Barbados is known for many things, but its nightlife and beaches are amongst the most popular features that travellers from all over the world come to experience. No matter what side of the island you find yourself on, you'll never be too far from a beach bar that lets you enjoy the best of local nightlife and the beachfront.

    You'll find an extensive variety of beach bars available when you visit, from bars that are more laid back to others that offer more energetic experiences. Check out the 10 best beach bars in Barbados that let you immerse yourself in the local nature, culture, and nightlife.

    1

    Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill

    Enjoy drinks, food, and live music

    Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill is one of the top spots to visit if you're interested in getting a drink, enjoying some delicious fresh food, and hearing a live DJ. The drink selection is quite varied, with a relaxing bar space and talented mixologists on staff. Meanwhile, the food ranges from traditional Bajan dishes to hamburgers and hot dogs.

    When it comes to the music here, you'll find that the resident DJ mostly plays calypso, reggae, and R&B, though you're welcome to request just about anything you'd like from any genre. You'll find this beach bar on Brownes Beach on the south side of Bridgetown.

    Location: Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 246-622-1910

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    The Tiki Bar

    Visit the home of the Rumheads

    The Tiki Bar is a popular beach bar where you'll find a vast array of rum and cocktails to enjoy along with live music and views of the turquoise waters. You'll find 68 house cocktails available here that include unique combinations you've probably never tried before.

    When you visit this bar, you'll notice that the music tends to have a universal appeal. The local DJ tends to focus on common favourites, though you're always welcome to make a request. This bar, known as the home of the Rumheads, is located south of Bridgetown by Rockley Beach.

    Location: Rockley Beach, Bridgetown, Barbados

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 246-435-8074

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    Carib Beach Bar

    Explore a local favourite

    Carib Beach Bar is a popular destination for locals and the lucky travellers who discover it thanks to its comprehensive menu and stunning views of the shore and reef. On the menu, you'll find an array of items like soup, salads, and sandwiches, but that's just for starters. You can also enjoy mains like curry, fajitas, pasta, seafood, and a variety of other items from various cuisines.

    The view at this beach bar is absolutely stunning, as it overlooks the shallow waters of Worthing Beach. During low tide, you can even see a stretch of reef in the distance that creates a picturesque natural lagoon. You'll find it along the southwest coast just west of Saint Lawrence Gap.

    Location: Worthing Main Rd, Bridgetown, Barbados

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 246-571-4694

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    Crystal Waters Beach Bar

    Visit a beach bar with weekend barbecues

    Crystal Waters Beach Bar is known for its food more than its drinks because it hosts a weekly barbecue that everyone is invited to take part in. Every Sunday, you'll find a barbecue held here around lunchtime where you can find various freshly cooked meats all sourced locally.

    The drink selection here is available all week long, with a good variety of liquors, beers, and wines on offer. Happy hours are held in the afternoon, and a significant portion of their drink menu is notably more affordable than you might expect. You'll find this beach bar by Worthing Beach around Saint Lawrence Gap.

    Location: Highway 7, Bridgetown, Barbados

    Open: Monday and Thursday–Saturday from 3 pm to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 4 pm (closed Tuesday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +1 246-435-6532

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    Ju Ju’s

    Visit a bar with no sign

    Ju Ju’s Beach Bar is a casual and laid-back beach bar without a sign that offers local food and ice-cold drinks with stunning waterfront views. This bar doesn't rely on flashy design or decor, instead focusing on local food and relaxing drinks.

    When you visit this bar, be sure to consider renting one of the umbrellas and loungers. You can get all the drinks you need while relaxing in the sun on the beach. Additionally, the bar faces the western shore, so it's a popular spot to see the sunset. You'll find this beach bar north of Holetown along Alleynes Bay.

    Location: Hwy 1B, Mount Standfast, Barbados

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 246-268-6093

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    Little Bristol Beach Bar

    Relax in a casual and fun atmosphere

    Little Bristol Beach Bar is a relaxing bar where you'll find a selection of cocktails and gourmet sandwiches on a light-casual menu supported by a food truck-style kitchen. One of the most common things to do here is grab a cocktail and face the shore for a chance to see the legendary "green flash," a meteorological phenomenon that can occur at sunset involving a flash of green light around the sun on the horizon.

    The beach this bar is set up on is notably quiet, which helps the bar maintain its peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Plus, the gourmet sandwiches are notably delicious despite coming out of such a small kitchen. You can try it for yourself near the western coast in Speightstown.

    Location: 69X4+XG2, Speightstown, Barbados

    Open: Tuesday–Saturday from 10.30 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 10.30 am to 4 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 246-439-1592

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    John Moore Bar

    Find fun at a lively bar

    John Moore Bar is a popular beach bar for both locals and travellers where you'll find plenty of music, drinks, and decor so appealing that it's been used for music videos. Their speciality is rum, so most of the custom cocktails utilise it in some way, but you'll still find other options.

    When you visit this bar, you're likely to find a fairly large crowd, so it's an ideal destination if you're interested in an energetic environment. Plus, the live music does a lot to keep everybody enthusiastic. See it for yourself on the shore between Lower Carlton and Weston.

    Location: Hwy 1B, Barbados

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 5.30 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 6.30 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 246-422-2258

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    Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge

    Explore a sophisticated beach bar

    Drift Ocean Terrace Lounge is a more sophisticated bar than most where you can enjoy a luxurious experience by the ocean with high-end wines and original cocktails. The decor is elegant and the seating is remarkably comfortable, so unwinding here after a long day of exploring the adventures of the island could be the perfect encore.

    When you look through the menu here, you'll find an impressive selection of wines. Some of them are local, but you'll find imports, too. The cocktails are mostly original as well, save for the classics that you find all over the world. You can try out this bar on the western coast of Holetown.

    Location: Highway 1, Barbados

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 4 pm to 8.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 246-432-2808

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    Surfer’s Bay Beach Bar

    Relax at a bar where you're sure to fit in

    Surfer’s Bay Beach Bar is known primarily for its welcoming atmosphere, though you'll find a satisfying variety of drinks on offer as well. While the bar is popular with surfers, as you might expect, it's not exclusively for them. Everyone interested in a relaxing and mellow experience is welcome.

    Amongst the drinks here, you'll find everything you might expect. The variety is substantial, so you can be sure that at least the popular favourites will be available. You can find this bar on the island's southern coast by Silver Sands.

    Location: Moonraker, Green Garden, Landsdown, Barbados

    Phone: +1 246-262-5483

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    Johnny Cools Bar

    Enjoy live music and food

    Johnny Cool's Jazz and Blues Beach Bar has far more to offer than just drinks, as you'll find a satisfying menu along with live jazz and blues performances every day. On the menu, you can enjoy barbecue lunches along with the catch of the day caught literally steps away from the bar.

    Most of the cocktails at this bar have delicious fruit flavours like mango, passion fruit, lime, and pineapple. The specials change each day, so this bar may be worth multiple visits during your time in Barbados. You'll find it right by Dover Beach in Saint Lawrence Gap.

    Location: Dover Beach, Oistins, Barbados

    Open: Monday–Wednesday from 11 am to 11 pm, Thursday–Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 246-428-5592

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