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Best Beer In Nicaragua?


After spending some time down in South America, which features some incredible beer in both Brazil and Bolivia, I was excited to try out the two major beer options in Nicaragua. In Nicaragua, there are two main beers that we will discuss in a minute. Both are not too bad!

Before we get into it, I wanted to make a quick post mentioning that when I am at home in college, I don't drink. However, I love to experience different aspects of the culture I am away from, and occasionally, I love a good beer or champagne on the plane. There's something unique about trying the rum in Cuba or the local beer in Nicaragua.

With all of that out of the way, let's get into it!


According to my small sample size (I am a psychology major), I was able to come to the conclusion that the local's favorite beer was Tona.

Tona beer Nicaragua

I did find Tona to be a good beer, but I also found it to be a little bit watery for my liking. I am no beer connoisseur, just someone who enjoys a nice cold one. However, beer was also 1$ each at a grocery store or 1.50-2$ at restaurants and nightclubs. So, I'm not complaining too much.

In all fairness, the mate who I brought along from the States found Tona to be the superior beer in Nicaragua; to each their own😅.


Victoria beer was my go-to during my time in Granada. I felt like Victoria had a little more flavor to it and overall tasted better. Typically, most places will serve Victoria and Tona at the same price but the best deals are when you buy the 1 liter bottles for less than 3$!

Victoria beer and Tona beer Nicaragua

To be honest, I drank enough, and I ended up having to switch between the two just for a variation. More about the treehouse rave soon!!!!!!

Final Thoughts

There are two main types of beers in Nicaragua: Tona and Victoria. Both are good beers but my favorite is Victoria while the mate I brought along preferred Tona. At the end of the day, there isn't much to complain about when beers cost just about a buck each at the local market. Get out there and try it out!

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