After a busy day exploring San José, you’ll find that plenty of new adventures await in Costa Rica‘s capital after dark. Full of vibrant people and places, this fun-loving city comes alive at night with amazing clubs and bars. From craft breweries with small batch brews to 24-hour nightclubs with enormous dance floors, here are some of our top recommendations for exploring this city’s exuberant nightlife.
The Public House Irish Pub
The Public House is not your typical Irish pub. The bar attracts many beer aficionados with its long list of Costa Rican craft beers and creative cocktails. The place has a modern hipster vibe, with vintage telephones decorating the wall, and an outdoor patio for enjoying warm nights. Great for watching any of the big fights, the Public House also serves excellent pub grub.
150 m north of Toyota, Paseo Colón, San José, Costa Rica +506 8432 7791
Club Vertigo is one of the hottest places to go in San José. Although it’s located in the business district of San José, there’s nothing buttoned up about this weekend club: it’s hosted dozens of guest DJs from all over the world, and offers amazing dance floors with soaring ceilings for dancing until the sun comes up. The venue’s modern vibe makes for a great all-night clubbing experience, and it also hosts a variety of other events to look out for throughout the year.
Centro Colon, San José, Costa Rica, +506 2257 8424
Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company
Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company is located an hour outside of San José, and is a refurbished factory which serves only the best artisanal beer with a purist slant, limiting themselves to whole grains, hops, yeast, and water in the creation of their brews. From 4 to 6 pm, they offer a tour of the factory in which they explain the process and offer tastings of more than seven different types of beer.
Costa Rica’s Craft Brewing Company, San José, Costa Rica, +506 2249 0919
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