Nightlife in the Bahamas

The Bahamas offers a different type of party scene on each island

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Nightlife in the Bahamas

As the Bahamian sun sinks into the Caribbean Sea, the street lights come on and the disco balls start spinning.  Nightlife in the Bahamas varies greatly, from the laid back scene on the Out Islands to the busy casinos in Nassau.  No matter where you stay, night time doesn't mean bed time in the Bahamas.

Large resorts and casinos is where most of the night time action occurs on the islands. Resorts, especially the all-inclusive ones, like to entertain their guests at night. Live music, disco dances, foam parties, and theater performances are commonly put on by these hotels, and there are often bars and casinos on property. Vacationers who venture off property will find that many beach side bars and clubs serve deceptively strong signature mixed drinks, and tend to be overtly touristy. Bars on the Out Islands are more relaxed, and cater to locals rather than the spring break crowd.


Night cruises, such as the Original Bahama Mama Booze Cruise, provide visitors with a unique way to party the night away. These cruises feature unlimited beverages and hors d'oeuvres, as well as social rooms and dance floors.

Paradise Island

Atlantic, on Paradise Island, is where most of the night time entertainment is found. Clubs such as Dragons and Aura are popular, as are casinos such as the Atlantis-Paradise Resort Casino. Nightlife here is glitzy and glamorous, so bring your best and flashiest clothing for a night out.

New Providence Island

Nassau is the city of legacy clubs in the Bahamas. Most of the popular haunts in this area have been around for several decades, and have earned reputations for being wild and attracting young crowds. Club Waterloo, a spacey mansion with two dance floors, six bars, and a pool, has been around for nearly thirty years; Charlie's on the Beach/Cocktails and Dreams has been around for nearly as long, and is the only club on the beach on New Providence Island. Pure Nightlife, which features private cabanas, and Fluid Lounge and Nightclub are two other upscale clubs in the area.

The Wyndham Nassau Resort is one of Nassau's most happening night spots. The Crystal Palace Casino, Junkanoo Bar, and night club 22 Above are all located on the property and open to the public.

Grand Bahama


...Caribbean and hip hop music fuse together...


Freeport is where it all goes down on the island of Grand Bahama. Located across from the historic International Bazaar is the island's most popular night club, Club Amnesia, where Caribbean and hip hop music fuse together to keep the dance floor busy. Over at Port Lucaya Marketplace, clubs and culture come together with live music, cultural shows, and local food on a nightly basis. Also located in Port Lacaya is the island's most upscale nightclub: Neptune's Cocktail Lounge. This location features live instrumental music, a signature cocktail called the King Neptune, and a smooth atmosphere.

Out Islands

The Out Islands are known for dive bars and locals hang outs, rather than raging clubs; though visitors can still find places to party the night away. Great Gauna Cay, for instance, features Nippers Beach Bar & Grill, where Sunday wild boar roasts, the heated pool, and views of the ocean from atop the dunes keeps guests coming back. Sundowner's Bar in Abaco is a casual bar popular for karaoke and nightly drink specials. Vic-Hum Club in Harbour Island is known for having the largest coconut in the world on site, and Gusty's Night Club, also on Harbour Island, features a dance floor of pink sand.

Don't let the sun go down on your chance at fun in the Bahamas. As daytime attractions are closing, many more night time must-sees are opening their doors for vacationers ready to let loose, relax with a drink, and let the island music carry them away.

Entertainment and Nightlife
Name Type Phone Location Island
Aura Bar (242) 363-3000 0.7 mi. West-Northwest of Paradise Island New Providence
Bahama Mama Lounge Lounge (242) 375-8514 Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island
Bambu Bar (242) 326-6627 Downtown Nassau New Providence
Bateman's Coconut Daquiri Stand Bar -- Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island
Billy Joe's Bar Bar -- 2.2 mi. East-Southeast of Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Bonanza Bar Bar 352-5488 Grand Bahama Island Grand Bahama Island
Bullion Bar (242) 322-3301 Downtown Nassau New Providence
Catch a Fire Bar -- 3.4 mi. South of George Town Great Exuma
Chat 'N' Chill Bar (305) 504-5100 Stocking Island Stocking Island
Corner Bar Lucaya Bar -- Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island
Daddy Brown Conch Stand Bar -- Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island
Dune Bar Bar -- 0.3 mi. East of Paradise Island New Providence
Exuma Point Bar Bar -- Rolleville Great Exuma
First Down Sports Bar & Grill Bar (242) 322-2163 Nassau New Providence
Galleria Cinemas Movie Theater (242) 393-9405 1.6 mi. Northeast of Nassau New Providence
Globe Princess Theater Movie Theater -- Governors Harbour Eleuthera
Grabbers Bar Bar -- 9.2 mi. North-Northwest of Marsh Harbour Great Guana Cay
Grammy's Cocktails by the Sea Bar -- Cat Island Cat Island
Mackey’s Sand Bar Bar -- South Bimini South Bimini
Miss Emily's Blue Bee Bar Bar (242) 365-4181 22.2 mi. Northwest of Marsh Harbour Green Turtle Cay
Neptune Cocktail Lounge Lounge (242) 374-1221 Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island
Nippers Beach Bar Bar -- 9.2 mi. North-Northwest of Marsh Harbour Great Guana Cay
On Da Beach Bar & Grill Bar (242) 366-0557 0.8 mi. South-Southwest of Hopetown Elbow Cay
Pete’s Pub Bar (242) 577-5487 14.8 mi. South of Hopetown Great Abaco
Pier One Bar Bar -- 6.1 mi. West of Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Red Bar Bar (242) 349-2677 Holmes Rock Grand Bahama Island
Regency Theatre Dinner Show and Theater (242) 352-5533 2.8 mi. West of Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Rum Runners Bar (242) 373-7233 Port Lucaya Grand Bahama Island
Sandy Toes Beach Bar Bar (242) 363-8637 6.8 mi. East of Paradise Island None
Santanna's Bar Bar -- 14.9 mi. East-Southeast of George Town Great Exuma
Seagrapes Harbour Island Bar (242) 333-2439 Dunmore Town Harbour Island
Seaman's Rest Sports Bar Bar 351-1405 Lucayan Harbour Grand Bahama Island
Senor Frog's Bar Bar -- Downtown Nassau New Providence
Sharkeez Tiki Bar Bar -- Downtown Nassau New Providence
Sip Sip Wine Bar Bar -- Hopetown Elbow Cay
Sundowners Bar Bar (242) 365-4060 22.3 mi. Northwest of Marsh Harbour Green Turtle Cay
The Daiquiri Shack Bar -- 0.6 mi. East-Southeast of Cable Beach New Providence
The Wine Lounge Lounge 356-0614 Nassau New Providence
Tippy's Bar Bar -- 2.2 mi. East of Governors Harbour Eleuthera
Tj's Sports Bar And Lounge Lounge -- Downtown Nassau New Providence
Tony Macaroni's Bar Bar -- 2.7 mi. East of Freeport Grand Bahama Island
Treasure Cay Coco Beach Bar Bar 365-8470 Treasure Cay Great Abaco
Two Dollar ($2) Bar Bar 353-7375 William's Town Grand Bahama Island
Wreckers Bar Bar (954) 284-7998 Spanish Cay Spanish Cay
Zoo Night Club Night Club (242) 322-7195 Nassau New Providence

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