In the weekends Mambo beach turns into an open air nightclub. A lot of tourists come here to party every weekend. The music repetoire is divers and once in a while there are live acts.
Dress Code: Whatever you want, but you have to be over 18 and take your ID
Curaçao has an active social nightlife with music festivals all year long and dancing at the popular discotheques. Every day there are activities organised in the hotels such as Folklore night with buffet, live jazz, Latin night, Caribbean dance night, Manager's Cocktail Parties, Karaoke night etc. There are ten casinos in the large hotels in Willemstad (the games include roulette, blackjack, craps, mini-baccarat en gaming machines). Admission is free for all casinos.
Dress Code: Very casual (shorts/t-shirts) to casual
Punda at dusk, with its old street lamps turned on, was a very mellow sight to behold at the end of a long day of sightseeing and shopping. Although I did not get to stay into the evening in Curacao - I’ll be back to do that later! - I could tell how nice it would be to relax along the waterfront promenade of Punda and sip a beer and have a good conversation and dinner.
I missed out on that experience but I captured the mood in this photograph I think.
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Punda in Willenstad has plenty of restaurants but almost NO bars or clubs. There is one cafe by Subway and KFC that opens until midnight and another bar about 200m away towards the bridge then up a side street to the left. The swedish owner seems ok and the bar there is nice - just very quiet. The Old Dutch Cafe is about 2-3mins walk on the same street in the opposite direction and they served food til very late, it's good too. Other than that there is no reason to come here. Limited options after dark and a very very high chance of being a victim of crime. You WILL be asked for money, you WILL be offered cocaine and you WILL be watched by black men until you veer off the main street when it's too late. In short, go somewhere else, it's rubbish.
This is an attractive bar that attracts a nice mix of people of all ages. They honor the late, great Miles Davis by playing his actual LPs on old-school turntables. Very laid-back vibe. Saw a couple of beauties playing Scrabble and having a great time. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Good place to go Round About Midnight!
Dress Code: Casual
This is a typical casino -- slot machines, blackjack tables, whatever. No real surprises. Casinos are casinos. If you're into this, you'll have fun.
Just a note - this is attached to a resort. People had tried to come into the resort by going through the casino, but they do have security guards posted. If you are registered at the resort, you have an armband on so they know who is supposed to be there. If you don't have the band, they will not let you through into the resort.
Dress Code: This is attached to the Breezes resort. If you're coming into the casino from off the resort, this shouldn't be an issue, but you can't come in with a bathing suit, and you need shoes. Other than that, there's no dress code.
When the sun goes down, visitors can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants offering a wide variety of interesting cuisines. The casinos are also a popular option for evening entertainment.
Truly, a brown cafe in the sunny tropics. Lots of locals, too. Good place to catch a soccer match. Stays open on the later side. More about drinking than eating!
Dress Code: Come as you are