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Top bar recommendations from locals

Sports Bar
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“here you can watch your​ favorite football or basketball team while​ having a drink or some food. Events such as Karaoke or live music.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Located approximately 1 hour from the home in Playa Avellanas. Lola's is a great place to spend the day enjoying the beach, surf, food and drinks. Sunsets are a favorite too!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Simply the best coffee house & shop in town, incredible breakfast & lunch! Beautiful environment & friendly staff! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“Because is quite simply the best to enjoy the sunset or dinner. The location, the vibe, the service, the art, the decor, everything about it is high end. Is on the pricier side of the spectrum but is worth it and its certainly affordable. lots of vegetation inside which the sloths LOVE so there's always a few hanging around. Is my go-to in puerto viejo at night.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food, friday nights you can see locals dancing to salsa, merengue, cumbia and bachata.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“EXCELLENT FOOD, GREAT BEACHSIDE DINING EXPERIENCE. TRY THE "CASADO", A TYPICAL MARRIED MAN'S DISH (ECONOMICAL AND ALWAYS FRESH, WITH TONS OF HEALTHY FRESH FOOD ON YOUR PLATE. RICE AND BEANS, A FRIED EGG, TWO TORTILLAS, A SALAD, A TASTY MIXED VEGETABLE DISH AND IN BETWEEN 8-14 OUNCES OF BEEF, CHICKEN OR FRESH FISH. IN COSTA RICA, ALWAYS CHOOSE CHICKEN OR FISH (THEY ARE BOTH ALWAYS SUPER FRESH) CHICKEN IS ORGANIC AND PASTURE RAISED, FISH COME FROM THE LARGEST PART OF THE Pacific Ocean AND IS USUALLY SAME DAY CATCH (MAHI MAHI, aka DORADO, MARLIN, OR SEA BASS). BEEF TENDS TO BE BETTER DURING THE RAINY SEASON (JUNE THROUGH NOVEMBER)”
  • 25 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“They Have the best , the best Hamburgers and as well the best delicious fresh Yellow fin tuna.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Comfort Food Restaurant
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“Great food, view and nightly live entertainment. Check their Facebook page for up to date lineup ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to go get a drink, while enjoying some Caribbean music and watching the surfers go by!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
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“Good food and wide range of drinks. Playscape for the kids. Walk along the beach or check out the surf. Tide can be strong in this location. Lifeguard sometimes present. Great sunset location. Often has live music in evenings or community events. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“This area is called Paseo Gastronomico La Luz, and is full of fun, delicious places to eat and enjoy Costa Rican night life. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Es un parque de principios de siglo XX muy bello y en su centro se encuentra el icono de San José como capital de Costa Rica: el templo de la música. Un bello receptáculo para orquestas de tendencia neoclasica.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Especiality: Rodizzio Budget: $ Web: fogobrasilcr.com Phone: (+506) 2248 1111”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“A 20 min hike up the ruins of an abandoned restaurant. It's now covered in graffiti, and has some of the best views in Jacó. Entry point to the hike is across from the gas station. 20 min bike ride from Casa Cantone ”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“"This intimate San Pedro venue presents a different band every night. Countless performers have taken to the stage here, including legendary Cuban bandleader Chucho Valdés and Colombian pop star Juanes. Its sister club in Escazú features a similar mix of local and international bands."”
  • 14 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“The Jazz Cafe in Escazu is less than 2 miles away from the loft and it features live music 6 days a week. Great venue, great drinks.”
  • 11 locals recommend