The best cocktail bars for a date night in Cartagena, Colombia
Beautiful colonial architecture, delicious Afro-Caribbean cuisine, and a world-class cocktail scene to boot, Cartagena is sure to leave a lasting impression on you and your special someone.
From historic El Centro to trendy Getsemaní, let the coastal vibes and vibrant ambience guide your steps.
Here are our top 5 cocktail bars for a romantic night out on the town.
Café del Mar
We love a great sunset spot to set the tone for the evening, and with its prime location on top of Baluarte Santo Domingo, the westernmost point of the city’s 17th-century ramparts, Café del Mar is a top local favorite for gorgeous sea views and delicious cocktails. Come early to snag a good table, sit back, and enjoy the show.
Set inside a multi-levelled colonial mansion with towering ceilings, dramatic red curtains and a central island bar, this atmospheric venue is one of the hottest bars in town — and rightfully so. On the menu: experimental cocktails starring house-infused spirits and local ingredients, delicious food, and eclectic DJ tunes that will be sure to leave you in high spirits. Make sure you also check out the rooftop area.
EL BARÓN Cafe & Cocktail Bar
Intimate, moody and big on the speakeasy vibes, El Barón combines all of our favorite things: great service, unique and exquisitely made cocktails, excellent tapas, and outstanding people watching to boot. Its location on Plaza de San Pedro Claver makes for a very nice outdoor experience as well.
Perfectly located on Getsemaní’s Plaza de la Trinidad, this one scores major Insta points thanks to its beautifully preserved rustic structure combined with a contemporary and minimalist design. Enjoy one of their signature cocktails under the retractable roof, or grab one of the outside rocking chairs and indulge in a Cuban cigar. Bonus points for the fresh and delicious food.
A local institution situated in a former warehouse at the heart of buzzing Getsemaní, Café Havana is the place to go for classic Cuban cocktails and live salsa music that will keep you on your feet until the early hours. Equally loved by travelers and well-to-do locals, its sizzling ambience often spills out onto the street, so make sure you come early to properly enjoy the interior.