You’ll never have a boring night in Jamaica. From lively Reggae nights in Kingston to floating wooden beach bars, there’s some seriously fun Jamaica bars to explore while you’re on this tropical island.
Nothing beats watching the sun go down over the blue sea with a refreshing Red Stripe beer or local rum in your hand, and music buzzing in the background. Whether you want a lively night on the town or a quiet cocktail, there are the 7 best bars in Jamaica.
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1. Pelican Bar
The only way to reach this incredibly unique bar is by boat, as it is built on a sandbar off Negril Beach. Order an ice-cold Red Stripe beer and feel your troubles just melt away. Come for lunch and stay for dreamy swims and sundowners.
One of Jamaica’s best kept secrets is this super chill beach bar just outside of Montego Bay. It’s the perfect place to get away from the usual tourist crowds and hang out with some locals. Drinks are cheap and tasty, and there’s a beautiful beach to sip them on.
The beautiful Mahogany Tree bar is surrounded by the lush greenery of the historic Devon House complex in Kingston. With pretty fairy lights and the bar itself built around a huge mahogany tree, it’s a picturesque setting for a few cocktails and live music.
4. Rick’s Café
Rick’s Cafe in Negril is one of Jamaica’s most famous hot spots. It’s actually a bar and restaurant, located at the top of a 35-foot high cliff. The bar is handy for offering liquid courage to help those who dare to make the cliff jump!
If you aren’t as adventurous, get there an hour before sunset to watch the expert local cliff jumpers while you have a sundowner.
Named after the fastest man alive, this fun sports bar is owned by Usain Bolt. It now has three locations in Jamaica. The newest gem in the Tracks & Records family is located on Montego Bay’s Hip Strip but the original is in Kingston.
No trip to Tracks & Records is complete without doing a photo with Usain’s signature “to the world” pose with friends.
Easily one of – if not the most – romantic bars on the island, you enter this ocean hideaway by taking a coral staircase down to the water, crossing a wooden footbridge to arrive at this secret cave. Candles light it up at night time and it also does fantastic rum cocktails.
Margaritaville After Dark—or Club Ville for the familiar—is more than just your average bar. Exclusive acts, the region’s best DJs, multi-level dance floors, friendly service, and top-notch drinks await at this buzzing nightclub on Montego Bay.