Nightlife in San Jose

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Nightlife in San Jose

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  • andrew s
    Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
    Dropped in after exploring the markets for a bit of relaxation. Johnny knows his stuff and has a good range of Cuban, Nicaragua etc smokes at reasonable prices. Not a beer and rum style of place, but big chairs and a chat and some stories kind of place. We met a few tourists like us while there all repeating customers. My wife and I enjoyed a couple cigars and the conversation. Will return if we ever get back here from Australia 👍
    Written February 14, 2024
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  • Roberto V
    1 contribution
    El Boiler is the real underground House Music place in San José. This place offers a safe environment as they operate as a speakeasy. Of course the party starts around 10:30 and the DJs play until 2:30 AM. If you want to dive into the house music scene in CR you can’t miss a night at El Boiler. The place lives up to its name. The boiler dancefloor is always full of friendly house music connoisseurs.
    Written February 19, 2024
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  • L H
    Texas2,509 contributions
    This is a nice evening bar located at one end of the lobby area of the Hotel Barcelo. During our stay at the hotel we stopped in here several times early evening but there was never much going on. Maybe it was due to being during the week. It had low lighting and quiet with only a few customers.
    As you enter you notice the long full bar with seating and two areas with lounge and table seating to relax and enjoy.
    There is a nice size dance floor with a small stage and windows they have a view of the pool. They have music in the evenings.
    This bar offers specialty drinks as well as beer, wine, liquor and soft drinks and light food items.
    Written March 23, 2020
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  • Jamie O
    Menomonee Falls, WI1 contribution
    I loves meeting exotic locals who shared the same issue as me and my partner, Bertha. We got some numbers, did some hook up and boom. new friends and close aquantences have been made! i cannot wait to come back! i know where im going whn im single!(;
    Written December 1, 2011
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  • Carlos A
    4 contributions
    I went there to watch a presentation organized by the place where I work. The facilities are very good, but the food and service are really bad. Please, do not buy food in that place!
    Written September 4, 2019
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  • alhoy
    columbia, sc34 contributions
    Great music, cheap drinks and lots of fun people. This is a typical gay Tico bar in the middle of downtown San Jose.
    Written August 14, 2019
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  • CobaltRage
    San Antonio, TX32 contributions
    We were invited by friends who bought a VIP table with bottle service. Security was a visible presence but not intrusive. The club has a red and black, slightly Moroccan feel to the décor but everything is worn and needs to be refurbished. The main attraction for the night was world renowned DJ Roger Sanchez. The opening DJ's were not very good and approached obnoxiousness at times but when Roger came on about 1am, the music was awesome! Unfortunately, the security for the VIP area became lax as the night went on and some unwanted strangers came up and began drinking our liquor and trying to dance with our girls. We had to run them off ourselves. Overall a good experience and I might go again for an event, but I wouldn't waste the money for a table or bottle service.
    Written February 13, 2017
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