The Circus Bar in Panajachel

Circus Bar in Panajachel has live Latin music and the best pizza in Panajachel.Ready to run away and join the circus? Then head for the Circus Bar in Panajachel.

It's one of the liveliest bars on this side of the lake. And it has been so since 1983, when the bar opened in Panajachel. A Circus Bar opened in La Antigua in 2012.

Send in the Clowns

The atmosphere is like a bizarre theme restaurant, with European circus posters, masks and photos of clowns and other stars of the big top lining the walls of the cavernous and dimly lit room. Clown marionettes dangle from their strings over the bar next to the small stage and a vintage piano.

A Latin band hits the stage at the Circus every night of the week. In addition to live salsa music, a popular local group, Los Gitanos de Solola, performs occasionally. (Gitanos means gypsies.)

There is usually a crowd, especially on weekends, as this is a place where "regulars" hang out and mingle with tourists and the locals from other towns around the lake, Antigua and the capital.

Pizza and More

Circus Bar is also known for making some of the best pizza in Panajachel. All whopping 19 varieties, including vegetarian, are cooked in a brick oven. If you cant make up your mind, we suggest the mixto or the Re Ne. Circus Bar will deliver pizzas to hotels and homes in the area.

Other Italian food is available. You can choose from six kinds of calzone and 31 pastas. A large assortment of international cuisine is also on the menu, from to Steak Dijon to shrimp.

Where and When to Go

Circus Bar is on Calle Arboles, just up the street from Calle Principal. It is open from noon until midnight, seven days a week.

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