Nassau, the vibrant capital of The Bahamas, is known for its breathtaking white sandy beaches and crystal, clear waters. However, it’s more than just stunning views. Nassau is the best place to soak up the local culture, history and entertaining nightlife backed up by the warm Caribbean hospitality and the laid-back atmosphere of The Bahamas.
As the sun sets in Nassau, the town offers an exciting nightlife experience with luxurious bars, lounges and dance clubs. Read on as we break down four of the top nightlife venues worth exploring while the night is young in Nassau.
Skybar SLS Baha Mar; photo courtesy of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
Ideal for: An evening of luxury and entertainment
Skybar has one of the most breathtaking views in The Bahamas and is located just minutes away from downtown Nassau on the top of the lavish and unmistakably tropical SLS Baha Mar Resort. Skybar is the first rooftop lounge in Nassau with a view best enjoyed while sipping on freshly handcrafted cocktails under the open-air perched venue. While said view requires climbing up several stories, it is definitely worth the exertion. Skybar has become a hot spot for watching the sunset over the island paradise while offering exciting entertainment and live DJs. It is sure to elevate your experience in Nassau!
Sea Glass Lounge, The Cove at Atlantis; photo courtesy of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
Ideal for: A laid-back evening out, with the opportunity for dancing
Sea Glass Lounge is located at the centre of The Cove at Atlantis and offers an intriguing after-dark experience. Guests can enjoy the outdoor patio views and gaze into the horizon while ordering a rich assortment of drinks and appetizers. However, the excitement doesn’t stop there. Sea Glass Lounge transitions to an indoor club environment at dusk, with bluesy and Latin beats guaranteed to get guests on their feet.
Sea Glass Lounge is a great place to socialise and enjoy the variety of palates offered. The lounge is in proximity to The Cove at Atlantis Casino floor, where guests can try their luck at a variety of table games. Sea Glass Lounge has plenty of seating for those who wish to sit comfortably throughout the evening. For a night of bluesy music, a diverse menu and easy access to the hustle and bustle of the casino, this is the place to be in Nassau.
Blue Note Jazz Lounge at Grand Hyatt, Baha Mar; photo courtesy of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
Ideal for: An evening of sophistication and smooth jazz
Immerse yourself in an evening of jazz at the Grand Hyatt! Jazz Bar is located in a stylish piano bar in the Grand Hyatt at the Baha Mar Resort. It offers a sophisticated menu of Caribbean dishes and small plates paired with live music playing nightly. Jazz Bar features performances by local and international artists for a variety of smooth sounds. Cocktails such as the old fashioned negroni and many signature beverages are served as guests listen to smooth jazz. Come for the menu but stay for the live music.
Pirate Republic Brewery; photo courtesy of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
Ideal for: Visitors looking to try locally brewed flavours while exploring downtown Nassau
Recognised as the county’s only craft brewery, Pirate Republic Brewery serves a variety of craft beers in the on Woodes Rogers Walk, in downtown Nassau. Since Nassau was declared the Republic of Pirates in the early 1700s, guests can also learn more about the history of pirates in The Bahamas and surrounding islands while sipping on the craft brews. The brewery serves Caribbean-inspired dishes to complement the variety of drafts offered. The Pirate Republic Brewery began brewing its world-class beers in that very same venue in the heart of downtown Nassau.