Top 5 Barbados spots for a lavish night out

Spending your holiday in Barbados clearly means you like a bit of extravagance. Getting the most out of your break means you should see as much as you can, day and night, and not spend every evening holed up in your accommodation. Even when you opt for a private villa rental you are missing out if you don’t enjoy a bit of traditional Barbadian culture. Give our top five nightlife spots a try for a fantastic and memorable night out.


Scarlet is a chic and sophisticated cocktail bar where you can enjoy a touch of American culture – with pop art décor and a mix of Caribbean and American music. Cocktails are available in all different sizes and flavours and Scarlet’s pride themselves on the quality of their mojito range. Asian-inspired snacks and meals can also be enjoyed at this traditional Barbadian chattel house.


Harbour Lights

No one who visits Harbour Lights forgets it in a hurry. A huge open-air nightclub that backs onto the beach you can enjoy the Beach Extravaganza Dinner Show and get a real taste for what Barbadian culture is made of. There’s a strong tourist feel but the vibrant atmosphere is infectious.

Harbour Lights

Priva Barbados

A traditional colonial townhouse turned into a high-end party destination Priva prides itself on offering late night entertainment and quality cocktails and drinks. International DJs and VIP options make it a truly indulgent option if you’re planning an extravagant night out.


Café Sol

If you’ve been waiting for a classic margarita throughout your stay in Barbados then Café Sol is the place for you. Serving up a wide range of cool refreshing cocktails, specialising in margaritas Café Sol also has a Mexican restaurant if you’re looking for a bite to eat. It’s one of the quieter, more refined watering holes in Barbados so may be to your taste if you’re looking for a relaxing night without too much partying.

Café Sol

Boatyard Bar and South Deck Grill

Popular with young locals and tourists alike the Boatyard is one of the busiest locations in Bridgetown. It’s Creole inspired and brightly decorated, opening onto the beach front and offering a wide range of different drinks and of course food from the grill. The beach is only minutes away and if dancing is part of your plan, you won’t want to miss a night at the Boatyard. It’s not unknown to see it open until the early hours.

Boatyard Bar and South Deck Grill

James Mannings is Co-Founder of Top Villas.

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Comments (2)

  1. Sue says:

    Mr. Mannings – have you been to Barbados?

    Scarlet and Priva could be described as lavish I suppose, but the others?

    Never would I describe Cafe Sol as a “quieter, more refined watering hole” and The Boatyard and Harbour Lights are tourist attractions – fun, loud and rowdy places, but never, ever would these be described by anyone as lavish.

  2. Brett says:

    I most definitely agree with Sue, Cafe Sol is anything but quiet unless you call in just when they open. I have been going to Barbados for many years and i know Cafe Sol very well, it is usually always full and at times you have to wait quite a while to get served.
    The Boatyard and Harbour lights are exactly as described by Sue.

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