It’s hard to top Caribbean nightlife, and Barbados is certainly no exception. From musical superstars to live local bands, Barbados offers a wide variety of nightlife. Packed bars and hopping dance clubs often party until three in the morning, and most of the popular resorts offer nightly entertainment in season. Here are the top nightlife picks in Barbados.
On weekend nights, check out Oistins Fish Fry, “when the south-coast fishing village becomes a convivial outdoor street fair.” Enjoy barbecued chicken and flying fish served right from the grill. Large servings and low prices attract guests from all over the island. Of course, you can also get your drink on and dance to some funky island tunes.
Rum is the drink of the Caribbean and there is no shortage of places to enjoy it on Barbados. On the west coast you will find the Coach House, with live nightly entertainment. And you can catch your favorite international sporting event via their satellite television. Located on Highway 1, Paynes Bay, St. James, the Coach House is a terrific Caribbean bar.
Upstairs at Olives is an upscale gin joint (well, rum joint), and you can enjoy dinner downstairs in a tropical setting. Located on Second Street, Holetown, St. James, Upstairs at Olives is highly recommended.
If you are into live jazz, check out the Waterfront Café at the Careenage, Bridgetown, St. Michael. Dance the evening away while taking in the breathtaking view the Waterfront Café has to offer.
The Boatyard offers a deejay and live bands. Located on Bay Street, The Boatyard is popular among both locals and visiting professionals alike.
After dark, be sure to hit After Dark, a dance club packed with youths enjoying live reggae, calypso, and soca. After Dark is located at St. Lawrence Gap, Dover, Christ Church.
The Ship Inn is another exciting nightlife pick nearby, where local bands play nightly, and guests can groove to island sounds.
If you dream about dancing under the stars, check out Harbour Lights, an open-air beachfront establishment featuring live reggae and soca music. Located on Upper Bay Street, Harbour Lights rightly claims to be “the home of the party animal.”
Located on Main Road, Club Xtreme is a great place for young people looking to party on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Deejays play some upbeat island tunes, namely the best of reggae, R & B, and dance.
Enjoy these top nightlife picks in Barbados.