The Pubs-Bandido Brewing, Quito

A little known fact about life in Ecuador is that the beer isn’t why we stay. Or it hasn’t been until recently. With the micro-brew culture on the rise in many cities across the country, things just got a bit more tasty across the nation. Expats and natives a like are getting comfortable with the advent of real beer!

This is the first article in a series about microbreweries in cities including Quito, Manta, Canoa, Otavalo, Guayaquil, Latacunga, Loja and more. Bandido Brewing is located in the Old Town of Quito just far enough to be out of the packed bars of New Town. The tap room sits in an old chapel, with private services still being held next door. The owner’s are three American lads who made the leap and moved to Quito a few years back. They brought with them their enthusiasm for the country and their skills as brew masters.