Barbados Nightlife

When the sun goes down, Bajans "lime"—which can mean anything from getting together for a drink and casual chat to enjoying a full-blown "jump-up" or street party. Most resorts have nightly entertainment in season, and nightclubs often have live bands for listening and dancing. The busiest bars and dance clubs rage until 3 am. On Saturday nights, some clubs—especially those with live music—charge

a cover of $20 or more. Many bars and nightspots feature happy hours.

Barbados supports the rum industry with more than 1,600 "rum shops," simple bars where (mostly) men congregate to discuss the world or life in general, drink rum, and eat a cutter (sandwich). In more sophisticated establishments, you can find upscale rum cocktails made with the island's renowned Mount Gay and Cockspur brands—and no shortage of Barbados's own Banks Beer.

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Bubba's Sports Bar

  • Bars/Pubs

Merrymakers and sports lovers find live action on three 10-foot video screens and a dozen TVs, along with bar food and drinks. ...

Harbour Lights

  • Dance Clubs

This open-air, beachfront club claims to be the "home of the party animal." Wednesday and Friday nights are the hottest, with dancing...

Oistins Fish Fry

  • Themed Entertainment

This is the place to be on Friday evening, when this south-coast fishing village becomes a lively and convivial outdoor street party...

Sugar Ultra Lounge

  • Dance Clubs

This chic, upscale, techno nightspot—complete with light show wall—attracts international talent in addition to the usual DJ and...

The Boatyard

  • Bars/Pubs

There's never a dull moment at this popular beachside bar—day or night. From happy hour until the wee hours, the patrons at Sharkey's...

Waterfront Café

  • Bars/Pubs

From November through April, there's live jazz Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. The location alongside the wharf and small dance...

McBride's Pub

  • Bars/Pubs

McBride's is, as you night have guessed, a popular Irish pub with Irish beer on tap, pub grub from the kitchen, and Irish music, karaoke,...

Reggae Lounge

  • Dance Clubs

This is a popular nightspot in the Gap, where live bands or DJs play the latest R&B hits and old and new reggae favorites every night...

Ship Inn

  • Dance Clubs

The Ship Inn is a large, friendly pub with local band music every night for dancing. ...

Jumbie's

  • Bars/Pubs

Jumbie's has an open-air party room with either a DJ or live music Wednesday through Sunday from 4:30 pm to 4:30 am. Happy hours run...

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