El Batey

Top choice bar in San Juan & Around

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-key lighting will have you groping in your pockets for spare change to light up the suitably retro jukebox.

El Batey is a place to down shots, shoot pool and ramble soulfully about when Elvis was king and the Bacardí bottles still came from Cuba.