LA 33


On a truly average Saturday night, my friends and I wanted a real Colombian experience.  I asked one of my Paisa friends to take us anywhere but Poblado.

We ended up on LA 33 in Laureles.  I had seen the bars and clubs lining this street before and had always wanted to try it out, but hadn’t had the chance.  I was super excited for the night.

We ended up at a small Salsa Bar.  We found one of the few tables still open in the back, and we ordered a media of Rum and a few cokes for the four of us.

A few drinks in, they started asking for girls to come up and dance on the stage.  At least, that’s what my friends told me.  I happily jumped up there, basically forgetting that I don’t dance Salsa at all or speak Spanish.

Luckily, it was more about hip-hop dancing, which I am capable of.  Eventually I realized that it was a contest.  There was one guy from the bar that was dancing with all the girls, in a very suggestive way…to put it gently.

I had a great time. and I ended up winning second place!  My prize was a media of Rum for the table!

If you want to party like a real local.  Check out the area.  There are a ton of different bars with a range of music to make anyone’s night.

Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, language, and base jumping!

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I love relaxing and enjoying the view of life. Whether the view is from the top of a BASE object, or from my balcony in Envigado, Colombia. I love life when it's up, and I'm trying harder to love life when it's down as well. My biggest loves in life are (in order!) Family, BASE, Music, Boys that play music, and Alcohol. I get along with everyone that doesn't take me too seriously, and with people that are ok with the fact that you should disregard almost anything I say when I'm drunk!



  1. Hi Holly,
    I hope all things are well for you. I will be going to Medellin Colombia in a few days for a business trip there for my company. This is my first time in Colombia so I’m not sure what to expect. I had someone recomending the bar 33 for a nice evening of dancing.
    I will be in Medellin for a whole week so I will like to know the city s little bit.

    Please let me know your suggestions and comments.

    Thank you.