San Juan Dive Bar: El Batey

538369_10101609743438049_1983421187_nA low-key, though generally busy, dive bar with low lighting just bright enough to reveal the stripped down walls covered in graffiti from the flow of bar patrons over the years. Locals return regularly for games of pool and to vie for control of the jukebox. Tourists are not likely to award the bar any points for decorum, but the crowd, a lively and artsy mix, fill the bar with enough 580616_10101609742569789_957231365_nwelcoming energy for anyone to have a good time. El Batey offers a full bar though the majority of bar-goers opt for a local Medalla beer and shot or highball of local rum.

101 Calle del Cristo (Old San Juan)