina Spitz
Bettina Spitz stocks all kinds of gorgeous goodies, from chic clothes to beautiful accessories.
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.
BH El Retiro
Slightly less expensive than some of the more established hotels in the area, Hotel BH el Retiro is a lesser-known option for those who want a central location but still want to hunker down in style.
Bogotá Bike Tours
These Candelaria bike tours are the perfect introduction for tourists new to Bogota.
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.
Cachao
A visit to Cachao demands a little shopping preparation: a night at this bar-however well-intentioned the beginnings-will not be complete without suitably stylish shoes in which to keep pace with the fast-timed salsa.
Café Amarti
A casual eatery in the heart of Usaquen - their pizzas are somewhat renowned.
Café de las Letras
Café de las Letras is a modern, dynamic café that combines a good dose of culture with an excellent menu of gorgeous gourmet food.
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 Para Dos
Café Para Dos is an atmospheric cove where many couples come to sip coffee or smoke houka on romantic dates. Those flying solo need not apply.
California Inn
Nothing to wear? Step into California Inn and find something that's just right, whatever the occasion.
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.
Cava y Café
If you want to experience true Colombian coffee, then Cava y Café this is the best café in Bogotá.
Central Cevicheria
Start an evening out in Zona T at Central Cevicheria, where sumptuous seafood and fresh fish are very much the order of the day.
Centro Cultural
Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a sleek space dedicated to Colombia's most treasured novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Chamois
Chamois is casual, unpretentious and one of the best bars in Bogotá.
Chevignon
Cool, casual clothes for cool, casual men and women.
Cinema Andino
Cinema Andino, located within Andino Mall in Zona T, is a luxurious spot in which to sit back and watch an excellent selection of films.
Cinemateca Distrital
Cinemateca Distrital is a very cool alternative cinema and a popular destination for artsy students.
Cuchitril
Be beach-ready with summery styles from Chuchitril.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
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.
Dupuis
Like an Aladdin's cave of wonders, you're sure to find something exotic to take back home at Dupuis.
EDS Fuers de Serie
Simple, stylish clothes for women, EDS Fuers de Serie has 'em flocking in their designer-clad droves.

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