A guide to the best nightlife spots in Jamaica, from beach bars to nightclubs and massive beach parties.
One of the most popular ways to experience Jamaica’s nightlife is through the bars, and you can find some excellent drinking spots at every turn on the island, many of which use their setting on the cliffs and shorelines, with sweet reggae music in the air. On the cliffs of West End, Negril there is also being added attraction where you can go cliff diving. Another aspect of Jamaica’s nightlife is through its live concerts and parties, which I promise you will be able to find a couple no matter the time of year or day of the week.
Let's take a look at the to destinations in Jamaica if you are looking to add that touch of nightlife to your vacation experience.
Jamaica’s second city, Montego Bay – a popular cruise ship destination and home to many resorts and beaches. Montego Bay is located on the northwest coast of Jamaica and the nightlife there is more than worth the stay. The main attraction is Gloucester Ave commonly known as the “Hip Strip” or “Bottom Road” to the locals. Here, the bars, nightclubs restaurants and people create a scene of buzz, music, non-stop flow of Red Strip Beer and Jamaican Rum and just a very good time, as long as you are able to do it all night. The best part about this is that all the spots are all these spots are just walking distance from the hotels.
Some of the most popular spots in Montego Bay are Margaritaville, Pier One and Blue Beat Ultra Lounge. They are all completely dissimilar in architecture and ambience but are all the same in non-stop music and good vibes.
Kingston is the Capital city of Jamaica and the largest and most populous city in the English speaking Caribbean. However, due to years of bad press a violent history and lack of accessibility, Kingston is not as popular among visitors to the island as it should be. Some if not all of Jamaica’s best Nightclubs can be found in New Kingston. Popular spots like Fiction and The Quad hosts the islands top DJ’s on a nightly basis so regardless of the day of the week if you feel like partying and dancing, there is always somewhere to go. Every weekend there are dozens of live concerts and local parties in and around the city. If you ask enough questions, you will learn about exclusive Yacht parties going over to the Private Islands known as Maden and Lime Cay. Strip clubs, sports bars, street parties, whatever it is that you are into, the nightlife in Kingston is the best in the Caribbean.
Ocho Rios is a port town located on the North Coast of Jamaica. The former fishing village is popular for its many resorts and also its cruise ship port. Ocho Rios is also home to many of the most popular tourist attractions like Dunn’s River Falls, Blue Hole, Mystic Mountains and a whole lot more. When the sun sets, Ocho Rios is lit up by its nightlife. Dominated more than any of the other tourist towns by the Cruise Ship, its population fluctuates with tourists, some of which ship out before dark, leaving the others and the locals to fend for themselves. The Outcome is an eccentric set of nightclubs and bars ranging from raw to laid-back and casual settings.
The best way to start your nightly activities is with a sunset cruise. Sunsets in Jamaica are particularly beautiful in Jamaica and what better way to view one than on a boat, out in the ocean accompanied by some reggae music and some Red Stripe Beer. Later on in the night, the sports bar at Little Restaurant is open from 10 am – 3 am. On Saturday and Sunday nights BiBiBips has a hopping bar and live bands. Some more popular spots are Margaritaville, Acropolis Disco, Amnesia and Coconuts.