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A Taste Of The Island – The Best Cocktails in Puerto Rico

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The Best Cocktail Bars in San Juan

Puerto Rico has a long history with rum–and alcohol in general–, so indulging in some tasty cocktails while visiting the island is a no-brainer. Whether you are looking to go out with some friends or have a romantic night out for two, these are the best places to enjoy some cocktails in San Juan.

Located in the heart of Old San Juan, La Factoría takes the business of mixing cocktails seriously. Although there’s no sign on the door, you can’t miss this quaint establishment–a terracotta building located right on the corner of San Jose and San Sebastian streets. Go on in and let one of the award-winning bartenders mix you up a drink you won’t be able to turn down. The drink list is not extensive but you’re sure to find something to pique your taste buds at this favorite watering hole.

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Gallo Negro has a twist unlike many other restaurants and cocktail bars: every season, they change up the menu, drink menu included. So if you’ve been here in the summer, come back in the winter to try the new menu. The mixologists here will also make any drink you ask for, and keep you coming back for more. The restaurant is located in the Santurce district of San Juan, and we suggest you call ahead to make reservations; the restaurant is small and tables fill up fast.

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If creative and adventurous is your thing when it comes to food and drink, then visit Parcela Gastropub in the Condado area. Not only does the chef serve up plates of art, but the bartenders also put such finesse and craft in their drinks that each drink just as unique as the customer ordering. The atmosphere is laid back but with a new dive twist. Order yourself a carefully crafted mojito but beware: the drinks are on the strong side! Sit back with friends and enjoy some delicious drinks and tapas.

From ginger mimosas at Sunday brunch to your favorite mixed drink during a night on the town, the Mezzanine at St. Germain located in Old San Juan has it all as far as cocktails go. This super hip and trendy cocktail bar is a hit, with drinks like basil mojitos and their famous rum old-fashioned. So grab a friend and head to their popular happy hour for great prices on drinks and food, or enjoy a romantic night out with the ambiance of the roof top lounge.


An upscale bar, located in the SOFO area of Old San Juan, El Gato Flaco has become a local favorite. With unique mixed drinks and clever names, the mixoligists at El Gato Flaco are sure to wow you with their talents. The bar also brews its own ginger beer.

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A Taste Of The Island – The Best Cocktails in Puerto Rico