A Cub-Friendly Bar in San Pedro: Carlo & Ernie’s

Everyone is a Cub’s fan, right?

As the Cub’s enter the post-season in quest of the 2017 World Series, let’s review the best bar/restaurant in San Pedro to catch a Cub’s game.

You can tell that Carlo and Ernie’s has been a Cubs haven for quite awhile. The pictures of Mark Grace, Carlos Zambrano and other Cubs from the ’80s and ’90s are a dead give-away that this has been the place to catch a Cub’s game for quite awhile.

When we visited there a few days in July, you could see that this was the place where the local Expats liked to hang.

The atmosphere is quite unique. Tropic Air and Island Maya planes are constantly landing behind Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar.

Belize and the Cubs. A perfect combination. Enough said.

Ernie is one of the owners and doesn’t miss a chance to give up on glass-washing or bartending chores to sneak a peak at the  big-screen TV when he hears Rizzo making contact.

Ernie uses down time to catch an inning or two of the Cubs game. He was upbeat on this day because the Cubs were beginning the second half of the season after a sub-500 first half. He knows they are due.

And even though some of the Cub photos need updating, a 2016 World Series flag hangs proudly next to the other Cub’s photos.

I can see it proudly waving in the Belize Breeze from my perch at the square bar that seats about 25 customers.

Norman pours Linda a creamy-looking Bailey’s Colada (minus the chocolate at her request) and executes a perfect minty mojito for me.

Norman make a mean mojito and keeps his customers happy with quick service and lively banter. Ask for Norman at Carlo and Ernie’s. His spicy Michelada will knock your socks off!

He’s linda’s second cousin who grew up in back of her parent’s property in Orange Walk, but moved to Ambergris Caye a while back.

He pays close attention to his customers and has a drink ready for his regular expat crowd before they even make it to the bar.

He wears a Carlo and Ernie T-shirt over another shirt to catch the excess sweat. Even the Belizean breeze can’t keep up with his work ethic.

Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar features a Sunday Bar-B-Q that keeps the cooks busy late into the afternoon.

The Bar-B-Q is tasty and the sauce is tangy. Whether you have the pulled pork, ribs or chicken, you’ll be licking your fingers for every last taste.

Sunday Bar-B-Q is the perfect complement to a Cub’s game. Call ahead early to make sure they have enough.

During our day at the Carlo & Ernie’s, we had every type of drink imaginable, met a number of expats who were visiting to see if they wanted to make Ambergris Caye their permanent home, and met a bunch of new friends with the Cubs being a common bond.

If you see us at Carlo and Ernies, please introduce yourself and tell us your story. Just don’t tell us you’re a White Sox fan.

Carlo and Ernie’s has an open chair and an exciting atmosphere for expats looking to meet other expats for a drink. We met one fellow that had been in search of a place to settle down and said he thinks he found it in Ambergris Caye.
When you visit Carlo and Ernie’s Runway Bar and Grill, make sure to look for these faces. Tell us your story and what you’re drinking. We’d love to buy you a Belikin.