El Batey

El Batey, San Juan: Hours, Address, El Batey Reviews: 4.5/5

1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Friday
1:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 7:00 AM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 AM
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This buffet-style restaurant can serve you and up to 499 of your closest friends.
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StouffvilleGirl
Stouffville16 contributions
Dive bar fun
Jan. 2020
A great divey bar with lots of character. Staff was amazing and welcoming. I will be going back there next time I am in San Juan.
Written 6 February 2020
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OgreYVR
Vancouver572 contributions
A Bar Lovers Bar
Dec. 2019
It's old and rough around the edges....Perfect, it's the oldest bar in town they say.
And it's a Bar Lovers Bar - warm- friendly-laid back-easy going like your favorite old sweater. Bartender was laid back with lots of stories about the bar and San Juan.
Drinks were great, beer cold, conversation with other patrons was entertaining.
What more could you ask for, Old & Rough fits a lot better than modern & chik.
Written 27 December 2019
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Robert C
Chicago, Illinois31 contributions
Oldest Bar in San Juan
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Take a step back in time, when you enter here. A great mix of local residents and visitors from around the World. Creative Cocktails and Cold Beer. A must if you are in town.
Written 4 September 2019
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klearly
Lisle, IL52 contributions
Happy Hour
Aug. 2019
After being there 5 minutes, I felt like I was a long lost friend of Ian the bartender. Everyone in the bar was extremely friendly and the pours were generous.
Written 25 August 2019
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Saint-le-1
Mandeville, LA33 contributions
Ice cold beer!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Stopped by El Batey for a beer after a morning of sightseeing in Old San Juan. Fun place to visit. Jasmine our bartender was a pleasure. Very friendly and informative about the area. Beer was ice cold and affordable compared to other bars in the area. I would recommend a visit to experience this place if exploring Old San Juan. Enjoyed this spot better than the others we visited!
Written 9 June 2019
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rgranahan
Doylestown, PA7 contributions
Dive bars
Jan. 2019
The perfect dive bar! Been there twice off a cruise ship.The wall graffiti is awesome. take some pictures.Great staff
Written 9 June 2019
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Brittany W
Cocoa, Florida, United States127 contributions
Cool Little Bar
Mar. 2019 • Couples
We stayed at the El Convento and passed this bar on the way in. We decided to stop by that night and it was a cool little bar. It has a pool table and good seating.
Written 19 March 2019
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Michael Millet
10 contributions
Best dive bar ever!
Mar. 2019 • Couples
This is one of the coolest dive bars I've ever been to. Great service , cheap drinks and super cool atmosphere plus some great history, allegedly where Hunter S Thompson wrote the Rum Diaries!
Written 11 March 2019
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Crystal R
Saint Louis, MO101 contributions
Love this Dive Bar
Jan. 2019 • Friends
Wandered in off the street during the day about 3:00 and lucked out finding this gem!! Want a drink and just chill and listen to some kick ass music? This is the spot for you if you love dive bars like us.
We met some really great people at the bar and had lots of fun! Thomas was our bartender and really took care of us. Great music too btw!!! Well done you guys! ❤️
Written 22 January 2019
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NotAgainFromVerona
Verona, NY11 contributions
We went to El Batey with our friend Matt Madison
Mar. 2018
We went to El Batey with our friend Matt Madison back when Davey Jones (The owner) was still alive. Davey welcomed us with open arms and I still remember writing "Verona Skydive Center" on the white interior wall among all the other names. When we got home a was watching TV and two men on the show were talking and one said "Remember when we went to El Batey before the tourists found it" We went there before the tourist found it. I understand Davey's daughter runs it now - Make a stop there and have a drink for Matt, Davey, Liz and Darrell. Salute!
Written 15 January 2019
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