Nightlife

Top Choice Street Party in San Juan & Around

La Placita de Santurce

Santurce's famous market – La Placita – is known as the hub of San Juan's hottest nightlife scenes. Especially good on Thursday and Friday nights, the historic market plaza and its surrounding streets host what beco…
Top Choice Bar in San Juan & Around

El Batey

If Hunter S Thompson's ghost wanted to relive his Rum Diary days, this is where you’d find him. Cool, crusty and unashamedly divey, the walls of this cavernous drinking joint are covered in graffiti, while the low-k…
Top Choice Bar in San Juan & Around

La Factoría

You've gotta wedge your way in on weekend nights for DJs, acoustic guitars or sing-along sets. And that’s just the start. The so-named Hijos de Borinquen (or ‘Sons of Puerto Rico’) has three speakeasies hidden insid…
Cocktail Bar in San Juan & Around

La Coctelera

The best bartenders on the island (including World Class Puerto Rico winner Jorge Busch) will make a showstopper of a craft cocktail for you at this hip gastropub. Try their "Monkey See, Monkey Do" made with local r…
Cocktail Bar in San Juan & Around

Mezzanine

A perfectly raffish 2nd-floor lounge, Mezzanine has a raggedly refined atmosphere that seems timeless. The cocktails are inventive, the wine list good and the tapas dishes go down smoothly. There's live jazz some ni…
Gay in San Juan & Around

Circo Bar

A video bar – with a karaoke detour on Thursday and drag shows that get mixed reviews – this place turns sweaty and snug after midnight and on weekends, when high-energy dancing gets everyone up close and personal. …
Coffee in San Juan & Around

Don Ruiz Coffee Shop

Among the many treasures inside the Cuartel de Ballajá is this fine little cafe which roasts its own coffee beans and specializes in preparing it using a variety of brewing and pour-over methods. Sit outside in the …
Bar in San Juan & Around

La Concha Lobby Bar

Take your rightful place with the beautiful people at the undisputed hot spot of San Juan. On weekend nights, the lobby bar explodes with activity while chic cocktail-bearing waitresses in space-age outfits and wedg…
Coffee in San Juan & Around

Café Cola’o

Café Cola’o is known for the outstanding handpicked coffee it serves from various small farms in Puerto Rico's Central Mountains. Ask baristas for recommendations – they have an encyclopedic knowledge of all things …
Club in San Juan & Around

El San Juan Hotel Lobby Bars

El San Juan Hotel's three lobby bars are among the most glamorous around with chandeliers, leather seating, tropical wood details and live music. Enjoy a casual drink Monday or Tuesday with a background of classical…