Circo's Bar (Closed Permanently)

95% love it
GayCities Members report that Circo's Bar has closed
Gay nightclub
Circo is a popular club in San Juan, with friendly staff. The space was renovated in 2019. Drag shows feature "Drag Race" contestants. Popular place.


    • DlDallas
      DlDallas Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Dance Bar
      Doesn't start jumping until 1am

    • Vianney
      Vianney Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Busy & sexy
      Busy on Saturday night, with a lot of hot and friendly guys. They do not charge you to get in and the drinks are not too expensive. 4 different rooms, each one of them has a specific music and ambiance. It is THE place to go out on a Saturday night in San Juan.

    • MachoNJ
      MachoNJ Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Saturday night in San Juan
      Something for everyone - Great music Strong drinks - Good-looking crowd - Overall a great time!

    • 366Days
      366Days Over a year ago
      Loves it

      PR 51st!
      Man I keep praying PR becomes our 51st state here in the USA bc this place is just waiting to explode! Most of the people are HOT and local, so not all tourists! Don't you hate that? I mean you go on vacation to get away from tourists....LOL! Just my 2 cents. Listen, I have been to PR 11 times, and I just love it man. I always stay at a small hotel near the Condado Beach area bc that's just my thing, and you can always stagger over to Oasis and meet a hottie stripper. And I mean HOT! Ok, so Circo is a very cool joint, and you just need to let your guard down a little. The bathrooms are very PLAYFUL. VERY! VERY! VERY! VERY! VERY! LOL!!! And they have the best little restaurant across the street. Few people speak English in there but the food is cheap. Will somebody please start a petition to make this place our 51st state so I can move there without needing TAX breaks :)

    • Jeffsf
      Jeffsf Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This place is fun.
      I believe this is the only club we went to that had loud music and a dance floor. Get there after 1 AM on a weekend night (Thursday-Saturday). The music is so loud that you can feel it vibrating inside you. It was a mixture of EDM/Top 40's. The bartenders are quite friendly and so are the people.

    • ken.bellinder
      ken.bellinder Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great fun great people
      Friendly bartenders. Great shots. Hot drag, local and visitors will have fun. Enjoyed the pat-down by the door security guy.

    • invisibleman19
      invisibleman19 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      It's Free
      It is not some lavish Miami club or fancy place. It is 2 levels with various rooms, but most of the rooms are fairly small. The music was not the style of music that I would like to hear, but that's just my musical taste. Even with the somewhat negative things I mentioned, I would still go back. Most of the men are friendly and it seems to be more of a social gathering and not as much as a dance club. This is the most crowded of the gay clubs in the area. People can even have some "fun" in the club. It is free so advise to check it out. Most if not all of the other places in the area cost a few bucks, so I don't see why someone wouldn't check this place out.

    • davecondon
      davecondon Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Liked it.
      I visited this bar on Saturday, 9/21/13. This was my first trip to Puerto Rico. It was a short one. I wanted to fit in a visit to one good gay bar and was lucky to find it right away, with the help of the reviews here at I arrived around midnight and it was packed. Everyone seemed to be having a really good time. I tried to decipher if more people were speaking in English or Spanish, but couldn't make out what people were saying because it was a lively crowd so maybe someone can clue me in. It has a very good mixture of ages so I felt comfortable right away. It's a two-level bar, and in each area they show music videos. I liked the views of the street from the upper level. There's a pool table on the upper level. I suggest being aware of your surroundings when going and leaving because the area, down a hill from Avenida Ponce de León, looked sketchy to me. Upon leaving the security immediately asked if I wanted a taxi, which I think is a very considerate. I stayed a bit less than a mile away at the Courtyard San Juan Miramar on Avenida Ponce de León. It was a good choice.

    • Bigfrost40
      Bigfrost40 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great club..
      The club was packed with good energy, I was having a great time, the music was good ppl was nice n friendly.

    • Dvelvet
      Dvelvet Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Over Hyped
      Everyone keep telling me that this was the place to go to have a great time (friends and the hotel staff), however i was every let down. It has 4 floors, but there all about the size of a Mahattan Apts living. The drinks were great and cheap, the bartender was sweet as well. The crowed was very young and the music was very lame (i'm an 80's baby). Also everyone arrives after 12:30pm, i arrived at 11pm and was 1 of 5 that were there. If this was the best that PR has to offer, I say just stay in my hotel room and throw your own party with the jams you enjoy.

    • Juanchomeio
      Juanchomeio Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • grjack12
      grjack12 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What a Dump!!
      First advice, if you really have to go...I'd suggest a two drink minimum. Although Angel (bartender) pours a real nice drink. The place has potential as a gutted out, graffiti scrawled hangout. I've been to many a gay venue over the years and it could have been a real funky place. But the local crowd is gut bucket with an over top delusional sense of grandeur. A bunch of brokeback adolescent pretenders of royalty. Not to mention a strong presence of xenophobia. I'm light brown skin and I counted only on other, but he was a local. Its located in a seedy part of town (which was fun) and if they charged a $3 admission it'd go out of business w/in a week. What a dump. is this is what Condado has to offer in gay fun? Save your money and sense of well being and love the beach and be a tourist.

    • joe.whoolery
      joe.whoolery Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Going to PR ?
      I'll be in town on Feb 2. Looking forward to seeing your club.

    • Cedwardsnapa
      Cedwardsnapa Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice bar scary neighborhood.
      After being at Splash and treated like royalty this is let down. Scary neighborhood, lots of drugs scary staff that must scan you with a scan fun to get in. Average music to loud. Overall okay experience best bar in this area but my favorite was Splash and Atlantic hotel bar.

    • bearcub86
      bearcub86 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      the best place
      4 bars in one - video bar - dance floor - smoke area - pool bar... NICE!!!