Ruins Rock Cafe: Enjoying some local beer and Rum Punch
My wife and I spend half of our day on an island tour and were in need of a nice refreshing drink to beat the heat. My wife was told by a local to visit The Ruins Rock Cafe for a "local" experience that wasn't too touristy and had a good Rum Punch.
We found the place rather easily; down a side street off the main waterfront area. The place was rather large with some seats at the bar area and sets of long picnic like tables throughout the dining area. It was a casual no frills sort of place; just grab a seat and wait for someone to take your drink order. The place was quite busy so it took about ten minutes to place our drink order but the delivery was fast. I chose to try their local beer, "Kubuli" while my wife ordered a Rum Punch.
Drinks arrived quickly. My beer was nice and cold with a crisp flavor; quite nice. My wife liked her Rum Punch but it was not to her personal tastes. Rum Punch is different from island to island and this rum punch was full of grapefruit juice which is not a favorite flavor of my wife; nor is she supposed to have anything grapefruit as it interferes with her medication. She did love the Tiki looking cup that the drink was served in; complete with half a coconut shell as a topper to hold the straw in place. She wound up ordering a Kubuli and left the Rum Punch to the side.
We had a fun time here enjoying our drinks, people watching and chatting with some other travellers who happen to wander in. I'd definitely return here again and maybe next time I'll be hungry enough to try some of their delicious looking food items.
Dress Code: Casual: come as you are.
There is none
If you are a disco/bar/nightlife lover, you better look someplace else. There is nothing to do in Dominica after dark - which lands over the island around 7.00PM.
But the sunset is fabulous and you can enjoy a nice dinner while taking in the wonderful colors as they change.
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Nightlife in Dominica....Um...
Dominica isn't known for being a nightlife kind of place. Lots of people go to sleep early and head off once dark. However, I would imagine Rosseau and Portsmouth have some stuff going on. I heard there is only one functioning disco-tech. Not sure though. Portsmouth has an American medical school...so there might be some stuff there. Beware..some of the nightly bars are also places to pick up women...AKA Prostitutes.Related to:
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