There are a variety of places in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to enjoy a drink. From spots at the beach, hotels, plazas or a favorite bar, pub or restaurant. Many locations where you can relax and take in the scenery. Here is a list of the top places to have a drink in San Juan, Puerto Rico:
El San Juan Hotel
The lobby at El San Juan Hotel is one of the trendiest places to see and be seen. El San Juan is the place where locals in Puerto Rico go to people watch. The lobby has four bars, dancing, and lots of entertainment. Puerto Ricans love to dress up and party until early morning. El San Juan Hotel is located in the Isla Verde area.
The Water Club
Mist Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the Water Club, is the hippest place in Isla Verde. Is the perfect spot to have a drink and enjoy the beautiful view of Isla Verde beach, during the day or night. Located in Isla Verde, The Water Club is a favorite place for the in-crowd in Puerto Rico. The rooftop view blends well with this chic hotel.
Ventana Al Mar
Ventana Al Mar is an outdoor park in Condado. Puerto Ricans come to this park to enjoy the view of the beach, day and night. Is a great spot to meet for a drink and enjoy the ocean breeze in the middle of the Condado area. A variety of musical events are scheduled every month. Ventana Al Mar means window to the sea.
Located on the beach in Isla verde, El Alambique is the place to grab a quick bite and a cold drink while at the beach. This laid back and casual locale is popular with tourist and locals.
La Concha Hotel is located in the heart of Condado and the lobby becomes the lounge at night. La Concha has a nice ambiance for an evening drink.
Located in the middle of Old San Juan, El Convento, is a picture perfect location. Enjoy a drink and tapas while people watching in Old San Juan at El Picoteo, overlooking the open-air courtyard of Hotel El Convento.
A great area by the beach, that Puerto Ricans go to during the day, to enjoy drinks and fritters. There are many shacks that sell fritters (bacalaitos and alcapurrias), rum drinks and beer. Laid back and casual, is a great place to take in the views and the ocean breeze.
Upscale bar inside of Dragon fly restaurant in Old San Juan. Trendy locale with two bars with an exotic cocktail menu. Great for a drink before dinner or late at night.
An outdoor plaza in Santurce and a favorite of Puerto Ricans. There is live music and plenty of dancing with many bars and restaurants that surround La Placita. La Placita is a big block party, that gets crowded on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. La Placita is a casual environment and the location to see how Puerto Ricans party.
Old San Juan
In Old San Juan you can bar hop, day or night. Enjoy a drink while looking at the colonial buildings or people watching. On San Sebastian street, there are a number of bars that are favored by Puerto Ricans.
San Juan Bay Cruise
Take a cruise of the San Juan Bay. Enjoy music, drinks and the view, day or night, as the boat cruises along the San Juan Bay.
Enjoy these places and what they have to offer!
Here is a video of the view of Isla Verde Beach: