Secrets of Joe's Oyster Bar in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico



Bartender Raul at Joe's Oyster Bar

Bartender Raul at Joe's Oyster Bar

Secret Trap Door

Most people don't know that there is a secret trap door under the main bar.  It is located on the north side of the bar next to the flip up entrance into the main bar.  It leads underneath Joe's Oyster Bar into the storage area where they keep the booze!  It has an elevator and is used to pass beer up to the bar from below.  They didn't use the trap door for years, but now it is used daily!

The Secret Trap door is located behind the guy with his arms up

The Secret Trap door is located behind the guy with his arms up

The Secret Trap door!

The Secret Trap door!

The Big Magnet

Did you ever wonder what happens to the thousands of bottle caps that fall into the coolers full of ice every day after the beers are opened?  We don't know why, but we did wonder!  The answer is the Big Magnet!  The coolers are too cold for the bartenders to reach into for too long a period of time.  They use the big magnet to pick up the bottle caps!

Enrique holding the Big Magnet

Enrique holding the Big Magnet

The Big Magnet with bottle caps!

The Big Magnet with bottle caps!

Enrique fishing for bottle caps with the Big Magnet

Enrique fishing for bottle caps with the Big Magnet

People having fun at Joe's Oyster Bar

People having fun at Joe's Oyster Bar

Another Washroom

At night on weekends, there are frequently line ups primarily to the Women's washroom and occasionally to the Mens washroom.  If you want to avoid the line-ups, there are other washrooms which are not readily known.  We will probably get in trouble for telling you this!  The washrooms are in the lobby of the Ramada Mazatlan Resort!  Leave by the main entrance, then walk into the hotel.  The washrooms are to the left of the front desk.  REMEMBER TO GET YOUR HAND STAMPED ON THE WAY OUT SO YOU CAN GET BACK IN.  It also helps to tell one of the security guards at the front entrance that you are returning in a few minutes.  He should let you bypass the line to re-enter Joe's Oyster Bar.  This is a little known secret!



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This page was last updated on December 5, 2013