The slogan of Quito's first microbrewery is "For adventurers, by adventurers." The brews are more creative than most of the craft beer you will find in Ecuador, leaning toward the Pacific Northwest of the United States more than Europe. Highlights include a hoppy Black IPA, a Honey Ginger Saison, and a tasty Cloud Forest Coffee Porter, all brewed in nano-batches. Four nights a week the city's growing crop of beer geeks congregates amid the white brick walls and wood-beamed ceilings of this brewery and taproom. There are always at least six beers on tap, all better than the industrially brewed lagers found elsewhere, as well as fresh-baked cookies. Occasional open mic nights and hostel happy hours pop up on the schedule.
Our Rating Neighborhood Old Town Hours Wed–Sat 2–11pm Phone No phone Prices No cover, beers $2–$10 Web site Bandido Brewing