Where to Get A Cool Cocktail on World Bartender Day

by Khaila Gentle

If you love a good cocktail, then you’re definitely aware of just how indispensable good bartenders are in the hospitality industry. They keep the party going. And, they’re one of the many workers that ensure you’re having a good time, wherever you may be. That’s regardless of whether your lounging by the sea at your favorite beach bar, dancing to good music at a nightclub, or simply relaxing and enjoying a good view. February 24th is World Bartender Day. To celebrate, we’re sharing some of the best places in Belize to get a cocktail.

1. Tipsy Tuna Seaside & Sportsbar

Rum & Sun at Tipsy Tuna. Photo by ROEming Belize

Located on the namesake Tipsy Strip on the Placencia Village sidewalk, Tipsy Tuna is where you can almost always find a lively atmosphere. Enjoy the vibrant sports bar setting, complete with flat screens to watch a game, a spectacular beachfront view, and of course, great food and drinks.

2. Big Dock Bar at Jaguar Reef Lodge

Photo by Jaguar Reef Lodge

This iconic overwater bar is located at Jaguar Reef Lodge in the vibrant Hopkin’s Village. Here, you can snack on some ceviche of your choice while sipping on your favorite cocktail.

3. The Lazy Lizard

The Split in Caye Caulker. Image via Belize Tourism Board

Perhaps the most iconic bar in Caye Caulker, the Lazy Lizard sits perched right beside the famous Split. Home of the popular Green Lizard juice (a brightly colored blend of spirits), this beach bar offers menu items both local and international as well as an eclectic selection of drinks.

4.  Cork Street Whiskey Bar


Cork Street Whiskey Bar in Belize City

Sitting inside one of the last standing colonial houses in Belize City is Cork Street Whiskey Bar. Enjoy cocktails that are as gorgeous as they are delicious alongside delectable small bites.

5. The Biblio Bar at Itz’ana

This quiet sanctuary at Itz’ana is a lover letter to all things literary. Sit and sip on a cool cocktail while reading your favorite book. This Placencia, Belize bar comes complete with leather chairs and overflowing bookcases.

luna bar itz'ana

The Luna Bar. Photo Courtesy Itz’ana Resort

If you do happen to find yourself with a drink in hand today, make sure to tip your favorite local bartender!

Featured Photo by The Lodge at Jaguar Reef 

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