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Best Spots For Happy Hours in San Juan

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Discovering the best deals in town often requires an insider’s knowledge. But have no fear, Spoon is here! We’ve done the work for you and have found some of the best Happy Hours in San Juan.

La Penúltima: This no-frills bar in Santurce is known for its casual vibe, fantastic cocktails, and great bar food. Their unique take on cocktails like the Carbonated Negroni will keep you coming back for more! Come by any day of the week and enjoy their happy hour from 11AM – 5PM. Spoon tip: Enjoying Penúltima’s scrumptious hamburger on the outdoor terrace; a perfect place for day drinking!

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Acapulco: This spot on La Calle Loíza serves traditional Mexican food, no iceberg lettuce or re-fried beans will be found here. On Taco Tuesday stop by and treat yourself to $4 Margaritas and $2 Taquitos. Winning! Spoon Favorite: Tacos al Pastor with their awesome coconut chipotle sauce.

Round Eye RamenRER is a Japanese-inspired, cozy ramen shop tucked off La Calle Loíza. On Mondays, all ramen bowls are $10. Choose from Tonkotsu, Miso and more. You can also opt for the Bento Box with a Shot of Sake or Japanese Iced Tea for $15. Spoon Tip: Arrive early to avoid the crowds.

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Santaella: We have a feeling you’ll come here for happy hour and end up staying for dinner. Known as one of the best restaurants and cocktail bars on the Island, Santaella’s new happy hour deals are on point! From Tuesday through Thursday between 4PM – 6PM, enjoy bar bites and beers for $4, wines and cocktails are $6. Spoon Favorites: Gin & Tonic and Jose Santaella’s famous tuna skewers.

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El Mezzanine: Located on the second floor of a colonial building in Old San Juan, Mezzanine is an iconic cocktail bar you can’t miss! Enjoy $5 cocktails and tapas from 4PM – 8PM by the bar any day of the week. Spoon Tip: Grab a table by the balcony so you can overlook the colorful streets of Old San Juan.

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Paulina Escanes: This modern bistro in Condado serves creative, Mexican-inspired dishes and amazing desserts (the owner started her career as a pastry chef!) Stop in any day of the week for their Sunset Bites from 3 PM – 6:30 PM. Enjoy tapas-sized entrées for $5, house cocktails and wines for $6 and beers for $3. Outdoor seating is available, great if you’re hanging with your pet. Spoon Tip: Order a key lime pie to go for a late night snack.

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Vianda: This creative, farm-to-table restaurant owned by husband and wife team Francis Guzmán and Amelia Dill will keep you coming back for their seasonally-rotating menu. Be sure to visit their bar for Happy Hour from Wednesday through Friday, 5:30 PM – 7 PM. Snack on fish tacos or pork belly sliders for $3, cocktails and wines for $7 and ice-cold Medallas for $2. Spoon Tip: They now open for lunch!

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La Carreta: This new restaurant is located at the top of a gorgeous square (Plaza de La Barandilla) in Old San Juan. You’ll love sipping a cocktail at this once colonial home with its high ceilings, checkered floors and draping plants.  Every Friday from 4pm – 8pm select tapas are 4 for $20 and unlimited wine for $15. It’s a great way to start the weekend! Spoon Tip: Pick up some local products like hot sauce, coffee or jam at their on-site market.

We visit some of these places on our tours! Book our Old San Juan Walk & Taste & Calle Loíza experiences today.

By: Dorimar Rodríguez & Paulina Salach