Rumbear, literally to dance the rumba, is how locals refer to a night’s partying, which invariably involves heavy doses of dancing. Bars and discos in La Candelaria attract a somewhat bohemian, often studenty crowd, while their fluorescent-lit counterparts in the Zona Rosa in North Bogotá (around C 83 and Cra 13) appeal to the city’s beautiful people. Virtually everywhere shuts down at 3am. Take taxis to and from your destination.

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