Exciting New Bars & Restaurants on Ambergris Caye: Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique

There are no franchises or chain stores in Belize.  No McDonald’s, no Walmarts, no Applebee’s with it’s free fries refills…too small of a population, prohibitive with the import duties…whatever the reason?  We don’t have them…

nook8But one clever business woman, Erin, is taking a popular business that she started in Placencia, Belize and opening a “sister business” or a Part Deux on Ambergris Caye.  Placencia’s popular Mojo Lounge  is now in San Pedro – on the beach and called Nook Restaurant & Cocktail Bartique – and has the same funky feel as its partner biz down south.

Here is Jeff, Erin’s partner, Erin and manager Cindy.  Here is Nook on Facebook.

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I stopped by Wednesday night for a taste, a tour and to meet the crew…I think you are going to like this spot.

Erin has a partner, Jeff, in this spot (she can’t be in two places at once!) but her easy, breezy, fun attitude is written all over the restaurant and the menus.

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The menu is a small book…the drink menu and appetizer menu especially tempting.

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Especially when you hear:  Every day HAPPY & A HALF 5-6:30 half price starters and half off all cocktails on the first page! $4 beer, lighthouse and stout.   NOW THAT’S A HAPPY HOUR!

15% off for anyone who calls San Pedro their full time home.

And the front deck at night…

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nook6You MAY remember this place as a country music/southern food spot…or probably not.  I remember it as one of the oddest nights of my life.  The business was open just briefly.  It is right on the beach next to Cholo’s and Lily’s…across from the huge Amigo’s Del Mar dock.

Outside the deck area, inside the “nooks” – curtained areas, many with their own names.

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The bar – large enough so that they could make the sitting areas more intimate in this HUGE space.  Erin assures me the many many cushions are on their way…stuck in customs wouldn’t you know?

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Finding something new to do in San Pedro is HARD – but with this funky, comfortable, lounge with THE VIEW, I think Erin and Jeff have done it.  Stop in and see what you think.

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And check out my late post from yesterday about Stella’s Smile.  A new wine bar & restaurant north of the bridge.






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  • This looks like a fantastic addition to SP that will be around a LOT longer than the ill-fated country-western place. LOVE the name, cute menu, and everything about it. Another place I’ll definitely put on the list for when we visit the island!

  • blancojoe

    ANOTHER Bar? Thirsty people live on Ambergris Caye. It has been years since I was there, but I don’t remember shoulder to shoulder bars.