Where to Party at Lake Atitlan during Semana Santa

Semana Santa at Lake AtitlanSan 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.

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.

El Barrio Bar Reopens on Friday, Summer Solstice Party is on Saturday

The grand reopening of El Barrio Bar in San Pedro la Laguna take place on June 20 at 6 PM. Lots of drink and food specials are planned.There’s a new cook in town, Rick, and San Pedro’s top bartender, Eric, who poured the first King Kong Cuba at Barrio years ago, is back at the bar.

The Summer Solstice party starts with a solstice ceremony on Saturday at 6 PM. For more info on the local bar scene, see San Pedro Nightlife.

A pre-Grand Opening Party on Thursday night packed the house with locals, all glad to see the place open again and with an excellent staff.

The First El Barrio Pub Quiz since August is Tonight in San Pedro!

El Barrio Bar’s Wednesday night Pub Quiz starts at 7:30.

Lots of improvements since the bar was remodeled over the
past tow months, including the Jack Daniels Lounge out back and a cozier fire pit.