The best food in Barrancabermeja comes fresh from the river. Head to the river banks, not far from the Cacique Hotel, to find a number of set-ups preparing delicious bagre and bocachica fish dishes. Go downtown to find anything else to eat.
The Zona Rosa, a string of clubs downtown, constantly produces loud Vallenato music and salsa. Barrancabermeja does not have the same level of nightlife as MedellĂn or BogotĂˇ, but prices are low and the entertainment value is premium.