“Would you like that served in a coconut, chicas?”
We’d just ordered two spicy rum drinks and started a conversation with the friendly barman. “Yes please!” we answered. I mean who doesn’t want a drink served in a coconut? It’s an appropriate introduction to Howler Bar, a hip new entrant on San Juan del Sur’s bar scene.
The place is fast building a reputation for the most creative cocktail and food menu around town. On our visit everyone was ripping into their fantastic garlic fries and knocking back Mojitos. But we went straight for the beautifully marinated beef kebabs and Howler ensalada. And those drinks we ordered? Perfectly balanced and outrageously spicy (we went for the jalapeño number).
Howler Bar has been smart to use the space the way it has. In the front you’ll be served drinks from a thatch-roofed bar with an ocean view to enjoy in soft lounge chairs al fresco style, the hanging lights throwing shards of color against the walls.
Walk through the bar and the you’ll find a whole new world in the back courtyard. Carpet-like grass, dartboards, beautiful hanging colored light bulbs, outdoor couches, thatched hammocks and a custom built outdoor stage to play host to cinema nights (projected on a massive 16 ft. outdoor screen) and talented local musicians. And the ladies restroom, which you’ll find towards the back, could be the best in town.
Whether you’re coming for a quick drink, a touch of romance or sitting down to a meal, you’ll find Howler Bar to be nothing short of courteous.
Sitting, standing, perching or dancing, a knowledgeable service staff will attend to your every need. If you ever find yourself short on ideas, they’ll be able to guide you towards your next taste adventure. Check it out.
Howler Bar Details
Mon – Sun: 11:00 am – 3:00 am
On the beachfront road
San Juan del Sur