Join the Medellín Living January Meetup at Public House in Laureles (Nutibara)


The Medellín Living January meetup event will take place on Thursday, January 18, at 7pm at Public House (Nutibara location) in Laureles.

Whether you’ve just arrived in Medellín or have been here for years, you’re welcome to come to the Medellín Living meetups. It’s a great opportunity to get advice, swap travel stories, and meet like-minded people who share an interest in the city of eternal spring.

Medellin’s newest pub was a big hit back in September, so we’re returning there to start off the new year! This is the third Public House location, located on the trendy Avenida Nutibara in Laureles. They’ve got sports on four TV’s, a big rectangular bar, an American style pool table, and darts.

Public House offers a wide selection of beers and liquor as well as a good variety of pub grub dishes.

Date: Thursday, January 18, 7:00pm to midnight

Public House is located in Laureles at Transversal 39b (aka Avenida Nutibara) # 74b-20. From the Estadio metro station, it’s about a 20-minute walk or a five-minute taxi ride.

A good crowd enjoying the Public House bar at last September's meetup
A good crowd enjoying the Public House bar at last September’s meetup

Please RSVP for the Medellín Living January Meetup

This meetup is a great way to network and meet others with common interests and hobbies. It also gives long-time Medellín residents a chance to share their knowledge and help out those who are new to the city. Please try to welcome the newcomers and introduce them to your friends!

You’ll also have a chance to meet some of the Medellín Living writers. Maybe you can suggest an idea for a story you would like to see them write for Medellín Living. Also, don’t forget to invite your friends and like and share the event on Facebook!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. You can RSVP on Facebook here, or below in the comments if you are not on Facebook.

Tasty chicken wings with unskinned potatoes.
Tasty chicken wings with unskinned potatoes.

About Public House Restaurant and Bar

Public House is a restaurant and bar which features indoor and outdoor seating as well as plenty of space at the rectangular bar. Sports are shown on four TVs, with an additional large projection screen for big games. There’s also an American style pool table and darts available.

Public House offers a wide variety of drink options. They have a big selection of beers, including over 40 imports such as Corona, Stella Artois, and Budweiser. The domestic cerveza selection includes 3 Cordilleras, BBC, and Club Colombia.

Their cocktail selection includes four kinds of margaritas, four kinds of mojitos, a dry martini, and a daiquiri. Included in the liquor selection are Absolut vodka, Jack Daniels whisky, and Jose Cuervo tequila, among others.

Public House also offers a few shots, such as 100 fuegos and a few wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon.

In the non-alcohol department, they have nine alcohol-free beers as well as flavored sodas (such as mango soda), coffees, and natural fruit juices.

One of ten pizzas on the menu.
One of ten pizzas on the menu.

In addition, Public House has a number of food options on their menu, including chicken wings (with a variety of sauces) and a 200 gram hamburger. The pizza list features 10 choices, including pepperoni, three cheese, and Hawaiian.

Those with a smaller appetite will find a few options, including nachos, empanadas, and fried yuca sticks.


A variety of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.
A variety of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating.

Our Medellín Living Meetups

In response to popular demand, Medellín Living restarted its meetups in January of 2017 after a two-year hiatus. The new Medellin Living meetups have been a huge success, growing steadily from one month to the next. We’ve been averaging about 100 attendees at the last few meetups.

For the moment, we’re alternating the meetups between Poblado and Laureles, which are two of the most popular neighborhoods for expats living in Medellín.

Our February meetup is planned for Poblado. Details will be posted on this site about one week before each meetup.

Note: there isn’t any fee required to attend Medellín Living meetups, and no membership is required.

We have two additional ways for our readers to keep up with Medellín Living events. You can follow us on our Medellin Living Events & Activities Facebook group or via our Medellin Living group on

All photos courtesy of Public House

Here are some pictures from last month’s event at Gato Resto Bar in Poblado. Thanks to photographer Vicente Castro for helping us capture the event! More info on Vicente’s work can be found here.


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  1. Hello, we moved to the Medellin area in August and are looking forward to this Thursday’s September meetup. Please reserve two spaces for Robert & Svetlana Franklin. Thanks.

  2. My wife Kathy and I have just arrived in Medellin for a 6 week stay. We would like to attend the event on Thursday night.

    Thanks… Lance and Kathy Mentink