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El Sotano

Calle 3 , Avenida 11 | 700 Meters North of El Teatro Nacional, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
+506 2221 2302
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UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST VENUE FOR MUSIC, FOOD & GREAT VIBES IN SAN JOSE!!!

I came to Costa Rica 30 years ago. I have been a dancer all of my life & great lover of the Arts in... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
KatiWinnegrad
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Escazu, Costa Rica
Great Place For Music

Dining is from 11 until 8 and the food is good but the real attraction is the music. Blues jam on... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2017
dirkb231
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Sarasota, Florida
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Inside a historic Neo-Classical house in the heart of San Jose you will find a wide variety of Art, Music and Culture. 2 Different stages, Art Gallery, Theater, Dance, Alternative Art Spaces, Local Design Shop and Recording Studio. In the basement (El Sotano) you will fin a small and intimate setting perfect for the enjoyment of Jazz, Blues, Folk, Acoustic and sometimes even Rock and Roll. Live acts every night. You can also dive in our varied vinyl collection and play a very intersting range of records. A place where artists and culture lovers meet.
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Travellers talk about
“house band” (2 reviews)
“monday nights” (2 reviews)
“costa rica” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calle 3 , Avenida 11 | 700 Meters North of El Teatro Nacional, San Jose 506, Costa Rica
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+506 2221 2302

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Reviewed 18 June 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 door...More

Thank KatiWinnegrad
Jose A, Propietario at El Sotano, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for your kind words and support always Katti!!!!

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Dining is from 11 until 8 and the food is good but the real attraction is the music. Blues jam on Mondays. Some really good players and a really friendly of blues fans. There's a room upstairs that is a little larger but most of...More

Thank dirkb231
Reviewed 16 February 2017

At El Sótano you can find a very small place to listen live music form Jazz to Rock. They try always to have good musicians.

Thank rurolex
Reviewed 24 January 2017

In the small hidden basement you can experiment all kinds of intimate concerts. Check out the programme and go! El Sotano is placed in a very hip area of SJ (or, at least it was i 2014 when I was there!), where there's plenty of...More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours here to have drinks and listen to some jazz. Very cool vibe - a visiting guitar player from Mexico did two numbers, then they opened the floor to anyone who wanted to jam. Come early to get a seat, it's...More

Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 21 December 2016

From live jazz, rock, poetry and theatre to special vinyl sessions, of very eclectic music, i love this place, is very small, so the vibe is always fine, good to hang out with friends who like to talk, over it, theres another nice bar and...More

Thank Eduardo P
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

I went to El Sotano a couple of times. The best part for me was their sandwiches. They are very nice I would say, also taking in consideration the price. The beers are normal (nothing out of the box) with good price. Overall a nice...More

Thank Mohit S
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Small place for some food, bar, jazz and some more. Very nice place to be with friends. Very small room for jazz performances of young musicians, local and international

1  Thank Shahar K
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This was a really nice place had a chess club going on in one room and some dance lessons had some craft beer was nice and the Jazz downstairs was great remained me of a place I when to a few months ago in London...More

Thank mrthomaslondon
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Costa Rica has outstanding musicians, and you can definitively explore it here! Acoustics are good, space it's small which I love because it gives you a more intimate taste of the music.

Thank veranera09
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asofiam2013
21 June 2017|
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Response from Jose A | Property representative |
Aqui la música siempre es buena todos los dias de la semana.
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