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El Sotano

Calle 3 | Corner Avenida 11, 700 Meters North of El Teatro Nacional, San Jose 00506, Costa Rica
+506 2221 2302
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El Sotano is what travel is all about

I heard opera at 5 pm raining over San Jose and knew I had to go inside. Once inside I listened to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
cdoyle1307
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Bangkok, Thailand
via mobile
Good time

Great place! We enjoyed the food,drinks, music and casual atmosphere! Our waitress spoke enough... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
deehanna2017
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Inside a historic Neo-Classical house in the heart of San Jose you will find a wide variety of Art, Music and Culture. 2 Different stages, Art Gallery, Theater, Dance, Alternative Art Spaces, Local Design Shop and Recording Studio. In the basement (El Sotano) you will fin a small and intimate setting perfect for the enjoyment of Jazz, Blues, Folk, Acoustic and sometimes even Rock and Roll. Live acts every night. You can also dive in our varied vinyl collection and play a very intersting range of records. A place where artists and culture lovers meet.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle 3 | Corner Avenida 11, 700 Meters North of El Teatro Nacional, San Jose 00506, Costa Rica
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+506 2221 2302
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I heard opera at 5 pm raining over San Jose and knew I had to go inside. Once inside I listened to old Latin records, watched a free dance class, ate and drank to my hearts content and will be coming back to listen to...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Great place! We enjoyed the food,drinks, music and casual atmosphere! Our waitress spoke enough english to help us with the menu. Definetly worth checking out!

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

I came to Costa Rica 30 years ago. I have been a dancer all of my life & great lover of the Arts in all forms. When El Sotano opened 4+ years ago, I was in sheer heaven. The moment I stepped in the door...More

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Jose A, Propietario at El Sotano, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for your kind words and support always Katti!!!!

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Dining is from 11 until 8 and the food is good but the real attraction is the music. Blues jam on Mondays. Some really good players and a really friendly of blues fans. There's a room upstairs that is a little larger but most of...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

At El Sótano you can find a very small place to listen live music form Jazz to Rock. They try always to have good musicians.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

In the small hidden basement you can experiment all kinds of intimate concerts. Check out the programme and go! El Sotano is placed in a very hip area of SJ (or, at least it was i 2014 when I was there!), where there's plenty of...More

Thank Sandra E
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours here to have drinks and listen to some jazz. Very cool vibe - a visiting guitar player from Mexico did two numbers, then they opened the floor to anyone who wanted to jam. Come early to get a seat, it's...More

Thank Sarah G
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

From live jazz, rock, poetry and theatre to special vinyl sessions, of very eclectic music, i love this place, is very small, so the vibe is always fine, good to hang out with friends who like to talk, over it, theres another nice bar and...More

Thank Eduardo P
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I went to El Sotano a couple of times. The best part for me was their sandwiches. They are very nice I would say, also taking in consideration the price. The beers are normal (nothing out of the box) with good price. Overall a nice...More

Thank Mohit S
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Small place for some food, bar, jazz and some more. Very nice place to be with friends. Very small room for jazz performances of young musicians, local and international

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asofiam2013
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jose A | Property representative |
Aqui la música siempre es buena todos los dias de la semana.
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