Party places in jamaica

Parties are one of the best parts of life. They’re a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family, celebrate special occasions, and just get together with people you love. But sometimes it can be hard to find a place that’s perfect for your party needs. That’s where we come in!

When you’re looking for a good time, there are plenty of places to go. Here are some of our favorite party spots!

A bar – If you want to get drunk and put on some serious dance moves, a bar is the place for you. But it’s not just about drinking: bars are also space for meeting new people, having fun with your friends, and making memories.

A pool hall – If you’re looking to get competitive or just hang out with your buddies, a pool hall is the place for you. You can play games like billiards or snooker, enjoy drinks and food at the bar, and even watch sports on TV if that’s your thing!

A club – Clubs are great because they’re open late (or all night long!) and offer a lot of different activities like dancing, karaoke nights, live music performances from local bands/singers/musicians… basically anything goes at clubs! You could even see yourself getting into trouble here if you’re feeling adventurous enough… maybe even meet someone special?

There are a number of places in your city that are great for parties. Some places are filled with fun activities for the kids and others have great food and drinks.

Are you looking for a place to have your party? Look no further! Here’s a list of some of the best party places in jamaica:

Pier 1

Pier One

Set on a deck right on the waterfront near downtown Montego Bay, Pier 1 has two faces: by day it’s a classy open-air restaurant specialising in seafood dishes (the local favourite is land crab). But when the sun goes down, it transforms into one of Mo Bay’s most pumping party places (the other being Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville).

Do as the locals do: dress up and dance with wild abandon – but don’t think about turning up much before 10pm. Live concerts are occasionally held here, with some of Jamaica’s biggest names on the setlist, alongside the occasional overseas act.

TreeTop Bar 

It’s impossible to have a bad time at the plant-festooned TreeTop Bar, part of the fabulous Lashings Boutique Hotel and Villas, that’s invariably stuffed full of laughter and people. Fairytale lights cast a twilight tinge from above at night, illuminating the rattan furniture, distressed wooden floorboards and name signs that pay homage to the bar’s high profile past guests.

Service is welcoming and enthusiastic: even the owner, David Folby, works the room chatting to guests and recommending snacks and drinks. Speaking of which happy hour runs, rather generously, from 4.30-7.30pm offering two-for-one on Rum Punch and other classics. Cheers.

John Crow’s Tavern

John Crow’s Tavern

Sport is the name of the game at this popular Main Street bar, so expect to see a big television screening the latest football games. If you’re not a sports nut, take advantage of Jamaica’s hospitable climate and head outside onto the terrace of this brightly painted building to indulge in a spot of people-watching on the bustling street.

Regular promotions draw in the locals on their way home from a busy day at work, who rub shoulders with those tourists in search of a more chilled alternative to the riotous vibe at Margaritaville.

Reggae Inferno

Formerly the Roof Club, you won’t find a lot of reggae played at this gritty local disco – despite what its new name might suggest. What you can expect is dancehall, dancehall and yes, more dancehall, with a smattering of R&B thrown in for good measure.

Spend even the smallest amount of time in Ocho Rios and chances are, after a few too many drinks, you’ll end up here body bopping with the masses after midnight. Women get in free any night of the week, but Reggae Inferno is at it’s liveliest best come weekends.

Alfred’s Ocean Palace

Alfred’s Ocean Palace

Enviably situated on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, Alfred’s Ocean Palace is a guesthouse-cum-restaurant-cum-beach bar that regularly hosts local acts. Look to this place for the very best in roots, rock and reggae music – keep an eye on their website for everything they’ve got on – with plenty of reasonably priced rum punch to accompany it.

The stage is set on the beach, meaning you can dance the night away in the sand, under the stars. Be sure to grab something to eat beforehand in the restaurant, which deals in good Jamaican standards.

Bourbon Beach

Bourbon Beach

This Negril staple has built its reputation on a pretty simple formula: top sets from reggae greats (the late John ‘The Tide Is High’ Holt and the Cool Ruler himself, Gregory Isaacs, both performed at Bourbon) and exciting fresh talent.

It’s a favourite with other musicians who head here on nights off to “bill chill” (take it easy). The general vibe of the friendly staff and customers is fantastic, too: everyone is made to feel welcome. Keep an eye out for its dancehall night on a Saturday which always turn into a bit of a mad one.

Rick’s Cafe

Rick’s Cafe

Years come and go, and Rick’s Cafe still remains Jamaica’s most popular bar by far with visitors bussed in from as far away as Montego Bay and Ocho Rios for a night at this Negril institution.

Join them, for one evening at least, on rocky cliffs 35ft above the ocean to drink the (admittedly expensive) rum punch while watching the sun dip below the western horizon. On the cliffs of the West End, there is an added sunset tradition – of leaping from one of the bar terraces into the turquoise water below.

Dub Club

Dub Club

The Dub Club feels especially worthy of a spot on this list: it’s the hottest party spot, not only in Kingston, but on the entire island, with the best setting too. Perched high on Jack’s Hill, looking down over the capital, selector Sabre Selassie and guests serve up superlative roots, reggae, rock and dub in the open air.

Dub Club also offers a laid-back bar and Ital dishes and seems to welcome a cross-section of people, from locals to expats to visitors passing through, and everyone else inbetween. It’s certainly worth making the effort to get here. 

Pelican Bar

pelican bar
Standing out to sea, Pelican Bar is only reachable by boat

Widely hailed as ‘the coolest bar in the Caribbean’, the Pelican was built by a fisherman named Floyd in 2001 after he saw it in a dream. Reaching the ramshackle bar is a thrilling adventure: the Pelican sits on stilts in the shallow water of a sandbar several hundred yards off Jamaica’s southwest coast, so you’ll need to catch a boat from either Treasure Beach, Parrottee Point or Black River to get there. Go for a sunset drink and enjoy it over a game of dominoes with Floyd and his friends or in waist-deep water, surrounded by rays and pelicans.

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