The Bahamas is famed for its nightlife, bars, beach clubs, and party atmosphere, offering a different watering hole and dance club around every corner and on every island. Here, you can have a chill cocktail under an umbrella on the beach or visit a hip nightclub where DJs spin the latest hit songs from your favorite artists. You can dance the night away and party till dawn or just enjoy a quiet, refined, and luxurious drink in high-end resort clubs.

    Whatever your idea is of the ideal beach club or island tiki bar, the Bahamas has it to offer. Check out some of the best bars, beach clubs, live music, and nightlife options in the Bahamas.

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    Paradise Island Beach Club

    Have a romantic getaway with amazing backdrops

    Paradise Island Beach Club is part of a resort offering a huge stretch of pristine powder-white sands and turquoise waters on Cabbage Beach with picturesque settings and breathtaking views. If you're looking for a refined, luxurious beach club where you can relax in the Caribbean sun with ideal vistas, sun, and surf, this is the place to go. You'll enjoy craft cocktails made by expert bartenders, meet new friends, and make the memories of a lifetime.

    For couples on a romantic getaway, this club offers a fantastic backdrop for time with your special someone. It's located in the heart of downtown Nassau.

    Location: Garden View Drive, Paradise Island Nassau, Paradise Island, Bahamas

    Phone: +1 800-310-5148

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    The Ocean Club (Four Seasons)

    Experience a unique approach to Bahamas nightlife

    The Dune Bar is hosted by the Four Seasons Ocean Club Resort and offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to experience true Bahamas nightlife with signature drinks and food, music, and fun. You can have a gourmet meal provided by an in-house chef and eat either indoors or sit outside with an ocean panoramic view as the sun sets over the Caribbean sea in brilliant pinks and oranges. The cocktails are every bit as good as the food, prepared by some of the best bartenders on the islands.

    The Dune Bar is located in the heart of Nassau. This places the club within easy access to many other amenities in town and across the island.

    Location: One Ocean Drive Paradise Island Nassau N.P, Bahamas

    Phone: +1 242-363-2501

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    Bahama Beach Club

    Grab a drink at a full-featured resort

    Bahama Beach Club is part of a full-featured resort where you can experience a luxurious beach club experience with craft cocktails poolside among lush tropical gardens with ocean views. This club and resort allows you to kick back under the shade of a coconut palm with delicious drinks and pampered style where all your needs are met by attentive staff. It's a posh way to spend your Bahamas vacation.

    The Bahama Beach Club is on Treasure Cay. It offers a serene and secluded escape just minutes away from the beach. You can attend beach barbecue events with authentic live island music. Other opportunities here include snorkeling, diving, fishing, and watersports as well as golf, tennis, and other activities.

    Location: #1 Treasure Cay Rd, Treasure Cay, Bahamas

    Phone: +1 242-365-8500

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    Nipper’s Beach Bar, Great Guana Cay

    Enjoy reggae, tropical country, and potent drinks

    Nipper's Beach Bar & Grill offers reggae, tropical country, and other forms of Caribbean music at an oceanfront bar with potent specialty drinks under the tropical sun. Whether you choose to lay out on the beach and splash in the ocean or head for the club's pool, you can cool off waterside with a delicious craft cocktail like the signature Nipper's Juice. They also offer food, from cheeseburgers to Bahamas seafood platters.

    Nipper's is on the Abacos on Great Guana Cay and it's worth the trip. Their annual Barefoot Man concert series in March is a must-see event. They're also open 364 days a year, so even in the off-season, you'll find a great time here.

    Phone: +1 242-365-5111

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    Tiny’s Hurricane Hole, Long Island, Bahamas

    Relax on the shores of a calm Caribbean bay

    Tiny's Hurricane Hole offers fantastic signature craft cocktails, a solid food menu, a laid-back atmosphere, and fantastic views of the Caribbean from a sandy beach. The club is on the shores of a bay, so the surf is calm and quiet. You can kick back on white sands and hang out with local crowds or head for a hammock and Adirondack chair under a gazebo to relax. Don't forget to try their Tiny's Tonic signature cocktail or a homemade-from-scratch margarita.

    The menu is as casual as the club, with burgers, craft pizza, sandwiches, and similar fare. The club is located along a dirt road outside of Salt Pond on Long Island, McKann's Settlement.

    Open: Friday–Sunday from 2 pm to 9 pm (closed Monday–Thursday)

    Phone: +1 242-338-0149

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    Taino Beach Resort and Clubs

    Have a drink by a beachfront bonfire

    Taino Beach Resort and Clubs is a resort offering a seaside bar with stunning Caribbean views of white sands and turquoise waters plus great food, bonfires, and fun. You can enjoy margaritas from scratch and other signature craft cocktails cooked up by an expert bartender. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day, from classics like bacon and eggs, soups and sandwiches, and locally sourced seafood dishes. The bar offers happy hour specials for even better deals.

    Twice a week from October through April, they host beach bonfires with an all-you-can-eat buffet and all-you-can-drink cocktails with games, a DJ, fire dancer, and limbo. It's all just minutes to the west of downtown Freeport.

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    Banana Bay, Fortune Beach, Grand Bahama

    Catch a beach club that's popular with locals

    Banana Bay is a hot spot that's popular with locals and offers outstanding casual oceanfront dining, daily specials, and of course, tons of delicious rum-based craft cocktails. The menu here is as unique and breathtaking as the ocean views and includes highlights like a grouper sandwich, mahi tacos, Indian summer curry chicken salad, and of course, banana bread. Some of their specialty cocktails include the Frozen Wacky Banana and Guava Duff.

    Since it's right on the beach, you can pay for your meal then run straight into the water for a cool dip in the turquoise waters. Banana Bay is right on the shores of Fortune Beach on Grand Bahama just minutes away from Freeport.

    Location: Fortune Bay Dr, Freeport, Bahamas

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 242-373-2960

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    Sunset Beach Club

    Grab a cigar and take a fantasy photo

    Sunset Beach Club is a casual and lively bar and club offering live music, a cigar lounge, beautiful sunset views, and a full menu plus signature cocktails. The bar features a full menu through dinner with one of the highlights being their conch salad. You'll also love their cashless bar with signature cocktails like the guava lychee martini and specialty mojitos put together by friendly bartenders. You can kick back and watch the sunset from the bar or head for the photo op mural to take a fantasy photo with a quirky fantasy backdrop.

    Sunset Beach Club is located in New Providence, in the heart of Nassau. It's right in the cosmopolitan center of the Bahamas.

    Location: W Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas

    Open: Thursday–Friday from 4 pm to 8 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 2 pm–8 pm (closed Monday–Wednesday)

    Phone: +1 242-327-2161

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    Pete’s Pub, Little Harbour, Abaco

    Find out what a sideless saloon is

    Pete's Pub offers a funky, open-air beach setting that bills itself as a sideless saloon and offers a laid-back setting with a seasonal pub menu, tucked in a protected harbor. The menu is prepared specially by the in-house chef based on locally sourced, seasonal offerings both in seafood and in produce. The bar's floor is no less than the sand of the beach, and you can grab your drinks and head down a walking path to the craggy beach.

    The bar-protected cove is accessible by boat, but the harbor can get crowded. It's worth noting that this pub is one of only two establishments on Little Harbour, but it's worth it just to experience this quirky eatery.

    Location: Little Harbour, Bahamas

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11.30 am to 5 pm, Friday–Sunday from 11.30 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 242-577-5487

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    Tiki Bikini Hut

    Try a cucumber martini in a coconut shell cup

    Tiki Bikini Hut is a unique and quirky oceanfront bar where you can spend a day enjoying seashore adventures and trying interesting drinks in coconut-shell cups. Among the signature cocktails here that must be experienced are the cucumber martinis. As you party on the soft white sands, you can enjoy tons of beach games like water balloon tosses, hula hoop competitions, and naturally, limbo contests. The menu offers bar staples like chicken wings but also features local delicacies like cracked conch.

    The Tiki Bikini Hut is located in the heart of Nassau on Junkanoo Beach. It's within easy access of all the shopping, dining, historic attractions, and other amenities you want for your vacation.

    Location: Junkanoo Beach Nassau N.P, Bahamas

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 8 am to 1 am, Friday–Saturday from 8 am to 2 am

    Phone: +1 242-826-4053

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    Chat N Chill Beach Bar & Grill

    Catch a boat to a famous pig roast

    Chat n' Chill offers a popular watering hole for vacationers and cruisers as well as locals with beachfront dining and drinks tucked within a small, protected harbor. You can only reach this club on Stocking Island by boat, and the beach gets crowded with dinghies from visitors who want to try out their famous menu and the many events they host. Sundays are the day to visit because they do a traditional pig roast every week. It's also worth trying their conch salad, a featured menu item.

    If you're here when an event goes on, the party really takes off. The George Town Cruising Regatta in April is among the largest, but they have events all year long.

    Location: 1 Stocking Island | Volleyball Beach Stocking Island, Bahamas

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 7 pm

    Phone: +1 305-504-5100

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    Dragon's Bar at Atlantis

    Find the hip nightlife party

    Dragon's Ultra Lounge at Atlantis offers a true Bahamas nightlife experience with craft cocktails and swinging music every night just next to the casino floor. During the week, you can come here to kick back in a quiet and relaxed venue for a good drink, but on the weekend evenings, the club takes off with local bands performing regularly and DJs spinning the best dance music on other nights. The bartenders mix the cocktails strong and tasty and the atmosphere nightly is one of the ultimate party vibes.

    Dragon's Ultra Lounge is located in the heart of Nassau. It's close to a wide range of bars, clubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

    Location: One Casino Drive, Suite 36, Paradise Island, Bahamas

    Open: Daily from 8 pm to 2 am

    Phone: +1 242-363-3000

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