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barbados-nightlifeBarbados offers a wide variety of entertainment and energetic nightlife. Barbados is alive with music, bands, festivals, concerts, bars, nightclubs, and rum shops.

There is a wide variety of nightclubs, some indoors and air-conditioned, some outdoors and rustic, some on the beach and some inland; we even have a few that float! Some of the nightclubs feature different theme nights including salsa dancing and beach parties.

On the west coast of Barbados are two streets uniquely named 1st street and 2nd street. These streets harbour a row of bars and restaurants, most of which have late licences where you can boogie all night. Here you will find a party and live music going on most nights of the week.

On the South coast of Barbados, St. Lawrence Gap is a busy, vibrant street of bars and clubs. This is perhaps the busiest place on the island at which to party the night away. Although most of the bars tend to boast a Bajan ambiance, here you can also find Mexican, Irish, Indian, English, and American.

Oistins, located on the south coast of the Island, is becoming very famous with locals and visitors. The Bay Gardens, in Oistins fishing village, is an open-air night spot where you can enjoy the traditional bajan fish fry.  It is also a great spot on weekends to enjoy frreshly cooked fish and Bajan dishes.  There is a variety of entertainment including live bands, DJ music, steel pan, karaoke and standup comedy.


flag-map of barbadosVisa - Not required for US, EU or Commonwealth visitors.
Money - Barbados dollar (B$ or BBD); B$1 = US$0.50 = €0.32 = UK£0.25
Official name - Barbados
Departure tax - Departure Tax of BDS $55 (US $ 27.50) applies to all passengers over 2 years old leaving Barbados. Most airlines include this with the cost of the ticket, but passengers should always check to be sure.
Area - 432 sq km
Population - 282,000
Famous for - Beaches, rum, flying-fish sandwiches
Country code - 246
Capital - Bridgetown
People - Barbadian (formal), Bajan (slang)