Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Quetzaltenango

Salón Tecún

On the plaza end of the elegant Pasaje Enríquez, alive day and night with a healthy mix of Guatemalans and foreigners quaffing Cabro by the liter, the Tecún claims to be the country's longest-running bar (since 1935…
Top Choice Cafe in Quetzaltenango

Café La Luna

For chocolate aficionados, this is a shrine. Made from scratch on the premises, the chocolate is velvety smooth and served in a variety of beverages: the chocolate cappuccino is especially good. Groups of friends ga…
Cafe in Panajachel

Crossroads Café

This cafe has made Panajachel a major crossroads for coffee aficionados. When he's not roasting beans, the Bay Area owner/head barista spends his time combing the highlands for small estate coffees to add to his ros…
Cafe in Huehuetenango

Café Museo

This 'museum' serves some of Huehue's best coffee, and that's saying something. More than just a place to get a well-prepared cup, it also provides some background on this bewitching bean that has so influenced Guat…
Cafe in Quetzaltenango

El Cuartito

This offbeat cafe-bar is a point of reference for travelers and language students, with quirky decor and art installations. It serves a good range of breakfasts, vegetarian snacks, herbal teas and organic coffee jus…
Pub in Panajachel

La Palapa

As the name suggests, this party center unfolds beneath a thatched-roof shelter (actually two), with a beachy ambiance. It's popular with volunteer gringos, but all sorts crowd in for the Saturday afternoon BBQ. Oth…
Cafe in San Pedro La Laguna

Café Las Cristalinas

To savor a shot of the coffee grown on the surrounding slopes (and roasted here), head for this thatched-roof structure on the way up from the Pana dock to the center of town. Come for breakfast and be sure as well …
Juice Bar in San Pedro La Laguna

D'Juice Girls

D'Juice Girls are young Hebrew-speaking Tz'utujil women who squeeze the tropical fruits of Guatemala into supernutritious combos, such as carrot-ginger-beet. This popular stand is a five-minute walk east of the Pana…
Bar in San Pedro La Laguna

Bar Sublime

Bar Sublime is the current epicenter of San Pedro's party scene. During the day its lakefront terraces are pretty relaxed and you can enjoy good sandwiches, pasta and salads, but things ramp up as the sun starts to …
Bar in Huehuetenango

Café D'Carlo

Opposite the Royal Park Hotel, this upper-level, open-air lounge has a friendly, relaxed vibe and a terrace/counter facing the street, a good spot for snacks and a bucket of chilled Gallos. Friday and Saturday night…