Looking for a travel adventure that provides dancing, beautiful people, an exotic culture, great food, and memories to last a lifetime?
You can find all that — and more to love — when you dive into the Medellin, Colombia nightlife! One of the most fun places to party in Latin America.
What is there to do in Medellin at night?
Medellin is famous for its lovely warm weather and the gorgeous Mexican weather girls who present the weather forecast.
As the second-largest city on the Colombia map, it boasts loads of fun activities to enjoy during the day. But nighttime is when Medellin really comes alive. And it’s when the beautiful Colombian women come out to party and mingle.
Like many Mexica women and other Latino women, Colombian girls know how to show a stranger a good time, especially on the dance floor. But Medellin is a big city, and you can’t enjoy any of the excitement the nightlife has to offer if you have no idea where to find it.
Fortunately, the perfect place with all the bars and local excitement in Medellin is no secret. If you want the full Medellin nightlife experience, Parque Lleras is the place to be.
Party All Night!
Known as the Medellin nightlife capital, Parque Lleras delivers many of the exciting things you’ve heard about Latino adventure and more.
If you’re a free fun-loving spirit, this is where you can assemble with like-spirited people who know how to party and create flashback-worthy moments. It’s also the ideal place to hook up with spicy chicas.
Parque Lleras comes alive on Friday and Saturday nights. The best bars in Medellin are here, offering everything from great drinks and food to exciting entertainment, with foreign and Latin music pumping until dawn. Some of the bars even provide live music performances.
Since booze is relatively cheap in Medellin — whether your poison is beer or spirits — you won’t have any trouble finding enough to fuel your all-night partying. If you aren’t into dancing, you can just chill, watch and mingle with the gorgeous Colombian girls and guys.
And since the average Medellin girl doesn’t discriminate based on where you’re from, you should have no trouble getting a hot date.
Depending on how much time you have for your visit, here are some of the hottest clubs and bars in Medellin, Colombia to try out:
Skybar: If you want to impress your Colombian date, visit this high-class rooftop bar. It’s got a pool and a photo-worthy view of the city. ·
Woka: Here, you’ll get a fantastic view of the city from Woka’s third-story windows and enjoy a nice bar and restaurant, and a great chill environment for a date or new friend.
Octavia: This club/bar offers a livelier nightlife in Medellin, with plenty of rock music and great drinks.
Club Fahrenheit: One of the biggest nightclubs in Medellin for partying all night if Club Fahrenheit. The dance floor doesn’t close until 7 a.m. You could also check out Club Seven, another all-night party house.
Chupitos: If you want to do endless shots and break all the rules, you need to try out this bar.
El Deck: While El Deck gets a bit crowded with locals and foreigners, it’s still an excellent option to enjoy some good dancing.
Lady Luck: If you are gay, single, and looking to hook up, this is the spot. Its endless stream of pop, electronica, and reggaeton songs set the mood to party.
Havana: Unlike other locations that are lively only on weekends, you can party here on any night of the week.
Party Outside Parque Lleras
If you want more of the nightlife in Medellin but outside of Lleras, be sure to check out:
Parque Poblado: Lots of authentic Colombian hotspots in this area, but the most popular is Latineria, with its colorful setting, affordable drinks, and Latin music.
Barrio Provenza: Another lively area that’s close to the city center, Barrio Provenza is better suited for daytime outings, such as grabbing a coffee or lunch. Its biggest attractions are Alta Gracia, Vintrash, and El Social.
Barrio Colombia: The clubs here, including Prizma and MIA, are a bit pricier and exclusive, which is great if that’s what you are looking for.
La Treinta y Tres (La 33): If you want to party where you are the least likely to bump into a foreigner, La Treinta y Tres (The 33) comes highly recommended. But to be on the safe side, be sure to go there as a group.
Las Palmas: Here’s another area outside of Parque Lleras that offers an exciting Medellin, Colombia nightlife. The most popular club here is Dulce Jesus Mio, where the entertainment comes in the form of singers, dancers, magicians, and pranksters. But know that you can’t enter this club unless you’ve got girls in your group.
Where should I stay in Medellin?
To get the most out of your visit, it’s best to stay close to the action. Anywhere within the El Poblado area is excellent. And the closer it is to Parque Lleras (in El Poblado), the better.
Besides providing you with easy access to the most entertaining hotspots, this area is perfect for tourists because it’s one of the safer areas in Medellin. Fondly known as “Gringo Town,” you’ll find a cop or two on most corners in this neighborhood.
Now, it’s just a question of if you should stay in a hotel or hostel.
Hotels are more expensive, but there are some budget-friendly options, like Hotel Dix. If you can afford the classier ones, you can pick from options like Medellín Royal, Charlee Hotel, Hotel Du Parc Royal, Medellin Marriott Hotel, and many others.
Hostels cost less and can be more thrilling as many of them host their own parties. For example, the Happy Buddha Hostel is a popular option among party animals. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, forget about sleeping because that’s when the biggest and best parties occur. Another fun hostel idea is Hostel Rango.
Is it safe to party in Medellin at Night?
You’ll love the Medellin, Colombia nightlife, and it’s about as safe as the nightlife of any other major city. But, as with any big city in any country, you need to take measures to stay safe — especially when you’re partying at night in an unfamiliar area.
Here are some useful safety tips for exploring the Medellin nightlife:
- Don’t take drinks from strangers or leave your drink with strangers. You could get drugged and robbed, or worse.
- Move around with a photocopy of your passport. Leave the original somewhere safe and secure.
- Skip walking and take a taxi when you’re leaving bars, especially if it’s night, and you are drunk.
- Ubers are safer than local cabs.
- Don’t move around with your debit or credit card, and stash your cash in separate pockets.
- If a girl approaches you, there’s a good chance that she’s a hooker. If you don’t like to “pay for strange,” be sure to verify she’s not working before hooking up.
And the best piece of advice? Have fun — but not so much fun that you lose track of your senses!
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