That’s right, Live Music in Medellin! if you’re looking for a fun way to spend your night in town, we’ve got you covered with a list of the best restaurants and bars that offer live music. Whether you’re into jazz, rock, or Latin music, you’ll find something to suit your taste. Not all the places have a fixed schedule for their live music nights. For those who do, we list it here, for those who don’t, we give you their Instagram account or a link to contact them via Whatsapp for you to ask them.
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Top 10 Places with Live Music in Medellin
Location: City center at Carrera 42 #46-46
Totally off the beaten-path for tourists. La Pascasia is the place where art, culture, and music meet. If you want to learn a little more about local culture and artists, this is the perfect place for you. In this cultural house, you will always find something to do. From art exhibitions and theater to concerts and movies, La Pascasia has it all. Find their monthly planning on Instagram and Facebook and enjoy their concerts and delicious food and beverages.
Location: El Poblado – Calle 8 #42-33
If you are looking for a place with very good pizza and live music, Café Zorba is the perfect place for you. The restaurant hosts local artists every Wednesday, entertaining guests with diverse music, including Latin beats, jazz tunes, and even traditional Irish melodies. The show starts at 9 pm and has an additional charge of 6,000 COP per person (less than 2 USD). We recommend that you arrive early, as advance reservations are not accepted.
Location: Industriales (very close to El Poblado) Calle 30 #44-176
Contact: Their Instagram is mostly driven by their events in Bogota, to get accurate information about the live music in Medellin events, contact them here
3 Cordilleras is a recognized brand of Colombian craft beers with two breweries open to the public in Bogotá and Medellín. Here you will have the opportunity to experience an unconventional experience, as you can enjoy their products while listening to good live music at their concerts. Their events in Medellin take place on Thursdays (young up-coming local bands), Fridays (90’s and 00’s rock covers), and Saturdays (“chúcu-chúcu” genre, more Colombian hits). Use this QR code to pay less at the entrance.
Location: El Poblado Calle 16 #43F-66
20 Mission is the brand of one of our favorite craft beers, but their brewery seems to be a “music stage with a brewery on it”. It is the perfect place to enjoy craft beers and live music with your friends. In the bar, tributes are often made to different international bands and singers such as Green Day, Queen, Mon Laferte, Arctic Monkeys, Nirvana, and many more. Every month they choose different artists, making these events something unique.
This cafe bar is one of the most popular in Envigado. It is located in Calle de La Buena Mesa, a great neighborhood with various restaurants and bars and totally out of the touristic bouble of El Poblado. At Barrio Sur, you can find food, drinks, snacks, and music. Every month they host different local talents, offering diverse music, such as salsa, rock, jazz, and Latin beats. They even have open mic nights, so don’t hesitate to go if you want to showcase your talents. You’ll be able to find their monthly planning on Instagram and Facebook.
Barrio Sur is also featured in our Top 5 sports bars in Medellin, check it out!
Location: Barrio Colombia – Very close to El Poblado Carrera 43G #24-08
Trilogía is a bar club that revolves around music, it literally does! The central stage revolves around the crowd and although it is near El Poblado, easily 95% of its customers are Colombians. It is known as one of the city’s best bars with live music. Its band covers all genres, such as rock, country, and pop, in English and Spanish. In addition, they have guest artists who brighten up the nights from Friday to Saturday. They have special events yearly, such as tributes to international bands and singers. Visit their website for more information on upcoming events.
Looking for a place to dance to live music? Son Havana is the place for you. They are known for their live music performances on Tuedays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday (in Laureles) and dance classes too, especially for salsa and Cuban music. Whether you’re a seasoned salsa dancer or just looking to experience the essence of Cuban culture, Son Havana is a must-visit destination.
Location: Laureles – Circular 3 #70-39
Naturalia is a cafe in Laureles, Medellín. They are known as a healthy, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly place that offers a variety of plant-based dishes. They are also known for the cultural events they host multiple times a week. There’s something for all tastes, from tango nights and live music events to open mic nights and stand-up comedy. For more information about their weekly planning, visit their Instagram.
La Pampa Argentina is the perfect place to try authentic Argentine stake, with excellent cuts of meat and live music. You’ll be able to enjoy the music every Friday and Saturday, from 8 pm to 10 pm, and on Sundays, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. La Pampa is the perfect spot whether you’re looking for a romantic evening or a fun night out with friends.
Location: Poblado – Carrera 37 #8-53
Bonhomia is a restaurant famous for its ribs, burgers, pizzas, and charcuterie boards, as well as its fine selection of liquors and cocktails. In addition to its regular menu, they feature captivating Spanish nights, where you can have a delicious paella while enjoying the flamenco performance. The restaurant also regularly showcases local talents, providing the perfect setting to enjoy a delightful meal and wine with your friends.