As with most Latin American capitals, San José can boast a pretty bangin' nightlife, from low-key neighbourhood pubs to chic lounges/cocktail bars to big, boom-boom dance clubs. One of the more popular options of the moment is the Bre Pub Cabeza Grande on downtown boulevard Paseo Colón. It's a great spot to start off a night on the town, with various brands and styles of beer to choose from (including amber, stout, tropicana, wheat, or "sexy", oh la la), whether with a bite to eat or just while taking in the live Wednesday-night music. Another option is La Esmeralda (Avenida 2 between Calles 5 and 7), which has a Mexican flavour, often including live mariachi music. For a really mod flavour, check out Luna Roja Café (Calle 3 at Avenidas 9 & 11), a hangout for young goths and other urban tribes.
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