Get in the mix at MAD Radio Bar, Cl. 8a # 33-40
Part of the MAD Radio chain, the Medellin bar is built around the idea of a record label/radio station, so has a real music vibe. Live DJs at the weekend turn up the energy, while indoor and outdoor seating. Late closing and a cool crowd, make this a must for beat junkies. Check it out if you’re in the El Poblado area – the centre of Medellin nightlife.
Bring your A game at Berlin Bar 1930, Cl. 10d #41-61
Best rock’n roll spot in Medellin. Pool tables, an open-air patio, DJs and beers: what’s not to like? A good place to kick off a Medellin evening, Berlin Bar gets busy as the night goes on. Drinks are good value for the area and the staff are super friendly – it’s on El Poblado’s main street so a good jump-off point before clubbing.
Skyhigh at Envy Rooftop, Cl. 9a # 37-16
What to see in Medellin? The city from above is always a must, so if you want to drink with amazing aerial city views, Envy is the place to head. Good times can be had at this chic but pricey rooftop bar on top of the Charlee Hotel Medellin. Imaginative house cocktails and a rooftop pool add a cool ambiance; sushi and international dishes are on hand to fuel the night. There’s a dress code so check before going and DJs and live music some nights of the week. Wednesday is Salsa night, and a bottomless Sunday Brunch happens once a month.
Craft beers at Medellin Beer Factory, Cl. 10d #35-16
Good beer, rum and easy living – that’s the vibe at Medellin Beer Factory in El Poblado. This Medellin institution has friendly service, a huge variety of craft beers served well and a welcoming, no-frills attitude – perfect for a night out with friends or people watching. Good value and live sports on the screens (NFL, soccer, basketball etc), classic rock on the sound system and reliable bar food.
MIDNIGHT Cra. 36 #10-37
Enjoy a room in constant movement, because you won’t stop dancing your hips and feet to the rhythm of the songs, neon lights and a dancehall to dance.
PERRO NEGRO Cra. 35 #7-83, Medellín, El Poblado
Also known as the Black Dog, this club in the El Poblado neighborhood is perfect to practice some moves! Neons on the ceiling creating a graphic atmosphere and some red lights to get you in the mood. Put on your dancing shoes!