Latin America Puerto Rico: suggestions on bottle shops/bars?

Discussion in 'The Rest of the World' started by BostonPhilly, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. BostonPhilly

    BostonPhilly Apr 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    I'm headed to PR soon and was wondering if anyone who is familiar with the area can suggest what to look for/where to go? I will be in the San Juan area with a car as well.
     
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  2. rolltide8425

    rolltide8425 Feb 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    There's a brewpub in Old San Juan called Old Harbor Brewery that's solid.
     
  3. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    If I'm not mistaken Bell's just started distroing to PR. As to where, I have no clue.
     
  4. pjkelley82

    pjkelley82 May 23, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    24 market

    They have a variety of craft beer.. some are; (sorry if I mispelt any of them but you get the picture)

    Bells....4-5 styles
    Siera Nevada... pale ale and torpedo
    Sam adams.... many varieties
    Chimray... blue and red
    Trappist10
    Ufo.... 3-4 styles
    Wienhestaphenner original
    Founders.... dirty bastard and all day ipa
    Abita.... 4-5 styles
    Goose island.. many varieties
    Rouge. .. hazlenut brown
    Lost coast.. like 2 styles..
    Framboise (lambic)... many varieties
    St. Johns.. mango pale ale... heads up.. alright.. skip it
    Victory... many varieties
    Brewey ommegang... abbey ale and hennipin
    Sam smiths.. many varieties
    North coast.. I seen 1 style
    Unibroue.. seen le fon du mode

    And probably a few more I can't think of...

    Look for 24market.. there's one across the street from where I'm staying at the intercontinental hotel in carolina which is a 10 min drive from san juan.. I'm not sure if there's more locations specifically in san juan but its not soo far out of the way..

    Have fun
     
  5. pjkelley82

    pjkelley82 May 23, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    http://imageshack.us/a/img836/4003/5dae.jpg

    Sorry.. its called 24 marketplace... I couldn't find it on google maps or yelp but trust me its there...

    Here's a pic of the place.. sorry if its blurry.. from the 15 floor of my hotel
     
  6. rx-beer

    rx-beer Apr 27, 2013 Puerto Rico

    Old Harbor Brewery is the local microbrew. It's also a steak and lobster house.

    Taverna Lupulo and Downtown are two bars you might want to check out as well.

    Here are the Trip Advisor links to all three:

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g147320-d1011347-Reviews-Old_Harbor_Brewery-San_Juan_Puerto_Rico.html

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g147320-d1911279-Reviews-La_Taberna_Lupulo-San_Juan_Puerto_Rico.html

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g147320-d3735929-Reviews-Downtown-San_Juan_Puerto_Rico.html
     
  7. BostonPhilly

    BostonPhilly Apr 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Awesome, good start thanks! Boarding a plane soon!
     
  8. HectorB

    HectorB Sep 21, 2013 New York

    For my money, the best craft beer bar in the San Juan metro area is Taberna Lupulo, in Old San Juan. If you want to drink local stuff, go to Old Harbor brew pub, also in Old San Juan.

    Might also check out Downtown in Hato Rey, and Palmas Station in Catano.
     
  9. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Dec 24, 2012 New York

    anyone know of a beer store in the aguadilla/rincon area?
     
  10. SILVER

    SILVER Jan 3, 2007 Florida
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    Try asking the locals at The Black Eagle restaurant. Someone there might know.
     
  11. HectorB

    HectorB Sep 21, 2013 New York

    The Beer Box in Aguadilla.
     
  12. NAPO

    NAPO Jan 7, 2014 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Boqueron Brewery are making a HUGE impact for the craft beer scene in P.R right now. Makes me happy my homeland is getting on the map.

    Currently they have Boqueron Coffee Porter which I can't wait to try
     
  13. Redrover

    Redrover Jan 18, 2003 Illinois
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