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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Romance the Past in Bogotá


4. Insider’s Tip

A typical night on the massive dancefloor at Theatron.   

Despite a strong Church influence and traditional machismo, Bogotá has emerged as Latin America’s unlikeliest gay mecca. There are some 100 GLBT bars and a thriving gay hood (Chapinero Alto), and same-sex civil unions were legalized this year. Witness the progress firsthand at gay Bogotá's hottest nightlife spots including Theatron, a massive disco housed in a former cinema, and the aptly named Brokeback Mountain Café and Bar (Cra. 9A #60-25; 571-542-5683), which has nightly karaoke.

Published on Jun 4, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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