La Factoria
La Factoria
4.5
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
We create sensory experiences in a low-lit, homely, salsa-filled ambiance. At each of our seven bars you are greeted with a smile by the bartenders who are ready to seduce your palate with classy craft cocktails made with only the freshest ingredients.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • zipty22
    649 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Bar
    This is a fantastic bar! La Factoria has five separate bars inside with different music, 3 of the bars don't open until 10:30pm. By the way, La Factoria was named the 54th best bar in the world in 2023.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Matthew A
    Hartford, New York367 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Fun Place!
    I guess this is one of the places you absolutely have to go when in Old San Juan. The drinks were unique and delicious. I especially enjoyed my Lavender Mule, which I'm told is their thing. The four of us checked out each bar and got something at each. The place is cool but not sure it meets the hype. Certainly check it out and decide for yourself.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 31, 2023
  • William J
    Ellicott City, Maryland741 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just go! One of the coolest and most interesting bars!
    We liked this bar so much that we went back for a second visit during our getaway to San Juan. The space is very cool; an authentic old sj vibe. There are three separate bar spaces. Walk through the swinging shutter doors to find the other two bars hiding in the back. Cocktails are fun, creative and very good! We enjoyed bartender, Laura, at the middle bar which serves wine. This bar has a cozy feel. Go and check it out! And expect to be gently patted down by a security guard upon entry.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • Bkjjoanne
    New York City, New York63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must go!
    The drinks were good. Good ambiance. The DJ was good. The salsa dancing was great. The hidden rooms were surprising and great! I ordered a coffee martini but the machine was out of order and the bartender made me one from scratch and it was one of the best coffee martinis I ever had. He left the bar and I smelled the expression shot as he came back to the bar!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Rajan
    New York City, New York12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun place to dance and enjoy OSJ vibe!!
    It is fun place for dancing and enjoying the Old San Juan vibe. There are about 2 dance floors - one for salsa and the other is electronic/house music. I enjoyed the SJU beer. You have to be patient when ordering drinks since it is usually packed after 10pm. There are other 4 separate rooms with bars which have different music and vibe. Bouncers and the bartenders were nice. Definitely awesome place and great ambience.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 3, 2024
  • Sopris
    Colorado1,097 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hip, but in a good way
    Usually hip places do not appeal to me but this one broke that rule. Excellent drink menu, multiple bars, excellent bartenders, and a fun welcoming vibe with a mix of locals and visitors. Highly recommend checking it out when in Old San Juan.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2024
  • Victoria B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Cocktail Bar with Salsa dancing and Regatón
    Amazing place - went on a Sunday - There was beautiful live music and many people dancing salsa. Also backroom with party regatón playing and the front room is a cocktail bar vibe. Loved that there were multiple options within one place.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
  • JOSE S
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    La Factoria is fuego!
    Went there two years ago and just went back to have my favorite cocktail Peligroso. The bartenders are excellent. Specifically ,Paola needs to be commended, she makes a great drink, has a great smile and perfect personality for the job. Handled all customers with patience while providing exceptional service. La Factoría is lucky to have her.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written May 5, 2024
  • AustintoBoston
    Boston, Massachusetts365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Legendary for a Reason
    La Factoria was on our list from the beginning, and one night while seeking an after-dinner drink, we unknowingly entered and sat in the first room (there's no sign out front). It was fun, but the next day a hotel worker happened to mention to us that there are 6 different "rooms" in La Factoria, which we were not even aware existed. We returned that night and began to wander further into the building, and it was SO FUN. Each room has a different vibes - club/disco, wine bar, dive bar, etc., with a matching ambiance and in some cases, music. We decided upon the room that smelled like incense, because it was quieter and we had the ability to post up and chat. All the drinks we tried were delicious, but the Lavender Mule was my favorite. Our bartender was really friendly, too. Definitely don't miss this spot on your trip to San Juan.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 1, 2024
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Zachary C
New York City, NY299 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Male bartender that was working tonight is terrible. I stood up at the bar for close to 10 minutes without him asking me what I wanted, I even had my wallet in my hand and kept looking at him. After 5 minutes he came over and took the order of two people next to me, at that point I figured he’s take me my order next. Nope after he finished making their drinks he just walked back over to the other side of the bar and started talking to some people I can only imagine were his friends.
Written March 10, 2020
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Ibelieveinme
Puerto Rico63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Is my third visit in a this month and it’s been very difficult to get a good table for a solo person in the salsa launch last week and today cause is always full on a Monday. Well that’s what the front door man told me with an attitude cause I told him he did the same thing last week that I couldn’t get in and told me if I was “potrona” I had to leave when all was saying to him was that he told me the same thing last week after waiting a lot and I had to go. I love this place, love the antique buildind and ambience and I been here a few times with friends and never had any problems but now they said is due to COVID regulations. Who would say so?
Written February 22, 2021
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Sarah E
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
la Factoria was recommended to me by several people and it lived up its' glowing reviews. It is a small place that gets very crowded late at night, but in the afternoon we sat comfortably at a window seat overlooking Old San Juan. The food came out quickly and was so delicious we came back a second time.
Written May 14, 2022
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jrkorzen
Arlington, VA181 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
My husband and I Ubered here for craft cocktails and it was worth it! The front bar was crowded but we went to the one furthest back and were able to get quick service at the bar and had plenty of space in a cool atmosphere. The menu is creative and drinks complex and not too sweet. Would recommend for a night out!
Written November 28, 2021
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Jen A
Montpelier, VT31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We got truly exceptional service so many times on our trip to Old San Juan and the bartenders at La Factoría (Hijos de Borinquen) were among the best! Even the coolest bar is only as good as its staff.
We were greeted warmly and let the bartender know that this place came recommended by a friend from San Juan. After crafting some delicious cocktails and taking the time to give us a bit of history of the bar, he told us to walk around and “tour” the place. He said something like “Just tilt your chairs up against the rail and no one will sit there. I got you”. We stayed for another round and can hardly wait to come back. Wish we could have stayed up to see the atmosphere late night, I bet it’s a blast! Highly recommend!
Written March 26, 2023
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Andres C
Newington, CT550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We just got back from vacation and stopped into La Factoría twice over our vacation. The first time was midday Friday. It was by chance and the place was empty. We were just looking for some drinks to cool off with and we chose the perfect place. The bartenders take their time with the drinks. They aren’t just throwing something together, but they chase perfection. You can tell they’ve all been properly trained and the taste and presentation of the drinks is perfect. We stopped in for one mojito and ended up having two before we left.

The second time was based on the recommendation of the bartender. It was a Saturday night so it was WAY more packed. If crowds isn’t your vibe, don’t go at this time. While we loved the atmosphere and music, it was much harder to get a drink. The front bar makes the best drinks in my opinion, but good luck getting two drinks on a Saturday night, lol.

All in all, definitely recommend. I’d make two stops there: one for the drinks when it’s less crowded and a second for the atmosphere and salsa.
Written July 3, 2022
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ceshuck
Moscow, Russia62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The cocktails here are absolutely excellent, on par with high end restaurants anywhere else in the world. My party was fortunate and got a seat at the bar, so our service was pretty quick. We tried every one of their signature cocktails and had a great time. All were good in their own way. The bartender, even though he was super busy, made time to answer a few questions about how they made their drinks. Definitely recommend stopping by if you are in the city, but be aware, this place gets very busy!
Written January 3, 2022
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CynthiaHoeft
Puyallup, WA524 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Not so hidden bar with lively eclectic seating, open air and a labyrinth. Service was super slow so we ended up only having one drink and half the bars were closed due to Covid (not their fault) for the price the drinks were so so but not phenomenal. Would go back again when things open up more to give it a second chance but it's not on my top must go to advise.
Written May 13, 2021
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Icejap420
Los Angeles, CA31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very busy bar with three different rooms. All rooms have a bar and different music playing. Delicious cocktails at a great price. Locals and tourist come here. Best day is Sunday, recommend coming later in the evening-open till 4am.
Written March 4, 2020
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Glenda P
Grand Terrace, CA134 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Maybe it is just because of the curfew in place right now, but the bars that were open laced zest or appeal. The dark was expensive and small and just not that good. Very noisy too, just music blasting from a speaker. Wouldn't go back.
Written May 4, 2021
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