Here lies the kind of watering hole that assembles patrons of an eclectic ilk:international raconteurs, derelict writers, advanced collegians and bar elders, just to name a few. The structure, a crossbred offspring – one part punk-speakeasy, the other an intelligentsia outpost – holds firm within aged walls of a former Guatemalan capital. And should commotion break out from within this peculiar canteen, relax; simply gaze into the flickering shadows of an Ajo Macho prayer candle and enjoy the people-watching turn. Likely, the racket is just a few customers simply arguing a coherence of Dostoevsky.
Home to the manifestation of proprietor John Rexer’s dreams for small batch, hand-crafted Ilegal Mezcal, this dive has since snuffed its bad habit of smuggling the illegal beverage. Order a quick bite from their vernacular bar food and take in the audible pleasures of traveling musical talents. A nervous lack of restraint fumigates from within, and I must caution, errant behavior is requisite for a good time. Bienvenidos a Café No Sé. I don’t know, either.
www.cafenose.com | 1 Av Sur 11C | Antigua, Guatemala
by: Jason Z. Guest