Located in Centro Historico, Al Andar is a cozy restaurant that is frequented by guests for its decent choices of beer and its intimate ambience. During a recent visit, the plae served an interesting selection, which included Morena beer, Guera beer, Green Card Barley Wine, some selections from Carlsberg and Tsing-tao, and Jack’s Chocolate Stout.
They also serve prime mezcal, which is a kind of alcoholic beverage derived from the Maguey plant that is native only to Mexico. The mezcal is not as favored as tequila, although it has similarities in taste and consistency, and it comes with such a strong flavor.
As a place for late night action and because the place is so small, this bar usually is filled throughout the streets, with people wanting to unwind and relax after a day’s work.
Aside from the beer, sample the place’s selection of snacks to go with the drinks, which includes Oaxacan cheese and a healthy serving of chapulines, otherwise known as grasshoppers. It’s really not bad to eat them, as they are crunchy and quite flavorful, and not to mention, also rich in nutrients. Guests don’t really have to go to Oaxaca to experience this, as there is chapulines in Al Andar.
The bar is very near the Zocalo mall, so it’s easy to get to and easy find rides for when you leave after the party. It belongs to a lively and friendly neighborhood, so guests will have a wonderful time here with the locals and other tourists.