Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Andino Royal
The stained glass arch above Andino Royal's double glass doors says it all: quaint, a little old fashioned, but ultimately attractive.
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.
Bershka
Cheap, cheerful clothes at Bershka.
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.
Bogotá Bike Tours
These Candelaria bike tours are the perfect introduction for tourists new to Bogota.
Boheme Royal
Behind the doors of Zona T's Boheme Royal lurks the Diesel-swathed crowd of Latin America's youngest party set.
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.
Café Amarti
A casual eatery in the heart of Usaquen - their pizzas are somewhat renowned.
Cafe Devoción
A craft coffee shop in Bogotá, with sister cafes in the US, Cafe Devoción offers up 17 varieties served in five different ways from its stylish space in La Porciúncula.
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.
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.
Casa de Moneda
Set in yet another beautiful Colombian building, Casa de Moneda is the site of the first Colombian Mint.
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
The Catedral de Sal is an incredible architectural construction, carved entirely from salt rock 200-metres underground.
Catedral Primada
Catedral Primada is a Roman Catholic Cathedral that dates back to the founding of Bogota.
Celebrities Suites
The creators of Art Suites 104 upped the kitsch for Celebrities Suites, a hotel that looks as stylish as the name suggests.
Centro Cultural
Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a sleek space dedicated to Colombia's most treasured novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Cinemateca Distrital
Cinemateca Distrital is a very cool alternative cinema and a popular destination for artsy students.
Converse
Stock up on Converse's signature sneakers, or explore its other collections at this dedicated Bogota outpost.
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.
Eight Bells Inn
Expect plenty of good cheer and several rounds of drinks whenever you step through the door at Eight Bells Inn.
El Local
Contemporary Colombian fare is very much the order of the day at El Local, where fashionable types flock in their designer-clad droves.
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.
En Obra
If you want to be a part of Bogotá's vibrant student culture, then En Obra is the place to go.
Esprit
Expect Esprit's usual collection of casual clothes.
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.
Hotel Cité
A true hedonist would probably demand a few more trappings than Hotel Cité offers, but if you're after reliable service, good location and comfort then this hotel wont disappoint.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
Inkanta
Look sharp in the office with tailored attire from Inkanta.
Jardin Botanicá
A gigantic green scene in the heart of Colombia, Jardin Botanicá de Bogota offers respite from the chaos of the city.
La Musica
Top up your music and DVD libraries at La Musica.
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.
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.
Mango
High-street never looked so good as it does in Mango.
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.
Mercedez Salazar
Costume jewellery for tweens and teens.
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.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
Museo de Arte Colonial
Museo de Art Colonial is a quaint brick museum devoted to the art and artefacts of the Colonial era.

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