Featured Venue – A Seis Manos

By bogotapost June 17, 2014

a seis manos3Born in 2010 as the brainchild of two Frenchmen and a Colombian, A Seis Manos combines food, culture, art and music in beautiful surroundings. The three owners, sharing a love for Colombia, aim to showcase the country’s cultural and artistic diversity, whilst also including a foreign touch.

Offering a cultural space for exhibitions, film screenings, dance recitals and local artists, A Seis Manos is more than simply a bar, it is a truly unique and distinct alternative to most of the bars in Bogota’s centre. From live afro-Colombian music and improvisational dance to French films, game nights and language exchanges, there are plenty of reasons to pop in.

Set in an old colonial building with a charming courtyard and a glass roof that creates a light, airy space, this is the perfect hideaway in the heart of the bustling centre. The relaxed dining atmosphere and tantalising menu make for a great lunch venue, while the seemingly never-ending and varied events will keep you entertained almost every night.

The food is based on traditional French home-cooking, with Colombian techniques and ingredients thrown in. The menu also contains flavours and influences from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and you can always be sure to find at least one vegetarian option. On the whole, the food is healthy, simple, eclectic and reasonably priced. As well as the restaurant, bar, stage and dance floor, the venue also includes an independent design store, La Boutique, which showcases local designers.

A Seis Manos, Calle 22 #8 – 60