Nestled away in Bogotá’s pumping Zona T district is La Villa, a club that would be easy to miss if it weren’t for the throngs of trendy Bogotanos and expats queueing impatiently outside its doors.
Thanks to its classy décor, frequent drinks deals and superb atmosphere, the club has become a staple of the city’s incredible nightlife. At the weekends DJs spin a unique mix of electro, rock and pop, all infused with distinct Latin grooves that keep the place packed full of people throwing shapes, swigging drinks and just generally kicking back and having the time of their lives.
In the week you’ll find two of the best parties available in the city: Gringo Tuesdays and Exchange Salsa. Both events are geared towards a mix of locals and foreigners. Gringo Tuesdays kicking off at 6pm as a language exchange before it erupts into a party, while Exchange Salsa starts with a free bilingual salsa lesson (vitally important to newcomers in Colombia) before it turns into a free for all with a heavy Latin vibe.
Carrera 14a # 83 – 56
La Villa’s Facebook Page
Entrance: Free before 11, $10,000 – $15,000 after
Drinks: Beers $8,000, cocktails $15,000, bottles of liquor $80,000 – $160,000
Paul says: On Tuesday and Thursday nights, La Villa is the place to go. Packed full of tourists, expats and locals, it’s the best place in the city to meet new people and begin to learn some essentials about Colombian culture.
Gilesy says: Oh, La Villa! The things you do to me. How many miserable Wednesday mornings have I groggily crawled out of bed to stare blankly at my computer screen, cursing you for the way I feel? Where the hell did that bottle of guaro come from, anyway? But, really, how can I stay mad at you? You’re just so loveable and inviting. You know I’ll be back soon. Probably tonight…