Aruba is best-known for its pristine beaches, which include numerous beach bars that let you enjoy a satisfying drink by the shore. These bars offer an array of drink options, so you'll never have to go far to find something that caters to your unique tastes.

    Beach bars in Aruba can come in many different forms, from those that are quite modest to others that are far more luxurious. Several of the local bars include restaurants as well. Check out the 10 best beach bars in Aruba.

    1

    Bugaloe

    Hang out at a beach bar with an iconic Caribbean atmosphere

    Bugaloe is one of the most popular beach bars on the island, boasting a relaxing Caribbean atmosphere, drinks, and delicious finger food to enjoy. Bugaloe is set on a dock that juts out into the water, so you'll be hard-pressed to get closer to the water than you will at this beach bar.

    The food and drink options here are fairly expansive, with cold cocktails and beer available in equal measure. You'll also find an extensive food menu that mostly includes quick finger food, along with some wraps and platters. Check it all out for yourself on the western coast of Palm Beach.

    Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 79, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +297 586 2233

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    2

    MooMba Beach Bar & Restaurant

    Find fun under 2 gigantic palapas

    MooMba Beach Bar & Restaurant offers an array of drinks and delicious food in a west-facing, open-air restaurant by the beach, making for perfect sunset positioning. One of the palapas—an open-sided structure with a palm-leaf roof—covers the bar, while the other covers the restaurant.

    The bar here features an array of drink options, along with a happy hour and live music on certain days of the week. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus are also offered here. Experience this bar in the Palm Beach area, southwest of Bakval.

    Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 230, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 8 am to midnight

    Phone: +297 586 5365

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    3

    Pelican Pier

    Try seafood and drinks

    Pelican Pier is a beachfront bar known for its array of dishes created from locally caught seafood and fresh ingredients. The mermaid trio is an especially popular option, as it offers lobster tail, steak, and mahi-mahi served together.

    If the drinks and food aren't enough on their own, you'll be happy to know that the view from this bar is phenomenal. You can take in the crisp sea air and the turquoise waters of the surrounding sea without having to leave the bar's outdoor seating. Try it for yourself along the coast of Palm Beach.

    Location: On Pelican Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 237, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +297 586 2259

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    Coco Loco Beach Bar

    Check out a small beach bar

    Coco Loco Beach Bar is a small, open-air bar that offers a variety of drinks along with a limited seafood menu. Limited seating is available among a few barstools and tables, so be prepared to stand or claim the first open seat you see.

    The menu here isn't as comprehensive as you'll find in some other local establishments, but you'll still find plenty of fresh seafood on offer. You can find Coco Loco along the western beach, just a short distance northeast from Manchebo Beach on Aruba's westernmost tip.

    Location: Noord, Aruba

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm, Monday from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +297 280 8081

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    5

    The Oasis at La Cabana

    Soak up the sunset over cocktails

    The Oasis at La Cabana is a high-end beach bar located within a picturesque resort where you'll find signature cocktails and world-class finger foods served in a beachfront lounge. The drinks here are created and crafted by a team of expert mixologists and include specialty drinks like mojitos and piña coladas.

    This beach bar offers plenty of space to sunbathe and relax in a lounger, so you can take in the picturesque surroundings while enjoying your drink. The beach here faces west, so consider visiting during sunset. You'll find it all on the north side of the Eagle Beach area.

    Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 250 Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba

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    6

    Surfside Beach Bar

    Relax at a beach bar by the airport

    Surfside Beach Bar is a relaxing destination with refreshing drinks, delicious food, and a viewpoint that lets you watch the airplanes flying to and from the island. The airplanes are far enough away to where the sound isn't disruptive, but you can still see them. Of course, you may be more interested in glimpsing the sunset on this west-facing beach.

    In terms of food and drink, you'll find a satisfying variety with cocktails and cold beer alike. The kitchen here makes mostly international cuisine that everyone can enjoy, like pizza and burgers. Try it out for yourself at the beach just west of Queen Beatrix International Airport.

    Location: LG Smith Boulevard z/n Surfside Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +297 280 6584

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    7

    Arashi Beach Shack

    Grab quick snacks and drinks

    Arashi Beach Shack is set up on one of the most popular beaches on the island and offers a wide variety of drinks and quick snacks for you to enjoy. Whether you're interested in beer or cocktails, it's all served ice-cold even on the hottest summer days.

    When you're looking to get some food, you'll find a modest yet appetizing menu at this beach bar. The ceviche is particularly popular not only because of the care that goes into making it but because the portion size is quite generous considering the price. See for yourself on Arashi Beach around the island's northwestern coast.

    Location: L.G. Smith Blvd 135, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +297 585 5040

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    8

    Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant

    Visit a casual yet chic beach bar

    Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant is a bar and restaurant combo that features an open-air atmosphere and delicious, upscale Caribbean cuisine with an expansive drink selection. The menu here can change based on what's in season, but you'll always find freshness and techniques taken to the next level.

    While the bar here is open to everyone, reserving a romantic sunset dinner can get you a bottle of champagne or wine included. The bar is located on a west-facing beach, so sunset is a popular time to visit. You can find this beach bar close to the westernmost part of Aruba.

    Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 51, Oranjestad, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +297 588 7300

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    9

    Rum Reef

    Take in elevated views

    Rum Reef, located at Baby Beach, offers an array of drinks, including alternatives to rum, while boasting a pool and impressive views of the waterfront. The view here is only made possible thanks to the massive windows that are kept open during the day to let you enjoy the sea air alongside your drink.

    The pool at this beach bar is particularly impressive, as it's an infinity pool. This pool is notably relaxing, and it faces the beach so you never have to sacrifice that view. The bar is adults-only, so you won't have to watch out for kids splashing around in the pool.

    Location: C478+JW San Nicolas, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm

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    10

    The Beach Bar

    Enjoy a prolonged happy hour

    The Beach Bar is known primarily for its extended happy hour where you can enjoy drinks and discounts all on a relaxing, white-sand beach with a friendly and welcoming ambience. This bar has one of the longest happy hours on the whole island, lasting from noon until 7 pm.

    When you visit this bar, you'll find a variety of drinks on offer, including cold beer and cocktails. Food is also available and includes items like freshly baked pizza. You'll find it all in the Palm Beach area on the western coast.

    Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 87, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +297 586 1000

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