El Batey meaning ‘gathering place’ is appropriately named as this bar really draws in a crowd. Located next to El Convento hotel in Old San Juan, this dive bar bar serves lots of beer at about $3 a pop as well as basic cocktails. Graffiti covers the walls and an old-time jukebox adds to the vibrant atmosphere that patrons love about this watering hole.
101 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, +1 787 725 1787
Bodega Chic is a sports bar, located just a stone’s throw away from El Morro in Old San Juan. The casual setting encourages guests to relax completely. The service of the wait staff is excellent and the drinks are of the same standard. Make sure you try the mojitos. The piña coladas are delicious as well and the bar is very well stocked with local and international brands of ice cold beers to boot.
51 Calle del Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, +1 787 722 0124
This Mexican bistro is located in Old San Juan on Recinto Sur street. Lupi’s has a very casual and welcoming setting with friendly staff and attentive service. The margaritas served here are wonderful and are a definite recommendation. The tequila is also quite smooth and the mojitos are another brilliant choice, with the cocktails being served at very reasonable prices.
313 Cll Recinto Sur, San Juan, Puerto Rico, +1 787 253 1664