Puerto Ricans go crazy for a party, but usually this is a spontaneous affair that erupts without warning at a bar, at a family house, on a town plaza or occasionally even at the side of a highway. For dedicated clubs, San Juan is head, shoulders and fancy dancing shoes ahead of the rest, and even other big cities like Ponce don't really have a clubbing scene.
Tips and Trends
- Craft beer is definitely big in Puerto Rico, and the reaction to the watered-down years of Medalla has been to open bold, buzzing new brewery pubs serving exciting new beers.
- Even secondary towns and cities like Ponce or Rincón don't come close to matching San Juan's nightlife.
- Head to Santurce (for a more hipster experience) or Condado (for a more glitzy experience in San Juan for a taster of Puerto Rican nightlife.