Buddha Bar Changes Name to

bar-sp-rollingstoneRolling Stone Music Club. Still the top place for live music in San Pedro la Laguna.

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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.

Bar of the Month for February 2014: The Deep End Bar and Pool

The Bar of the Month for Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, is The Deep End Bar and Pool in San Pedro la Laguna. See Deep End Bar and Pool for a review.

El Barrio Bar Gets Re-elected at Lake Atitlan

The votes are in, and from the exit polls we are projecting the El Barrio Bar is once again the best bar on 7th Avenue in San Pedro la Laguna. Everyone agrees El Barrio is still the place where the local ex-pats hang out on in San Pedro.

Weekly Events at El Barrio Bar

Each night starts with a spin of the wheel, when a customer gets to pick the drink special. Mojitos are Q10 every night (unless you would rather pay Q30 at a Pana bar), and so are Cuba Libres. Beer specials too.

El Barrio hosts a Pub Quiz on Wednesdays at 7 PM. On Mondays, you can get Q2 Chicken Wings with any liter of beer. Karl and Trish serve home-cooked meals on Tuesdays around 7. On Saturdays, dont miss the all-you-can-eat brunch from 10 AM-4 PM.

There’s satellite TV, music and bands or special events on some nights, and a cozy fire outside.

For a review of El Barrio, see San Pedro Nightlife. This link leads to the Facebook page for El Barrio San Pedro, with the latest information.

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.

Café Atlantis in Panajachel

A surprising inexpensive place to dine and drink in Panajachel, Café Atlantis has a festive bar, outdoor seating in a tropical garden, and a spacious new dining room.

Cafe Atlantis

It’s in the heart of Panajachel’s zona viva, across from Restaurante Casablanca. For more info, see Cafe Atlantis.