Top 5 Salsa bars In Medellín

Salsa Bars in Medellín

Looking for a place to dance the night away in Medellín? Specifically, a vibrant salsa bar? You have come to the right place. 


While it’s true that Medellín’s nightlife scene is often associated with reggaeton, there’s so much more to explore. In fact, this city is home to several renowned salsa bars that offer locals and visitors the opportunity to learn new dance moves, make friends, and enjoy some delicious cocktails. 


What’s even better is that many of these establishments provide free classes, welcoming beginners who are eager to immerse themselves in the captivating world of salsa. So, if you’re ready to spice up your nights, these salsa bars in Medellín are perfect for you. Don’t miss out our map at the bottom with all the locations pined!


Top 5 Salsa Bars


Salsa Bars in Medellín
Salsa bar Medellin – Source: Image by Freepik


Son Havana

Locations: Laureles Carrera 73 #44-56 (Avenida San Juan). Poblado Carrera 43D #10-77 (El Poblado). Terraza (also in Poblado) Mercado Del Rio – 3rd Floor (Cl. 24 #48-28)

Looking for a place to dance to live music while sipping on a cocktail? Son Havana is the place for you. This iconic salsa bar has gained a well-deserved reputation for its live music performances, and dance classes held every Wednesday. Whether you’re a seasoned salsa dancer or just looking to experience the essence of Cuban culture, Son Havana is a must-visit destination. For the latest updates on their monthly planning, make sure to check out their Instagram page. Check out their Instagram to see their weekly live performances!


El Tíbiri

Location: Laureles Calle 44B #70-03

Located in Laureles, El Tíbiri is a salsa bar known for its unique location; to our knowledge this is the only underground club in Medellin. It is rather tiny, but the music they play there is outstanding! From salsa and rumba to son and guaguancó, this bar welcomes dancers of all levels and interests. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced dancer, El Tíbiri has you covered with their open classes held throughout the week, offering free entry for all. For those looking to dive deeper, the bar also provides beginner class packages for $100.000 COP (around $23 USD). Find more information about their classes and events on their Instagram page. 


Social Club

Location: Poblado (not it the touristic area) Calle 12 sur #48-01

Social Club is your ultimate destination for a complete dance experience. Throughout the week, they offer personalized and group classes, both free and paid, and come the weekend, the academy transforms into a vibrant bar serving delicious food and cocktails. With various dance styles available, including salsa, bachata, zouk, and many more, Social Club is perfect for dancers of all levels and interests. To learn more about their classes and available packages, be sure to visit Social Club’s Instagram page.


El Jibarito

Location: City Centre Carrera 43 #53-28

Located in downtown Medellín, this famous salsa bar is a go-to destination for music and dance enthusiasts. The bar comes alive every Thursday with live music performances from local groups and singers. But there’s more to this place than just dancing. The bar is also known for its vinyl records, as the owner specializes in buying and selling them. So, whether you’re seeking to dance to the beats of mambo, guaracha, guaguancó or looking to buy a vinyl, El Jibarito promises an unforgettable experience.


Dance Free – Academy

Location: Poblado Calle 10A #40-27

Dance Free Academy is not a salca club like the others. It is a great place to meet new people, enjoy good music and learn a few new dance steps. They offer multiple dance classes, such as salsa, bachata, tango, hip hop and so much more. Best of all, their group classes are completely free. Additionally, as a multi-national academy, Dance Free provides a unique language exchange experience, allowing you to have a fun night out while mingling with people from different cultures. And once the class ends, get ready to party!



Free Salsa Concert every Sunday. City Centre Calle 48 #43-87 

Join “Ponte Salsa en Familia”, a salsa event held every Sunday from 2 pm at Comfama Claustro San Ignacio. Organized by local radio station Latina Stereo, this event offers a perfect opportunity for salsa enthusiasts and their families to gather and dance, as they have new bands and singers every weekend. To stay updated on their weekly schedule, visit Latina Stereo’s Instagram page. This is totally off-the-beaten-track!!


Looking for more ideas to spend your night? Visit our blog “Top 10 Places with Live Music in Medellín 2023”.