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Britannia – the British Pub in Bogotá

by Alex on Oct.24, 2011, under Blog, What to do in Bogotá

Britannia is a real British pub with a real British landlord and all the inane banter that that might entail. It’s as traditional as you can get in Bogotá – clearly back home no self-respecting landlord would waste money on waitresses and to my mind a pub can do without TVs but we are in Colombia and with that comes table sevice and perpetual sport. Looking on the bright side you don’t need to expend effort in going to the bar for your next drink and let’s face it, there are a lot of sports fans out there and you only need ask to have your game shown, so long as there is no one bigger and tougher than you wanting to watch something on the other chanel…

We have Sierra del Tigre beer, the best beer by a long way in Bogotá and probably the best in Colombia. We opened with an American Pale Ale, an Irish Red, an American Brown Ale and an IPA, and have recently put on our second batch of IPA, even more hoppy than the first. We have a good range of imported beers and spirits and use decent liquor in our cocktails (many bars have recognised brands on the shelves and use cheap made-in-Colombia vodka, gin etc. for coctails). You will recognise the difference in quality when you drink at Britannia.

On Mondays we entertain our North American cousins with Monday Night Football, we have games night on a Tuesday and a language exchange on Wednesdays – come and chat foreign with the locals. Our after office special Monday to Friday gives you 20% off jugs of beer, bottles (of liquor) and coctails from 4 until 7 and the atmoshere is always friendly – a safe place to come and sit at the bar and chat with the landlord and staff. Every day we do a lunch with either a half pint of beer or a soda for $15,000 –

Britannia is on the 26 on the way from the airport to downtown or vice versa depending on your point of view, in the Marriot Hotel building, full address calle 26 number 69b-53 local 1. There is secure parking under the hotel, really secure with dogs and guns and all that jazz and you get an hour’s free parking when you come to Britannia.

So I suppose I’ll see you here. I tell you what, I’ve had a few Sierra del Tigres and am feeling generous – bring a couple of friends and if you tell me (Alex) that you found out about the pub here I’ll regale you (as they say in Spanish) with some real chips complete with lashings and lashings of salt and vinegar (whether you ask for it or not)…

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Monday Night Football

by Alex on Oct.24, 2011, under What to do in Bogotá

Where can you watch Monday Night Football in Bogotá I hear you ask, well fret no more and make your way to Britannia in Salitre where we show the football every Monday and offer the best beer in Bogotá.


Britannia is a traditional British pub with a real live British landlord, traditional meals such as fish and chips and bangers and mash and a decent range of other dishes to suit most palates as well as a good selection of snacks.

We have Sierra del Tigre beers made here in Bogotá, at the moment we have American Pale Ale, Irish Red, American Brown Ale and an IPA – you will definitely notice the difference between ours and other ‘artesanal’ beers, we also have a fair selection of imported beers and our expert bartender can make you a great version of pretty much whatever cocktail you might be after.

Britannia is located on the 26 – the main road from downtown to the airport – calle 26 no. 69b-45 local 1, right under the Marriott hotel. There is secure parking available, entrance on the 69b, and you get one hour’s free parking and for the months of October and November if you ask for it you get your second Sierra del Tigre beer free when you come for Monday Night Football.

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