Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Grazia
Grazia offers a menu of traditional European dishes with a Colombian bent in its restaurant, as well as selling chocolates and patisserie from its store.
Hotel Cabrera Imperial
The Hotel Cabrera Imperial is found in Bogota's district of the same name, La Cabrera, offering suite-sized accommodations, a spa and on-site restaurant.
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.
Restaurante Casa Santa Clara
From its perch on Monserrate, Restaurante Casa Santa Clara has sweeping views out over the verdant mountainside and serves delicious Colombian cuisine.
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
Aero Kids
Kitsch wonders abound at Aero Kids, with clothes to suit any style or mood.
Teatro Royal Center
Teatro Royal Center is the venue of choice for many of the big bands and musicians that come to Bogota.
Abasto
Abasto looks like one of Jamie Oliver's cookbooks come to life. In a good way.
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.
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.
Rafael Paez
Rafael Paez sells elegant eveningwear for even more elegant ladies.
Chamois
Chamois is casual, unpretentious and one of the best bars in Bogotá.
Hazalo Artaloft
Self-consciously old-fashioned homeware for design-istas.
El Armario
Fashion for the young 'uns, with a wardrobe packed full of chic clothes.
Gino Zanetti
Walk a mile in shoes from Gino Zanetti, and you'll never look back.
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.
Johanna Rubiano
Well-heeled ladies flock to Johanna Rubiano for high-end fashions.
Gaira
Gaira is owned by the brother of famous musician Carlos Vivies, which makes the bar a prime celebrity-spotting location.
Pepa Pombo
Girl garments aplenty at Pepa Pompo.
Prazca
A dressing-up box of delights, Prazca houses a miscellaneous collection of ultra-chic clothes and accessories.
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.
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.
Goa
La Biferia
Beef is big business at La Biferia, where carnivores are well catered to with steaks galore.
Bosi
Accessories galore at Bosi, with beautiful trinkets to accentuate any outfit.
Ricardo Pava
Only super-discerning, sharp-suited gents step out of Ricardo Pava.
Hotel Porton
For all the benefits of seclusion and none of the inconvenience, Hotel Porton is an excellent choice.
In Vitro
In Vitro's happy atmosphere is infectious, if a little bizarre; come here on a good night and you'll feel as though you're at a wedding with strangers.
Un Cuarto de Arte
Un Cuartro de Arte is an art gallery and bar with a long white corridor that displays cutting edge exhibitions.
Rosales Plaza Hotel
Tucked away within the gourmet district of Zona G sits the unassuming brown brick tower of Rosales Plaza, frequented by sophisticated insiders.
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.
Andres Otalora
Floaty, girl clothes from Andres Otalora.
Lina Cantillo
Breathe some fresh life into your wardrobe with simple, stylish clothes from Lina Cantillo.
Bettina Spitz
Bettina Spitz stocks all kinds of gorgeous goodies, from chic clothes to beautiful accessories.
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.
Xoco
Xoco crafts gorgeous gourmet chocolates that raise the beautiful brown stuff from comfort food to high-end delicacy.
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.
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.

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