A guide to nightlife in Barbados

Cocktails are a big deal in Barbados and luckily, this bustling island has exhilarating nightlife too. The south of Barbados is the place to find fun filled evenings – try St Lawrence if you’re looking for a vibrant nightclub scene.

Most bars in this region, including in Holetown, put on live bands who’ll charm your ears with calypso and reggae. But whether you simply want to chill out with a rum punch in a cocktail bar, or dance along to some excellent R&B or jazz, you’re sure to find your favourite among Barbados’s many clubs and night time venues.

Chill with the locals at Enid's, Bridgetown

Don’t be deterred by the low key exterior of this Bridgetown favourite. Enid’s is a wonderful bar on Bridgetown’s Baxter Road that’s been wowing the crowds for decades. Unwind here after a long evening on the tiles and you can enjoy the atmosphere until until 8.30am. Expect to sample fantastic fried chicken washed down with rum.

Beachfront fun at Harbour Lights nightclub, St Michael, Bridgetown

Parties are the name of the game at this beachfront club. The club specialises in ‘Beach Extravaganzas’, where you can enjoy extraordinary spectacles including fire eaters and limbo dancers — the likes of which will ensure that your Barbados holiday goes off with a bang.

Or you might just want to savour the club’s superb BBQs and unwind with a sumptuous cocktail. You may even bump into the odd celebrity or two when enjoying the night here. Whether you’re looking for a cool dining experience or a fun evening’s entertainment, a night spent at Harbour Lights is always fun.

Cool Jazz at Scoopies Jazz Bar, St Lawrence Gap

Unwinding to jazz music is relaxing at the best of times, but an evening spent at Scoopies Jazz bar will expose your senses to some of the very best jazz to be heard on Barbados.

The live music bands vary from night to night, but this is one of the best places to enjoy a tasty meal accompanied by some chilled out tunes. The bar’s rum punches will add some extra sparkle to your evening.

Cool cocktails at Red Door, Holetown

Describing itself as ‘an intimate and exclusive lounge with an upscale urban vibe’, Red Door is a chic cocktail bar where you can listen to music, enjoy live entertainment or simply taste some of the bar’s mouth-watering tapas.

With a house speciality ‘Red Door Mule’ in hand – consisting of white rum, fresh lime wild berries and ginger beer – sit back and enjoy the bar’s theatrical and exciting experience. Alongside moderate prices and some extra special cocktails, you’ll soon understand why this venue is so popular.

Eat, drink and dance at Sugar Ultra Lounge, St Lawrence Gap

Enjoy a fantastic outdoor experience if you plan a trip to Sugar Ultra Lounge when on holiday in Barbados. Good weather will be a given, and the music, style and general ambience just add to amazing vibe at this very special club.

With some of the best sounds in town, including top international DJs as well as some excellent live acts, Sugar Ultra Lounge has a superb reputation as Barbados’ very own party central. This is where Rihanna and M.I.A., among others, come to unwind when on the island. Thursday and Saturday nights are the best evenings to spend some party time at this excellent venue.