Bogotá from on high: the Colombian capital’s top rooftop bars
Bogotá enjoys a year-round temperate climate and a vibrant scene, thanks to an irresistible combination of signature cocktails, international cuisine, avant-garde recipes and bars that would be at home in New York, London and Madrid. We explore the Colombian capital’s best rooftops with views of a city that, from the Colombian Eastern Andes, is always on the move.
1 Ushin Japanese & Grill: travel to Tokyo without leaving Bogotá
The 14th floor of the Grand Hyatt Hotel is home to Ushin, a modern take on Japanese gastronomy, combined with spectacular 180° views of the Andes mountains and the lively city of Bogotá. Guests can enjoy a colourful menu of sushi and meats and a variety of signature cocktails to pair with the dishes. Its elegant décor, excellent service and the intensity of its flavours have made Ushin one of the city’s top eateries.
2 B.O.G. Rooftop: dive in
The city’s only rooftop bar with a swimming pool is located in B.O.G. – one of the capital’s most sophisticated hotels – in Virrey Park. The space includes a solarium for enjoying the sunshine and spaces that can be rented for events and meetings. The bar serves delectable signature cocktails and is open from 4pm.
3 Apache: burgers to the roof
One of Bogotá’s trendiest spots, Apache Bar offers irresistible attractions such as a 360° view and live music. This avant-garde space is located on the rooftop of the exclusive Click Clack Hotel, and serves a menu of North American classics inspired by US comics from the 1950s and based on top-quality ingredients. Burgers, wings, ribs and cheesecake pie are some of the options. At Apache Bar, you’ll find outstanding DJs from Wednesday to Saturday and live bands on Thursday and Friday.
4 Sky 15 Rooftop: a New York vibe
With décor inspired by the world’s most elegant bars, Sky 15 offers a fantastic setting in the financial district, very close to the Pink Zone. Located on the top floor of the Hilton Bogotá hotel, its exquisite culinary offering includes Mexican and Colombian options and a barbecue menu. Order one of its exclusive cocktails and enjoy a stunning sunset.
5 El Mirador: tradition in the Hotel de la Ópera
El Mirador at the Hotel de la Ópera is located on the rooftop of Casa Republicana in Bogota’s historic centre. With a stunning view of the capital’s centuries-old buildings and the dome of the Church of St Augustine, guests enjoy a mixture of Colombia’s most traditional flavours along with moreish specialities from the Mediterranean. All the dishes are prepared with top-quality local produce so that the combination of history and gastronomy is unique.