night outs

The best nights out in Xela – every night of the week!

Wherever you are in the world it’s great to have your go-to-nights! Here’s a weekly breakdown of our favorite famous nights in Quetzaltenango as well as some impressive newcomers that will never let you down.

Weeknights in Xela

Monday night

Kasa Kiwi

2for1 – Kasa Kiwi – 4:30 to 10:30pm (8-38, 9a. Avenida) Zona 1

Looking for a cheap night to kick off the week? Head down to the roof terrace at Kasa Kiwi and mix up some great views with 2 for 1 offers on micheladas and a host of beers and spirits.

For any artisanal beer lovers, this may be one of the cheapest nights in all of Central America to get your fill, with various Brooklyn and Rogue brews on offer for as little as two for Q35.


Tuesday night

2 for 1 margaritas – Tacorazon – 12pm noon to 10pm (12 avenida 3-80 Zona 1) 


Salted, sweetened or spiced? 2 for 1 margarita Tuesday at Tacorazon is the perfect spot for a boozy

dinner with mates before heading out. The burritos are enormous and full of flavor. Specials include the Cabro beer-inflused pork and fried avocado. Plus, they’ll deep fry your burrito! Tacorazon is known for its ethical business practices and organic sourcing. It pays employees a rare fair wage.

Tuesday is a regular home for stray ex-pats seeking out cheap drinks, so come down to meet some new mates as well.


Trivia – King and Queens – Kicks off 8-9pm to 1am (13-27, 7. Calle) Zone 1

King and Queens

Test your knowledge with Sean, Tetox and 2 for 1 wine at one of Xela’s oldest nights. It’s all that you’d expect from a quiz, with your classic categories, games and prizes, but spiced up with some great Guatemalan trivia as well.

Presented in both English and Spanish it’s perfect for those looking to practice some lingo!


Wednesday night

Winesday – Bajo la Luna – 7 to 11pm (4a Calle D3-72) Zone 1

Bajo la Luna

Looking for an evening with slightly more sophistication? Bajo la Luna is your place, with a great selection of wine all 20% off and the feel of a cozy cave. In addition to your standard red or white, they’re packing mimosas, glühwein, kalimotxos and sangria.

With some of the best burgers and fondue in town, you can head for dinner and see where the night takes you. This is the best date night in Xela.


Salsa – Pool and Beer – 7 to 1am (10-21, 12 Avenida) Zone 1

Pool and Beer

Another classic Xela night. Take your moves from class to club and learn some new tricks, Wednesday at Pool and Beer.

Even if you’re the guy with two left feet, there’s plenty to do away from the dance floor with pool and table football.


Thursday night

Karaoke – King and Queens – 10 to 1am (13-27, 7. Calle) Zone 1

King and Queens

A big favorite in Xela for a long time. Everyone is welcome, whether you think you can wow us or if you’re bad enough to pull some laughs.

Plenty of Dutch courage flying about with King and Queens policy of double measures for every drink. No messing!


Musica Independiente – El Cuartito – 8pm to 10:30pm (13 AVE. 7-09 ZONA 1,)

El Cuartito

Another tried and tested night, this time brought to you by El Cuartito, brings you Xela’s favorite independent musicians. Their chilled beer garden becomes a buzzing music venue to host an electric atmosphere for Thursday nights.

With beer fridges packed full of local delights and microbrews and some great nacho options, El Cuartito has everything for a great Thursday night.


Friday night

Live Acoustic Music and DJ DIZAM – Shamrock – 8pm to 1am (4 Calle, 8-08, 8 Avenida) Zone 1


Shamrock is the place to be Friday night! Kick-off the night with a top local acoustic artist from 8 till 10pm, followed by DJ DIZAM (our favorite in town) from 11 till 1am.

Think you’ve tried every drink? Perfect place to find something unique with Shamrock’s very own Irish Tequila. Shamrock is also known for serving up food with organic ingredients (try the pupusas!), hosting fundraisers and maintaining ethical business practices.


Weekend nightlife in Xela

Saturday night

Band night – Shamrock – 8 to 11pm (4 Calle y , 8-08, 8 Avenida) Zone 1


A great spot to start a boozy Saturday night, with some of Xela’s best rock bands on show. Followed up by a DJ at 11pm, Shamrock can take you right through to the early morning.

When in Ireland, drink Guinness! Whether it’s your go to drink at home or you will be trying for the first time you can also get your hands on the famous Irish beverage in Shamrock.



Fiestabado – Vintage – 7 to 1am (7a. Calle y 14 Avenida 13-65 zona 3)

Experimented with everything in the centre? Saturday is DJ night at Vintage. Get yourself over to Zone 3 and escape the tourists for a night to remember.

A big favorite among locals here, this is the perfect place if you are keen for something a bit different.




 Sunday night

Sunday Funday – Kasa Kiwi – 12pm noon to 6pm (8-38, 9a. Avenida) Zone 1

Kasa Kiwi

A new addition to our selection of events here, but sure to be a big hit! Kasa Kiwi will be serving up either churrasco or tacos , courtesy of Tortumbo and Tacorazon, 12-3pm every Sunday.

Top this off with ping pong and beer pong up on the terrace, this is the perfect spot for Sunday day drinking.


Live Music – Tecún – 7/8pm to 10pm (Pasaje Enriquez) Zone 1


For chilled Sunday night you can head down to Tecún where they regularly have live music. The great food and warm atmosphere of the Pasaje Enriquez makes it the perfect place to relax. Tecún is known for its pizza and sometimes on Sunday the second pizza is half price!

Though this is a regular event, it does not happen every Sunday, but you can check on the live music for the whole week on the whiteboards outside the bar.



Free Beer and Wine – Kasa Kiwi – First Friday of every month – 5 to 6pm (8-38, 9a. Avenida) Zone 1

Kasa Kiwi

No need for too much description here! Free Brahva, as well as red and white wine, for a whole hour. Great place to start if you’re hoping for a big night. Please note that Brahva is probably toxic.



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