Bar Quindio: "a real local" Top 5 Page for this destination Salento Nightlife Tip by richiecdisc

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  D's the only girl tonight
by richiecdisc
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      D's the only girl tonight
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  • quiet in the morning - Salento
      quiet in the morning
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Just to show that Calle Real is still real and not just a conglomeration of smart shops peddling handicrafts and upscale coffee, there are two real bars that cater to Salento's version of the blue collar worker: the farmer. We walked by these places every day and no matter what time it was, there was always a group of men sitting at a table, in various stages of being in a stupor. The man in a stupor would often change from one hour to next as if one would revive himself in time for another to get really “relaxed” and nod off, head resting on the table once reserved for cards. By and large, these places are for men, and men alone but after shunning places like (though not quite like) these in El Cocuy, I really wanted to venture in. My wife, being a great sport, agreed and one evening we found no groups of men nodding off, just a few shooting billiards so it wasn't so intimidating. We grabbed a table next to the door and I went up to the bar to order a couple beers, glad that the bartender had offered us small glasses rather than make us drink from the bottle.

Bar Quindio was much like a western cowboy bar in the western US, even the music would have fit in if only in Spanish. No one paid us much notice despite Doreen being not only the prettiest girl in town but also the only girl in the bar. Ok, it probably helped that she was dressed like a backpacker and as such may as well as been in disguise as a boy since it's not likely the locals ever see their women-folk not in a dress unless of course they are undressed. The beer was Pilsen and oddly enough after avoiding it due to a poor reputation, it turned out as good as most of the rest of the Colombian swill we'd been swilling the previous six weeks. Two beers were 3600 COP ($1.80). No need for a second. I'd had my taste and D had done her duty. Our room was calling and we answered it promptly.

Address: Calle Real 4-01
Directions: On the main drag in town, look for nodders nodding. ;)
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 12, 2010
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