Distrito T-Mobile opened just last year and is already making its presence known among the locals, especially after international superstar Daddy Yankee performed live from their stage on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.
Positioned less than a ten-minute drive from many of San Juan’s best gay bars as well as Old San Juan, the complex is perfect for island visitors. And between Distrito T-Mobile’s delicious restaurants, the celebration of local art that lines the walls, and the event-filled nights and bar scene, it’s prime real estate for anyone looking for an electric escape. Make sure to stop by La Burgesía for one of the most unique burgers of your life – and if you like spicy, ask for some Puerto Rican hot sauce on the side. It was so good I took a bottle home.
The complex boasts nine other restaurants and bars, a music hall, a movie theater, and even an arcade/ubran park where you can zipline through the air over the square. And if your liver is up to it, you can barhop between the hot spots and get a Pride Cocktail for every color on the rainbow flag. My favorite was La Central’s Piña Coloda, but I had to take a long nap after tasting all six.
On June 25th, the complex rounded out Pride season with the All Out 5k race. In alliance with the True Self Foundation, 1,000 participants raced (or strolled) through Bahía Urbana and the Luis Muñoz Rivera park, then ended up back at Distrito T-Mobile for an evening of live music, good vibes, and even better people.
Singer-songwriter Kany García, influencer Bryan Villarini, senator Ana Irma Rivera Lassen, activist Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, and more spoke throughout the day to help fundraise for True Self, whose goal is “to help promote social mobility and comprehensive wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ communities. Funds are used to provide scholarships, entrepreneurship tools, university access and more.” The all-ages event boasted 22,000 visitors, and was a blast for families, locals, and visitors alike.
Distrito T-Mobile hopes to keep showing its pride in the years to come.