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Bars & Cafes
Chelles has been a local institution for well over a 100 years. Locals will tell you that you haven't truly experienced the city if you haven't stopped by for a breakfast here. A popular after-hours spot, the bar is open through the night, and serves hearty breakfasts to regulars, including those trying to get over a night of revelry! The menu is simple, and they serves a selection of local bocas and tapas as well as more hearty sandwiches with a variety of fillings like cold meats and cheeses. If you're really in the mood to try something local, check out their Arroz con Pollo. For additoinal details, visit their Facebook page, or give them a call.
Located on the eastern side of the Parque Morazán and just a short distance away from attractions like the Teatro Nacional, Bar Morazán has come to be a popular night time hangout for the young and beautiful of the city. The bar offers an impressive selection of drinks, with live music performances and DJ sets that keep the party going all night long. Trendy and laid-back at the same time, the club is a great place to hang out with friends and enjoy great music, delicious food, fabulous drinks and some conversation.
ChuBBs is a quintessential American sports bar located just off the Parque Morazan. With its large screen TVs and juicy chicken wings the popularity of this bar amongst the city's expats should come as no surprise. Apart from an impressive selection of beer, the ChuBBs also serves up a variety of American bar favorites like pork chops, burgers and chicken wings glazed with honey mustard, buffalo and BBQ sauce.
Located at the Avenida Central, Café Azafrán is a great place to go to, to escape the hustle and bustle of the city center. This cosy little cafe offers its customers a selection of delicious cakes, pastries and light meals served alongside well crafted coffees and other beverages. With everything from empanadas and salads, to sandwiches and pastas on offer, you are sure to find something to suit your fancy. Perfect for a light meal or leisurely coffee break, Café Azafrán is a haven for locals and tourists alike.
Brightly decorated with knick-knacks, ceramics and hand-woven baskets; Restaurante Nuestra Tierra is a bright, lively restaurant with a local flair. Serving up a nice selection of local dishes, emphasising on the freshest ingredients available, it's a trendy hot spot for an evening meal or an after work drink. The bar menu features an nice selection of local craft beers, wines and sangrias, and the warm lively atmosphere is great to mingle, and chat with friends over a cold beer. Check out their local specialities like Gallo Pinto, Arroz con Pollo, Tamales and Pescado Ahumado. You can get a meal plate to share. Portions are quite generous. For additional details, visit the website.
Cafe Miel Natural is a refreshingly eco-friendly coffee shop that offers its customers a selection of well crafted coffees, prepared using beans produced at their own sustainable farm in the Tarrazu region. The beans are roasted every two weeks to ensure the freshness of every cup, so that its natural fruity and floral notes may ring out clearly. Apart from coffee, the cafe also offers a variety of delicious pastries, snacks, smoothies, teas, jams and cakes that can be enjoyed at the cafe or at home. The cafe itself is casual and laid-back; a perfect setting in which to enjoy a well deserved coffee break or a special treat. Miel Natural ground coffee and whole beans may be purchased at the cafe.
This pleasant bar features live jazz and blues. However, there is no regular schedule, so if you want to be sure to see a performance you should telephone ahead. Even if you are not lucky enough to hear a band, this is a pleasant place to enjoy a few beers, with its vaguely bohemian atmosphere. This bar is a unique and interesting place to visit.
Otoya 1155 Food & Drink is a lovely restaurant serving quintessential Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. The place is very warm and welcoming with comfortable couches and simple chairs for seating. Large windows usher in sunlight and quaint lamps illuminate the interior as evening sets in. The restaurant resembles a sumptuous Italian home. Everything on their menu is absolutely delectable but the pizzas come highly recommended. Of couses, any meal at Otoya 1155 is incomplete without something from their extensive wine cellar.
The main reason to come here is to use the internet, although you can also enjoy a good coffee and a range of snacks. Because the Internet is the way of keeping in touch these days, most travelers will want to send e-mails, read the news from their land of origin, or check out the entertainment possibilities in Costa Rica. Here, you will also find a wealth of information about things to see and do in San José.
Kalu is a charming cafe and restaurant that offers diners gourmet dishes that have been prepared with love and created with care. Every dish is a piece of art that has been carefully composed using fresh ingredients, bringing together the flavors and culinary traditions of Costa Rica, Asia, France and the Mediterranean. Whether you stop by for a relaxed meal with loved ones, a quick pastry and coffee in the midst of your day, or to indulge in a decadent dessert, Kalu is sure to please you every time. The Cafeotheque forms a part of the restaurant and serves up a selection of exquisite coffees that have been prepared from beans sourced from small producers and roasted in house. Warm and welcoming, Kalu is a place for family and friends; a place of comfort.
As the night spreads its shroud and the explosion of the sunset's wildest colors start giving way to the blinking of the stars, many go home to rest. However, many others start a new life cycle: "Living La Vida Loca" (Living the crazy life). El Cuartel is the perfect place to do so. Here, people of all ages, colors and backgrounds gather to eat, drink, listen to the music, and make new friends. It has three different areas, including an art gallery, so you can "Live La Vida Loca" the way you like it best.
What used to be a disco like any other, gave way to this establishment for audiences that are more selective. Jazz, Trova, Pop and even Rave are programmed to satisfy such musical tastes. Darts, backgammon and chess are part of the experience, and if you want tropical music, Salsa 54 is one level down. On Wednesdays live Jazz performs on stage for lovers of this genre. If you have some old LPs, or would like to buy a few, the Acetates Club, which meets here on Thursday night, might be just for you.