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Black Whale Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Directly across from Escimo Ice Cream, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
2 Mar 2015
“Skip it”
12 Sep 2014
“Awesome place to visit at night”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Directly across from Escimo Ice Cream, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 2 March 2015

Even if you're 20 this is way too loud, DJ is mediocre, and guys packing guns makes me nervous. Better places elsewhere.

Thank WorldGal7
Reviewed 13 September 2014

I fell in love with San Juan Del Sur, and this was definitely one of my favorite places to go at night. There is great music, and lots of really awesome people to meet and hang out with. People from all over the world, and...More

1  Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 27 May 2014

They have a bunch of goons for security going around looking for reasons to assert their authority, especially the one who likes to walk around with a nightstick stuck down the neck of his shirt like a samurai sword. Their food is just horrible (e.g....More

2  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

My title says it all. The owner and staff are nice. Troph style men's room. Cool place to hang. Lots of 20 year old backpackers making out. Not that I'm into that. But, I just added that because this review has to be 100 characters.

1  Thank CommonB
Reviewed 22 January 2014

It is one of the best places in San Juan to party. Good music, love the live music. Free pool tables and good atmosphere. But don't try the food please. Since the new owner, the food is very bad. I had a hamburger and the...More

Thank CharlotteJGvdL
Reviewed 16 September 2013

so this place was the happening spot in san juan del sur, live music several nights a week, great different local bands playing regga and rock classics, pool tables, great outside seating space, cheap beers and massive plates of food, not the best in town...More

1  Thank BenS-Lord
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Servers touching money and food at the same time, had to waive for hours before getting their attention, very unprofessional, the girl that served us seemed like she really didn't care. Had a look at the kitchen, it resembled more a filthy bathroom, a sweaty...More

1  Thank chef473
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Good vibe, good music, great bar. Loved the reggae band and danced until 1 a.m. I feel like an expat here, but in a nice way. It's a great spot for a beer and burger.

1  Thank Justin M
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Great local vibe and some of the best food! They are originally from Texas, so it was really cool running into them! Great people and super cool place! Always go when we are in town!

Thank MbroylesATX
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Is the place to find everithing: is the place to find everything: Chillin # Live music,# Nice bar # Pool table, Fussball # and the owners awesome!!!

Thank Maraswina
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  • Address: Directly across from Escimo Ice Cream, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
  • Location: Central America  >  Nicaragua  >  Rivas Department  >  San Juan del Sur
Same stree and in between Iguana and the Pier
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