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El Barril

El Barril (1309 Avenida Ashford, C-2, Condado) — If you stop by this neighborhood bar at, say, 9 or 10 pm, you may find yourself alone with the bartender. It doesn’t get going until 11 pm at the earliest, but 1 am is probably better if you want a true taste of San Juan nightlife. […]

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Coliseo Roberto Clemente

Coliseo Roberto Clemente (500 Avenida Roosevelt, across from Plaza las Américas, Hato Rey) — The arena has become an important island venue for concerts and fairs in addition to its status as a sports facility. Rap, reggae, salsa, jazz, and pop musicians all play this venue, which holds 8,000 people.

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Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Angrelot

Centro de Bellas Artes Luís A. Ferré (Avenida Ponce de León, Parada 22, Santurce) – this multi-use performance center features three main concert and theater halls for performing arts displays, including ballet, plays, operas and concerts, as well as contemporary music. It was renamed in 1994 after the late Puerto Rican politician and philanthropist Luis […]

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Centro de Bellas Artes Luís A. Ferré

Centro de Bellas Artes Luís A. Ferré (Avenida Ponce de León, Parada 22, Santurce) – this multi-use performance center features three main concert and theater halls for performing arts displays, including ballet, plays, operas and concerts, as well as contemporary music. It was renamed in 1994 after the late Puerto Rican politician and philanthropist Luis […]

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Brava

Brava (El San Juan Hotel & Casino, 6063 Avenida Isla Verde, Isla Verde) — A long line of young partygoers can be spotted at the door of this chic club at the El San Juan Hotel. The two-level club, each with its own DJ and dance floor, is one of the best places for dancing. […]

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Barlovento

Barlovento (Plaza Alberto Escudero, 1043 Avenida Ashford, Condado) — Packed on weekends, this chic outdoor bar that’s on a breezy plaza is a great place to sip tropical drinks oceanside. It also has a menu if hunger strikes.  

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Bar Gitano

Bar Gitano (1309 Avenida Ashford, C-1, Condado) — One of the few late-night dining options in Condado, Bar Gitano keeps the tasty tapas and sangria flowing until around midnight during the week, later on weekends.

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Yerba Buena

Yerba Buena (1350 Avenida Ashford, Condado) — Tables on the terrace are hard to come by at this Cuban restaurant, one of the busier spots in Condado. That’s fine, because the glassed-in dining room is even more comfortable and has exactly the same view. Cuban classics such as ropa vieja (“old clothes”—meat cooked so slowly […]

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Atlantic Beach Bar

Atlantic Beach Bar (Atlantic Beach Hotel, 1 Calle Vendig, Condado) — The oceanfront-deck bar of this hotel is famed in the gay community for its early-evening happy hours. But the pulsating tropical music, exotic drinks, and ever-pleasant ocean breeze would make it a hit in any case. Good food is also served on deck.

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Anfiteatro Tito Puente

Anfiteatro Tito Puente (Tito Puente Amphitheater)(Avenida Piñeiro and Expreso Luís A. Ferré, Hato Rey) — Surrounded by lagoons and trees, the open-air theater hosts the annual Heineken Puerto Rico Jazzfest and other musical events. It’s named after the late, great musician who is widely credited with bringing salsa to the rest of the world. Each […]