Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Zara
Stylish, reasonably-priced and always-busy; Zara never puts a fashion-forward foot wrong.
Torre Colpatria
Every night the rainbow lights of Torre Colpatria (Colpatria Tower) characterise Bogota's skyline.
The Red Lion
An Englishman owns the Red Lion and has recreated a typical English pub in this favourite Parque 93 venue.
The Irish Pub
Even amongst the lively crowds of Zona T, The Irish Pub stands out for its high level of buzz and energy.
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.
Taller de Té
Taller de Té is a little spot of tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle of Bogota serving a selection of finely crafted teas from around the world...
SUNA
The discovery that healthy food can actually have taste has drawn models and actresses to SUNA in their droves, so be prepared for a sighting.
Radio Berlin
Radio Belin is the most alternative club in Bogota, and the venue of choice for dedicated music-lovers.
Plaza de Bolivar
Plaza de Bolivar lies at the heart of Bogota and the city's political history.
Palacio de Narino
Palacio de Narino completes Candelaria's political institutions as home of the President of Colombia.
Osaki
Osaki is a casual Asian restaurant with simple décor and excellent food.
Museo Nacionale
Museo Nacionale is an exceptionally well-structured and innovative museum that depicts Colombian history through over 2,500 objects of art, history and archaeology.
Museo del Oro
Museo del Oro houses the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold in the world, and with over 33,000 pieces that range from tiny rings to huge breast plates, it is quite a collection.
Museo de Arte Moderno
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogot - or MAMBO, as it is otherwise known - is a huge, sweeping complex of internationally-acclaimed and stylistically-diverse modern art.
Museo de Arte del Banco
Museo Banco de la Republica is a cultural delight in the historical area of Candelaria.
Museo de Arte Colonial
Museo de Art Colonial is a quaint brick museum devoted to the art and artefacts of the Colonial era.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
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.
Mercedez Salazar
Costume jewellery for tweens and teens.
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.
Mango
High-street never looked so good as it does in Mango.
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.
Lov
With a beautiful setting and a strong focus on the music, nocturnal types flock here to Lov for carefree drinks and dancing.
London Calling
London Calling is a very authentic replica of a London boozer-only with far less grime than the real thing.
La Musica
Top up your music and DVD libraries at La Musica.
Jardin Botanicá
A gigantic green scene in the heart of Colombia, Jardin Botanicá de Bogota offers respite from the chaos of the city.
Inkanta
Look sharp in the office with tailored attire from Inkanta.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
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.
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.
Esprit
Expect Esprit's usual collection of casual clothes.
En Obra
If you want to be a part of Bogotá's vibrant student culture, then En Obra is the place to go.
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.
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.
Eight Bells Inn
Expect plenty of good cheer and several rounds of drinks whenever you step through the door at Eight Bells Inn.
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.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
Converse
Stock up on Converse's signature sneakers, or explore its other collections at this dedicated Bogota outpost.
Cinemateca Distrital
Cinemateca Distrital is a very cool alternative cinema and a popular destination for artsy students.
Centro Cultural
Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a sleek space dedicated to Colombia's most treasured novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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