Nightlife in Belize

Dozens of bars and nightclubs keep nights in Belize hot

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Belize Nightlife

Night time brings about a whole new set of opportunities to explore in Belize. Moonlit strolls and star-gazing on a tropical beach, night-diving in the luminous blue ocean, or sipping a beverage at a local bar are all options, though most tourists take advantage of the latter.

Nightlife in Belize tends to be laid back and lackluster compared to many other club scenes in the Caribbean. Though there are numerous facilities to visit throughout the country, there are few night time hang outs that stand out in a crowd.

San Pedro

Many of the bars and clubs in San Pedro are situated right along the beach, giving them the optimal tropical vacation feel. Big Daddy's is a bar and restaurant that gives off the feel of an oceanside campfire, right down to the delectable barbecue. Meanwhile, Fido's Restaurant and Bar is a great locale for night owls who are looking to relax under the thatch palapa, enjoy live music, great food, and nightly drink specials. If you're really looking to spend your night dancing away, stick to Jaguar's Temple, the city's premier night club.


...after hours in Belize is when you can truly unwind.


Popular night haunts in Placencia are quite diverse, from a sports bar to a bar where one goes strictly for liquor, and even a beachy, open-air bar to boot. Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar is the place to go to sip a few cold ones while playing pool and watching the game, while those who are solely interested in knocking back a few brews (and harder liquor as well) frequent J-Byrd's Bar. On the other end of the spectrum, Barefoot Beach Bar at the Tipsy Tuna is super casual, with live music most nights and seats made up of beach chairs and towels in the sand.  In 2013, Fodor's named Turtle Inn as on of the "Top 16 Beach Bars in the World," making it a must-visit bar when you visit this busy town.  Turtle Inn has had the same bartenders for years, and guests can't seem to get enough of their boisterous personalities and story-telling as they mix cocktails under the thatched-roof. 

Caye Caulker

In Caye Caulker, reggae is king, and relaxation is key. The four most prominent bars, I&I Reggae Bar, Herbal Tribe, Lazy Lizard, and Oceanside all offer laid back atmospheres and pump the reggae music nightly, though each bar has a quirk or two that makes them unique. I&I Reggae Bar offers swings and hammocks as seating, Herbal Tribe has a small art gallery, you can snorkel right up to the bar at Lazy Lizard, and Oceanside is where you go to dance.

Don't let the sun go down on your Belize vacation. Get dressed up and hit the town at least one night during your stay, whether it be to hang out at a sports bar or shake your booty at a night club. Whatever your pleasure, after hours in Belize is when you can truly unwind.

Entertainment and Nightlife
Name Type Phone Location
Admiral Nelson Bar Bar (501) 226-2067 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Average Joe's Bar Bar (501) 601-2969 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Barefoot Beach Bar Bar (501) 523-3515 Placencia Village --
Barrier Reef Sports Bar Bar -- 12.2 mi. South of San Pedro Caye Caulker
Baymen's Tavern Bar (501) 223-3333 Fort George --
Bayside Bar Bar (501) 226-2147 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
BC's Bar Bar (501) 226-3289 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Blue Angels Night Club (501) 602-1811 San Ignacio --
Carlo & Ernie's Runway Bar Bar (501) 226-2500 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Cate's Lilly Pad Bar (501) 634-4429 Fort George --
Cheer's Bar (501) 822-8014 Belize --
Cholo's Bar Bar (501) 206-2591 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Coco Loco's Beach Bar Bar (501) 637-1412 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Cowboy Dougs Bar (501) 226-4726 2.9 mi. Northeast of San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Crazy Canuck's Beach Bar Bar (501) 670-8001 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Driftwood Beach Bar & Pizza Shack Bar (501) 667-4872 Hopkins --
El Divino Martini Lounge Lounge (501) 226-2444 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
El Rancho Bar (501) 842-2300 2.5 mi. West of Belmopan --
Fido's Restaurant & Bar Bar (501) 226-3176 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
I&I Reggae Bar Bar (501) 660-2205 12.5 mi. South of San Pedro Caye Caulker
J-Byrd's Bar Bar (501) 523-3412 0.9 mi. South of Placencia --
Jaguar's Temple Night Club Night Club (501) 226-4077 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Lazy Lizard Bar Bar -- 11.8 mi. South-Southwest of San Pedro Caye Caulker
Luna Loca Bar (501) 637-2412 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Meluchi's Night Club (501) 668-2920 San Ignacio --
Rehab Bar Night Club -- San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Rojo Beach Bar Bar (501) 226-4012 5.7 mi. Northeast of San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Salty Dog Saloon Night Club (501) 522-0409 Dangriga --
Shade Bar and Restaurant Bar (501) 226-2074 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Six Lounge Lounge (501) 223-2521 1.6 mi. Northwest of Belize City --
Skybox Sports Lounge Lounge (501) 226-2647 Belize City --
The Lobby Bar Bar (501) 824-2125 San Ignacio --
Tipsy Tuna Bar (501) 523-3089 0.4 mi. South of Placencia --
Tropicana Lounge Lounge (501) 203-1160 Belize City --
Turtle Inn Beach Bar Bar (800) 746-3743 0.7 mi. Northeast of Placencia --
Unos Mas Bar Bar (501) 226-0031 12.3 mi. South of San Pedro Caye Caulker
Wahoo's Lounge Bar (501) 226-2002 San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Yoli's Bar Bar -- 0.9 mi. South of Placencia --

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