If you think Café No Sé on the 1st Avenida Sur in Antigua is about coffee, think again. This is a Bar and one of Antigua Guatemala’s best late night hang outs. While Mono Loco Bar and Reilly’s Irish Tavern catch much of the travel review attention Café No Sé is my choice for late night entertainment.
This is a funky bar with strange decorations and remarks written on the walls. Yes they feature three kinds of Mezcal by the shot. On a piece of card board is a list of banned music to be played including Lady Gaga and even Metallica. Stitched together burlap coffee sacks act as the entrance to a different bar.
What Café No Sé is most famous for is what I would call the “Mezcal Bar” Off the main Bar is a doorway with an old 1950’s style Refrigerator door as the entrance. I have been told well actually I know late at night when the other bars close groups stay and hang out in the Mezcal Bar at Café No Sé.
The drinks are cheap and they offer many to choose from, including draft Beer Gallo and yes Mescal by the shot. When you compare the big guns un bars in Antigua like Mono Loco and Reilly’s Irish Tavern, well Café No Sé has them beat hands down.
Get to Café No Sé before 1 in the morning or when the doors close you will miss the party that starts. Yes I know I spelled Mescal Mezcal spanish translation for Café No Sé.