R-Bar is new as of this review, open for only a couple of weeks so nothing written here will apply by the time you read it. The bar is sparse with only a small bar and a colorful jukebox and a dozen or so wooden tables. The beer here is Sol/Indio, typical of cheaper bars in this area. The drinks are fair-priced and strong (25 pesos for mixed drinks or margaritas). 15 pesos for cerveza.
There is no air conditioning and, at the time of this writing, no ceiling fans. The bathrooms, tho small, don’t have lights so you have to rely on ambient luz. The owner, Roberto, is friendly, energetic and speaks English well. I have a hard time figuring out what this bar will morph into but it certainly does need to morph.
The logo on the sign out front is a balero (in rainbow colors). This is a popular Mexican toy where a ball on a string is swung into a cup. There must be some type of symbolism here.
- ADDRESS: Lazaro Cardenas 361, Colonia Emiliano Zapata, Eastern Old Town (in the old Frida Bar location)
- WEBSITE: None
- EMAIL: None
- PHONE: None
- HOURS/DAYS: Daily 4 pm to 2 am
- HAPPY HOUR: 4 to 8 pm, 10 peso beer
- You can bring in food from the outside
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Updated March 30, 2010