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La Factoria

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148 Calle San Sebastián, San Juan 00901

Old San Juan’s biggest and most boisterous bar continues to grow, while remaining the go-to spot for locals and visitors alike. According to co-owner Leslie Cofresi, Puerto Rico’s flagship drinking destination will be expanding both into the second floor of the building and next door. As the bar has managed to create an unforgettable experience with an impressive four interconnected but different bars, one can only imagine what kind of debauchery guests will be able to get up to when the maze-like space gets even bigger.

The Monday live salsa nights are still one of the best reasons to head to here, even as the number of cocktail bars in the San Juan metro area increases – a result, undoubtedly, of La Factoría’s influence and success. It continues to prove that you can do high-volume without sacrificing quality in sips such as the Mercado Roma, which features mezcal, pineapple and ancho chile shrub, clove honey, and fresh grapefruit.