While vacationing on St. Lucia, travelers experience endless amounts of fun in the sun. Snorkeling, sunbathing and sightseeing are excellent ways to spend your days, but the real excitement blooms when the sky grows dark and the St. Lucia nightlife scene comes alive.
Many may imagine nightlife as being comprised solely of crowded clubs with flashing lights. In reality, the nightlife of St. Lucia offers an array of different venues and styles of festivities that provide an ideal option for travelers of any lifestyle.
Heading to a local bar is a great alternative for the traveler who wants to enjoy a social evening of drinking without the hassles associated with going to a bustling nightclub. Guests can still have an exciting evening if they choose an appropriate bar to cater to their nightlife desires. At J.J.’s Paradise in Marigot Bay, patrons gather to sip on drinks while watching fire-eating shows, participating in limbo contests and letting loose with karaoke nights. Another thrilling establishment is Mango’s Bar in Rodney Bay. This bar sits along the districts popular strip, and is a weekend hotspot. Other lively choices include the Happy Day Bar in Rodney Bay, the intimate Jungle Café, the unique Happy Cock, the themed Xanadu Lounge in Gros Islet and the comfortable Fire Grill & Lounge Bar.
Although it doesn’t quite showcase the local island flavor, the playful vibes of Shamrocks Pub will keep you captivated as boisterous crowds of boaters fill the venue for good music and cool beers. If you’re interested in catching a sporting event, stop by the Planter’s Pub for giant television screens and friendly games of billiards. At Captains Cellar, patrons are invited to enjoy a hospitable English-style pub that features live musical performances. Another English-influenced bar is the Jambe de Bois, located on Pigeon Island at Rodney Bay. This casual bar features live jazz and violin musicians.
...calypso and soul to salsa and limbo.
The ultimate way to get involved with the St. Lucia nightlife scene is by spending an evening at one of the island’s popping nightclubs. For creative themed evenings, head to the Upper Level Night Club in Rodney Bay. At Aqua, partygoers can choose to dance the night away inside the club’s buzzing facility or outdoors on the club’s popular party deck. Tourists and locals alike flock to Doolittle’s in Marigot Bay for live music ranging from calypso and soul to salsa and limbo. Arguably boasting the most popular selection of musical rhythms, Indies nightclub is a St. Lucia hotspot for younger crowds of dancers and partiers. Another favorite weekend nightclub is Rumours. This hustling venue provides the perfect mixture of music, drinks and dancing.
For a more casual nightclub interaction, consider Rodney Bay’s Delirius. This laid-back venue features a fully stocked bar, cozy garden seating and music from past generations. Combining a nightclub and restaurant, The Lime on the Bay is a local favorite that features a fusion of festive nightlife and intimate dining. Located in Rodney Bay, this nightclub offers a rotating selection of live music, disc jockeys and karaoke nights.
The selection of nightclubs on St. Lucia is nearly endless. Exciting clubs can be found throughout the island, but the bulk of the venues are located in Rodney Bay. Other thrilling options in the nearby vicinity include the techno-influenced Pulse Night Club, themed events at the Upper Level Night Club, the appropriately named Rehab and the fun-filled pool tables at Taboo.
In addition to the typical forms of nightlife that can be experienced on St. Lucia, the island has developed its own unique form of partying – jump-ups. These street festivities are held on a weekly basis, and attract flocks of tourists and locals alike. At these thrilling events, vacationers can get a true taste of authentic St. Lucian flavor while enjoying a night out in paradise. Streets are lined with tantalizing food vendors, and live music flows throughout the evening as the sun sets. Popular locations for jump-ups include the Gros Islet and the western shore of Anse la Raye.
Another exciting option is an evening ride on the Marigot Bay Ferry. For an inexpensive ticket, guests may board the ferry for a scenic trip to the Marigot Beach Club Hotel’s private property’s peninsula. On this tropical stretch of land, visitors will find an expansive barbeque and seafood buffet, as well as delicious cocktails and drinks. The party is hosted nearly every Saturday, and promises to be a fun-filled time.’
Other excellent ideas include attending an evening production at the open-air Derek Walcott Center Theatre, an evening tour and play at a historical sugar mill, ladies’ night at The Wharf, the fish fiestas at the seafood village of Dennery, the monthly “Creole Pot” evenings at Canaries Villages.
No matter what your idea of a perfect night out on the town consists of, the nightlife scene on St. Lucia promises to provide an option to suit any traveler’s needs.
|Bayside Bar||Bar||--||2.0 mi. South of Soufrière|
|Capella Pool Bar||Bar||--||Marigot Bay|
|City Gate Bar||Bar||(758) 452-2672||Downtown Castries|
|Cosmopolitan Bar||Bar||(758) 452-4748||Bisse|
|Crescendo Jazz Lounge||Lounge||(758) 458-0661||Rodney Bay|
|Happy Day Bar||Bar||(758) 452-8233||Rodney Bay|
|Irie Bar||Bar||(758) 724-2221||Gros Islet|
|Megaplex 8||Movie Theater||--||2.2 mi. Northeast of Castries|
|Reef Beach Bar||Bar||--||Vieux Fort|
|Rehab Bar||Bar||(758) 284-4959||Rodney Bay|
|Rum Cave||Lounge||--||Marigot Bay|
|Rum Therapy Bar and Treatment Center||Bar||--||Downtown Castries|
|Sonia's Bar||Bar||--||Gros Islet|
|Spinnakers Beach Bar||Bar||--||Rodney Bay|
|The Boatyard Pub||Bar||(758) 452-9940||Gros Islet|
|The Loft Night Club||Night Club||(758) 450-5638||Rodney Bay|
|Theo's Bar||Bar||(758) 456-0238||Downtown Castries|
|Ti Lele||Bar||(758) 452-0960||Rodney Bay|
|Upper Level Night Club||Bar||(758) 452-9350||Rodney Bay|
From bars and nightclubs to theatres and street parties, this popular Caribbean destination features it all.
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