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The Ship Inn( No Longer in business ): Good Times
The ships in is no longer as of 2012.
The Ship Inn was one of Barbados's oldest Bar establishments.It's been around for 30 years It was good. It was replaced by a new bar called Sugar. I have no review on this new bar. I think it's slightly higher end. Beside it is a open parking lot where it's Hal's Bar. Plastic tables and chairs and has Karaoke 3 nights a week. Lots of fun.
Dress Code: Dress code is casual but no beach wear.Related to:
- School Holidays
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McBride's: Luck of the Irish
Another good place to enjoy the nightlife is this Irish Pub situated in the Gap.The food is great and enjoy the meal on the patio outside, then onto the pub.
The line up for the week is roughly Mon they have a DJ,2 for 1 drinks from 9pm till closing. Tue,Wed,Thur have live bands ranging from reggie to rock. Fri ladies night. Sat 70's to 80's and Sun a mix of all types of music.
Rated the #3 night club in Barbados by Zagat's Best of Barbados survey.
In 20112 there was some renovations being done on the property. I don't know what it's like right now.
Dress Code: Casual wear and no beach wear.Related to:
- Family Travel
Tamarind Cove Hotel: Rum in the Sun
Our hotel, the Tamarind Cove, had a guest cocktail party which was actually a free rum party for all the guests.
They served delicious rum cocktails in rainbow colours and we drank as many as they handed us.
Oooh, tons of fun but a big big mistake. The cocktails were so pretty and tastey that we didn't realise they are sweetened with raw cane sugar syrup. I spent three full days in bed recovering, as did my ex.
OK, right, I'm blaming the sugar syrup and not the alcohol - but honestly, I was as sick as can be. Entirely my own fault, of course, and not at all the hotel's as they just put that delightful temptation in our way.
Dress Code: Dress smartly, it's a cocktail party - but remember, if you're going to indulge the way we did, pack your most comfy old PJ's for the recovery days :-)Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Wine Tasting
- Luxury Travel
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AMAZING CARIBBEAN CULTURE SHOW: BAJAN ROOTS AND RHYTHMS SHOW
This cultural extravaganza at The Plantation Restaurant & Garden Theatre is an all inclusive value package which provides unrivalled live entertainment which beautifully and creatively pays tribute to Barbados and its musical heritage.
The evening begins with the sweet sounds of the steel pan for your enjoyment during your dinner. After dinner sit back and enjoy a spectacular dance show. If you like a challenge, join in the fun with the limbo queen and then end the evening with dancing to the music of The Plantation Band
Dress Code: CASUAL
great buffet included
Harbour Lights: Harbour Lights
Me and some guests from our Hotel went to Harbour Lights open-air beachfront club. One of the island's most popular, tropical and trendy night clubs. With its live music it was really good fun dancing on the sand, but very tiring.
Dress Code: Check as they do special events each week.Related to:
AKA 'Hassle central': St Lawrence Gap
I've read many reviews that St Lawrence Gap is the place to be and be seen on any night in Barbados. Out hotel (Southern Palms) was based at the quieter end of the Gap and we really weren't that keen on the Gap.
Across the road from our hotel were some nice gift shops and some nice restuarants..that were quiet and quite relaxing. We went there every night of our weeks holiday.
We ventured further down the Gap on a couple of occasions and refused to go down there on day 3 or 4 of our holiday. You simply get hassled by gobby and loud mouthed Bajans wanting something for nothing or you're expected to hear them ramble on for hours at such speed you can't even understand what they're saying.
There's one chap who hangs out down there all day called 'Fox' and after telling you about the colours of a bracelet, he'll then ask you to buy him a burger.
Also there's another one who is loud tall and looks like a horse who talks about good and bad habbits...best to avoid the place unless you want to get aggrevated by people talking although you can't even understand them!
Fishermans Pub: My home away from home
My first stop here was in 1998. Ever since this time, I make it my first stop, in between stop and end stop! Wednesday nights are fantastic! Atmosphere, food and even the drinks will have you wanting to come back every time! There is live Steel Drums and Limbo Dancers who also get the crowd involved. The music by the DJ is driving and reaches your soul. When you stop in, tell Armstrong that Tallee sent you!
Dress Code: Be clean and be ready to have the time of your life!
various: as much or as little as you like
Barbados has everything from local bars, small secluded restraunts, private clubs, casinos, nightclubs, cruise dining, old time dance halls to burger/grill bars. there is something to please everyone on this tiny island. most events are well advertised. you can take in a night of jazz, reggae, steel drums, hip hop. what ever you desire, you will find it all. BBQ nights are cheap and cheerful, usually held over the weekends. Or you may want to dictate the sounds, in which case there are kareoky bars, and traditional pubs with duke boxes. what ever your taste- enjoy!
Dress Code: Long trousers are expacted for men on an evening and smart/casual for the ladies. use common sence- would you be allowed to enter a casino in your home town wearing shorts, flip flops and donning a bare chest? Hotel staff are very helpful, if you say where you are heading for they will advise you as to formal or casual. Even if you are staying at your hotel for the evening you will be expected to change from your beach wear, even just to prop up the bar!
The Reggae Lounge: Living it up Bajan Style!
Just about the best place to have a good time at St Lawrence Gap has to be the REGGAE LOUNGE.
There are special theme nights and live PAs and guest DJs. I attended on a thursday night in October to witness international reggae star Frankie Paul.
DJs from all over the world come to play at the REGGAE LOUNGE but resident DJ Adrian mixes a great range of tracks to get you on to the dancefloor. I am sure I even heard "how deep is your love?" and "hips dont lie" -so not just reggae and dancehall!
On Monday its $25 and as much drink/cocktails as you like! Staff and management greet you with that welcoming Bajan smile and good humour.
Dress Code: No dress code - less is best!
harborlights: harbor lights beach party
I went to habor lights a few times friday and sunday it was packed with young people
admission includes your drinks for the night
they have a beach party a couple of times a week I highly recommend this they have acrobates fireeater silly games dinner and drinks for one admission price
Dress Code: there was no dress code I was aware of
St. Lawrence Gap: Looking for a crazy time?
The gap, as it is referred to by the locals, is a long street with a multitude of restaurants, bars, and small shops/vendors that is great for anyone looking to get a feel for the Barbados nightlife. Not much is going on there in the early evening, but by nightfall the place becomes busy and full of people looking to have a good time. Have your cab driver drop you off at one end and just walk the street to the other end. Along the way, stop at the restaurants and read the menus located outside the door to find exactly what you are looking for. Most of the bars are open air... have a seat at the railing, enjoy a drink and soak up the atmosphere while people watching. Be careful walking along the road as it is very narrow and winding, with cars and taxis making their way through the crowds.
Dress Code: Casual attire seemed appropriate for most places, no swimsuits or shirtless men, but shorts were the norm.
in your hotel: Romantic evenings
When i was in barbados the entertainment in the hotels was good and you really didnt need to go out.Most evenings there was something different on,steel band or live music.
Dress Code: no special dress requirements casual but smart.
McBride's: Irish Pub and Cookhouse
An Irish Pub in Barbados. Name that doesn't have an Irish Pub.
McBrides is decorated with throughout with genuine memorabilia such as stained glass, photos of old Dublin and liquor barrels. By day, it even serves some fairly traditional pub grub.
At night there are various activities and the atmosphere becomes more like a nightclub and, in my opinion, the places doesn't feel very Irish then. But it's still a lively and happening place.
Wednesday Nights are reggae nights and the band Third Stone entertains. I thought this band was great and they play some good old-school reggae.
Sunday Nights is probably best known for the 'shake ya ass' competition. Women shake their asses (and other bits) for a chance to win $200 of free drinks. This competition is popular with tourist and local girls alike.
In my ever so humble opinion, the competition is somewhat degrading. The things people do for money . . ..
Dress Code: very casualRelated to:
- Beer Tasting
Harbour Lights: Harbour Lights
Harbour Lights is an open-air beach-front night club. It offers some of Barbados’ best nightlife with a distinct Caribbean atmosphere. It appeals to both locals and visitors alike. So whether you want to dance to some of the best club music around … or just “lime” by the bar on the free drink nights – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You are guaranteed a great time at Harbour Lights!
Sundays, beach party nights are also a good 'lime' . $1 drinks from 5pm and it's very casual dress- you can wear shorts.
On fridays, the dress code is stricter and you can't wear hats or any head coverings.
FREE Drinks! Rum, Gin, Vodka, Rum Punch, Beer, Soft Drinks and Juices, all included with cover, great value for your money!
Dress Code: Very casual most nights - jeans and tshirts are the order of the day.
Sunday tends to be more casual as the club opens and closes earlier. You can wear shorts and flipflops.
Fridays are a bit more strict - no hats!Related to:
- Arts and Culture
St. Lawrance Gap: Something for everybody
There is something for everybody here. Bars, restaurants, live music. Most bars have a happy hour. So,if you just walk around and look at the signs when the happy hour is, you can have a very inexpensive night out.
Dress Code: CausualRelated to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
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