Numu Taproom and Bistro opened in October 2020 and has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors to Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The name “Numu” means “sun” in the language of the indigenous Chorotega people of Costa Rica, and it’s a fitting name for a place that radiates warmth and good vibes.
What sets Numu Taproom apart from other restaurants in the area is its commitment to serving only beer from the Numu Brewing Company. All of their beers on tap have special names that hold significance, such as Sabanero, an homage to the Guanacaste Cowboys, and Chorotega, named after the region where the taproom is located. Even their Hard Seltzer is made with Guava, a Costa Rican fruit. This dedication to local flavors and culture is what makes Numu Taproom a unique and authentic experience.
In addition to its great beer selection, Numu Taproom also offers a menu of bar food and tapas that has recently expanded to include starters, mains, and desserts. Chef Nicolas Devenelle is the mastermind behind the menu, bringing his expertise to create delicious and creative dishes that pair perfectly with the beer. Chef Nicolas is a well-known figure in the Costa Rican culinary scene, having worked at Poro Poro Beach Club Restaurant and Maracuyá Restaurant, in addition to starting Chef4U, a service that lets you hire a private chef for your event.
Numu Taproom is also committed to supporting local artists. The restaurant has dedicated space to showcase and sell art, with a portion of the proceeds going to animal shelters in the area. This is just one example of the way Numu Taproom gives back to the community.
The restaurant itself is spacious and inviting, with indoor and outdoor seating options. The indoor area is fully air-conditioned and even has a stage for live events. Speaking of events, Numu Taproom is known for hosting a variety of events, from live music to beer festivals. These events are always popular and tend to sell out quickly, so be sure to check our events page and book in advance.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy great food, excellent beer, and a lively atmosphere, Numu Taproom and Bistro is the place to be. Whether you’re a local or just passing through, this restaurant is sure to become a new favorite.