BOGOTA | El Sindicato Cervezas Artesanales Unidas is one of the newest craft beer bars in Bogota. It opened in May 2018 with a focus on providing a large range of beers from predominantly small, independent Colombian breweries. By some estimates, the bar stocks a larger selection of craft beers than any other in the country. It’s the brainchild of eight entreueners with a passion for craft beer, who plan to open a further three craft beer bars across Colombia in the short term, before expanding into other countries.
It’s a trendy little space, with lots of wood and artwork, an upstairs space and a front courtyard. The main feature that you can’t help but notice is the giant wall to wall beer fridge, with the neon lettering “All you need is beer!” hoisted above it.
There are over 70 beers from around 30 independent breweries represented at El Sindicato, including local breweries 13 pesos, 3 Carites, Chelarte, Ragnarok, Rola, Season Beer, St. Idesbald, Highland, TomaHawk, Van Stenberge, Vistalegre, Beer Workshop, De la Peña and Magnus as well as a few international brands like Belgium’s Belgin Floris and Australia’s Coopers.
Their slogan “Unity makes strength”, relates to the relationship that El Sindicato aims to foster with others in the craft beer industry, and their desire to help grow the independent craft beer scene in Colombia, which currently sits at less than 1% of the country’s total beer market.
El Sindicato Cervezas Artesanales Unidas
Carrera 13 #85-25
Telephone: +57 315 8731305