Puerto Rico Nightlife

  • Ceiling in bar
    Ceiling in bar
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  • Enjoying my drink at Hacienda Don José
    Enjoying my drink at Hacienda Don José
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  • Sunset in the Condado area
    Sunset in the Condado area
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Puerto Rico Nightlife

  • Dancing

    San Juan Nightlife

    Where do locals go to have fun? One of the best places is at the Plaza del Mercado. This fresh produce market becomes the center of nightlife on Thursday and Friday nights. Most tourists don't know about it; I happened to hear about it from one of the tour guides. Most venues have no cover. Just have a few drinks and enjoy yourself. Come as you...

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  • Eating and Drinking

    San Juan Nightlife

    One of the things I enjoyed the most about staying in the Condado area was the number of places we could go to in the evening just to grab a drink. Perhaps the two places we enjoyed the most were the Barlovento and Hacienda Don José, both located within easy walking distance from the Condado Plaza. The Barlovento (http://www.barloventopr.com) is...

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  • Casinos

    San Juan Nightlife

    I don't frequent casinos, but our original schedule called for us to leave San Juan quite late and I was told this was so that we could utilize the casinos on shore. The blue building was identified as a former casino which is now a government building by another VTer. However another one of his IDs was wrong, and I can't find any confirmation of...

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  • Old San Juan on the cheap

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Monkey/230135757476?sk=wallMuch of the bars and eating establishments in the Old San Juan area can be hard on the wallet. The Red Monkey is worth the small walk away from the touristy places closer to the cruise ships for a cozy intimate atmosphere, cheap drinks, friendly service and surprisingly good food....

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  • Best of both worlds

    Pool Palace was a unique place right in Old San Juan. It's located in the same complex as Senor Frog's, but has a different atmosphere. I went there with my friends that live in Puerto Rico. It was more a local hot spot. There were rows and rows of pool tables located in between a few bars. At around 11, the large dancefloor opened up and everyone...

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  • Best of both worlds

    Both of both worlds.The outside of Lupi's is a charming and small patio that surrounds the bar. Excellent drinks and food while over looking the busy street life on Isla Verde Avenue. Inside, a club unfolds approximately 10 p.m. with live Spanish Rock Bands and Top 40 DJ. You get dinner, drinks, dancing and music all in one and for an affordable...

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  • On Vieques, The Blue Caribe...

    On Vieques, The Blue Caribe Dive Center has night kayak trips on the bio-bay. Call for reservations (787) 741-2522. Min. of 6 people, max of 12. Rates are $20/person plus a $3 user fee to the Department of Natural Resources. You must see it for yourself! Bathing suit required!

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  • nighttime driving

    Under any circumstance DO NOT GIVE ANYONE A RIDE THAT YOU DON'T KNOWif you value your life, don't do it. Oldest trick in the book, I am a resident of this island and know all the little scams and tricks.

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  • Mexican Restaurant & Bar, live bands and...

    1. ISLA VERDE LOCATIONThis place is a restaurant that turns into a bar/club later. They have a live band every night of the week (rock, hip hop, R&B, and more) starting around 11 pm.Fridays and Sundays they have karaoke from 8 - 11 pm.The Isla Verde location opens every day at 11:00 am and closes when the party is over. They have plasma tvs and a...

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  • Completely packed on a Tuesday night!!

    We started out eating dinner here at 8 pm on a Tuesday. The live band and MC entertainment started at 9:30 pm. This place got so packed! Don't worry if you are claustrophobic because they open extra rooms and if you need more space you can move to the edges, away from the band/dancefloor. There is a mixture of tourists and locals here. The only...

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  • Gambling at the hotels in Condado

    The Condado area near San Juan has lots of Hotels with Casinos...We popped into the Casino at the Marriot for, oh about 15 minutes. Lou was in the mood to gamble, but when we got there, we could tell it wasn't a winning kind of a night. The Casino is not all that big, but they do have $2 roulette tables :) The Hotel is pretty though, we wandered...

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  • Not your typical Senor Frog's

    I went to Senor Frog's expecting it to be exactly like the one in Mexico. All tourists just having the local drinks in the yard glass. This was not true. It was all a Puerto Rican crowd in their 20's with a live band, dressed to impress. We went in shorts, which was a mistake. They allowed us in, just because of the fact that we seemed like...

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  • Get "La Nota"

    This is a small bar at the end of Calle del Cristo, off Calle San Sebastian. They have great frozen drinks with Don Q rum. The local thing to do is get "La Nota". This is an funny expression for someone being very drunk, especially after the Festival de San Sebastian. "La Nota", the drink, is very potent, so I don't recommend ordering for...

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  • Loungin Out

    Candela Bar is a great place for lounging to some trendy music, like house and jazz. A famous drink from Candela Bar is called "Papa Jac". It has a somewhat secret recipe and a special cup to drink it in, for $7 you get a potent, but tasty drink in a specially designed cup that is yours for good. It has the story behind the drink. It's popular...

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  • Hot spot

    Go to the Wyndham at 10 on a Thursday night, and the line will be long for Babylon. It plays hip-hop and reggaeton, and more for the 21 year old crowd. Dress real nice. No sneakers. Go with jeans, nice shoes, and a button down for guys. Girls can do what they want for the most part though.

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  • Good times

    Shots is almost at the end of the strip on Ave. Isla Verde, right before the Ritz Carlton. It's a great bar with live music on the weekends. Alot of locals go there, especially on Salsa night, which I believe is Thursday. That is the night when the older crowds seem to go, also. The cover charge is also not that outrageous, with less expensive...

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  • Bar hopping in Old San Juan

    Have fun hopping from pub to puband dancing to Salsa and merengue.The fun often spills to the streets. Casual is okaybut puertoricans tend to dress upa little. Wear comfortable shoes if you plan to walk the cobblestone roads.

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  • Local partying

    Shots Bar and Grill is a good mix. Cover is $5 but worth it. The centre of it all is a bar that goes all around the venue. On the left side of the bar is the sit down area, its filled with booths and tables so you can sit down and eat and drink or take a rest from dancing.To the right of the bar is the dancefloor, booths and tables line the outside...

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  • American partying

    If you are looking for Puerto Rican life, you're not going to find it here. The place was bursting with overly drunken, american kids. Neither the music, decor or drinks represented Puerto Rico in any way. If you're an american frat kid, this is your place. If you came looking for a cultural experience, move on. Most people were skantily clad,...

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  • Ten Cent Margaritas for Ladies on Wed....

    On Wednesday nights 6-9 pm Ladies can get margaritas for 10 cents each. There will be a pretty long line, but it's worth it. However, it's not a very happening party. So bring your own crowd. Call ahead to make sure they are doing this every Wednesday, because it could just be a summer promotion. No dress code.

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  • A must see and it only comes out at...

    The Coqui is a tiny tree frog native of Puerto Rico which fills puertorican nights with its unique and melodious singing which clearly says "CO-QUI- CO-QUI" . Accordingto a legend, this means I love you. Please DO NOT try to catch them and take them home because they will die no matter what if you take them out of Puerto Rico; you can catch one if...

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  • A little Salsa!

    I had heard the Marriott San Juan Resort in Condado had decent Salsa dancing so we went. Sure enough, we slipped in with no cover (I'm not sure if they charged anything). The floor was full of regular local dancers and some brave tourists. The sideline area was pack full of eager-to-hit-on-you people. The average age was significantly higher so we...

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  • Definitely a local hangout

    My first night in town, my flight arrived a bit late into San Juan. By the time I got to my hotel, it was pretty late but I met up with someone who had offered to show me around. Originally we were going to hang out in Pinones, but it was too late for that, so she mentioned this little local bar. She didn't think I would be interested because there...

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  • Casa de Playa

    I don't even know if this is really the name of this place, but that's what everyone I talked to referred to it as. It's located in Isla Verde and when I call it a local bar, I mean locals that NOW live in PR, mostly from NJ/PA/NY. Like every other bar I went to pretty much, it's an open air bar on the ocean. The drinks are reasonably priced, the...

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  • The Center of Gay San Juan- for everyone

    The Atlantic Bar (part of the Atlantic Beach Hotel) is a bar, cafe, club, cabaret and all-around funspot all in one. You can't beat the views (looking out and in) and the atmosphere is a lot of fun. You probably will meet just as many tourists as locals (sometimes more tourists than locals!).Sunday nights are great with drag shows and other live...

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  • Mr Bigg apparently DISLIKES TECHNO

    LANCE NO LIKE TECHNO. Hmmm... I mean, I don't DIE for it, but I can appreciate its sacrificing of Rythmn for BEAT. Anyway, Babylon started a TECHNO set, and we almost walked, he was so bored. Eventually, they started up w/ some Booty Music, and we stayed for a spell. But per the blurb: BABYLON: As the name suggests, this club prides itself on its...

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  • Shannan's Pub

    You can get Long Islands 2 for $8. They have live bands, a pool table, and a small area where you can dance. The cool thing about this place is that you don't have to get dressed up, you can wear jeans! I went on a Friday night and the band was good. That night the band was basically playing popular rock music in English (example: No Doubt). I...

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  • Live Music, Packed club in Isla Verde...

    This nightclub gets packed on a Saturday night. It stays open until 5 am or later. We saw a live band at midnight. And at 3 am another live band came. They were both very good for Spanish rock. When bands were taking a break, they played dance and some techno music. Very good variety and I only saw two tourists besides me. The night we went it was...

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  • Beach parties!!!

    If you get the chance to go to Puerto Rico and know about a Mega Beach Party, try not to miss it!!! Girls and boys hot with summer sun, beer everywhere, the sand, bikinis!!! the sea, music, and lots of party!!!! They are announced everywhere, so if you get the chance, GO!!!Remember, you go to party, not to take photos, and watch out with your...

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  • 3 possibilities

    Choice 1: You know of a cool party, somewhere in the island!! Choice 2: Stay at your at the bar or the beach of the hotel or go to the many casinos in San Juan.Choice 3: ...and the best idea, go to Old San Juan, lots of bars, salsa and merengue, and comercial music as well. It's pretty safe, but don't get in trouble. Allways say excuse me or perdon...

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  • There wasn’t much nightlife...

    There wasn’t much nightlife when we were there. It was end of november – beginning of december. Maybe it’s better during high season.We had taken some salsa lessons in Belgium and thought we were in for some real salsa nightlife in San Juan. We were terribly dissapointed. Most young Puerto Ricans are too modern to salsa. The few that still prefer...

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  • Casinos in San Juan

    I was suprised to discover that there are casinos in Puerto Rico. The resort I stayed at had a bar with kareoke and dancing and a huge casino. There's plenty to do at night. I don't gamble and am not into the touristy stuff, but a lot of people really enjoy the casinos in San Juan. But there is so much more.

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  • El San Juan Hotel

    This is the mind boggling place to people watch. There is literally a stream of great looking people walking in/out of this place for hours on a saturday nite. It has 2 clubs and a casino plus a huge lounge which make for people aged 16-60 and all dressed to kill and having a great time Dress nice or be turned away. Pants, nice shoes, Collared...

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  • Condado Plaza and Marriott...

    Condado Plaza and Marriott Hotels on the CondadoCondado Plaza on Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sunday.Marriott on Monday, Tues, Wed & Sun. afternoon.Music (local) and people. Lots of locals and tourists so you can see how people interact. Dressy. People care about how they look. Women, don't be afraid to go for it, and wear the things you would on a cruise...

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  • We went to a casino at a...

    We went to a casino at a hotel. It was fun because you only had to be 18 to play. I won more money then anyone and that made me happy. The hotel we were at was very grand and fancy. It was a wonderful atmosphere and made me want to go to Las Vegas! We had to wear nice clothes to the casino because it was in a very nice hotel.

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  • there is a pattern to this. if...

    there is a pattern to this. if you are in the metropolitan area(aka san juan) there is a wide variety of clubs and bars just like in any big city in europe or in the states. DUNBARS, THE GALLERY, BACCUS AT CERROMAR, ASYLUM, SHANNANS are a few names. throughout the island though, its pretty much bars with live music most of the nights...and thats...

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  • There is a famos hotel in...

    There is a famos hotel in Puerto Rico (not in Old San Jaun) but in the big city. I think the name of it is the old san jaun hotel either way every-one will know of it. You must go on Fri or Sat night the lobby of it is an unbelivable cat walk of the Latin Chiek. I mean these people spent ALL day at the salon even the men. It is not tacky this is...

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  • The only night life we...

    The only night life we experienced was a good salsa band in the hotel lobby and the casino.This photo is of the beautiful coastline from El Morro.

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  • Babylon in the El San Juan...

    Babylon in the El San Juan Hotel in Isle Verde. *THE* club to hit in San Juan. While we were there we spotted many Puerto Rican tv stars and even, gasp, Ricky Martin's brother, haha! The club is two-levels and has very cool blue and green lighting. The DJs play a great mix of dance and hip-hop. At least on the night we went, Friday I think, you had...

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  • The Arena

    We went to a Playa Ibiza party here. It's essentially a big warehouse type building. They setup these large screens and showed the music videos of whatever song they were playing. Younger crowd here (18-24)...very friendly. Lots of fun! Casual...shorts and sneaks acceptable.

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  • The Bridge

    Very cool looking joint. It has an inside and outside bar. Live band. $15 all you can drink. Younger crowd here (18-22) Not as friendly as the other places, but great scenery, haha! No shorts or sneakers.

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  • Watch out for the nightlife. ...

    Watch out for the nightlife. If you're a salsa dancer like us, a late-night MUST is the Habana Club. This place doesn't get started until around 3AM and is open until 10AM...it's small, but great dancers and people playing instruments with the music. Also, there was live music at the Mariott some nights, and a nice dance floor. For your...

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  • You will find nighttime...

    You will find nighttime activities wherever and however you want. Of particular interest is the 'LeLoLai', a program of musical shows. Piano bars are everywhere in many Isla Verde hotels. Latin-music - salsa and merengue rhythms, are widely played in nightclubs, discotheques and hotel lobby lounges. Check out the Babylon Discotheque in El San Juan...

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  • VIDEO BAR

    If u wanna hang out with locals, this is the place!It's only a bar with 4 pool tables, but nice atmosphere and the cheapest drink in this area. Thanks to Radamez and Hector, they introduced me to everybody in this bar...I had fun! casual

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  • Anywhere there foliage at...

    Anywhere there foliage at nigh, specially after a rainy day. This is something you would do outside of San Juan or the major metro areas. The purpose? Listen to the Coqui. It's native to Puerto Rico only and can't live elswhere. It's not a frog. It sings at night, specially after a rain. When I call home at night or they call me and leave a...

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