Friday night marked the re-opening of the bar at Mom's Hotel in Playa del Carmen. Our pal Jurgen has been working hard to get the old bar polished up and well stocked and ready to welcome guests of the hotel, Playa residents and visitors. Rob and I met up with J.J. and Kim for our regular Friday date night and headed over to join in the festivities. For those of you unfamiliar with this hotel, Mom's is located well off the tourist track on the corner of 30th Ave. and Calle 4. It is a favorite spot for travelers looking to extend their vacation time in Playa as long as possible. It is a bit rustic but the small apartments are perfect for a stay of month or two. There is a pool onsite and the hotel is located within an easy walk to Walmart and all the services and shops along 30th. The bar, with a beautiful view overlooking all the nighttime action along the avenue, has been in operation sporadically during our four years in Playa and we were pleased to hear that it would re-open again.  I don't think they could have found a more welcoming and spirited proprietor than Jurgen. He is so excited about his new enterprise you just can't help but get caught up in his enthusiasm. He's got big plans for the place including opening the kitchen to serve good home cooked meals and a myriad of special events, tournaments for both pool aficionados and darts players and much more. This evening the pool table served as buffet with a terrific spread for all his guests to enjoy. I have no doubt that with Jurgen at the helm (and some help and support from his lovely first mate, Tyra) the new Mom's Bar will be a terrific success, giving us all a casual, friendly place to hang out and relax. Here are a few pictures from the event!

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Steve, Judy and Rick

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Tyra entertains guests of the hotel and makes new friends

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Guests enjoying the cool breeze and watching the action on 30th

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Silly Jana helping out at the bar

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Me (in my fancy new Miami shirt) with J.J. and Rob

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
A packed bar is a happy bar.

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Jurgen making sure evreyone is happy

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Jana and Paloma, friendly faces behind the bar

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
A tantalizing spread!

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Rob with Kim and J.J.

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Jurgen with Stuart, Rob, J.J. and Kim

Mom's Bar in Playa del Carmen
Jurgen and Tyra. I never get tired of taking this picture!

 

We all wish Jurgen and Tyra the best of luck in this new endeavor. You can be sure we will be back for more!