Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango (B.I.A.A.) is an important cultural icon, both for Colombia and for South American academia.
Hazalo Artaloft
Self-consciously old-fashioned homeware for design-istas.
Hernan Zajar
Expect creative masterpieces and haute couture from Hernan Zajar.
Gaira
Gaira is owned by the brother of famous musician Carlos Vivies, which makes the bar a prime celebrity-spotting location.
Nine West
Affordable and stylish shoes that include work attire and evening heels.
Sofia’s
Glitzy eveningwear for ladies.
El Armario
Fashion for the young 'uns, with a wardrobe packed full of chic clothes.
Club Colombia
Club Colombia serves exclusively Colombian food, prepared to an extremely high standard and with more than enough options to surprise even the most seasoned diner.
Pajares Salinas
Pajares Salinas has been a Bogotá institution since it first opened in 1958.
Johanna Rubiano
Well-heeled ladies flock to Johanna Rubiano for high-end fashions.
Pepa Pombo
Girl garments aplenty at Pepa Pompo.
Vicky Moreinis
Beach babes head to Vick Moreinis for barely-there swimwear.
Gino Zanetti
Walk a mile in shoes from Gino Zanetti, and you'll never look back.
Prazca
A dressing-up box of delights, Prazca houses a miscellaneous collection of ultra-chic clothes and accessories.
Mario Hernandez
Luxury leather and other stylish skins await at Mario Hernandez.
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.
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.
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.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
Shetland
Wrap up warm with a gorgeous wrap from Shetland.
Emerald Trade Center
Bling is the thing at Emerald Trade Center, where green is not just the colour of envy.
Osaki
Osaki is a casual Asian restaurant with simple décor and excellent food.
Bosi
Accessories galore at Bosi, with beautiful trinkets to accentuate any outfit.
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 Capital
The perfect business hotel, Hotel Capital will please sharp-suited, briefcase-toting corporate types in Bogota for work.
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.
Andre Gina
Cool dudes stock up on the latest designer ware from Andre Gina.
Harry’s Bakery
Harry's Bakery may be simple and minimalist, but the food it serves is decidedly lavish.
De Oro Galeria
Nothing says 'I love you' better than a new piece of bling; head to De Oro for a super-stylish selection.
Diesel
Hotel Porton
For all the benefits of seclusion and none of the inconvenience, Hotel Porton is an excellent choice.
Hugo Boss
Le Manoir Hotel
Hole up in suitably hedonistic fashion here; for couples without children, Hotel Manoir makes a romantic alternative from Bogota's more well-known resting spots.
Un Cuarto de Arte
Un Cuartro de Arte is an art gallery and bar with a long white corridor that displays cutting edge exhibitions.
Boheme Royal
Behind the doors of Zona T's Boheme Royal lurks the Diesel-swathed crowd of Latin America's youngest party set.
Radisson Royal
A marble enshrined lobby sets the tone of simple grandeur for Bogota's Hotel Radisson, something of a super-stay in Colombia's cool capital.
Museo de Arte Colonial
Museo de Art Colonial is a quaint brick museum devoted to the art and artefacts of the Colonial era.
Harry’s Bar
Harry's Bar has a few kinks that need to be ironed out, but it's a stylish socialite's heaven and is here to stay.

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