A guide to nightlife in Puerto Rico

When the sun goes down, the streets of Puerto Rico stay awake, buzzing with energy as the music turns up and the drinks get colder. The city’s bar scene isn’t your average night out – most places offer in-house DJs, quizzes,live matches on the TV and karaoke, as well as, of course, a dance floor and plenty of feel-good tunes to keep you swaying through the night. There’s even a healthy live music scene and piano bars, for those looking for something off the beaten path. And you won’t have to worry about the kids when the night gets going – most bars in Puerto Rico are family friendly, providing inclusive entertainment for all holidaygoers.

Fun and games at Piccadilly Music Pub

It’s always happy hour in this boisterous bar, mostly because everybody here is having a great time. The Piccadilly Music Pub is renowned for its party games that get the entire crowd involved, friendly staff that maintain an upbeat, favourite-bar-away-from-home atmosphere, and a fast-talking house DJ who ensures fun is always on rotation. It’s the perfect place to let loose with that karaoke tune you’ve secretly been practising or kick back in a cosy booth with a cocktail from the bar’s extensive list. Oh, and we weren’t kidding about the ‘always happy hour’ bit – drinks go cheap until the wee hours of the morning.

Sporting action at Tiffany's Bar

Calling all sports fans. With its televisions blasting games from all over the world, Tiffany’s ensures you don’t miss your team’s big victory just because you’re on holiday. Drop in for before-dinner drinks or take up residence at the bar for the night. Suitable for the entire family, a night here includes quizzes, karaoke, a disco and a DJ who aims to please, not to mention affordable pints and colourful cocktails. Maybe it’s best to leave the kids out of that last one – more for you!

All night long at Xtreeemz

Sports on the television and 95-cent pints by day, cheesy oldies and a larger-than-life DJ by night. Xtreeemz is a lively late-night bar that’s heavy on the crowd banter, keeping you on your toes all night long. Kid-friendly dances ensure the whole family is occupied, while quizzes and favourite throwback tunes keep the energy up and pumping until the early morning.

Emerald vibes at The Shamrock Bar

A little taste of Ireland comes to Puerto Rico at this upbeat bar, whose live music offers a little something different to the local entertainment scene. Visitors can settle in with a pint of Guinness or a glass of sangria, tune in for a sporting match on the bar’s nearby TVs, or get down to the sounds of tribute groups and Irish tunes by the house Shamrock Band.

Hide away at The Hideaway Lounge Bar

Tucked in the Europa Centre, this intimate bar is renowned for its unique specialty shots sometimes made up on the spot – did someone say ‘trifle-flavoured’? Watch the match on a number of screens and take advantage of supremely affordable drinks that attract tourists and locals alike. There’s also Wi-Fi – need we say more?

Great food at Tommy Tucker's Irish Bar

Find a patch of home and an incredibly full stomach at this Irish bar, and enjoy a mug of tea and a traditional English breakfast. There’s even a flat-priced barbecue on Sundays. By night, the scene transforms into an intimate, after-hours hotspot, with a comedy act by Tommy himself, as well as live musical entertainment.