Its winning formula of multi-genre music and smart lounge area to sample chat-up lines has been a hit for 15 years, with tourists and locals alike rating this place as one of the top clubbing hotspots in in Cartagena.
Address: Plaza de Santa Teresa Esquina con Calle San Juan de Dios 3-37, Cartagena, Colombia
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Like the well-heeled clientele that frequent this joint, Babar chooses classic over fashion fads every time.
Forgoing the loud salsa colour schemes of many other nightly haunts, these guys unapologetically go for a "black is the new black" aesthetic that will take you back to those hip hop video clips of the noughties.
Black sofas and chunky tables are made for big groups, big bar orders and an even bigger dance off in the aisles leading up to the glow in the dark bar.
The luminous, spiky globes that hang above ensure you can easily scout your friends, in the crowd of 300+ people getting down to revamped versions of chart hits, both old and new.
Expect to get the best bits of a VIP clubbing experience: a smart dress code and top-notch service, but no fiddly ropes to navigate around.
Instead mingling is encouraged, and random meet and greets, undoubtedly fevered by the reasonably priced drinks on offer, means that it is not just the music that is "crossover".
If you need a bit of Dutch courage to get up and shake your tail feather, down a few of the sweet and fruity daiquiris or share a bottle of whisky between friends for $100.
When you are a little hot under the collar, grab some fresh air in the pretty outside patio where the twinkly marble mobile offsets the thumping beats inside.
Leave with a social butterfly sensation that will outlast your next-day hangover. We recommend booking a table if you are in a big group.
Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city.
Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area.
Cartagena's finest hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century.
The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.
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