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Top bar recommendations from locals

Lounge
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“Nice sunset, fresh open-air bar with lounge of house music. Decent warm-up for a night out.”
  • 115 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Maybe the most concurred club in town. All the locals like to party here. you can start at the terrace where they have a Dj and then you can enter the club. try not to get to late!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Without a doubt, a small piece of Cuba hidden in Cartagena. Café Bar Havana, or the corner of the movement, as they know it in the city, was created by the Spanish Gabriel Mas in 2006. It is located in a sector of Getsemani called the Media Luna Street that summarizes the joy and the enthusiasm typical of the area; Havana is to find a tropical environment that evokes its bars and restaurants with live music and that infect locals and tourists to immerse themselves in the most cheerful and fun party in the city. World-class tourists, including great personalities such as Hillary Clinton or local personalities such as Gabriel García Márquez or Juan Manuel Santos, have delighted their palate with the refreshing spirits offered in this small corner of Getsemani.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“an incredible rooftop Alchemical is undoubtedly one of the best bars in the walled center It is a sensory experience in every way. a definitely excellent place”
  • 49 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This is a century old social club that is famously known for the live music and amazing atmosphere to dance. You'll never feel too young or too old as this social club takes all walks of life. If you want to see locals get their groove on, this is the place to go while also being safe and easily located in the middle of both El Centro and Getsemani. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Musica salsa, situado en el centro historico, muy agradable, muy cartagenero. Salsa music, located in the historic center, very nice, very Cartagena.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Located in one of the most exclusive and safe places in the walled city, near the Charleston Santa Teresa Hotel and opposite the Naval Museum of the Caribbean, Babar is described by clients and owners as a disco bar lounge. Its fresh and modern style mixed with the latest trends of European and American parties is set with cross over music, large technological equipment such as robotic lights, smoke machines, laser beam images, and video screens. Babar is a place where you will find a more relaxed party and where you can forget for a moment the stress of everyday life.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“This is one of my 4 prefered clubs for experiencing the cartagena night life. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Calle del Arsenal is the nightlife spot located in the Getsemani area of the Old city.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“While not a place for typical food, it has good quality and is a good place to hang outdoors but being inside. I recommend the criollas bravas (a delicious colombian type of potatos, it's spicy) and pizza is pretty good two.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“best cocktails in the city located in plaza San Pedro, great for starting drinks in the night time”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Most popular salsa disco - very nice ambient. crossing in direction to the convention center in front of the clock tower ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Night Club
“Tu Candela, mix of locals and tourists, tropical mix with electronic music. Always a good party!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Familiar franchise. If you need a taste of home, with a Columbia ambiance. Located in Centro. Nice to walk around after a good meal.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“GOOD MUSIC GOOD PLACE AND DELICIOUS FOOD ON WENDSDAY AND THURSDAY WINGS AND COCKTAILS AND NATIONAL BEER 2 X 1 ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Excellent tapas bar and restaurant run by a local chef who has trained and worked many years in Spain. Great brunch too, with some great sangria.”
  • 10 locals recommend