bogotá: el fabuloso bar opening

© el fabuloso / photography: mauricio mendoza

bogotá currently is one of south america's most happening places. the capital city of a country once ridden with poverty and political conflict for many decades, things are finally looking up and nowhere else is this change more visible than in zona rosa, an affluent area in the north of the city. it's right here where the majority of colombia's new generation of movers and shakers live, work and let their hair down. it shouldn't come as a suprise that more than anywhere else in town life is moving forward with leaps and bounds on many levels. the newly accumulated riches have instigated a flurry of openings in the hospitality sector, and this one in particular has caught our eye.

called el fabuloso, it's a new high-end bar with a rather remarkable interior designed by colombian practices mema arquitectos and colette studio. the bar occupies an expansive top floor of a modern building and features a setting that's inspired by - believe it or not - the concept of having a leisurely picnic up on the roof. and as you can see, the interior loosely but recognizably mimics a picnic basket. it's all crafted from wood, up to the light fixtures, adding a unique rustic edge to the design. el fabuloso features a bar, dinner + lounge areas, and outdoor terraces with fabulous city views. the bar's primary liquid is beer and it's paired with the most compatible of foods: pizza. it's perhaps not the fanciest of dinner options, but the place and its patrons totally are. location: calle 85 #14-05, seventh floor [chicó].

© el fabuloso / photography: mauricio mendoza