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Medellin is the nightlife capital of Colombia. Come the weekends, the streets flood with locals and tourists alike, drinking street-side beers and filling up on hot dogs. Clubs fill up and lines form quickly after 10:30PM, so get out there early.

Calle 9+1

Calle 9+1 is a favourite among hipster locals and adventurous travellers. Any weekend night you can find a lineup of impressive international DJs getting the colourful crowd hot and heavy in a warehouse-like setting. Do it as the locals do and buy a bottle of aguardiente (the local liquor which tastes a bit like aniseed) and sip shots through the night.

Salon Málaga

If you want to see where locals, or Paisas, come for their after-work drinks or a quiet game of dominoes, look no further than Salon Malaga. This no-frills bar has walls adorned with prints and photographs of Colombian celebrities through the ages and offers a variety of national beers on draft. Settle in one of the many metal chairs or flip through the classic jukebox, filled with vintage Latin classics.

Cerveceria 3 Cordilleras

To embrace your inner craft beer nerd, visit Medellin’s best brewers. Nestled in the neighbourhood of Industriales, you’ll feel transported to Brooklyn or Barcelona, wandering graffiti-covered warehouses before arriving at the large, modern brewery. Unfortunately, they function as a tasting room and not a bar, so their hours are limited to a few evenings a week. On the other hand, that means you’ll get a tour and great deal on tasting all their beers, such as La Rosada or Negra.

Cerveceria 3 Cordilleras

Salon Málaga

Calle 9+1

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