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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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Crazy Mongolian

by Alex on Jun.01, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Calle 15 No. 3-77
La Candelaria

Create your own dish from a selection of meats, seafoods, veggies and sauces. Good quality and great value

Veggie meal 7,000 COP
Meat/chicken/seafood10,000 COP

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Satsuma

by Alex on Feb.13, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Sushi lounge and bar
Calle 12 No. 3-55
La Candelaria

As well as good sushi in a cool atmosphere, ceviche and tasty veggie maki are available. Great cocktails and high-level juices too!

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Al Samira

by Alex on Jan.16, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Arabic café/restaurant
Carrera 3 No. 13-55
La Candelaria

I’ve yet to eat here but hope that when I do the food is tasty…

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Boulevard Sésamo

by Alex on Jan.12, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Vegetarian restaurant and products
Avenida Jiménez No. 4-64
La Candelaria
Set meals from 7,000 COP

Usually at least 2 set meals – 3 courses and juice. Also sell vegetarian sausages, burgers and tofu. The food is tasty filling and varies on a daily basis. . Service is fine, nothing special about the atmosphere – more functional that anything else. For a more homely ambience go to Quinua y Amaranto, about 7 blocks away

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Pitta Wok

by Alex on Jan.11, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Café
Carrera 4 No. 14-about half way up
La Candelaria

A small friendly café with good value lunch menu. Falafel, schwarma and soup served, amongst other things…

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Quinua y Amaranto

by Alex on Jan.11, 2010, under What to do in Bogotá

Vegetarian restaurant
Calle 11 No. 2-95
La Candelaria
Set lunch 10,000 COP

A lovely country-style kitchen that serves a wholesome and varying set lunch usually consisting soup, main course, a desert and fruit juice*

*Juice here often refers to drinks made by blending fruit with water rather than pressed juice that many may be accustomed to

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