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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
Date of experience: April 2018
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
Date of experience: July 2016
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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