Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

El Techo
El Techo may serve as a gourmet Mexican restaurant during the day, but come dusk the live mariachis begin and those who know who to party waste no time in downing the very best tequila.
Balzac
Balzac's brick walls and wooden beams provide a dimly-lit, atmospheric setting for French cuisine right in the centre of Zona T.
Rafael Paez
Rafael Paez sells elegant eveningwear for even more elegant ladies.
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.
Armi
Style-conscious men love nothing more than perusing the chic clothes that line the shelves at Armi.
Via Sport
Boating style abounds at Via Sport, where stripes and sailor-prints are very much in vogue.
Hazalo Artaloft
Self-consciously old-fashioned homeware for design-istas.
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.
Rausch Patissier
Rasuch Paitssier is owned by Criterion's chefs, but this time Mark Rausch takes the reigns as pastry chef in a more relaxed, informal setting.
Hotel Porton
For all the benefits of seclusion and none of the inconvenience, Hotel Porton is an excellent choice.
Windsor House
The rooms at Hotel Windsor House provide plenty of space, and the short walk to Parque 93 is another added bonus.
Ricardo Pava
Only super-discerning, sharp-suited gents step out of Ricardo Pava.
Kenneth Cole
Xoco
Xoco crafts gorgeous gourmet chocolates that raise the beautiful brown stuff from comfort food to high-end delicacy.
Pedrojas
Biker chic is in at Pedrojas, which sells buttery-soft leather jackets aplenty.
Titi Cardozo
Titi Cardozo offers high-end fashion for the women who know what they want.
La Cigale
La Puerta Falsa
La Puerta Falsa is the oldest confectionary store in Bogotá, and the 400-year-old building holds a treasure trove of sweet treats.
Villa Romano
Villa Romano is the shop of choice for Bogota's most discerning gents.
Museo del Tequila
'Museo del Tequila' is not just a cheesy name; the collection of 1585 bottles of tequila is the third biggest in the world, and the owner Don Alfonso Gonzales' knowledge on the liquor is limitless.
Hush Puppies
An extensive range of shoes for style-savvy shoppers.
Tol
Mix-and-match girly, gritty and grunge at Tol, an eclectic clothes emporium.
Tabula
Tabula has a very natural feel, with plants scattered along the floor and bamboo walls, and the casual philosophy is matched by exceptional cuisine.
Charme
Chic clothes for women who want to age gracefully.
Harley Davidson
Unleash the hellraiser within at Harley Davidson, which stocks all the leather apparel you need to ride your Hog.
The Tea House
The Tea House is about all things tea.
Habana
As the name suggests, La Habana is a Cuban restaurant. But this doesn't just apply to the food-the main draw is a live band that plays Cuban every night.
Artesano Gourmet
Artesano Gourmet is a tiny café that specialises in cakes and richly sweet desserts.
Dupuis
Like an Aladdin's cave of wonders, you're sure to find something exotic to take back home at Dupuis.
Hotel de la Opera
Hotel de la Opera is wonderfully luxurious without any faux-European pretensions, and the spectacular view of Cathedral Prima ensures this hotel always rates highly.
Antique Dades
Art collectors and homeowners alike will love the creative offerings at Antique Dades.
Tornasol Spa
Tornasol Spa is a homey spa that's a welcome respite from the chaotic city outside.
Plaza de Toros Santamaría
Love it or hate it, bullfighting is a big part of Bogota's heritage - and there's no better place to catch the bloodsport than here.
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón, otherwise known as Teatro de Colón, is Bogotá's national theatre and dates all the way back to 1885.
Emeralds
A street with sparkle; dazzle with something bejewelled from here.
Café de la Estacion
Café de la Estacion is an old train carriage that's used as a unique café for a memorable snack experience indeed.

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