Antigua drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Antigua

Antigua Brewing Company

Put your Gallo down for one moment and get to the forefront of Guatemala's craft-brewing revolution at the Antigua Brewing Company. Sup its signature Fuego IPA while looking out to Volcán Agua from the roof terrace,…
Pub in Antigua

Por Qué No?

This alternative cafe is a vertically oriented space that takes up an absurdly narrow corner of an old building (grab the rope to reach the upper level). Vintage bric-a-brac hangs from the rafters and every surface …
Irish Pub in Antigua

Reilly's en la Esquina

Holding a key corner of Antigua's nightlife corridor, Reilly's packs in both Guatemalans and gringos on weekends. The sprawling pub has several bars but most of the action focuses on the central patio. Midweek it's …
Wine Bar in Antigua

Tabacos y Vinos

Tucked right next to the Santa Catalina arch, come to this small but perfectly formed wine bar for an extensively sourced cellar. Wine by the glass starts at Q35, but if you keep with the same bottle it gets cheaper…
Pub in Antigua

El Barrio

Just off Parque Central, this sprawling bar tavern has wall-length sofas, murals of literary and sports heroes, and board games. Upstairs is a popular and lively rooftop bar. Round up a gang for the trivia nights, b…
Bar in Antigua

Café No Sé

Something of a local institution, this downbeat little bar is a point of reference for Antigua's budding young Burroughses and Kerouacs. It's also the core of a lively music scene, with players wailing from a corner…
Club in Antigua

Las Vibras de la Casbah

It's quite a party most nights at this split-level disco near the Santa Catalina arch: plenty of selfies, vapor shots and EDM form the scene. To take a breather, make your way to the open-air terrace out front. The …
Club in Antigua

La Sala

Crowds move to Latin rhythms or EDM most nights at this boisterous hall, encouraged by the skills of the DJs and abundant cheap liquor (happy hour 5pm to 9pm nightly). There are frequent live bands, and every Sunday…
Cafe in Antigua

Whisky Den & Coffee Bar

Ensconced in the nightlife patio just northeast of Parque Central, this highly agreeable little lounge puts the focus on two great pick-me-ups: there's an all-star lineup of world whiskys and coffee produced by loca…
Irish Pub in Antigua

Snug

Spirits are high at the aptly dubbed Snug, a real hole in the wall bar and favourite expat drinking scene. Green walls, harps and Guinness add a hint of the Irish, and somehow there's live music squeezed in on the w…