When the sun goes down in Cartagena, the walled city really comes alive. Whether you are in the mood for a relaxed cocktail with friends, or want to try out your salsa moves, we know the best places to let loose.
Located on the San Pedro Claver square, El Baron serves up the best cocktails in town. The low-lit bar is intimate and cozy, with a simple menu and a 1920’s speakeasy feel. Try the Gin Basil Smash, a whisky sour recipe with a hint of rosemary, or the Don Julio Margarita with a hint of paprika.
Cafe Del Mar
Perched on the seafront wall of the old city is Cafe del Mar, home to the best sunset view in Cartagena. This ever-popular bar looks out over the skyline of Bocagrande, the winding narrow streets of the Centro, and the sparkling Caribbean. Grab a mojito, lounge on the day beds, and let the old school Ibiza soundtrack take you away.
Near the famous Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj), Donde Fidel is the go-to bar for people-watching in Cartagena’s Old Town. When the sun sets, the tables in the plaza fill up and the salsa music urges guests to get up and dance under the stars.
Cafe Havana is the best place for salsa dancing, with live music and a charming old school ambiance. Worth the trip just outside the city walls to the Getsemaní neighborhood in Calle Media Luna, this cross between a restaurant, bar, and club is full of patrons shaking to Latin music all night long.