Bar Hopping, The Dress Code And Mingling With Locals
Old Town San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a great place to go out and party.
There are dozens of bars, all within an easily walkable distance (if you can, stay in Old Town, such as at the Sheraton).
But, as any place, it’s good to know things before you go so you fit in with the crowd. It at least give the appearance that you’ve been there before before you start to understand the party scene and culture.
And so, PubClub.com provides these key Party Tips for San Juan:
• Many of the city’s best bars and liveliest establishments are along two streets in Old San Juan, San Sebastian Street and fashionable Calle Forteleza,
• Stylish dress is recommended. Guys need to wear slacks, though good jeans will fit in, as well. This is not a requirement to get into the bars by any means, but you’ll feel out of place if not dressed to the style of the other pubclubbers.
• San Sebastian Street is much more casual; jeans, t-shirt or even shorts are fine here. Just don’t wander down to Calle Forteleza if you’re dressed casually.
• The mojito is the speciality drink of San Juan and bartenders take the time to make them fresh. Have patience and appreciate their perfection.
• US Currency is accepted and most bars take credit cards.
• Have lots of cash on hand, especially for pubclubbing along Calle Forteleza, which can be expensive and moving from one bar to another is part of the party process.
• Bars, pubs and clubs are non-smoking, which is part of the reason people clog the narrow streets outside the venues.
• It’s not legal to have open containers of alcohol on the streets, though away from Calle Forteleza it seems to be accepted.
• Guys, not all those Puerto Rican girls are “just dyin’ to meet ya.” After all, you’re not Mick Jagger. But even if they aren’t, they will gladly talk and party with you, for they are very friendly. And gals, the guys are equally as nice.