Café 2000 leaves no doubt about its raison d'être: peek inside to see the backs of couches all facing forward, ready for spectators to file in for the big screen. It's true! Unlike many of the "movie rooms" in Antigua, Café 2000 actually includes a big screen, occupying the entire far wall. The movie schedule is always posted in the doorway, with an average of three showings per day, and other perks wiggle their way in (such as hookahs at the bar). Oh, and by the way, every single movie is shown for free - just order something tasty from the café! Sports broadcasts are also sometimes shown on the TV.
5ta. Avenida Restaurant & Lounge is an endearing establishment that will charm you. Its open courtyard layout replete with a traditional house with wooden beams is accentuated by canopies in the terrace and courtyard areas while the interior is decked with vintage light fixtures, wine racks, artworks and elegant furnishing. Tucked away on its namesake street, its whimsical ambiance is ideal for romantic meals. Their menu mostly comprises of meat, chicken and seafood. The lounge serves wines and cocktails.
Karma, Gastro-Bar is a trendy bar in Zona 4. This dog-friendly resto-bar is a popular haunt among the hip crowd of the area and rightly so. Its distinct decor is inspired by the freshness of food in an orchard or farm. Ceiling made of wooden crates, bricked walls, hanging light bulbs, wooden swings, high stools and other wooden elements give it a certain rusticity that is also chic. Their menu is inspired by global cuisines and the drink list sees a wide variety of wines, liqueurs and cocktails. They also host live music regularly. It is a wonderful place to hangout with friends and your canine friend.
Reillys GuateCity is an Irish pub known for their beers and well-crafted cocktails. The place is open since noon on weekdays and is frequented by many for their amazing happy hours. The pub caters to a younger clientele hence college students and young professional are seen here more often. Reillys has a unique interior; it is dark and dimly illuminated with lights emanating from candles. The bar is gorgeous and boasts of an impressive number of liquors and local as well as international beers. Quintessential pub fare is available to satiate your appetite. Smoking is permitted here.
Zona 10 is known for its bars, restaurants, hotels and shops. Set in this popular vicinity is Pipas Bar. Tucked away on 2da Avenida, it is mostly frequented by locals and has a lively ambiance with banters of patrons, loud music and dancing setting the tone of this place. During Fridays, they have many drink deals that are as cheap as it gets.
La Chula Cantina Bar is known for their inventive cocktails and interesting decor. The bar is dark and dimly lit with chandeliers; skulls, skeletons and other eerie paraphernalia makes the place unique but does not stop one from having a great time. Patrons blend in the atmosphere and groove to the music with well-crafted drinks in their hands. The cocktails served at La Chula Cantina taste as dramatic as they look and they're known to linger on your palate for a long time. When in the City Center, a visit to La Chula Cantina Bar is a must.
Los Lirios is located in the heart of the city. It is a popular spot among music lovers as it regularly hosts live music and DJ acts. Enjoy the happy hours and bar bites at this dimly lit bar. You will also like the friendly environment and the tunes belted out by talented local and national bands.
Bar El Monumental is one of the most popular bars of the city. The place mostly entertains a younger clientele because of their great music and lively ambiance. The bar is located inside a striking building on the topmost floor in a spacious room; a large performance stage and a bar that boasts of local beers as well as other interesting liquors complete the interior. Various local brands, playing eclectic music, have graced the stage of Bar El Monumental and live music in the unique proposition of this place.
Serving up a great selection of local Guatemalan cuisine in a warm, friendly ambiance; 7 Caldos is a local chain of restaurants in Guatemala City. With multiple locations, the restaurant is quite informal and lively, perfect for a Sunday brunch out with family or a late evening out with a group of friends. With outdoor seating and a large selection of local beers and wines, it's a nice place to relax and unwind. Best known for their caldos or soups, these are the restaurant speciality. They also have a nice selection of traditional plates. Don't miss out on the Seafood Ceviche and Churrasco.