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Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

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Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

I will be vacationing in Puerto Rico arriving this Friday. Staying in a condo right next to the El San Juan Hotel and Casino. Does anyone have any suggestions for nightlife? Looking for some good nightclubs/lounges/salsa bars. My sisters and I will be there for a week. Late 20's early 30's age group .We will be looking for something to do every night so all suggestions would be appreciated :)

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1. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

Hi Maddy, You will find a lot of nightlife in the lobby of the El San Juan. There is also a hot nightclub called Brava, thats a little under your demographic. There are plenty of nightlife options in Old San Juan, where you can walk from one place to another ( just not in heels) La Concha in the Condado is probably the best venue for you. Its a short cab ride from Isla Verde and there are several otherv options within easy walking distance. For salsa, if you don't find it at the El San Juan, walk over to the Courtyard by Marriot on Sunday.

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2. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

Just make sure you dress to impress. We Puertorricans do dress up: nice dress, shirt and skirt, shirt and pants, jewelry, shoes, the works.

Specially in the hotel lounges area, where everyone is dressed to be seen.

Enjoy your stay!

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3. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

Hey Beach_ Orquid, Good Advice, but did you see her photo?. I think they'll be OK on the dress up part.

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4. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

Hi prvisitor, yes I notice their picture; just making sure they bring enough for the entire stay.

I have read on this forum that since Puerto Rico is a small island, people tend to confuse dress code for night outtings thinking that we are just like St. Thomas.

So ladies, bring at least one pair of heels, some bling bling and dance your feet off at Brava :)

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5. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

Prvisitor thanks for the info. I'm going to definately try out all your suggestions. And thanks for the vote of confidence on my fashion sense lol. Beach_Orquid I'm 100% puerto rican (my dad from Utuado, mom Santurce) so I def know what your talking about. We looove to dress up!!

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6. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

If you do go to Old San Juan, I suggest stopping at Douglas Pub. It's a fun bar where the locals go, and the drinks are cheap. Their signature drink (sorry I can't remember the name of it) is a layered shot with blue and red colors and drops of a creamy liquor is an absolutely beautiful and incredibly delicious shot that is served on fire. The bartender lights it up right before you're ready to drink it, and you have to drink it quickly before the straw melts. It's really cool and fun. It's a really nice experience that my friends from PA very much enjoyed, as I'm sure your son will too.

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g147319-d270938…

Have fun!

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7. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

A few other suggestions: Oceano on Vendig Street in the Condado, a beachfront ultra lounge. La Placita Santurce on Thursday night and 1919 in the otherwise unopened Vanderbilt for fine dining or just drinks and conversation.

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8. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

Paris7002 that sounds like an awesome drink!! Thanks for that suggestion. Douglas pub sounds like a perfect place to check out during the week. Can't wait to try that shot!!

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9. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

I'm sorry. I didn't mean to say your son. I meant your party. (Typical "copy and paste" mistake...lol.)

Here's a working link: tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g147319-d2…

Edited: 30 July 2013, 16:31
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10. Re: Nightlife in Isla Verde/Condado/Old San Juan

I went to Oceano and it's cool. Drinks are kinda high but good atmosphere.