Sunday, February 10, 2013

My kinda beer joint!

Ok, I admit it.
I have been known to visit a tavern every once in a great while.
And over my 40 years of doing so, I have had the pleasure of enjoying some very fine drinking establishments.
From the dives around Denver, to some shady waterfront holes along the piers of southeast Asia, to present day Central America.  I have managed to drink beer in 17 different countries!
Back in I believe ’99, the beer joint I have spent the most time in was constructed.
Yep, I’m talkin bout Mango’s.
Throughout its history there have been some high points and some low periods.
The highs were very high and the lows were just as low.
But I don’t think it has ever been as popular as it is now.
The proprietor, Frank, is the current of a long line of lease-ers and he has made this place a serious hit!
The food is excellent, he has trained his crew to be very professional and well liked.
He NEVER runs out of beer!
There was once during a low spot years ago I had to go back home and bring a case back with me if I wanted to drink beer at Mango’s!
And if you have to wait more than 30 seconds for your next cold one, check and see if Frank keeled over and died because that’s what it will take.
But, the times they are a changing.
Now days, when the place is packed, I don’t know 75% of the people in there?
Who the hell are these people?
My only gripe, and it’s a small one, is the TV.
I hate TV’s in a bar. I would rather listen to cd’s or an ipod thankyouverymuch.
But a lot of folks watch sports in there and that’s good for business.
So lets all hope for a long, steady run with Frank at the helm of an old friend, Mango’s!


"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline — it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."


Anonymous said...

We haven't been there since the "Last Tango at Mango's".

By the way, we ran into Steve & Anne-Marie at Yoli's on Friday.


RPM said...

Without a doubt Mango's was my favorite place to eat/drink in Belize. The food and service were fantastic, far beyond my expectations. You couldn't ask for a nicer host in Frank.

The last time I was there people from 4 different countries were sitting at the bar and we were all having a great time.

Here's hoping Frank has a long and profitable run!

catdance62 said...

yup. I love that place. It's even way more fun than it was back in the Roeul (sp?) days. WAY more FUn! Last night I was there we had the Soul Train line going on the "dance floor" (space between where the entertainment sets up and the bar). So fun! Even Egbert danced!Worth it even if I had goma the next day.