In the capital Bridgetown, head to Baxter Road aka ‘the street that never sleeps’, or the open-air Harbour Lights club on the beach and The Boatyard Beach Club on Bay Street just south of Bridgetown.
Alternatively, book yourself on to a party boat and have an evening on the waves. In Holetown on the west coast, 1st and 2nd streets are the places to head to for some evening revelry.
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St. Lawrence Gap, known as The Gap, is Barbados’ most famous nightlife spot. This mile-long stretch on the south coast is lined with restaurants, bars, clubs and shops such as the low-key but lively Café Sol, Old Jamm Inn and uber-cool club Sugar Ultra Lounge.
Uniquely Bajan experiences include Oistins Fish Fry, where locals and visitors pile into the dance hall at Bay Garden for all-night calypso music and dancing. It’s also the place to fill up on portions of fried fish and chips with sides of macaroni pie, potatoes and plantain, washed down with cold Banks beer.
Many hotels also host dance and live music evenings, such as Cobblers Cove and Sandy Lane’s Starlight Terrace.
It’s often the rum shops, low-key local bars and impromptu street parties that end up being the best spots to drink with the locals and experience Bajan nightlife. Get chatting, ask around and keep an ear out for local recommendations.
Want ideas on where to eat before your night out? Take a look at our Barbados restaurants page.
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