SkyBar: The Bar With A View in Parque Lleras

Dancing at Skybar
Dancing at Skybar (photo: Skybar)
New design
The new design concept (photo: SkyBar)

Located in the center of Parque Lleras, the SkyBar is currently undergoing major renovations, but the ground floor is still open for business and this bar is set to become one of the coolest places in Medellín.

The SkyBar is planning something big and if the plans are anything to go by, I can’t wait to pay a visit when it’s complete.

Not only will the top floors be soundproof, but each floor will gradually get smaller, culminating with views of the Poblado skyline.

Prepare to be transported back to the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties in the club on the second floor and there will be a VIP area so you can enjoy your own exclusive area as you party.

Each floor will have tall glass walls so you can people watch and although the renovation project isn’t due to be completed for a few months, you can still visit the street-level bar which is open six days a week.

With a brick interior and original beams, the original build is from the last century with a lowered ground floor for more space for the crowds.

Dancing at SkyBar
Dancing at SkyBar (photo: SkyBar)

You can choose to sit outside and smoke the flavored hookah for 18,000 pesos ($8.50) and watch the rest of Parque Lleras go by or sit at one of the tables amongst the clever blue lighting within the bar area.

There’s no shortage of drinks to choose from either. You can go Colombia-style and order a bottle of rum for 75,000 pesos ($35) or a half bottle for 45,000 pesos ($21), plus they also sell bottles of Vodka for the same price as rum but I definitely recommend trying one of the cocktails.

From a Cebeza Javali consisting of aguadiente, vodka, run, brandy, grenadine and orange juice for 18,000 pesos ($8) to a Mojito Cuban style, they will get you in the party mood on a weekend when the Sky Bar turns into more of a disco with live DJs playing crossover music covering anything from rumba to salsa and electronic, and a smoke machine to add to the atmosphere.

For the ladies, Wednesday nights are now geared toward you with a creamy cocktail compliments of the house. If you didn’t have a reason to go out on a Wednesday night before, then a free cocktail may persuade you to start now.

Creamy cocktails you can find here include the Pantera Rosa with brandy, grenadine and ice-cream or the Ruso Blanco – a vodka cocktail for 18,000 pesos ($8).

And word has it, that there’s soon to be liquid nitrogen cocktails too!

Monday evenings attracts a large crowd for an evening of American Football on the many TV screens dotted around the bar.

There’s 20 percent off selected drinks and also two for one on American food so you can enjoy the game with your favorite food and a beer, and it’s a good opportunity to practice your Spanish too as many locals frequent the bar.

With a giant refurb taking place, I can’t wait to come back to Medellín next year and be blown away by the rest of this bar when it opens in Spring 2015.

The bar is currently closed on Tuesdays.

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