The Best Bars In San Pedro, Belize: 2011

According to me.  2011 edition.  If you have any suggestions, feedback, questions or you just hate my picks, let me know!   I am sticking to town (not too far north and not too far south) and I honestly think I’ve been in every bar (maybe not all the way into San Pedrito…I’ve got wood to chop).  Yes.  Juvinie’s.  Yes.  Amigo’s Bar.  Yes.  Black And White.  YES!   So, I have done the research over the past five year.  Here is what I’ve got.(FOR THE 2012 UPDATE CLICK HERE.)Best Daytime Bar:  Tie:   BCs Beach Bar & Wayo’s Bar & Internet Cafe

Best Bar for Live Music:  Crazy Canucks on Monday nights.  Get ready to punta.  (This is Ali, the bartender)

Best Beach Bar to Make You Feel Like a Local:  Cholo’s Bar (“Hangovers Installed & Serviced”)

Best Mixed Drink (Martinis, Margaritas, etc):  El Divino at Banana Beach

Most Improved Bar for 2011:   Wahoo’s Lounge (Former Pier Lounge).  If you haven’t been there in the past year, you would NOT recognize this place.  Open, freshly painted, no more crappy gaming machines.  Clean bathrooms!  The band for the Chicken Drop is fantastic.  Cutest t-shirt in town.  You won’t recognize this place.

Best Bar for Karaoke:  Road Kill Bar on Wednesday night

Bar Guaranteed to Have a Crowd No Matter What Time of Year:  Fido’s Courtyard

Best Bar to Watch a Sports Event:  Pedro’s Sports Bar & Pizza Place (HUGE TVs, A/C, great pizza)

Best Late Night Club:  Jaguar’s Temple though Big Daddy’s has just remodeled and reopened as Daddy Rocks.  I hear it is the new “hot spot”

Best Bars to Meet Shady Characters:  The Winners’ Spot or any place that is open after midnight

Best Bar for Quick, Cheap, Yummy Snacks:  BC’s Beach Bar and Ak’Bol (up north…sorry, I stray BUT LOOK AT THIS VIEW!)

Best Beach “Scene”:  The Lazy Lizard at the Split in Caye Caulker (I stray again)

Best Bar to Bet on a Crapping Chicken:   Wahoo’s Lounge (formerly Pier Lounge)

Best Bar for Really Good Food:  The Bar at Victoria House

Hidden Gem:  The Squirrel’s Nest at Mata Rocks

Best Rum Punch:  On the Catamaran Sail with Seaduced…maybe it’s the sail…maybe it’s the rum…but it is PERFECT!

Best Friday Night “In Crowd/Hip” Bar:  Want to feel like you are hanging with the cool San Pedro crowd?  Like you are seeing the local Who’s Who (maybe Miss San Pedro…maybe the local bank managers)?   Try Skybox Sportbar & Lounge.  All drinks are $5bzd.  Jager, Vodka, Smirnoff Ice, EVERYTHING.  That is ridiculously cheap.  A DJ is usually playing.  This place will make you feel like you’ve got the inside scoop.

BEST OVERALL BAR :  CRAZY CANUCKS
Great bartenders, great Sunday BBQ, great Monday night, great view.  Just a very cool place to hang out.

Congratulations to one and all.  Keep in mind as you see me over the next few months, that I can be bribed with free drinks, food…heck…I even take cash.  And if I missed you, there is always 2012!





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  • I totally agree with your results! Great research. 🙂

  • Me

    Tee hee. Thanks. The research has been grueling…as you can imagine. Thanks for reading.

  • Thank you for including us. The chicken Thanks you too. We are working on some soon to be announced fun stuff for the upcoming season that might even entice you too add another category! Oooo also check out rojo’s new beach bar next time you are up north!

  • I agree! I might also add one….”Best bar for a morning Bloody Mary and some good pickin'” Estel’s

  • Ryan

    Great list! I’m sure research was exhausting! In most studies a second opinion is needed though, I think I’ll have to come down and do a little “research” as well. 🙂

    Cheers!

  • I agree …. I love the view, Ali makes everyone feel welcome and around 3 pm it is always calling me… I fondly call it the Club House.
    Mary

  • Me

    Research has been incredibly exhausting. Wahoo’s…I just included a new category for you guys. You deserve it.

  • Me

    And Ryan (www.rumshopryan.com)? Come on down! I focused too much on beer. Definitely time to focus on rum

  • I’m needing a white and light from Ali after watching that Bronco game, too bad I’m here and Canucks is there 🙁

  • Me

    Perhaps Ali is shippable…

  • Best Bar for front row seats to watch a Sporting Event Live and Accompanied by Live Music: Catamaran Bar on Sundays. Kids Optimist sailing races start at 11 AM; followed by Grown-ups’ Belikin-Inspired catamaran racing in the PM.

  • Me

    Nice Forrest. I have a new category for next year!

  • Great List…good research…just a couple comments though.
    Daddy Rock, formerly Big Daddy’s IS a better Late Nite Club now. The Place looks classy and high tech and the Jaguar’s crowd has almost all migrated there. Even the owner of Jaguars son can be seen in there. I heard that Jaguars will also soon close to remodel.
    Also, wtf is up with the “the best bars to meet shady characters” category. lol

  • Me

    Comments ALWAYS welcome. I know, I know…I need to get to the new Daddy Rocks. I’m having a hard time staying up past 11pm since I stopped bar management. Thx for the feedback.

  • Coni T

    I can’t believe Pelican Reefs bar didn’t get mentioned. I’ve been to San Pedro 5 times in the last 2 years and it’s a tradition of mine to stop there and have a Pina Colada while being mesmerized by the infinity pool and the ocean view. The whole cave theme too is so cool! Anyway..now I’m missing San Pedro even more.

  • Well said–can’t wait to go & try as many as possible!!! You sure ALL drinks are $5BZE @ the Skybox? I just printed out a coupon that says Friday nights only….
    Thanks for the info:)

  • Me

    Sorry to get back to you 6 months later! But the Skybox thing is Friday only…but that is why I named it best Friday night place! Did you test it out?

  • Linden

    How about Palapa Bar for “Best Bar for Chillin” 😉

  • Me

    Palapa Bar will definitely have its place in 2012’s list…

  • Love the results, how does the funky monkey or ABC (Ambergris Brewing Company) or X lounge hold up?

  • Me

    Hmmmm…they definitely didn’t make the list.