More Semana Santa Events in San Pedro

Alegre Pub has a DJ and party on the 24th and 25th. On the 26th, the band Los Descarriados will play.

The Clover Restaurant has an Easter Special from March 24-27: Chicken Wings with a bottle of Gallo beer for Q40. Tin Tin is offering Pepian during Semana Santa.

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.

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.

New Bar in San Pedro – Bar Sublime

Opening in December in the zona viva, Bar Sublime is in the place formerly known as Freedom Bar. Grand opening first week of December. See Bar Sublime.

Monday Morning Coming Down

San Pedro la Laguna Update

After the drinking and eating at Smokin’ Joes’ BBQ at The Deep End Bar on Sunday, most of the the town is still waking up to a very windy day. Not a great day for a boat ride, with all the wave and wind action. The lake was a lot calmer after 2 PM and is ok to cross at the moment.

The Bar Scene in San Pedro

At 5 PM, El Barrio Bar opens, with Q2 Chicken Wings with the purchase of any liter of beer. The new Chili Cheese Fries are practically a full meal.

Over at Alegre Pub, Monday is Beer and Burger Night, when beers cost Q5 if you order any burger. The free movie tonight is Django Unchained, upstairs at 7:30 PM. In the sports bar, the National Championship game is between Notre Dame and Alabama.

Find out more 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.

Nightlife and Bars at the Lake

Unique bars and clubs are scattered around the lakeside towns of Atitlan, from Circus Bar in Panajachel to Café Quila’s in Santiago.

San Pedro has the most bars, and even some restaurants offer live music, free movies and other entertainment, such as two weekly pub quizzes. Links on Atitlan bars lead to more info.