Great Places for Nightlife in Barbados

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Barbados offers a wealth of nightlife activities and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. Great nights start with a refreshing cocktail whilst watching the stunning sunsets which are seen over the west coast. After this, the island is your playground. From quiet drinks in Bajan rum shacks, to live music in friendly bars or dancing away to international DJs in open-air nightclubs, Barbados has everything you need, whether you want magical moments or playful parties. Here is a selection of some of the best nightlife venues we have to offer.

1. Scarlet

If you are looking for a cocktail bar that offers an air of cosmopolitan sophistication, then Scarlet is the place to head. Sit back and enjoy the mix of Caribbean and US music, soak up the pop art décor and tuck into the delicious Asian dishes on the menu. Of course, cocktails are an essential tipple when visiting, and there is a fantastic choice to be sampled, especially the mojitos.

2. Harbour Lights

With such a warm climate, open-air entertainment has become part of the Barbadian way of life and Harbour Lights is the ideal place to sample the best of its nightclub culture. Backing on to the beach, sip your favourite cocktails whilst watching the sun go down. Once it does, enjoy the highly entertaining Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show, held every Monday and Wednesday, while feasting on their scrumptious BBQ dinner.

3. Café Sol

If you like your food spicy and hot and your margaritas cold and refreshing, then this Mexican grill and margarita bar should certainly be on your holiday to-do list. Café Sol, located in St Lawrence Gap, is famed for its Tex-Mex menu and its wide selection of margaritas. Inside, you’ll find its cosy atmosphere, refined décor and friendly customer service makes it a great place for a fun but relaxed night out that’s not too hectic or overcrowded.

4. Boatyard Bar

If you like to dance and enjoy partying into the early hours, the Boatyard, at Carlisle Bay, is the place to go. Very popular with the younger crowd, this busy nightclub attracts Barbadians and visitors alike. It’s a lively venue that hosts lots of great musical entertainment, including live music and DJs. Of course, there is a wide range of drinks to choose from and if you feel peckish, there are plenty of tasty delights cooking on the grill.

5. Red Bar Lounge

Another great party venue is the Red Door Lounge, in Holetown. This open plan lounge bar makes a great place to mingle with the crowd and enjoy the fantastic music on offer from the local and international DJ’s and live bands which perform there daily.

The lounge is renowned for its unique selection of crafted cocktails and its signature drink is the aptly named, Red Door Mule, made from Barbadian white rum, fresh lime, wild berries and a fiery kick of ginger. Not to be missed.

6. Scoopie’s Jazz Club

If music is your thing, no visit to Barbados could be complete without a night spent at Scoopie’s Jazz Club, in St Lawrence Gap. This highly welcoming venue with its warm atmosphere and even warmer service provides the perfect setting to enjoy the heady mix of live jazz, R’n’B, soul and reggae.

With an eclectic clientele, reasonably priced bar meals and a great selection of drinks, Scoopie’s is the place to be if you like your Barbados chilled and with a twist of New Orleans.

7. John Moore’s Bar

For those seeking something quite different, you have to visit John Moore‘s Bar, in St James. Situated on the stunning west coast, this is a completely unpretentious, truly authentic, beachfront, Bajan rum shack. Its draw is that its mix of Barbadian and international guests makes it ideal for great conversation.

Frequently getting five-star reviews, it’s a place full of happy characters with locally caught fish on the menu and plenty of well-priced beer and rum to sip while you chat away.

8. Lime Bar

Situated in the luxurious Limegrove centre in Holetown, the Lime Bar is an upmarket venue, ideal for those who like great, personal service in comfortable and tastefully decorated surroundings. Featuring a wide mix of live entertainment, including DJs, musicians and performing artists, the bar provides a good selection of cuisine and drinks at very reasonable prices. Popular with locals and visitors, especially at the weekends, it’s a great place to mingle and meet new friends.

Summing up

Barbados does its best to make your evenings as memorable as your days. With great music, entertainment, food and cocktails, you’ll never be stuck for somewhere special to go. What’s more, you’ll get the chance to meet new friends, sample our fantastic Bajan culture and create lots of enduring memories.

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