Halloween at Mango’s

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Between the ticket counter, and the club was a gauntlet of terror.  The chainsaw being used to chop up this bloody mess sounded surprisingly real, and with the fake fog and low light, looked like a scene straight out of a modern day horror movie.
Between the ticket counter, and the club was a gauntlet of terror. The chainsaw being used to chop up this bloody mess sounded surprisingly real, and with the fake fog and low light, looked like a scene straight out of a modern day horror movie.

Last Saturday night, on the eve of Halloween, I headed to Mango’s Discoteca with a group from the International House Medellin (where I lived back in August).

We arrived before the doors opened, which worked out well because we got to explore the club’s spooky decorations before it filled up.

And it was filled by 11 pm with partygoers, almost all of whom were in costume and character.

The women looked amazing, finding ways to make just about any costume a little naughty.

The most popular outfits? Fairytale characters like Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, angels, nurses, and cops.

The guys were everything from gladiators to nerds, but I wasn’t paying much attention to them!

This midget bloodbath was the last obstacle to pass before hitting the main room of the club.
This midget bloodbath was the last obstacle to pass before hitting the main room of the club.
At Mango's, it's inevitable that girls (and guys) will end up dancing on the bar before the night is over.
At Mango’s, it’s inevitable that girls (and guys) will end up dancing on the bar before the night is over.
In addition to the girls on the bar, lots of girls, like these at the table next to us, were dancing on their chairs all night.
In addition to the girls on the bar, lots of girls, like these at the table next to us, were dancing on their chairs all night.
Mango's professional (house) dancers were in full effect, though their outfits weren't nearly as sexy as the customers'.
Mango’s professional (house) dancers were in full effect, though their outfits weren’t nearly as sexy as the customers’.
Lina and I with our table's bottle of rum.  It didn't take long for us to empty it!
Lina and I with our table’s bottle of rum. It didn’t take long for us to empty it!
Colorful shots on display at the bar.
Colorful shots on display at the bar.
Colombian angel
Colombian angel

If you’re in Medellin next October, I highly recommend celebrating Halloween at Mango’s!

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  1. Yeah, I like the devil midget humping the girl’s leg there, that’s definitely the highlight ūüėÄ

    Also, the last chick was a stunner, very nice.

    You didn’t wear a costume??! Why not?

    Cheers,
    Andrew

    • Hey Jesse, thanks for checking out my Medellin blog. I’ve been focusing more on nightlife this year than last, just haven’t gotten to the point where I’m approaching random girls in the clubs to get their photos. Ultimately that’s the plan though! I’ll try and keep it fun and interesting.

  2. The blog post link to Mango’s from this MedellinLiving nightlife list used to link to the February 2009 post about this club that I commented on in April this year. So I am repeating my comment so your readers don’t mistakenly go to Mango’s, which would be a huge disappointment as this club is now nothing like the photos in this blog post.

    The Mango‚Äôs covered in this blog post unfortunately closed its doors in March 2012. This was a not-to-missed wild-west themed discoteca that I went to several times over the years ‚Äď my first time was back in 2007 and my last time to visit Mango‚Äôs was late in 2011. My understanding is that the owner closed Mango‚Äôs to reinvent itself as the club starting having trouble competing with the many other clubs in Medellin that were cheaper and Mango‚Äôs had a big contingent of hot dancers and other staff that had to be paid.

    The new Mango‚Äôs that has since reopened in the same location in Itagui is nothing like the former club that had claimed to be one of the largest in Latin America. It is now a much smaller bar with no stages. It sill has the western theme and the few waitresses in the bar all wear western outfits. But it is now more of a bar/cafe and no longer has stages with dancers performing like the old Mango‚Äôs. In fact, the sign in front of the place now says ‚ÄúTropical Cafe ‚Äď Mango‚Äôs‚ÄĚ. Mango‚Äôs now has no cover and is more just a bar with a western theme. There was only a handful of Colombian couples there drinking late night on a Friday I went ‚Äď nothing really special.

    Much better is the discoteca that is now next door to Mango‚Äôs in Itagui ‚Äď which is the second location of Dulce Jesus Mio. The Itaqui location of Dulce Jesus Mio is similar to the Dulce Jesus Mio found in Las Palmas with entertainers including midgets plus a stage show.