Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Guadalupe Reyes Series PART I OF IV - Guadalupe Reyes Cantina Annual Mexican Winter Drink-A-Thon!

The Place: Guadalupe Reyes Cantina: The Perfect Way to Start the Annual Mexican Drink-A-Thon!

The Experience:
Guadalupe Reyes is as described in the title an annual Mexican Winter Drink-A-Thon that starts on December 12, the Day of the Vírgen de Guadalupe, and runs almost a full calendar month through the celebration of the Epiphany on January 6 known in Spanish as the Día de Reyes (the Three Kings of the Epiphany). It consists of drinking uninterrupted between these dates, daily if possible. Gringo G knows people who have completed this entire marathon of drinking!

There is no better way to start this Series off than with a visit to the now infamous Condesa Bar with the same name, Guadalupe Reyes Cantina, which strives for and many times achieves the basic mantra of Guadalupe Reyes … make sure to head to a crowded local bar with good beer, drinks and Mexican finger food all winter.

Guadalupe Reyes in the Condesa definitely fulfills this motto and really does offer a lively atmosphere to begin the beer drinking winter fun … particularly if the large groups of motor-bikers who call the place home are outside and inside creating an even more intense ambiance (don’t worry they are safe and in general even friendly in Gringo G's experiences)!

The Location: Calle Atlixco 100, esquina Vicente Suárez, Colonia Condesa, DF.

The Virgen of Guadalupe in Guadalupe Reyes When in Mexico You Must Pay Homage!

The Bikers a Staple at Guadalupe Reyes!

VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF: The BAR to kick off the GR Drink-A-Thon!

The Specials: A cold brew and some delicious snacks … it is that simple. Gringo G really liked the bacon-wrapped shrimp skewer shown below.

The Decadent Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp Skewers

A couple of cold ones!

Tips: There are no reservations and particularly on weekends the wait can get long. So it is highly recommended to go to GR in smaller groups!

Price Point: $$

$: Takeout or fast food $$: Casual sit-down $$$: Formal sit-down $$$$: La Crème de La Crème

Website: http://www.guadalupereyes.com/ (includes the bar's second location info)

Contact: Phone: +52-(55)5553-0607 or +52-(55)5553-4949

Coming Soon: Part II of IV Guadalupe Reyes: Mexican Winter Drink-A-Thon!

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