Cantina La Fuente

Calle Pino Suárez 78, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico

La Fuente is a Mexican cantina out of a movie set. Founded in 1921, it’s Guadalajara’s oldest bar, located appropriately in the Centro Historico. There’s no sign on the door, nor a way to peek inside, but listen for the tinkle of piano keys and you’ll find your way into this time warp of a watering hole. Inside, old regulars share bar space or sticky wooden tables with hipster locals there for the cheap hooch (pretty much just tequila and beer) and simple food. An old-fashioned bicycle mounted above the bar is rumored to have belonged to a drunk customer who came in to use the restroom in the early 1950s and left without his wheels. It now serves as Casa La Fuente’s unofficial mascot, featuring prominently on the staff’s aprons.

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