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Bogota | Our favorite spots to eat and drink

January 14, 2018
One of many Bogota Beer Company bars (Colombia)

Guess what? Bogota has it all. Colombia’s stylish capital city treated us to a variety of things. Museums, clubs, bars and great food! We spend our 48 hours in this lively city mostly eating and drinking. Here’s a list of our favorite Bogota spots.

Eating in one of the best restaurants in Colombia? Yes please. Chef Leonor Espinosa was voted Latin America’s Best Female Latin Chef of 2017. She combines regional ingredients with ancestral knowledge creating the most beautiful inventive dishes. Our meal included everything from Lemon Ants to Capybara to Honey Pineapple. Her daughter Laura is in charge of combining food with truly imaginative drinks. We found it a real Colombian fine dinning treat.

El Coq
We walked up and down the street twice before realizing; El Coq has no signs just two bouncers standing in front of a green door. It is your typical ‘seen and be seen’ club. Nevertheless, we danced the night away surrounded by what seemed to be Bogota’s hippest crowd.

Central Cevicheria
The name gives it away really. On the menu here you’ll find ceviche, and lots of it. Make sure you make a reservation before turning up if you don’t want to wait in line like we had to. The place, however spacious, gets filled up quickly with fish eating enthusiasts.

Nick’s thoughts on Bogota: ‘Bogota is great fun with a vibrant beer and music scene. Bring some warmer clothes though as the altitude makes it much cooler than on the coast – as I found out to my peril as I only packed a single tracky top for the trip!’

The Bogota Beer Company
If you are planning on a visit to Bogota, chances are you’ll end up at a Bogota Beer Company establishment. This popular craft beer chain has bars all throughout Bogota with loads of interesting beers to choose from.

More casual than her upscale restaurant Leo Misia does Colombian food in a more ‘comfort food’ kind of way. We found it a great spot to stop for lunch in between hopping from museum to museum.

Al Agua Patos
This vibrant place was absolutely stuffed with guests when we strolled up to have breakfast here after our flight. Friends catching up, families spending a meal together and colleague’s grabbing lunch, it was buzzing. The friendly staff worked hard to make us feel very welcome.

André Carne de Res
When researching on where to go this curious restaurant kept popping up as an absolutely ‘must go’ spot. It is said that visitors are treated to good food but mostly great entertainment through the interior, music and what not. Sadly we have NOT been due to heavy traffic. If you do end up going there, please let us know your thoughts?!

If your heading to Cartagena, check out our tips on where to eat drink here.

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