There is already a thread Cali World Salsa Capital but no summary for the traveling Salsero / Salsera. So here goes (updates highly encouraged). Cali. It's the friendliest and easiest to access. There are clubs that are (a) like international salsa clubs (walk in, ask someone to dance, dance) and there are clubs that are (b) like Latin American clubs (get a table, search the room for extra non-coupled dancers, ask them to dance). (A) Tin Tin Deo on Quinta near Carrera 38 and Tequendama MIO stop. $8 cover includes $6 drink ticket. Wednesday - Sunday but get there early ~9pm on Thu to Sat to have any room to dance. Topa Tolondra on Quinta near Carrera 13. Usually $2 cover. Monday's are international night. Other good nights are Wednesday and Thursday. This place gets very hot, no AC, so frequent breaks outside are a must. Zaperoko near Sexta at Calle 16 & Avenida 5. $6 drink minimum. Best nights are Thursday, if there is alive band, and Sunday. I have always had agood time here as somehow there is always a group of ladies who show up and I get to dance with everyone at the table. (B) Siboney in Menga, Las Brisas in Jamundi, Bodeguito Cubana in Alameda, La Clave in Sameco are must see at least once. The challenge is to organize a group to save on taxi and the inevitable bottle of Aguardiente that one has to buy for the table. The DJ music at these places is at another level and worth it just for that. There are the other clubs on Roosevelt Ave and several in Alameda, like Salsa! and others. One can go alone and sit at the bar instead of getting a table and a bottle. It's more challenging to find the non couple dancers, but generally people are friendly enough to dance with extranjeros. There are also Salsotecas and Viejotecas where collectors play their collections in a garage like space with bar, seating and dancing. You have to bring your own partner to enjoy but it's worth it. There are also clubs in the old (not too safe) neighborhoods like Obrero near downtown. Chorrito Antillano is one I have gone to and there are several others in the neighborhood. If you are going with Cali friends who know their way around, it's worth checking out. The live salsa venues are mostly in Menga and Juanchito. The format is like the (b) category and one can't always ask dancers at other tables. Pasto. Past doesn't have a real salsa scene as such but the main reason to go there is the Carnaval de Negros y Blancos in early January. There is salsa music at the Carnaval and the people are the friendliest in all of Colombia, so you will be salsa dancing if you want to. You will also get doused with espuma (soapy foam) and talco, so dress appropriately with old hoodie sweatshirt, glasses, scarf for nose and mouth and easy wash sports pants. Manizales. People in Manizales do not favor salsa. Tango is way more popular here. There is a Calle Tango (Cra 13 & Calle 25) here with 8-12 tango bars in a row. There are several internationally competitive Argentine Tango dancers based in Manizales which is a smaller city at about 400,000 residents compared to Bogota, Medellin and Cali with several million residents. There was one bar that played all salsa in Manizales. It is located on the 2nd floor of a building on the main entertainment street Carrera 13 at approx Calle 17. I don't know what it's like inside but Paisas from Manizales don't favor salsa so there may not be much. Medellin. Medellin is disappointing for salsa. The main club district is Carrera 70 at Metro station Estadio from Calle 40 to approx. Calle 48. Most venues are bars that play a variety of music - which is called crossover in Colombia. There is only one salsa venue called El Tibiri on Cra 70 at 44A/44B. There is no sign, it is in the basement of the Hotel Midas. It is really small and really hot. If Topa in Cali felt hot, this is at another level of hot. You'll be dripping wet while looking around for someone to dance with for half a song and then you might only last one song. Too bad. Medellin is a nice city otherwise. It has a feel like Milano or Barcelona, very modern and progressive. To be continued as I travel to Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta this week.