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La Bodeguita del Centro

There's a hopping, creative local scene in Guatemala City, and this large, bohemian hangout is one of the best places to connect with it. There's live music of some kind almost every night from Tuesday to Saturday, …
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Circus Bar

Behind the swinging doors, Circus Bar has a cabaret atmosphere, with live music nightly from 7:30pm to 10:30pm. Flamenco, folk or marimbas nicely complement the cozy atmosphere, as do the substantial list of importe…
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Café-Bar Ubafu

Probably the most dependable nightlife option in town. Supposedly has music and dancing nightly, but liveliest on weekends.
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Casa No'j

Just off the park's southwest corner, the 19th-century former Convent of Bethlehem now houses Xela's premier cultural center. Besides photo and art exhibits, it stages anything from poetry festivals to marimba recit…
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Centro Cultural de España

The Spanish Cultural Center hosts an excellent range of events, including live music, film nights and art exhibitions, mostly with free admission.
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One of several nightspots opposite the Teatro Municipal, Bari regularly hosts live trova (protest folk), rock and pop.
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Salomon's Porch

The social outlet for a non-profit ministry that hosts mission teams, this coffee house hosts a variety of community activities, with live music on Saturday nights. And for something completely different, there's a …
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Jazz, blues and folk fans should look into what's happening here.
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Pana Rock Café

Like a Hard Rock by the lake, this lively little pub hosts plugged-in bands nightly from 9pm. It's big with Guatemala City youth, who settle in for the evening with a cubetazo (bucket of beer) or two.
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Teatro Municipal

Quetzaltenango's grand neoclassical theater north of the center is the main venue for plays, concerts and dance performances. An elaborate two-tiered curved balcony has private boxes for prominent families.