Bar­ba­dos Nightlife

So the sun has set in Bar­ba­dos but it’s not time to close the door and lis­ten to the crick­ets chirp­ing. After dark the island is still a hive of activ­ity. Fam­ily friendly din­ner floor shows, roman­tic din­ners, fish fry’s, bar hop­ping, clubs and moon­light walks on the cool beaches await you.

Nightlife in Barbados PICT0042 copyIndeed many loca­tions are open in the late hours of the day, from cozy nooks to hip hap­pen­ing spots for the night owl in each of us.Bajans like to dress up so to avoid being turned back steer clear of slip­pers and shorts at night. Club & din­ner wear is typ­i­cally ele­gantly casual so don’t for­get to pack that lit­tle black dress for the night on the town.

If you are look­ing for an island hot spot then Oistins or St. Lawrence Gap are places that sim­ply can­not be missed, Both located in the parish of Christ Church, these two spots are local favourites one casual and the a “dressier” stet­ting. St Lawrence Gap aka “The Gap” has sev­eral party stops includ­ing Reg­gae Lounge, McBrides Pub and the Suga Lounge, it’s also home to sev­eral restau­rants and Bars, hotels and arcades, some shop­ping and of course the pic­turesque Dover Beach. For a more casual pace Oistins is the place to be, the mas­sive open air Fish Fry takes place in one of the islands first towns, this pop­u­lar week­end event is a per­fect com­bi­na­tion of food, music & entertainment.

Won­der­ing what else to do? We have bro­ken it down for you so Eat, Drink, Party or Lime the night away! Read a few of our fun and fête articles.


Bar­ba­dos is the island of culi­nary delights, rang­ing from true, true Bajan del­i­ca­cies to mouth­wa­ter­ing inter­na­tional epi­curean feasts. Sev­eral sug­ges­tions come to mind how­ever a din­ner show in Bar­ba­dos is a must, for every vis­i­tor and local to see at some point-​Costumes, limbo, fire eaters and prizes equals fun for the fam­ily and money well spent. What­ever your plea­sure, Bar­ba­dos has a restau­rant for you. Pick from a pop­u­lar spot amongst the locals or browse the full Restau­rant list

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Top Restau­rant Picks (After Dark)
Casual: Oistins, Carib Beach Bar & Lucky Horse Shoe
Semi-​formal: Cham­pers, Tapas, Zen

Fotolia 41719312 XSBar­ba­dos is cer­tainly not in short sup­ply of bars and pubs to sit and share drinks with friends and fam­ily or cheer for our favorite team while the game is on. Pic­ture this, its Happy Hour in Bar­ba­dos, the ever pop­u­lar local favourite Banks Beer is two for one and you are shar­ing a cold beer over a laugh with friends…No? Are you are sip­ping on a glass of wine in a cozy nook or are you try­ing the local rum punch at the cor­ner shop? The options are truly endless…

Bar hop, explore the rum shops or visit one of the larger hotel bars and have a com­fort­able evening, sit by the pool, walk on the beach, sim­ply enjoy it. Try an island cock­tail, an inter­na­tional favourite or two of the old­est rums in the world, Mount Gay or Cock­spur Rum. Pick from a pop­u­lar spot amongst the locals or browse the full Bar & Pub list.

Top Drink­ing Spots (After Dark)

Casual: Bert’s (Sports Bar), Surf­side Beach Bar (Sports Bar), John Moore Bar (Rum Shop)
Semi-​formal: LIME Bar, Daphne’s, Tapas


DJ Fotolia 45515622 XSNight Owls beware, Bajans can Party! Really party! and if it hap­pens to be the Crop Over sea­son we can go from dusk till well past dawn, but that’s a good thing. Come pre­pared, because club hop­ping after drinks is fairly com­mon place, dance the night away to pop­u­lar Dj’s or our local/​inter­na­tion­ally known bands. For many vis­i­tors club­bing in Bar­ba­dos will also mean you make new friends, Bajans are a friendly bunch with a love of social­iza­tion. Typ­i­cally the club gets jump­ing between 11pm and 1am and ends at roughly 3am.


Lime is the Caribbean term for hang­ing out and enjoy­ing your­self. In Bar­ba­dos it takes on many forms but lim­ing has one essen­tial ingre­di­ent, it’s typ­i­cally relaxed envi­ron­ment that’s hard to pull your­self away from at the end of the night, often involv­ing some form of alco­hol (though not absolutely nec­es­sary). Lim­ing typ­i­cally hap­pens on the week­end, but is an after work sta­ple for many dur­ing the week as well.

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