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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle 3 | Corner Avenida 11, 700 Meters North of El Teatro Nacional, San Jose 00506, Costa Rica
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
Jose A, Director General at El Sotano, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018
Thanks so much for your kind words!!!
Hope to have you back
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 June 28, 2017
Thanks for your kind words and support always Katti!!!!
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
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
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
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
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