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Puerto Rican
LGBTQ Pride!

Kick off Pride Month (June) with San Juan Pride the first weekend in June.  Find lots of parties and nightlife in Condado & Santurce.  Keep the celebrations moving the following weekend on the west coast of Puerto Rico with Cabo Rojo Pride.

Even if you're not visiting during Pride Month, you can find plenty of LGBTQ+ nightlife throughout the island.  We've listed as many places as possible, with a brief description of the vibe and what to expect.  Nightlife in San Juan can run into the early hours of the morning, with some drag shows not starting until 1 or 2 in the morning!

In general, Puerto Rico is very accepting of the LGBTQ+ community.  Especially in the San Juan metro area, and other tourist areas, you can feel safe with your significant other, your family or your traveling companions.  Many traditionally 'gay' bars have closed in recent history, not because of a lack of demand, but because most bars now have a mixed vibe.  On one of my first trips to the island, I was pleasantly surprised to find I could dance with my partner in a bar that would have been labeled 'Str8' if it was located in the States.  

If you have a question about a specific area or business, send me a note and I will send you whatever information I have or can find.  

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San Juan Pride

June 1-4, 2023

San Juan Pride kicks off the Pride Season with events and parties at bars, restaurants and business throughout Condado, Old San Juan and Santurce, including La Placita.  Make sure to check out the Parade on Sunday June 4 in Condado, events and stage at Parque Escambrón at the entrance of Old San Juan.  

Cabo Rojo Pride

June 8-11, 2023

Cabo Rojo is located in the southwest coast of the island, a 2-3 hour drive from San Juan.  The majority of the events, and the parade on Sunday are located in Boquerón, a quaint beach side town in Cabo Rojo.  Like San Juan Pride, you will find stages with DJ's, live music, and drag shows!  Personally, I enjoy pride here more because everything is closer together, and it has a more intimate feel, but a strong community vibe with a party atmosphere.  

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Kween's Klub

Santurce Night Club

Kween's Klub is one of the newest, and largest gay dance clubs in San Juan.  They have drag shows, great lighting and sound.  You can expect lines on event nights, but it's usually worth it!  Closed Monday & Tuesday, usually open to 9PM - 4AM other nights. 

1211 Av. Manuel Fernández Juncos, San Juan, 00907

El Purgatorio

Santurce Neighborhood Bar

This is a local bar, with a DJ, drink specials, appetizers and theme nights.  They advertise play areas and dark zones, and themes like Bears & Urban.  Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 7 PM - 4 AM.  

1199 C. del Carmen, San Juan, 00907

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Tía María's

Santurce Neighborhood Bar

During the day, Tía María's is actually a 'str8' bar and liquor store, but the gay nightlife begins as the sun sets and runs to 2 or 3 AM most nights.  It's a chill vibe, with guys hanging out on the sidewalk out front, playing pool inside, or just congregating around the bar.  The drinks here are moderately priced and 'fuerte!' It can get very busy, and they have Karaoke on Tuesdays.  

326 Avenida José de Diego, San Juan, 00921

SX The Club

Santurce Night Club

DJ's, Dancing, Darkroom, Go-Go Dancers, What more do you need?  The club is located downstairs, with several different rooms with different vibes.  Open everyday 8 PM - 5 AM!

1204 Av. de la Constitución, San Juan, 00907

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Map of LGBTQ+ Bars, Clubs & Businesses

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