It is no secret that Medellin, Colombia is well known for its night life. Some would argue that it is one of the few party hubs of South America playing host to some of the best clubs in Medellin. With 100’s of bars, restaurant and clubs Medellin has made a name for itself when it comes to letting loose and enjoying a great night out on the town. In Medellin there is something for everyone. From your high end swanky places to your low key chill spots you’ll be hard pressed to not find something that will fit your mood for the night.
Medellin and beautiful women go hand in hand. It seems like you cannot have one without the other in this beautiful city. Who knows, maybe it’s the year long spring like weather who keeps this city full of beautiful, energetic people who like to frequent some of the best clubs in Medellin. If you are looking for glam look no further than “Envy” the roof top club at the “Charlee Lifestyle Hotel” located in the middle of Parque LLeras. Think the “Gansevoort Park Rooftop” located in New York City Meat Packing District and you’ll get a better picture of what you’re in for. Located on the 17th and 18th floor this roof top lounge/bar offers a terrific panoramic view of the city. A view you will soon not forget. While taking in the beautiful view you can enjoy one of the best mixed cocktails this city has to offer. There won’t be a shortage of people considering that Envy holds up to 350 people. As if that weren’t enough Envy is well known for its pool parties where ladies come clad in their bikinis. If you are around for fashion week do not miss the [arties thrown at Envy, they are some of most epic parties you will ever go to. Do dress to impress. Envy is one of the few spots which have a dress code. Don’t get caught at the door and wear some slacks and a nice button down shirt.
For a more traditional night out on the town try hitting up a “Fonda”. You really can’t go wrong with this one. Drinks, traditional grub and traditional music can be found in Fondas. Some of the rowdiest parties can be had in these type of establishments. One of the more popular Fonda is called “La Tienda” which translates to “The Store”. They have a couple throughout the city. Envigado, Sabaneta and Medellin all play host to “La Tienda”. These types of places are great for huge groups as they have tables that accommodate that plus bottle service is recommended. Don’t worry though bottle service here isn’t like the states where you will drop 300 dollars for a bottle of vodka. Instead you can look at spending 40-50 dollars for a liter of Colombia’s favorite spirit Aguardiente. You’ll be glad that you made it to one of the best clubs in Medellin.
Now this is a tough one. Technically “Calle 9” which is considered one of the best clubs in Medellin, is a dive bar but it fills up way too much to qualify as a legit dive bar. It certainly does a great job of portraying itself as a dive bar. Cheap drinks, dingy looking bathrooms, old school beer signs, and a great selection of music but like stated earlier, THIS PLACE GETS PAKED! This place seems a bit out of place considering that it is located in one of the most upscale neighborhoods of Medellin in “El Poblado”. Here you will find people from all sort of life. There are a lot of backpackers who go here so at times it can feel like your back home hanging out with you buds. Unlike Envy there is no dress code here, you will see anything from Goth to Aussies rocking sandals, shorts and a tee. So just come as you are and have an ice cold beer.
The Night Owl
Some of the best clubs in Medellin do not close until 8,9,10 in the morning. These are strictly for night owls and early birds. Most of these clubs can be found scattered along the Highway that runs through the middle of Medellin. Places like Mango, Fahrenheit, and Palmahia play host to some of the biggest events. Concerts are regularly held at these places. Expect loud music and crazy light show at these places. Electro, house, reggae ton, are the norm so be ready to dance it up.
If you are not in the mood for the best clubs in Medellin there are plenty of other fun things to do in this beautiful city. The city is full of nature walks and look out points for those romantic getaways. You might also consider taking it slow a night and dining out at one of the cities fantastic restaurants. With Medellin there is always an option.