Few things are a better antidote to Baja's summer heat than ice-cold beer, and the peninsula is currently in the midst of a craft brew boom, with small brew pubs and restaurants offering artisanal alternatives to the large scale production of Mexican beer titans like Corona and Tecate. Cerveza Ramuri has helped foment (foam-ent? ferment?) this sudsy revolution, and the Tijuana-based craft brewer has recently partnered with Los Cabos restaurateurs to open a bar and restaurant at a premier location in downtown Cabo San Lucas.
Ramuri has been a popular addition to the Cabo San Lucas nightlife scene — Photo courtesy of Ramuri
Although the restaurant and beer garden has only been open for a few months - Ramuri opened early in 2013 - it's already a popular stop on the dining and nightlife circuits, with a rooftop beer garden that's perfect for sun-soaked happy hour celebrations and late night live music, and an upscale indoor dining area that can compete with the area's best restaurants in terms of ambiance, service and culinary delights.
Ramuri is run by Sergios. Brewmaster Sergio Michel oversees the beer-making operation, which includes close to a dozen beer styles. Beers are available on tap or in bottles. And although the brews owe a lot to traditional British, German and Belgian brewing styles, they also showcase colorful Spanish names like Diablo Blanco (White Devil) and Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears).
Chef Sergio Alvarez, meanwhile, has crafted a menu that complements the beers, with freshly baked breads, artisanal cheeses, and delicious seafood plates featuring lobster and octopus, as well as the perennially popular suckling pig.