Best Bars and Cocktails in San Juan

June 25, 2019

Nothing pairs better with white sand beaches and a luxury island getaway than an ice cold drink. Puerto Rico is home to many world-renowned craft brews and exotic cocktails, making for an exciting and adventurous bar crawl! Explore your road map to the ultimate boozy bucket list with the Best Cocktails and Bars in San Juan.


Start your journey from our home base with a stop at PiñaCo. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail, handcrafted by master mixologists, with sunny views of the bustling pool deck and great conversation with locals and fellow travelers alike. Eclectic decor and natural lighting set the tone for a perfect holiday in the sun. Be sure to try our take on the island’s signature cocktail, the Piña Colada.

PinaCo Bar at Serafina Beach Hotel

La Taberna Lupúlo

Tucked away in historic Calle San Sebastian, La Taberna Lupúlo has something for everyone. This is one of the largest bars on our shortlist, offering a fantastic selection of libations. Traditionally, Puerto Rico is home to rum. La Taberna Lupúlo boasts 50 beers on tap and over 150 bottles from around the globe, as well as a unique assortment of beer cocktails. For a traditional bar atmosphere, this establishment is a must.

Source: La Taberna Lupulo


Nestled on the corner of Cristo and San Sebastian Street, you'll find Nono's. The vibe of Nono's is straight out of an old Hollywood classic. This colonial-style establishment offers an array of craft beers and outdoor seating that overlooks Plaza San Jose. Daily drink specials offer seasonal beverages, as well as traditional favorites. Be sure to fuel up with a burger while you're there! Unlike standard bar fare, Nono's has an extensive menu of local dishes and tapas that are sure to delight.

Best of all, Nono's is open until 2 a.m. every day!

Nono's Bar San Juan

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La Cubanita

Craft cocktails meet local flavors at La Cubanita in Old Town, San Juan! Once a historic bodega, La Cubanita is alive and buzzing with the best of culture, conversation and -- of course -- cocktails. World class bartenders serve up bitters and fresh juices with a round of signature, craft cocktails sourced from local ingredients.

La Cubanita Bar San Juan

Source: La Cubanita Facebook

Plaza del Mercado

With a few bars under your belt, you'll be ready to party like a true local. Make your way down to Plaza del Mercado in Santurce for an end-of-week block party, island style! Local beers and eateries abound as residents gather to relax and enjoy a laid-back street fair. Summer temperatures are generally balmy, but be sure to bring a light jacket in case of rain. Strolling from one establishment to the next makes for an evening of fun after a long day at the beach.

La Plaza Del Mercado

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Clubs, Music and More!

The nightlife scene in San Juan can't be beaten! Whether you're more interested in ambiance, music or drinks, there's a hub for everyone. Check out the local highlights before planning your night out.


This club is your go-to for electronica, house and beats that will keep you dancing until sunrise. A rotating DJ means new tracks every week. Check out EPIC's monthly events lineup to catch the next party!

Club EPIC in San Juan view of DJ booth and crowd dancing under purple lights

Source: EPIC Facebook

Industry Club/Bar

Industry Club/Bar at Calle Loiza features a mash-up of techno with Latin trap and house music. The drink menu features a wide selection of beverages and a thriving cocktail bar. Local brews abound with a team of expert mixologists ready to recommend the perfect drink for your night out.

Don't forget to take your sweetie on Wednesday for salsa night!

Club 77

Club 77 is the crown jewel of San Juan's music scene. If you can't find it at Club 77, it probably doesn't exist! A Hard Rock Cafe-style aesthetic sets the tone for local DJ's, performance art and a continually changing music lineup. Hip hop, punk, rock, funk and more await!

Performers on stage at Club 77 in San Juan

Source: Club 77 Facebook

Toxic the Club

San Juan's LGBTQ nightlife features some of the best clubs, bars and drag shows around. The safe and friendly environment will make travelers feel at home. Toxic is a must for great drinks, pumpin' beats and fabulous entertainment.

Join a Party Crawl

Solo adventuring is tons of fun, but if you're the kind of traveler who prefers to run with a pack, embarking on a guided tour of the best of San Juan's nightlife is for you! Guests have the option of enjoying a standard bar crawl or indulging in the luxury VIP Crawl with access to private lounges and personalized entertainment options. The VIP package is perfect for bachelor and bachelorette weekends!

San Juan's thriving LGBTQ+ community is proud to offer several of the hottest clubs and nightlife highlights. The Queer Crawl takes visitors through the best spots to experience San Juan's vibrant gay/queer scene and ends the night with a stop at Santurce's trendiest LGBTQ+ club. Fabulous live music, delicious cocktails, and truly entertaining drag shows abound!

Hopping on a party crawl is an excellent option for travelers short on time as tours offer the best way to experience the full range of San Juan's bars and pubs in a single night. Make lasting memories and new friends -- all while sampling the signature beverages of Puerto Rico!

Happy friends cheering and drinking cocktails at beach party outdoor

Onward to Adventure

From nightclubs to local pubs, San Juan is the home to the most exciting bar crawls and cocktail hours you'll find. Ready to start your journey? The Serafina Beach Hotel's friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to help you map your next adventure. Contact us today for booking info and trip recommendations!