Where to Party on New Year’s Eve in San Juan
NEW YEAR’S EVE SAN JUAN 2014
New Year’s Eve, like any other evening in Puerto Rico, can be as chilled-out or as raucous as you like. To channel your inner zen beach bum, grab a cold coconut, fill it with whiskey and let the sound of waves lapping the shore make you forget all about time-keeping. For those wanting a more swanky and slightly less sandy affair, we know where to countdown the New Year in San Juan – the most hip, vibrant, and stylish metropolis in the Caribbean.
For the big blowout parties, look to the hotels. Guest rooms allow you to celebrate into early morning’s blueberry light without a care as to how you’ll get home. Though, you’ll still have to manage elevator buttons and find your own room key.
–The Caribe Hilton Hotel is hosting one of the most popular parties of the year. Featuring 6 different sections and themes it will be an evening of visual splendor for those who want to see and be seen. ‘A Night of Wonders, Exotic Pleasures’ commences at 10:30pm.
For details and Tickets check: https://venta.prticket.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=74
-For a chic, rooftop experience head to Mist at The San Juan Water Beach Club Hotel. Ticket price includes 2 glasses of Moet & Chandon between 9PM-11PM, open bar featuring premium liquors from 9PM-4AM, hearty asopao to keep you going and live music. Tickets are $99 in advance and $115 at the door. For tickets, reservations and more information email [email protected] or call (787) 728-3666
–La Concha Hotel will be hosting, ‘It’s Showtime,’ a Broadway themed evening with live music and DJ’s. Music and entertainment will begin at 8pm. The menu will feature an array of small plates including sliders, sushi, empanadas and plenty of other hearty nibbles to keep you satiated and steady until midnight. The hotel stipulates that the event is ‘invitation only,’ simply meaning that advance booking is required. Tables range in size and price. Call La Concha at (787) 721-7500 for details. If you do not want to make a table reservation, contact [email protected] for invitations.
–Club Brava in the El San Juan Hotel is for many, the year round hub of all things club. This New Year’s Eve party, ‘Bubbles,’ will be hosted by Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas and is sure to live up to expectations. $110 tickets include entry and an open bar for most beverage brands.
For bookings visit: https://venta.prticket.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=76
For more information call (787)-303-0334. For private table reservations (787)-345-0077.
–The Sheraton Hotel and Casino will be hosting, ‘Illusions,’ their 5th annual New Year’s Eve event. Tickets include an open bar serving premium liquors and a late night Asopao (a hearty gumbo-esque Puerto Rican restorative stew) to keep you going well into the early morning. There will be an array of DJ’s and a special performance by Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas.
–The Condado Plaza Hilton will be hosting a family friendly affair with DJ’s and live music in their Eternal Lobby Lounge. Tickets are $110 for adults, $35 for children, and free for children 10 and under. For more information call (787) 303-0334.
And if food will be the focal point of your celebration:
OPEN on NYE with SPECIAL MENU
-Papillon Bistro – open all day from 11:30am and serving dinner until 9pm with Champagne Happy Hour all day long
-Budatai – 3 courses/$80 per person
OPEN on NYE A LA CARTE
Pikayo – filling fast
New Year’s Day Brunch
Papillon Champagne Brunch – 11:30am – 5pm with Asopao and Bloody Mary Happy Hour
Happy New Year!!!
By: Caroline Johnson, Spoon Food Tours