One of the most common comments made by visitors to El Guapo is that Medellin was severely lacking a place like this. Perfectly located about 30 seconds away from Parque del Poblado, this bar has a thoroughly laid-back vibe, incredibly friendly staff and, despite its relative youth, a loyal and easy-going clientele.
The experienced barmen serve up a delectable array of excellent cocktails, including Lychee, passion fruit and strawberry mojitos, coconut caipiroskas and several drinks containing delicious Colombian fruits. There is also a choice of great bar snacks, sandwiches and salads, using flavours from around the world to create taste bud-tingling meals to sit nicely alongside your margarita.
The music here perfectly complements the location and almost every song is a cracker (the owners make a point of never playing reggaeton, thankfully), and the bar has a very relaxed and friendly feel, in stark contrast to some of the more image-conscious bars nearby.
Calle 9 # 43b – 22
Drinks: Beers from $4,000, cocktails 2-4-1 at $24,000
Food: From $14,000