5 Best Bars in New Providence and Paradise Islands, Bahamas

The Dilly Club

Fodor's choice

You feel like you're stepping back in time inside this coffee shop by day, cocktail bar by night hot spot. The decor is vintage tropical, and the menu and the beverages are all very carefully crafted. The coffee is brewed from locally roasted beans, and the mochas and hot chocolates use locally crafted chocolate. There's also a small selection of food to accompany either your coffee or your cocktail. Take time to peruse the menu—the names and the descriptions are pure entertainment.

Tiki Bikini Hut

Fodor's choice

Day or night, you'll find a crowd of locals and tourists gathered around the largest beach bar on Junkanoo Beach. Pull up a bar stool or grab a table in the shaded dining area and enjoy views of Nassau Harbour and the sounds of live music. There are daily specials on drinks and shots, plus packages that include beach chairs, umbrellas, and snorkel gear. Group beach activities and Wi-Fi are free.

Atlantis Casino

Featuring a spectacularly open and airy design, the 50,000-square-foot (100,000 if you include the dining and drinking areas) casino is ringed with restaurants and offers more than 1,100 slot machines, plus baccarat, blackjack, roulette, craps tables, and such local specialties as Caribbean stud poker. There's also a high-limit table area, and most of the eateries have additional games. The sports book with the massive video wall looks out over the luxury yachts in the marina. The casino is always open, with gaming tables available from 10 am to 4 am daily.

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Located upstairs from the Atlantis Casino, this nightclub is the place to see and be seen on Paradise Island, though many of the celebrities who frequent the club opt for the ultra-exclusive private lounge. Dancing goes on all night, and bartenders dazzle the crowd with their mixing techniques. The music varies from night to night.

Club Waterloo

This legendary hot spot has had a complete revamp and offers indoor and outdoor bar and dining areas, accommodating up to 2,000 guests at a time. There's often live music, some of the island's top DJs, top-shelf drinks, and a delicious Sunday brunch.