3 of the Best Belizean Bars for International Beer Day

by Carolee Chanona

Every year, the first Friday of August is International Beer Day. And this year, the unofficial holiday falls on August 6. To celebrate the art and science of brewing beer and encourages people to try out new flavors of beer. Nowhere is there more suited to drinking a beer than Belize with the locally-owned and operated Belikin Beer. After all, it’s said to be among one of the best in the world. Belize’s restaurants & bars appreciate this—always serving, stocking, and promoting great beer menus—including beer by the (Belikin) bucket. This International Beer Day in Belize, here are three places to grab a cold brew.

It’s important to stay safe during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and Belize’s dining restrictions. Stay outside or well ventilated in open-air settings when choosing to support your local restaurant for grub and a brew, but don’t let that make you cavalier. Think small and exclusive in terms of those within your bubble, wear your mask at all times unless seated at your table, BYOE (Buy Your Own Everything to not share germs) and have plenty of alcohol—for your hands. 

Di Bruwry in Belize City

A unique place with a cool modern warehouse atmosphere, Di Bruwry is one of the latest additions to the Belize City scene. It’s a micro-brewery right on the outskirts of Belize City—travelers landing at Philip Goldson International Airport will notice the Belikin Beer factory across the tarmac. Plus, there are brews here you can only get at Di Bruwry, like the Bruwry series, plus the small-scale Two-5 beer flavors available at other Belikin eateries like The Tavern: Fever Grass, Banana Bread, Bird Pepper, and much more.

Palapa Bar & Grill in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye 

Spend your day floating in inner tubes whilst you sip beers served by the bucket. Located at the end of the Wet Willies Pier, the Palapa Bar overlooks the beautiful reef in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye. Without a doubt, it’s one of those places you’ll want to visit again and again and again, for a beer and a day of fun.

Tipsy Tuna Seaside & Sports Bar in Placencia Village

Nightlife is laidback in the village. Photo courtesy Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar & Grill

If watching sports while sipping beer is your thing, then this one is for you. Even better? You can do it entirely on the beach with your toes in the sand thanks to Tipsy Tuna Seaside & Sports Bar just off the Tipsy Strip in the heart of Placencia Village. In addition to a comprehensive beer menu, there is live music, karaoke, billiards, and multiple TVs airing your favorite sports. Could the combination be any better?

Cheers to celebrating International Beer Day in Belize! Header image via Di Bruwry.

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