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El Batey

Calle Cristo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Best bar in old San Juan

A great casual bar that you can be comfortable in. There are many bars to stop in during your Old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Memorable conversations and great drinks

We were there on a cruise ship day, but somehow this place remains the real deal. We sat at the bar... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Denver, CO
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This buffet-style restaurant can serve you and up to 499 of your closest friends.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dive bar” (32 reviews)
“great dive” (7 reviews)
“strong drinks” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 5:00 am
Calle Cristo, San Juan 00901, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great casual bar that you can be comfortable in. There are many bars to stop in during your Old San Juan walks but my favorite is El Batey.

Thank RM838
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We were there on a cruise ship day, but somehow this place remains the real deal. We sat at the bar and really enjoyed our bar man Chistobal. He quietly kept to himself until we made it clear we wanted to hear his stories. He...More

Thank lindymae
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Made our trip to San Juan even better. After a lot of walking around we stoppwd for a nice cold beer. Drinks are reasonably priced and the bartender was great! Very real and fun to soend the hour with. Just really good vibe, good people...More

Thank ladylawyer0072016
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome place. Great drinks and atmosphere. Even a pool table! Bartender is very friendly and mixes a great Mojito.

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is the place! If in San Juan you have to stop here. One of the oldest bars in old San Juan. Amazing jukebox. Coolest bartender. Cold beers! Good mix of locals and tourist. El Batey the best dive bar in the old city.

1  Thank Luis A
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We went in hearing about it being a cool place, the atmosphere was nice and the place was really cool and different. Too bad on a Saturday night they had one bar tender, she acknowledged us after 6mins. Then she said she would help us...More

Thank Sydney S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Based on the reviews, this was on our list of thing to do in San Juan and we were not disappointed. The juke box has a great collection of tunes and this place rocks when the music get going. This is where to go to...More

Thank GennyfromtheD
Reviewed 30 March 2017

went after reading positive reviews. cold beer, juke box is full of unexpected music, and the walls are rife with notes from past patrons. cool spot

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit San Juan we always have to visit El Batey. The coolest bar in town. Stop in have a beer, meet some great people, and make sure you sign your male somewhere!

Thank mannsonamission
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Every inch of the walls and ceiling is covered with signatures and sayings, making this place just visually interesting and very cool. Jukebox is incredible, beers are cold, bar tender is down-to-earth. This place is real, and one of my favorite bars in the world.

Thank CT_JLG_77
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24 March 2016|
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Response from OrderedChaos | Reviewed this property |
They're open from 1 PM to 3 AM.