14 Street 3-08 Zona 10
Guatemala City, 01010
Phone: (502) 24 213333
Fax: (502) 23 635766
14 Street 3-08 Zona 10, Guatemala City, GT, 01010
- Phone: (502) 24 213333
- Fax: (502) 23 635766
Bars & Cafes
Its motto is "neither tragedy nor comedy, only good moments" and this is certainly the ideal place to meet new people and have a nice quiet chat. It is mostly frequented by tourists or foreign businessmen who enjoy having a drink or a beer. Decorated as a traditional English pub, it offers a good variety of music. Decorated like a traditional English pub. Beer, alcoholic drinks and wines and more.
It is a cosy and small place, manned by its owner, Don Mikel, who will serve you himself. It is normally frequented by young, middle aged and bohemian people, which gives it a very warm touch, typical of Valencian taverns. With a relaxed atmosphere, it is decorated in an ecclectic way, a sort of mixture between Hollywood and a typical Cordovan bullring. Serving excellent Spanish dishes, such as 'chistorras', beefsteak and cheese from La Mancha. The bar serves international drinks including Brujo, a strong and dry Galician drink.
One of the largest bookshops in the city, Sophos is a great place to spend an afternoon browsing through their extensive collection. From novels to manga, history books to art books; it's all available in a bright, modern store. Located on the second floor of the posh Plaza Fontabella, it's one of the few places that stock a good selection of English novels and books. The store has a glamorous coffee shop, where you can have a gourmet coffee while reading a novel from its wide selection of publications by Latin American authors. At Sophos you can also find your favorite music. The cafe terrace is quite a pleasant place to spend a few hours.
Located on La Reforma Avenue, near the American embassy, this luxurious bar will transport you to one of the most sophisticated atmospheres in the city. Its classic, restrained style will immerse you in a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere. Regularly frequented by foreign businessmen, it is the ideal place to make good business deals and good friends. International liquors, as well as a wide variety of national and imported beers are available.
This cozy place is reminiscent of a town square in Tuscany, Italy and offers such an exquisite flavor and close relationship with the traditional ristoranti that you will feel immersed by the typical flavor of true Italian cuisine. Sober and stylish decoration, although it offers a cozy atmosphere typical of a town tavern, creating a very nice effect. Offering the best products of the European vineyards as well as a wide range of house wines.
If you are a cake lover, this confectionery offers you a wide variety of international cakes, including lemon pies and the traditional Black Forest, to enjoy with your family and friends. With a familiar atmosphere, its decoration consists of large shop windows displaying all the desserts so that you can choose your favourite. It also offers: Gallery coffee, breakfasts, lunchs, chocolates, ice-creams and it consists of several tea rooms, divided into two areas: smoking and no smoking.
Located in the heart of the Zona Viva, it is a pleasant and quiet coffee shop. It offers a wide variety of cold and hot drinks, which can be accompanied by an excellent variety of cakes, doughnuts or sweets. It also offers a wide range of national and imported drinks in order to satisfy the most demanding customers. Decorated in an unconventional style, it offers a smoking and a non-smoking area.
This restaurant is one of the best in Guatemala City and offers Spanish food with a difference. Chef Jose Luis has come up with some innovative recipes that give traditional food a new feel. There is also an elaborate wine list to choose from. As this place is small, it is advised to arrive a bit early. Enjoy the flavors of Iberia that will surely make you say 'delicioso'.
One of the cultural meeting points in Guatemala city, this place is more of a cultural project than a meeting point. It organizes debates and exhibitions, as well as live music shows ranging from the most perverted trends of rock to classical and jazz music concerts. There are performances virtually every day, but the main shows take place on weekends. The bar serves national drinks and delicious chicken sandwiches. Sometimes an admission fee is charged, so it is recommended to inquire in advance. The decor is eclectic with posters evoking different cultural events from Guatemala and other countries.
Located within the city's historic center, it opened over a decade ago and serves excellent international food and very cold beer, among other alcoholic drinks. With good atmosphere and varied music, it is mostly frequented by tourists and people working in the area. It also offers second-hand books. In the evening you may even find artists who will paint your portrait for a very low price.
One of the hottest places, far from the hectic Zona Viva, offering a very young atmosphere. Although it is rather small, at weekends it seems to have a magnetic effect over youngsters living around this area. As its name suggests, its decor and atmosphere allow dance and music lovers to enjoy a Mexican atmosphere, which contrasts with the modern music played, normally American or tropical Latin.
The name of this bar and eatery should be taken literally - continue past the first flight of stairs, up the spiral staircase, for some of the best views of Antigua to be found. Gaze out over the captivating displays of sunshine and shadows of the surrounding hills, or take the opportunity to learn about some major attractions in town : the Iglesia San Francisco sits just to the south, and streetscapes stretch out in every direction. The astonishingly friendly rooftop bartender will be happy to explain what you see between mixing drinks, chipping ice, and calling orders for food down to the kitchen.