Joy Ride Cafe is one of Sucre’s most popular tourist hangouts and a great place to meet fellow travelers.
Joy Ride is in prime position across from the Cathedral and just off Plaza 25 de Mayo, on Nicolas Ortiz. Originally started as a tour operator (a function Joy Ride still performs), the main operation of the business is now the cafe / bar.
The bar is laid out over three levels. On the ground floor is a cafe area with a small balcony section. This area is always open and has a nice relaxed feel. As the night progresses, the large first floor outdoor patio section opens up, along with an adjoining bar room. Finally, towards the end of the night, a small upstairs dance floor / club opens up and everyone is funneled up there to dance the rest of the night away.
As well as a great selection of drinks, Joy Ride offers an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu including seasonal dishes such as picana. Joy Ride even offer a dessert happy hour, with 2 for 1 desserts between 5 and 7pm. There is, of course, a regular drinks happy hour with 2 for 1 drinks from 9pm to 11pm.
Joy Ride organize a steady stream of party nights and other events to keep things interesting. They also show movies nightly from 7pm, such as the Potosi classic,The Devil’s Miner.
Joy Ride offer a range of services tailored towards tourists, such as a book exchange, post box and a free tourist map. Despite Joy Ride’s success at catering to tourists, their slogan is “not just for gringos”, and you’ll find quite a few locals there too.
Any time of day, Joy Ride is a great place to hang out and enjoy Sucre’s vibrant and growing tourist scene.