Anchoring the city’s alternative entertainment district, which is recognisable thanks to all the wild graffiti just east of downtown, is this classic bar and club. The crowd is young and laid back, and here to enjoy live bands and a legendary beverage menu that lists more than 200 cocktails. The food’s good, too.
San Jose Nightlife
San José is the heart of Costa Rica’s nightlife and cultural scene, with plenty to offer beyond the usual tourist-oriented party scenes that dominate popular beach towns.
El Pueblo, an outdoor commercial centre close to downtown (take a cab), has dozens of trendy bars and clubs. Calle Amargura near the University of Costa Rica in San Pedro, has cheap beer and a few artsier options while the wealthy suburb of Escazú offers more upscale watering holes. Centro Comercial El Pueblo’s ever-changing kaleidoscope of discos and bars is San José’s top clubbing destination.
For entertainment listings in English, check out the Tico Times (www.ticotimes.net).