No other Caribbean island can compare with the queer nightlife of San Juan. Same-sex partners can feel comfortable holding hands and singles can easily mingle with new friends. You should know that locals go out late and many bars get busier closer to midnight.
Tía María Liquor Store
The best spot for early evening is in Santurce. Expect a mixed but exceptionally-friendly crowd at this neighborhood bar. As day transitions to night, the crowd tends to get gayer. You can sing karaoke, play pool, or simply enjoy the cheap cocktails in a dive bar atmosphere.
After 9:00 pm, head to where men of all sizes are celebrated; or Oasis, the go-to bar in Condado for all genders, just steps from the beach.
Opens at 6:00 pm but gets busier later. For an “everyone’s welcome” street party like no other, head to La Placita. A historic fruit market by day, the area around Plaza del Mercado in Santurce comes alive on weekend nights with packed restaurants and bars spilling onto the streets.
Go-go bars have become increasingly popular in San Juan. For some frisky fun in the company of beautiful men head to SX in Santurce.
After, dance the night away at Circo, the largest gay club in San Juan.
Not done yet? Head to Toxic NightClub for the most popular drag shows and weekend after-hours (from 2:00 am to 12:00 pm).