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Bars in San Jose

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An urban metropolis, San Jose is an exciting city to visit with its cosmopolitan culture. Bustling with life and activity, this city is modern and new, with tall office towers, shopping malls and first-rate restaurants. With a charm of its own, in San Jose, you can enjoy visiting a variety of museums, go to the theatre or cinema or if you like, party the night away in one of the city’s many nightclubs. The main tourist hub of Costa Rica, San Jose offers you a different side of this beautiful country to enjoy.

Choose your Drink

There are numerous bars in San Jose or the trendy Escazu to satisfy the thirsty traveler. Beer, guaro sours, margaritas and many more drinks keep you well lubricated throughout the day & night. There are a variety of bars to choose from, ranging from the more modern hangouts for the younger crowd, to classy sophisticated lounges for the trendy. Some bars in San Jose also offer dancing and karaoke as well.

Beer, Beer & More Beer

The most popular drink in San Jose as well as the rest of the country has to be beer, of which there are several local brands. If you want to try out a local beer, go for Imperial or Pilsen, which can be found almost anywhere. There are also many other kinds of local beer as well as international beer such as Heineken and Corona. Guaro is also worth a try, it is a local liquor, made from sugarcane. Colorless and sour, too much of it though can give you a nasty hangover if you consume too much.

Popular Places

The El Cuartel de la Boca del Monte, is one of the most popular night spots in the city, where both the young and the old converge to have a good time. The music is loud, but plenty of fun. Monday nights are the best time to come here when there is live music and ladies are allowed in for free. Chelle’s in downtown San Jose is another well-known bar in the city, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Meals are also served here. Bar Chavelona is one of the oldest bars in the city and is a good place to go if you want to mingle with the locals.
Find a Local Bar in San Jose
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