Craft and Draft Beer at Alegre Pub in San Pedro la Laguna

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. 

New Schedule at El Barrio Bar

After reopening parties last week with a new owner and staff, El Barrio has a new schedule of events and promotions. (But it’s still San Pedro la Laguna’s top hangout for locals.)

Monday: Wings Night. Q2 wings when you spend at least Q25 on drinks.

Tuesday: Pub Quiz at 7 PM.

El Barrio Bar Reopens in San Pedro la Lagunaa

Wednesday: Nestor’s Night. New meal every week.

Thursday: Noche de Chapin, with Mayan Cuisine.

Friday: Curry Night

Saturday: Champagne Brunch with Build Your Own Omelete Bar, 9 AM-1 PM. Steak Night at 6 PM.

Sunday: Industry Recovery Night. Drink specials for local staffers.

El Barrio now opens at 9 AM daily and will soon serve breakfast.

See Lake Atitlan Bars for more about the nightlife scene in San Pedro.

San Pedro la Laguna Bars: 2014 Update

#SanPedroBars have come a long way in the past five years, but things are changing again. The Clover Restaurant, also one of San Pedro’s popular bars, closed last week. Now we hear that El Jardin Restaurant across the street is closing, along with Mitos Bar.

Bar Fe is one of the many wild and crazy bars in San Pedro la Laguna at Lake Atitlan.

Bar Fe in San Pedro la Laguna

On the bright side, El Barrio Bar reopens next week, there’s a new bar called Tattoo and a two new restaurants, Deep Blue and an Italian restaurant. And lots of others with amazingly low-priced drinks and beer specials that will be reported on this blog. (Alegre Pub, Bar Fe and El Barrio are the top places to watch the World Cup games that last through June.)

Until then, stay updated on all the nightlife and party news from San Pedro at San Pedro la Laguna Bars.

Girls, Girls, Girls!

That’s all the guys in San Pedro la Laguna have been talking about for days, since a wave of hot women arrived in town.

bannerbarriodancingbarThis photo was taken at El Barrio Bar in San Pedro la Laguna, one of the liveliest examples of nightlife at Lake Atitlan.

Bars in San Marcos, Lake Atitlan: Blind Lemon’s

Hard to find, because there are so few genuine bars, just pricey restaurants with bars. My favorite bar is Blind Lemon’s, up the trail and left from the ball court.

Named for a blues singer, Blind Lemon’s is the coolest bar in San Marcos la Laguna, Lake Atitlan.

Great hamburgers, cheap beer and drinks, and the owner, Carlos, plays a mean dobro.

Find out more about Lake Atitlan Bars.