Spending An Evening In Old San Juan

3/22 Now that COVID restrictions are being lifted, things should start up again soon. I will post when I see more events

Traditional Puerto Rican Dance ShowWe get asked time and time again about things to do in Old San Juan in the evening. And you know what? There are usually lots of things to choose from!

We have done a self-guided walking tour, a guided night-time walking tour, ride a Segway, and have just gone out and have a drink. In addition to these ideas, we complied a list of live music and dance "shows" around town.

I’m not going to talk about the dance clubs in this article, though there are tons of great bars and dance clubs in and around Old San Juan to check out if you are in the mood to dance. Realize, most of the clubs don’t get going until well after 11:00pm. It’s in the clubs that you will find the Salsa, Merengue, Cha-Cha and Reggaton – the more popular of today’s dances.

The setting of Old San Juan is historic city, so it’s fitting that many of the shows are Flamenco, which reflect the Spanish history of the island, but you will find some other dances/music.

Monday Night

Dark

Tuesday Night

Live Piano Jazz at Carli’s Bistro
  • The owner of Carli’s Bistro, Carli Munoz, is the ex-piano player for the Beach Boys. Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano most nights.
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Tuesday nights from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Wednesday Night

Live Piano Jazz at Carli’s
  • The owner of Carli’s Bistro, Carli Munoz, is the ex-piano player for the Beach Boys. Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano most nights.
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Wednesday nights from 6:30pm.
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Thursday Night

Live Music Show
Piano Jazz at Carli’s Bistro
  • Carli plays Jazz on the acoustic grand piano
  • Where: Carl’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Thursday nights from 6:30pm
  • Cost: no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Friday Night

Jazz Duo at Carli’s Bistro
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Friday nights starting around 7:30pm
  • Cost: usually no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations
Juan Carlos and Flamenco Rumba show
  • Where: Triana Tapas & Flamenco Restaurant, 251 Recinto Sur in Old San Juan
  • Info: Triana Tapas Facebook Page
  • When: Friday nights at 7:30pm
  • Cost: $20 minimum food/drink order pp
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information https://www.facebook.com/trianatapasyflamenco

Saturday Night

Juan Carlos and Flamenco Rumba show
  • Where: Triana Tapas & Flamenco Restaurant, 251 Recinto Sur in Old San Juan
  • Info: Triana Tapas Facebook Page
  • When: Saturday nights at 7:30pm
  • Cost: $20 minimum food/drink order
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information
Live Classic Rock at Carli’s Bistro
  • Where: Carli’s Bistro, located on the first floor of the Banco Popular Building, corner of Recinto Sur and San Justo Streets in Old San Juan
  • When: Saturday nights starting around 6:30pm
  • Cost: usually no cover charge, dinner recommended
  • Contact: call 787-725-4927 for more info or reservations

Sunday Night

Juan Carlos and Flamenco Rumba show
  • Where: Triana Tapas & Flamenco Restaurant, 251 Recinto Sur in Old San Juan
  • Info: Triana Tapas Facebook Page
  • When: Saturday nights at 7:30pm
  • Cost: $20 minimum food/drink order
  • Contact: call 787 725 8819 for more information

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