No matter what side of the island you’re on, there’s always a place to go dancing, enjoy a drink, and experience the legendary nightlife of Puerto Rico.
If you like to celebrate in the street, visit La Placita de Santurce near Old San Juan and dance the night away. A traditional Farmers’ Market by day, La Placita transforms into a hot outdoor club by night, complete with booming live music, great restaurants, and late-night bars.
Condado’s upscale neighborhood boasts a vibrant nightlife, with most of its bars, lounges, and rooftops open late. Many also have incredible views of the city, such as O:live Boutique Hotel’s rooftop bar and Condal Tapas. With a speakeasy vibe, you can find Chico Cabaret at El San Juan Hotel in Isla Verde, as well as upbeat BRAVA nightclub.
Looking for a more casual night on the town? Head to the west coast if your dress code is a bathing suit and flip flops. One of Puerto Rico’s best surfing towns, Rincón is home to some of the best beach-front bars on the island. Don’t miss Tamboo Bar with its amazing beach views and laid-back vibe. For a younger crowd and more affordable drinks than the metro region, check out the towns of Mayagüez and Ponce (two of Puerto Rico’s college towns) located on the west and south sides of the island, respectively.
From hot hotel nightclubs and rooftop hangouts to low-key beachside bars, Puerto Rican nightlife is so invigorating you might be surprised to find out it’s almost morning.
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Sip bold creations in one of the world's best bars, unwind in the former apartment of a revolutionary, or join a party in a plaza — there are lots of ways to experience San Juan after dark.