Hoppy, heavy, light, lusty – the wide world of craft beer offers an exotic option for every taste.
A few years back, beer lovers had to trek to Antigua for craft beer, which, brewed in smaller batches than regular beer, is subject to greater quality control and has a wider range of flavor. Now ten varieties of craft beer are only minutes away at Alegre Pub in San Pedro’s zona viva.
Cadejo, from El Salvador, features Belgium Wheat, Honey Ale, American Pale Ale, Red Ale and Irish Stout. Ocho Reales hails from Monterrey, Mexico. Ambar, one of the finest craft beers on the planet, is imported from Costa Rica. And Utz Pin Pin, distinguished by coffee, chocolate and spices, is from Guatemala.
Draft Beer Too
Alegre Pub is San Pedro’s only bar that serves beer on tap: Gallo dark and light and Moza. Fresher-tasting than canned or bottle beer, it can be purchased by the mug or even by the litro if you bring your own container. Cadejo will also be available on tap soon.
So the next time you feel like tasting something new in the way of a cold one, head over to Alegre Pub and explore the many varieties of craft beer from around the world.
San Pedro and the rest of the lake is filled with travelers from Guatemala as well as from around the world, all here to celebrate Semana Santa. Look for parades, bands and “flower carpets” in the main part of town, such as el centro (up the hill) in San Pedro.
Across the lake, Circus Bar, Cafe Atlantis and Restaurante Casablanca have Semana Santa specials, with live entertainment at Circus Bar and Atlantis.
Parties, Bands, DJs in San Pedro
Lots of parties, too. Tonight there’s live music at Zoola and Alegre Pub. El Barrio Bar’s “Fiesta Latina” kicks off with a band tonight and features live music or a DJ through the rest of the week. Lots of action at the new Paul’s Gaff, too.
In the zona viva, people are partying in the street from noon until late. For something different, grab a liter of draft Gallo beer in front of Johanna’s Mini-Mercado.
If you are here for Easter Sunday, head over to Smokin’ Joes’ BBQ at the pool on the way to the Santiago dock.
Soccer fans in San Pedro will converge on at Alegre Pub, San Pedro la Laguna”s original sports bar, day in and day out starting June 12, for FIFA’s World Cup games.
No, Alegre Pub is not showing Terry Gilliam’s film Brazil every night in June — Alegre Pub is showing the World Cup games.
During each game, you get a free beer when you buy a Bacon and Cheeseburger. A wide variety of other drink and food specials will make this the top place to watch the World Cup at Lake Atitlan as well as the lovely town of San Pedro la Laguna. The wraparound arrangement of big ass TVs is another good reason to watch the games at Alegre. Great beer prices, even on imported beer, is another.
Find out about the other bars that give this town the title of “Nightlife Capital of Lake Atitlan” at Nightlife Atitlan.
Alegre’s 10th Anniversarys celebration starts December 19 and last through the 26th, with special events and discounts at San Pedro’s original sports bar. Also lots of special events:
Thursday 20th: Diertricht from El Artesano in San Juan will serve up his famous cheese plates. Live music from 6 PM. Friday 21st: Baktun 13. A cultural experience about the end of the Mayan Long Count’s current era. Documentary, 6 PM. Presentation on subject, 9 PM. Mayan Ceremony. Saturday 22nd: Anniversary Party sponsored by Brahva: 4 Brahva dancing girls, DJs, music, Q5 Brahva and Brahva Extra and lots more. Sunday 23rd: Pub Quiz with Q600 in cash prizes, 7:30 PM. Monday 24th: Christmas Eve live music. Reggae & Hip Hop from Roots Cafe!!! Tuesday 25th: All-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 10:30. Q50 for advance ticket sales (Q60 on the day). Traditional Christmas dinner from 6 PM. Q60 for advance ticket sales (Q70 on the day). All Week: Litros of Brahva Q22, Tequila, Rum, Vodka, Whisky all Q10.