When the sun goes down in Barbados, the party is just beginning. From beach, wine and sports bars to jazz, reggae and nightclubs, even live theatre and opera can be found for the evening program. Whether it is a night spent in St. Lawrence Gap, Baxter`s Road, at Oistins or along the historic streets of Holetown, there is something for everyone to have a nice time.
Located at the northern end of Bridgetown, a bit off the beaten path, Baxter's Road offers visitors a true Barbadian experience with its great mix of music, food and lively atmosphere. Most of the sports bars, restaurants and rum shops became traditional because of their uniqueness. The party doesn't get going until after 11pm, however the festivities usually carry on until early the next morning. But the street is not only worth mentioning because of its bars and partying opportunities but also of its special fare cook on the traditional coal-pot which made the street famous for its fish fry.
1st and 2nd streets in Holetown
French, Italian, Indian or Bajan food are on the menu of the restaurants and bars at the 1st and 2nd streets in Holetown. In these two streets dominate live and local music.
Oistins Fish Fry
On the South Coast in the Christ Church parish the village Oistins was once the major seaport. It was here that Royalist Barbadians grudgingly pledged their allegiance to Oliver Cromwell and his Government in 1652. It is the principal fishing port of Barbados and the site of a major fish festival.
On Friday and Saturday at Oistins visitors and locals find all the best local seafood grilled and fried at any corner for charming prices. The open-air event goes along with local music, rum and Bajan atmosphere. Oistins Fish Fry gained the recognition as a truly cultural event.
St. Lawrence Gap
The popular St. Lawrence Gap or shortly called “The Gap” is on the south coast in the Worthing area. Brick-pavement and antique street lamps give the about a mile long street its certain character. The diverse bars, lounges, pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels aspirate the street with life. The Gap is renowned as the party strip of Barbados since the early fifties. Locals and visitors of all ages dance to the island beat like Calypso, Jazz, Reggae or Pop Music from dusk to dawn and pub-crawl. The Gap is also very attractive because of the near-by accommodations, from pensions to hotel resorts, and cuisine offer from casual eateries with their special Bajan food and fine dining restaurants with their international and Bajan specialities. The Gap is a perfect contradiction but it all synchronizes perfectly. Everything is just a few steps away from eachother.