El Sotano, San Jose

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  • July 11, 2017
    A great place to meet people. I had the opportunity to attend two days in a row. The first time a large Halloween party that finished early in the morning and where they played "The knife", a really good Garage band. In addition to several DJs good Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae and Soul music. Among them a Mexican (I) the second time was a day later. In this I play a Costa Rica music Ska Two Tone band, very good but I didn't know his name.
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  • June 18, 2017
    I came to Costa Rica 30 years ago. I have been a dancer all of my life & great lover of the Arts in all forms. When El Sotano opened 4+ years ago, I was in sheer heaven. The moment I stepped in the do...  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    Very good atmosphere, fabulous bands, very good prices... It was the first place to which I was in Costa Rica and has a vibrating wonderful.
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  • June 26, 2017
    A very nice place with live music, great events and workshops. Offers a very good set of craft beers.
  • June 24, 2017
    Lively place with great music. Hip atmosphere.
  • February 27, 2016
    A second home for lots of great local musicians that became a second home for this traveling musician. After my third or fourth visit I felt like family. Cool repurchased old house with a bohemian feel. Quiet but comfortable on weeknights with a blues jam on Monday and a jazz jam on Tuesday. When a scheduled act plays it's usually overflowing. They get remarkably good global artists considering its size. Food is cheap and beer is fairly priced. Say hi to Jorge for me.
  • March 5, 2017
    Music and performances are really good. The place is small and cozy, yet the location isn't too good and getting there by foot is strongly discouraged.
  • August 24, 2016
    This is a small pub located in the heart of San Jose its a bit small but very cozy place they serve all kinds of local brew and commercial beer. Be careful and don't walk alone to it too late, best to take a Taxi cab or a UBER. This place is known for alternative culture. Tends to have many local bands and solo artist play at its venue. If your like me and like to get to know new music while having a beer and eating good food this might be a fun place for you. Parking is a bit difficult best to come by foot, Taxi or UBER. But you might get lucky and find a good spot in front on the side of the road. Cool small place good for date too.

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