Top 5 Bajan Bars in Christ Church, Barbados
Barbados has often been described as a melting pot. Its history has entwined many cultures, including Africa and Britain, and embraced a mix of laid back lifestyles and easy going attitudes. It’s a fabulous island that embraces diversity. And there’s no better place to show this than Friday night in Oistins Town and the neighbourhood of St Lawrence Gap (also known as the Gap). Both areas are located in Christ Church, on the southern coast of the tear drop shaped island. Whether you’re looking for a delicious food and dancing, Reggae rhythms or mellow blues bar, you’ll find the vibes along Christ Church’s vibrant neighbourhoods. Check out the following bars in St. Lawrence Gap:
Party All Night Long at the Gap Bar
The Gap Bar
Music players and music lovers, this is the bar to check out in the Gap. Top acoustic Bajan bands perform every single night of the week. The place is small but has a lot of character with drinks and food served throughout the night. The bar is open 24 hours so it’s perfect for those party animals who plan to dance the night away until the sun rises.
Shuttle Bus On Over to Oistins Fish Fry
Oistins Fishing Complex
Less than ten minute drive away from the Gap is the For most of the week, Oistins is a peaceful fishing village, but on a Friday night that all changes and the sleepy Oistins residents wake up and get ready to join visitors for the Friday Fish Fry night – a weekly street party with singing, dancing and of course food. Fishermen sell their daily catch to street vendors who in turn cook the fish for thousands of Friday night diners, drinkers and dancers. A lot of resorts relish the chance to take their guests to this special weekly gathering and offer a shuttle bus service.
Make Yours a Margarita at Café Sol
This energetic open-air Mexican bar serves the best margaritas on the whole of the island. What makes them so special? The bartender rubs the margarita glasses with Bajan sugar instead of salt. It’s a great rest stop before or after dinner. It attracts a pleasant and social crowd. On site is a local restaurant for those who feel peckish. Open from early evening to midnight it’s a great bar to chill and watch the sunset.
Sophistication at Sugar Ultra Lounge
Sugar Ultra Lounge
Sugar Ultra Lounge is one of the newest bars in the Gap, and is considered one of the hippest. The former Ship Inn Pub has been transform into a trendy open-air nightclub with strobe lighting, VIP booths and a strict dress code (keep it chic and not shabby). Established in 2011 with the intention to introduce modern and exciting concepts to the island’s entertainment industry, Sugar Ultra Lounge caters to party-goers looking for a bit of sophistication for their vibrant night out.
Sing It Loud and Proud at Hal’s Car Park
Hal's Car Park Karaoke Bar
Hals’ is one of the most popular bars in the Gap. Has now become a part of the atmosphere. As the name suggests, the place was once an open air parking lot and could still pass for one as visitors drive up and park their cars next to a section of small tables and chairs. What makes the place stand out is the canopied bar serving a selection of Bajan, Jamaican and Guatemalan rums and music blaring out. Mondays to Wednesdays are karaoke nights and all other nights are pure jamming sessions with the latest hip hop hits mixed with soca and calypso music. The place attracts all ages and it’s a great place to finish the night. You’ll often find Hal himself by the bar, chatting to friends, old and new.