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El Batey

Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Review Highlights
Didn't get served

We went in hearing about it being a cool place, the atmosphere was nice and the place was really... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Sydney S
via mobile
El Batey Rocks!

Based on the reviews, this was on our list of thing to do in San Juan and we were not disappointed... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
New Baltimore, Michigan
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This buffet-style restaurant can serve you and up to 499 of your closest friends.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“dive bar” (33 reviews)
“great dive” (6 reviews)
“favorite bar” (4 reviews)
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Calle Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
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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
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great little dive bar, the rum punch was delicious (and potent)! Prices were the best we found, don't forget cash, they don't accept cards.

Thank mel3344
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This very quirky and special bar must be experienced. Never seen anything like it - with lots of old and new graffiti on the walls (and ceiling!), guest (and bar personnel) drawing from the 70's on the wall, an old juke-box with tons of great...More

Thank Henning D
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We had a terrible experience here because of other patrons harassing me and making obscene gestures. This is not the fault of the establishment, but the female bartender continued to laugh at the two men and encourage them. I guess they didn't know I spoke...More

2  Thank nmjr11
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The most fascinating thing with the place is that it's literally covered floor to ceiling with graffiti, you get a pen in the bar to improve it yourself. The bar itself is not really a place to get a fancy cocktail, more like a "beer...More

Thank Matti365
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We stopped in for beers before dinner. The venue was colorful and we met some nice tourists at the bar. The drinks were only average and it wasn't possible to get any food. We stopped by in the evening before dinner at about 8-8:30 pm....More

Thank MelissaHE
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Is it open during the day?
24 March 2016|
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Response from OrderedChaos | Reviewed this property |
They're open from 1 PM to 3 AM.