Calle Loiza, The Emerging Gem of Santurce & My Stay at La Concha
Loíza Street has converted into an emerging cot of new culinary, art, music and entertainment proposals. Its high architectural value, the richness in color and its people make up the “barrio” atmosphere of this popular San Juan spot, also nicknamed by locals as “la Loíza”. This is why I decided to take my best friends for a night out in the town while going to Puerto Rico last Summer. Our hotel of choice? La Concha. In addition to being trendy and sophisticated, it was a short cab ride away and packed with all the luxury we wanted.
To explore the life that echoes among this friendly 1.5 mile stretch, we went by foot during the night to one of the first bars you encounter on this street known as Funky Nightclub. As we entered the bar, we were welcomed by a great spectacle of colors, people, dancers and electro dance music. The ambiance was perfect to start off the night!
El Bar Bero was our next stop for that night! We saw from afar a cool shop that at first looked like a barber shop, and as we approached the entrance, we realized it was a hip bar inside. We all said “Awesome, let’s go”, and inside the decor was phenomenal, so cool and young-hipster looking. The bar was not full to capacity so it was a perfect chill moment for us.
What would I recommend you try at this bar? Liquor Infusions served in flasks! Oh my God, what a delicious experience that was. They have a wide variety of curated flavors you can try for very moderate prices. We had the guava flavored and the coconut flavored infusions. After those, the night just got better! Definitely a Craft Cocktails bar you shouldn’t miss with over 40 unique cocktails to choose from.
Next stop, a cool place to get those munchies down. We went further down the street, up to, Si No Corro Me Pizza, a small pizzeria restaurant. We paired our pizza with craft beers from around the world. The food was amazing and so was the atmosphere.