Nightlife

Top Choice 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) with vintage bric-a-brac hanging from the rafters and every su…
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Ocelot Bar

Just off Parque Central, this Welsh tavern feels like a large living room, with wall-length sofas, murals of literary and sports heroes, and board games, not to mention the best-stocked bar in town. It's highly popu…
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Café No Sé

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 of the room most evenings. A semi…
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Reilly's en la Esquina

Holding the key corner of Antigua's nightlife corridor, the new and improved Reilly's packs in both Guatemalans and gringos on weekends. The sprawling pub counts no fewer than four bars, with most of the action focu…
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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.
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La Sin Ventura

The liveliest dance floor in town is packed with Guatemalan youth toward the weekend. DJs pump out cumbias (Colombian dance tunes) and reggaetón most nights, while musicians play live salsa on Tuesdays.
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Monoloco

As much Guatemala weekender as tourist hangout, the 'wacky monkey' serves up a good blend of comfort foods and local dishes, as well as ice-cold beers, in a relaxed environment with sports TV on dozens of sets.
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Snug

It's a tight squeeze, but spirits are high at the aptly dubbed Snug, a new anchor on the expat drinking scene. Live music on Sundays.
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Reds

Across the way from La Merced, Reds is a low-key clubhouse that draws a refreshingly mixed crowd, often more Guatemalan than gringo. Come here to shoot pool (tournaments on Thursday night), drink cut-rate mojitos o…
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La Sala

Crowds move to Latin rhythms most nights at this boisterous hall, encouraged by the skills of the DJs and abundant cheap liquor (happy hour 5pm to 9pm nightly). Bands play the top terrace every Friday evening.