El Coro Lounge Bar
- Great food
May 11, 2018
Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Hotel is a benchmark for luxury in Cartagena, and the hotel’s sophisticated El Coro Lounge Bar certainly lives up to its reputation. The bar is named for the choir of the former 17th Century convent that once occupied the hotel’s building and the decor retains traces of its past, juxtaposed with contemporary artwork. During the day the atmosphere is “tropical reading room”, making it the ideal spot to enjoy a good book and strong book. But the pace picks up as the evening wears on, with well-heeled Colombians and out-of-towners flocking here for inventive cocktails and live music.
The bar staff have dreamed up an inspired menu of alcoholic concoctions, including El Caribe – a combination of strawberry, raspberry, lime, and spearmint vodka – and the El Nobel Marquez, which mixes tequila, almond liqueur, guanabana juice and lime. There’s live Salsa or Cuban Son music on most nights, getting the crowd going with some infectious tunes. And the bar also boasts an exclusive cigar list, along with an opulent smoking area in which to enjoy it. The food menu offers some superior bar bites and tasty burgers, and drinks also come with a little something to nibble on.