Art (130) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 17, 2016
Stopped by with some local acquaintances for a few beers. Cool vibe right on the corner with an open air feel similar to New Orleans. Prices were a bit steep but that’s how it is in PR. They had a large amount of founders on too and happened to have KBS on, pretty unexpected.
This is possibly the best beer bar in PR. Whopping 50 taps with several interesting PR micros on. Otherwise loads of American craft beer with some Europeans. Service was always nice and they give you small samples from.taps to help your decision. Busy and popular place.
Nice corner bar in old San Juan. Very open with limited tables, but huge bar and stool seating. The bar wenches are very friendly and know there trade well. Very educated on styles. Selection is amazing with tons of American beers, European favorites and slightly lacking in Puerto Rican brewed beer. Price is spot on with other American bars. A must stop in San Juan.
Great place in San Juan. Awesome tap list and bottle list. Lots of good American microbrews with a few Belgians on tap and in bottles. Prices vary from around $4.50 for basic American taps to 7-$8 for European imports like Belgians and Mikkeller. Lots of Lost Coast, Ballast Point, Ommegang, Abita. Bottles include a few top beers like Founder’s Breakfast and Bell’s Expedition. Constantly rotating tap list. Also lots of locals here, which surprised me for Old San Juan. And this was in the middle of the day when cruise ships were infesting the neighbourhood with camera flash.
After having gone to too many bars than I care to enumerate in San Juan, I can say that this is the only place you can get serious beer in a non-cruise shipified atmosphere.
Bartenders are really friendly and fairly knowledgeable about beer.
Definitely worth checking out.
The best place to have a beer in Puerto Rico. Great selection, good enough prices, proper glassware and good service. The food is incredible! A nice mix of local and pub food made with beer lovers in mind. The best selection I have seen in the Island.
Truly THE place in Puerto Rico for beer! The owners are constantly increasing the number and variety of craft beers available to beer drinkers in P.R., a most difficult task given the restrictions of the island’s import laws. I know that one of the owners is currently working to bring more Midwest craft beers to P.R. by going to them personally. It is this kind of devotion to their product that makes the owners able to talk to customers and educate them about each brew. Whether you are new to trying out new beers or an experienced lover of craft beers, La Taberna Lúpulo will greet you with its warmth, some delicious food, and a great time.
And the best part is, the next time you come back, there will almost certainly be another new craft beer to try!