What is a tropical island without a roaring nightlife? Thankfully, Puerto Rico will never need to answer that question. Clubs, pubs, casinos, discos, lounges and live entertainment make the night air pulse until dawn. When it comes to lounges, the seven on this list will help you chill out all night long.
The ultra-stylish Water & Beach Club Hotel in Isla Verde has one of my favorite options for nightlife seekers. Mist is an Island-Italian-Spanish restaurant that doubles as a nocturnal rooftop hotspot. Come for the signature cocktails and the "socializers" menu, chill out at the lounge, and enjoy a night under the stars on a comfy daybed, if you can grab one. It's a cool place to kick back and bask with all of Isla Verde and the ocean spread out below you.
Rounding out my list is a relative newcomer to the late-night scene. The lobby-level Eternal Lobby Lounge at the Conrad San Juan Condado Plaza Hotel is one of the hottest places in San Juan to grab a drink, catch a live DJ on weekends, or relax on the outdoor terrace with a drink or two. The lounge combines a few environments; the open-air terrace overlooking the ocean, a funky-looking bar with plush seating and spacious booths, and additional seating spilling over into the lobby itself. Last time I was there, the crowd was lively, the music was thumping, and the outdoors provided a welcome reprieve from the energy of the club. I look forward to going back.