You’ve swum, hiked, and seen all of the amazing tourist destinations that San Juan has to offer… but you really get to understand a city and its culture after hours. Don’t worry about FOMO – if you’re looking for more than a quiet night in, you can find yourself having fun at any one of San Juan’s hottest after-hours spots. If you’re trying to figure out what to do in Puerto Rico at night, here are some of our favorites:La Placita Work hard; play harder. You and La Placita have a lot in common! Throughout the day, stroll through a local marketplace to pick up food or fresh produce. Then, by night, enjoy a total party once the sun goes down! La Placita isn’t just a Puerto Rico nightclub or bar, but an experience akin to the world’s best block party where tourists and locals alike enjoy great food, mixed drinks, lively music, and a whole lot of fun.
La FactoriaThere’s something sexy about a little bit of mystery. La Factoria has old Puerto Rican charm – a hidden hotspot ranked as one of the Best 50 Bars in the World! La Factoria features several rooms, each with a slightly different vibe. The old school aesthetic is countered with modern craft cocktails, including their popular Lavender Mule. And while the music video for “Despacito” was shot here, you can expect live salsa music and a night of dancing. El Bar BeroLooks can be deceiving. El Bar Bero looks like a barbershop, but once you get inside, you’ll discover the fun energy and great cocktails. The mixologists take care to add a healthy dose of creativity into every mixed drink. The vibe is fun and casual, with everyone enjoying great food and amazing drinks. Plus, who doesn’t want an Instagram pic of enjoying cocktails while sitting in an antique barber chair?
The Latin RootsIf you are looking to really experience the Puerto Rican club culture, look no further than The Latin Roots located right in Old San Juan. With traditional Puerto Rican food and live music throughout the club every Tuesday through Sunday, Latin Roots provides the ultimate culinary and entertainment experience. If this is your first time being exposed to Latin dancing and you are a bit hesitant, fear not, as there are free salsa classes offered right in the club!