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Sophisticated sanjuaneros love this moody, Asian-themed restaurant and bar...
This is a great, tiny, after-beach or pre-night-out dive for drinks and a flirt with cute patrons and bartenders. They've also got a small outdoor area...
This tiny blue-fronted bar sets up an array of chairs in the street come afternoon and just demands you pause for a spell...
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.
Cruise the three bars and pick your poison: from chilled-out lounge, to open-air beach bar, to dress-to-impress rooftop. Gay and straight folks alike come for elegant eats, top cocktails, DJs and dancing.
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. Dress up and mingle with the sleek clientele.
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.
Make new friends across the street at popular Tia Maria’s and then dance the night away at this occasionally exuberant, mostly male club. DJs spin disco, trance, techno and house.
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.
Hiram Bithorn Stadium seats 18,000 and is home to the Cangrejeros de Santurce . It’s named after the first Puerto Rican to play in the majors. Concerts are held here, too.
This art-house cinema was once a sanctuary for adult-only movies. These days it shows independent films from around the world, as well as Hollywood blockbusters.
One of the island’s few art-house cinemas, this place shows a good selection of independent films from around the world. It’s across from the Hato Rey Tren Urbano station.
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.
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 Julio Iglesias.
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