Sunday School: Soca till you drop
Sunday School is a weekly outdoor event.
In the streets of Buccoo, there is an outdoor party, involving rum, ganja and lots of Soca music.
It's well-known by all the locals, which are very open to tourists
This leads to a fantastic atmosphere.
Dress Code: Anything you like.Related to:
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Harvest: Harvests, liming or crown point
if you are lucky enough as i was to become friendly with locals uou must ask where the monthly harc=vest is. Each month a different village in Tobago hosts the harves where locals from all round the isalnd descend on the chosen village for thye weekend for drinks, food and music. Those involved open their doors, buy loads of rum, beers, chicken and fish and the house an gardens are free to walk around, helping yoursekf to drink and grub. I went to the moriah harvest and couldnt believe how well i was treated, i was the only tourist there and we walked around the town all night, drinking rum and eating local food. It was a real experience.
Apart from crown point, where a handful of clubs exist the nightlife in tobago is different than anything you have seen before. In castara the few small pubs will stay open whenever, and its impossible to predict what will happen, just get friendly with the locals and the tourists and you will have the time of your life, the tobagans love to party and even if you are at a ting beach bar in the middle of nowhere, its more fun than being in some club in a major city.
Dress Code: shorts and flip flops, but only if you can be bothered, bare foot is fineRelated to:
Green Moray Bar: Enjoy the local food
Have a drink or two at the Green Moray Bar and stay for dinner.
Some of the exciting local foods you may see on the menu include adventurous things like:
Buljol and fried or roast bake: Salted fish combined with various seasonings served in heavy bread.
Pigeon peas soup: rich soup made with local peas full of vegetables and dumplings.
Choka and Sada Roti: Fried tomatoes or eggplant highly seasoned and served with a soft thin bread.
Pelau: A combination of rice, vegetables and one or more types of meat cooked in a rich coconut milk.Related to:
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Open air viewing: Watch the short-nosed fruit bats
Take a seat outside as it is turning dusk and soon you will be surprised to see the tiny short-nosed fruitbats flying around. They come out to spend the night in search of fresh fruit to eat.
In fact, 70% of all of the World's fruit is pollinated solely by bats. Also, this species is one of the only species responsible for the pollination of the majority of the night flowering flora . A task that would not be possible without this species.Related to:
Cafe Iguana: Excellent cocktails
Excellent, affordable cocktails, theme nights, good music and extremely entertaining and friendly owners. What more do you need!?!Definitely a place to visit. They have a menu aswell, if you're feeling hungry.
Trotter's: Air Conditioning, expats, good times
Trotter's is relatively new and it's where a lot of my family go instead of Pelican. Why? because it's clean, modern, has air conditioning, decent toilets and attracts a 'better' crowd. Beers are around TT$10 - so not much more than Pelican. Not as gay-friendly - not as 'anyone' friendly really - as Pelican but definitely a good place to go. The food is good, the service is good. You can sit down and watch the latest game - this is why people go there, and while there aren't too many tourist (several, but not too many) it's mostly expats and middle-class locals (of all colours).
Dress Code: As with most places in Trinidad, shorts aren't really acceptable. It's not dressy, but don't wear just any old thing.
If you're a tourist this is a nice place to go in the evening. For a snack, a drink or maybe a lot of drinks! Enjoy the real Trinidadian rum! It's a lot of fun I'll say! The people that come here are local people that want to relax after hard day at work and tourists that are staying in the area. The Harlekin has been reopened, only the name has changed and don't know what it is! When I find out I will change it, the adrress is the same.
Dress Code: More of a rumcode!
The world's famous West Indies...
The world's famous West Indies Cricketer 'Brian Lara', Promenade Garden- this attractive open space occupies a complete block, it is noted for the Trinis to hangout on Fridays, Saturday and Sunday afternoons either playing a game of chess or checkers on permanent stump tables and chairs, chit chatting, drinking, etc.. Most fast food restaurants, stores, Banks, business offices are conveniently located in this area of Port of Spain.
caribbean atmosphere, nice scenery,
Best clubs are Club Coconuts,...
Best clubs are Club Coconuts, the Anchorage and the Base. Loads of fun especially when the have $40 tt for entry and free drinks all night ! ( That is about $6 US
Trinidad night life very very good, in fact, it is all that Trinis live for : ) Best time to go is either Christmas or Carnival. Better leave your inhibitions behind though !
Dress Code: In some cases, as little as possible : )
There are many night spots in...
There are many night spots in Trinidad. Most are located in the capital, Port of Spain.
The night life is especially hectic from September to Carnival when steel pans and singers bring out new material for the 'Carnival Season'.
No coats, no boots, no snow. Just blue Caribbean sky and warm breezes.
Dress Code: Depending on the activity. If it is being held in a hotel setting or concern hall its pretty save to assume that you should be well dressed. Just ask about the dress code when you are purchasing your tickets.
'Fetes', out door concerts: casual dress.
Club Coconuts: Club Coconuts
Has three theme areas, patio known as the Net where when the computers work you can surf, the Side Out, where you can shoot pool, and the main dance area. young crowd (18-25) and the best nights Wednesday and Friday for a mix of people. Other nights are more focused on a particular music and group
Dress Code: Smart casual to denims and T-shirts
Smokey and Bunty's
To name a few.....email me for some other favourites.
*PELICAN INN*.....a gay friendly bar, that is popular with people of all sexual persuasions.Prostitues mingle with sports stars,local celebrities,business men,gay men,lesbians,fashionistas,the filthy rich,hashers and the wannabees.This melange of social groups makes a visit there very interesting.
*CLUB COCONUTS* is a Disco,open from Wednesday nights, popular with the young people.University Night on Thursdays, free drinks on Wednesdays, and some Fridays.Different music on each night.Two adjoining rooms offer an Internet Cafe and Sports Bar.Good for dancing the night away with a few drinks in you.
*PIER 1*, nice open air Party Venue, on the ocean.Popular with Carnival fetes where live Bands perform. Outside of carnival, Latin Nights on Thursdays which is bombarded with Venezuelan students. They also have a Party Cruise on Pier 1's own Boat that takes you down the off shore Islands, Saturday is Party Night, Sunday is the sunset cruise.Day cruises and alternative party nights are available.
*SMOKEY'S AND BUNTY'S*Smokey and Bunty's is a RUM SHOP very unimpressive in decor but popular with locals.It's in St.James the city that never sleeps and there is always action in and around the bar.
Dress Code: No dress code per se, if going to *Nuts* or *Pier 1*, dress nice, as locals do dress in the hippest fashions!
*Smokeys* and *Pelos*, well go as you please, I see people in Pelican who just came from the beach..and I once saw a girl in her bathrobe.
In Port of Spain, we went to...
In Port of Spain, we went to the Pelican Club. A tourist and gay friendly spot in the hills above Port of Spain. I'll be honest, the music was TERRIBLE with a capital T which is a shame in a music-rich place like Trinidad. Of course, they weren't playing soca, calypso or reggae...it was like a bad houseparty from 1986...TERRIBLE! BUT it was the only gay friendly places I've been to in all of the Caribbean so I guess I should give some kudos to the Trinis, but that music has to be changed!
When the music gets unbearable...go out for some Corn Soup...a delicious remedy to bad tunes filled with dumplings and, well, um...corn.
If you get a chance, go to a...
If you get a chance, go to a fete while there. These are concerts/parties that go on all night. I was lucky enough to go to the Army fete at the Heliport. A huge open space right by the water...soca stars Ray Cape, Destra, Allison Hinds and Bunji Garlin all performed. Between sets, soca and reggae blared, people danced and there were even fireworks. I was told there were 3,000 in attendance which may seem small for Madison Square Garden, but seemed pretty damn big over there.
almost N O nightlifeHave...
almost N O nightlife
Have seen only Golden Star Club in Crown Point, different activities
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