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Bars and Clubs

Last updated: 7th July 2016

The Bar Scene
Cayman’s bar scene changes rapidly. We mention the most popular ones here:

Abacus (Camana Bay) a smart inside bar and restaurant; outside there are sofas and tables under the stars.

Bar Crudo
(GT) part of the Guy Harvey’s group this new bar serves great drinks and fresh sea food. The décor is accentuated by exclusive artwork from renowned marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey.

Barolo (SMB)has a lovely patio, great wine list and good music with DJ. Friday nights are extremely popular with the expat crowd.

The Brasserie (GT) Smart professional bar located in Cricket Square. Offers regular food specials throughout the week including: Secret Pleasure Mondays, Gastro Pub Tuesdays,  Burgers ‘n’ Beer Wednesdays, Taco Thursdays and Pizza and Pinot on Friday nights.

Calico Jacks (SMB) a casual beach bar with open mic night on Tuesdays and a DJ on Saturdays.

Coconut Joe’s (SMB) has an open-plan bar under a huge Poinciana tree. Popular with the 20+ crowd that work in the tourism industry. A good spot to catch sports games on the big screen outside under the stars!

Craft F&B Co. (SMB) is a great option for beer lovers. There are 16 different beers on tap and over 40 different bottled beers on offer, including a local and international selection.

George Town Yacht Club (Barcadere Marina, GT) is another great restaurant (with a very popular bar and weekly live music) which you can get to by boat or car. The prices are extremely reasonable and it is invariably packed with people you know!

Kaibo Beach
(North Side) offers a great menu and a fantastic selection of cocktails, including the popular Mudslide! They hold a Caribbean BBQ every Tuesday night and live local music.Kaibo Beach (North Side) offers a great menu and a fantastic selection of cocktails, including the popular Mudslide! They hold a Caribbean BBQ every Tuesday night and live local music.

(Camana Bay) is a popular after-work venue. Offers cocktails, tapas and a Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 3pm-7pm.

(SMB) has an atmospheric bar with comfortable booth seating and lots of big screens to watch the game.

Lone Star (SMB) is a loud, Texas-style bar. Popular with divemasters, the 20+ crowd and tourists. American-style food.

Macabuca (WB) is a great bar overlooking the sea. Their Monday night Caribbean BBQ is very popular, CI$17 all you can eat from 5.30pm. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset and divers can jump into the water right in front of the bar for a night dive. 

My Bar at Sunset House (GT) is a relaxed ocean-front bar just south of George Town which is very popular with locals and expat residents. They do great curries. Another perfect place to watch the sunset.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (SMB) gets busy late (after 10pm) on Fridays at Silver Palm Lounge with an over 30 crowd. You can also grab some sushi and a martini at Taikun.

Royal Palms (SMB) is a casual outside bar. Industry Chill Wednesdays with a DJ are particularly busy and there is a DJ and live band on Fridays and Saturday nights. They have cabanas and a swimming pool featuring a swim up bar. Rehab Sunday pool parties with CI$5 drink specials. Sunset DJ sessions from 5.30pm-8pm Wednesdays to Fridays.

South West Collective (GT) is a trendy spot, with board games, vintage fooseball and darts. A great selection of beers, wines and cocktails.

Tiki Beach (SMB) features a Polynesian-style bar on the beach that serves cocktails and hosts events throughout the year. Also has a casual à la carte menu.

The Wharf (GT) hosts Tuesday salsa nights, with free lessons at 9.30pm. Don’t miss the tarpon feeding at 9pm. On the last Friday of the month the Boogie Nights Old School Dance Party starts at 9.30pm.

Whiskey Mist (SMB) is an Irish pub with an excellent range of drinks and traditional Irish food. Weekly quiz and live music events.

The Club Scene
As Cayman is on the small side, there are only a few clubs of note, making these hotspots very busy and the only places to frequent late at night. Be wary about visiting lesser well-known establishments.

Elements Ultra Lounge (SMB) is an upscale night spot with two rooms and top notch DJs.

O Bar (SMB) a popular nightlife spot. The first floor features a bar, corner couches and nooks. The upper level bar has a lounge-like atmosphere. There is a live DJ every night and an ‘infinity’ happy hour on Friday nights.

Lillies (SMB) is a sophisticated late night lounge and nightclub located above Whiskey Mist in the Strand Shopping Centre.

Note: Due to religious beliefs, Sunday is a day of rest, so all bars close and restaurants stop serving alcohol at midnight on Saturday. Smoking is banned in all bars, restaurants and public places. The exception is cigar bars.

Cigar Bars
Sometimes “a cigar is just a cigar”, but when you’re this close to Cuba you definitely want to enjoy a nice cigar - or two. For the perfect casual cigar scene and a wonderful range of quality cigars, Havana Club is a great place to stop in. They have two locations: their cigar lounge in Regency Court or the more informal bar in the West Shore Centre. Both locations have an admirable humidor selection and an in-house torcedor (cigar roller), Jesus, who is a popular figure with the regulars.

Live Music Scene
The Island is not lacking when it comes to a live music scene, as many Cayman restaurants feature great local bands who will play under the stars while you dine. The best venues to catch live music while dining out are Deckers, George Town Yacht Club, Grand Old House, Havana Club, Kaibo, Royal Palms, Silver Palm Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, The Bistro, The Wharf, Tortuga Beach Bar at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa and Whiskey Mist. You can find up-to-date listings on the Explore Cayman Events Calendar.

Catching 'The Game'
Whether you are looking to catch a football, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey or UFC match, Cayman is not short of good sports bars. Legendz, Coconut Joe’s, Craft F&B,, Fidel Murphy’s, Lone Star and Whiskey Mist all feature the games on big screens with great food, comfortable seating and good service.

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