Circo Bar
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A very friendly disco gay bar where you could also dance to the beat, located near other bars and many other attractions.
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LeoL_RVA
Richmond, VA17 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Went here a few times during our visit. Don't even bother showing up till 1am and on peak nights it gets going around 3.

My only feedback is that "it is what it is". It's a gay bar. We were served average mixed drinks, and met some nice guys. Nothing special- still fun.

And yes, like everyone says, there is more than just the tiny front bar. Go thru the door at the end of the bar to the next rooms.
Written July 9, 2017
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Gerardito26
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic25 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
This is an excellent gay-friendly disco in PR, great music, great, drinks, you can meet very nice people. The location is excellent too because is located near of other bars.
Written May 10, 2017
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Sito
7 contributions
Nov 2016 • Solo
The place is fun. It gets busy very late( around 1 am) . The reason I give 3 stars is because I got there early and the bartenders overcharged me for a drink because I showed him my ID to open a tab and he saw I wasn't local . He charged 9 dollars for a titos vodka and cranberry . I knew something was up so I waited a long time until next drink and I heard people taking order next to me and they were being charged way less .
Written November 19, 2016
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Greg N
Malden, MA28 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
A few of ours friends and some locals we spoke to all recommended Circo. My husband and I decided to have one night out and check it out. Forewarning, it looks sketchy and small BUT looks are deceiving. We entered at about 11:30PM on a Saturday into a tiny bar area playing 1980s rock videos on TVs. We thought "this is it?!" We saw a random doorway with plastic over it (like a freezer entrance) and asked someone if there was more that way. We went through and discovered an alley way with a bar and fire excape that lead to the second floor which was a pool room. There we met bartender Gabriel who took care of us for the night. He was great! Very attentive and nice. Ironically we met him the day before and he was one of the aforementioned locals who recommended Circo to us (he did disclose he worked there).

We got talking to a gentleman who has a second home on the island and frequents Circo often. He said to us "The other room opens at 1." We were SO confused because we didn't see any more doors. This is where the "bigger than it seems" comes into play. In the alley way downstairs there are two sliding metal doors. At or around 1AM (Which is LATE for this Bostonian) the doors open to a larger dance hall with a circular bar in the middle and a tiny stage for a drag show. Yara Sofia was set to perform that night (Who is really good!).

Definitely worth going to. I would advise to go late. In Boston bars close at 2AM so we were not used to this! Bars close at 6AM in PR. At Midnight the place was still empty and didn't become busy until 1. We were told also there are some other bars in the area if you want to bar hop (a concept lost on me since I am so used to cover charges).
Written October 19, 2016
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Steven L
Playa del Carmen, Mexico286 contributions
Sep 2016
Firs let me start by saying the bar staff are amazing here. The problem is when the dance floor opens up it so loud that is shakes the whole building to the point of deafening. We have been to clubs everywhere and this was a huge disappointment. Sure we love a good dance floor but this was painful to listen to. We had to leave because it just was simply too loud. However, the bar staff was overly kind and amazing. They were also very grateful for our business.
Written September 7, 2016
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Juan Carlos C
34 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Place is hot, not what it used to be. Ambience is good. Owners are cool. Will s recommend, needs to improve on prices to expensive.
Written September 6, 2016
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Alexterrg
Brooklyn, NY269 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Great club if you are in the mood for some dancing and FUN ...Gay crowd but you will find the "straights" there as well All having a great time ... Show up around 1am and there is also NO cover to get in !
Written August 14, 2016
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Kbb125
25 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Went here with my sister during our visit to Puerto Rico (as she is married & did not want to fend off possible advances). Everyone was extremely friendly and polite & we felt very safe there. The door guy was an off-duty police officer & frisked everyone before allowing them to enter, then ensured they had a taxi if they needed a ride.
The crowd was a good mix of some tourists, but mostly consisted of locals. Nightlife in Puerto Rico does not begin until late, so arrive by about 12am & it gets busy shortly thereafter. There is no cover charge, but they could easily charge one & still maintain their customer base. Definitely check it out on a Friday or Saturday. Good music and friendly staff and clientele.
Written June 21, 2016
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Db1845
Phoenix, AZ7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
One of the best drag shows I have ever seen. Coming from a place where the gay scene is big I had one of the best times at this place with my partner and a few other locals. At first one of the bartenders seemed more occupied with his phone than the customers but his second in hand (bartender with glasses) compensated for the bad customer service first experienced. They do a great job keeping the patrons engaged by providing a bingo card and have 5 Bingos called throughout the show with prizes involved. The crowd was small till about 12:30am till the show began and people started to funnel in soon after providing a good mix of booth local and tourist. The area is not as dangerous before 12am as long as you are in a group otherwise cab it. One block north or south can put you in a bad situation although the bars are lit up there are a good amount of homeless people surrounding the area. Fun place to go to and I would recommend it for a good time, the party can last till about 4am. The Puerto Rican culture seems to go out later and party into the morning.
Written June 11, 2016
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Kengkue L
31 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Drinks were a little watery due to the quickly melting ice. Music was great in the main bar area. Dance floor music was more electronic pop with remixes and big bass drops. Dead at midnight on a Saturday. Party started around 1am so don't expect too much if you show up before the dance floor opens. Great for all crowds. Doorman calls a taxi for you if you need one. Beware the hookers all over the block.
Written May 26, 2016
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