Cory and Mandy Dwyer are our friends and the owners of – hands down – the best expat hangout in San Juan del Sur. There regular weekly line up includes Trivia Tuesdays and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker. With access to NFL Sunday Ticket and NHL Center Ice you never have to miss a game. Republika offers the coldest beer in town. The drinks are what locals refer to as “Mandy-poured”.
Cory and Mandy are too modest to claim it, but the biggest baddest bacon cheeseburger in town is served at Republika.
We frequent Republika at least once a week. It’s a great place to catch up with the rest of the San Juan del Sur expat gang. Maggie, our minature schnauzer also likes to sidle up to the bar and catch up with her canine buddies.
Our Japanese Hawaiian pal Kenny is a long time resident of San Juan del Sur. At Wrap n Roll he serves wraps and noodle bowls with an Asian flair. You won’t find it on the menu, but the Buffalo Chicken sandwich with pasta salad is awesome. Wrap n Roll is Elisha’s favorite place to grab a quick, healthy and delicious lunch.
Just half a block down the street you’ll find Kick Ass Eats. The spicy chicken tacos are hearty and happen to be Gordon’s favorite menu item. Kenny can usually be found walking between the two locations pitching in wherever needed.
Our friend Ryan and his business partner Lee are the new kids on the block. The newest, coolest bar in San Juan del Sur is located across the street from Eskimo (local ice cream shop) and the beach. They celebrated their grand opening on April 20, 2013.
Howler Bar offers everything from movie nights to live music.
They also have some great food offerings unique to San Juan del Sur. The Cubano sandwich is Gordon’s favorite. It’s a very good rendition of the original and famous Media Noche sandwich from Cuba.
Howler Bar also has some very innovative drink choices. All mixed drinks are served with fresh fruit juices. Their house shot – the Pina Diablo – consists of pineapple and jalapeño infused rum. It’s sweet, yet hot and packs a punch!