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Sophisticated sanjuaneros love this moody, Asian-themed restaurant and bar...
She admits to being almost 30, though the boys who pack Tia Maria’s are aged across the spectrum and turn up from all over the island for the cheap drinks, good company and perhaps a game of pool...
This café in the old city features jazz on Wednesday night, and funk, hip-hop, Latin jazz and techno Thursday to Saturday. Happy-hour specials run till 9pm on Friday. You get a well-dressed local yuppie gang here.
Home of the Montreal Expos in 2003 and 2004, Hiram Bithorn Stadium is a small ball park and home to the San Juan Senadores (www.senadoresbaseball.com). It’s named after the first Puerto Rican to play in the majors.
With Miramar’s Fine Arts Cinema closed for remodeling, this is the island’s only true art-house cinema, showing a good selection of independent films from around the world...
Meet some new friends across the street at popular Tia Maria’s and then boogie the night away at this exuberant mostly male discotheque. DJs spin disco, trance, techno and house sounds, pausing for a 3am drag show.
If you want to dance but discos aren’t your style, try the salsa and merengue bands here. Professional dancers move among the crowd getting everyone in motion. Live music adds to the fun.
If you want to dance but discos aren’t your style, then try El Chico. Professional dancers move among the crowd getting everyone in motion. Live music adds to the fun. Dressy attire required.
Mainly the hip-hop variety and salsa-searchers look elsewhere. Brave ladies get in free on Friday nights. There’s a metal detector and airport style pat-down at the door.
The island’s only true art-house cinema was once a sanctuary for adult-only movies. These days it shows a good selection of independent films from around the world.
Hot dancing is de rigueur and theme nights are the staple here. DJs shake the house with the latest club sounds from LA, New York and beyond.
Lesbian-friendly bars are hard to come by in San Juan, but this one in Santurce is a laid-back women’s scene popular with couples and cruisers.
Across the street from the Hato Rey Tren Urbano station, this 18,000-capacity arena books musical superstars from Iron Maiden to Marc Anthony.
Bust out (or out of) those chaps! The men of Puerto Rico have anxiously awaited this brand-new addition to the popular Eagle leather bar franchise.
The Roberto Clemente Coliseum is another big sports arena. Come here to see the resident Gigantes de Carolina baseball and soccer teams.
A Mexican-flavored restaurant/club with fine margaritas, this is a good place to catch live salsa and it rocks till late.
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