The Cayman Islands has a very social culture, which spills over into its nightlife! There are a lot of great spots to grab a drink - whether you're after a lively sports bar, an intimate speakeasy-style setting or a place to dance into the early hours of the morning.
So if you are in need of a good night out (aren’t we all!), Cayman Resident details the best of Cayman's clubs and bars to hit up on your next Friday night out. For a more comprehensive guide, visit Cayman Good Taste.
The Bar Scene
- All Stars Sports Bar (SMB) is a great place to play pool and beer pong. Food available.
- Backroom (SMB) offers a setting reminiscent of the prohibition years with great cocktails
- Bevvy and the Lazy Lizard (SMB) are both popular spots, particularly after a SMB brunch on Sundays.
- The Bird (SMB) is a hugely popular bar and restaurant known for its great vibes, late nights and delicious chicken sandwiches.
- Cayman Cabana (GT) supports local farmers with their fresh farm-to-table fare. They have a large bar area and outdoor deck.
- Coconut Joe’s (SMB) has an open-plan bar and is a good spot to catch sports games.
- Coccoloba Bar & Grill at the Kimpton Seafire (SMB) is part street taco joint, part beach hut where you can pair expertly mixed margaritas and icy cocktails with fresh tacos and tostadas.
- Craft F&B Co. (SMB) is a popular gastro-pub with a large list of craft beers on tap and in a bottle. Great hearty eats.
- Door No.4 (SMB) is Cayman’s newest cocktail bar, serving classic and contemporary drinks as well as delicious small plates.
- Fidel Murphy’s (SMB) attracts many residents, particularly to their Friday karaoke nights.
- GT Outpost (GT) is Cayman's first gaming bar. Sit and sip on cocktails and craft beer as you play video and board games.
- The Hive (SMB) is a casual bar with regular live music and food trucks. They also show sports.
- Kaibo Beach Restaurant (North Side) offers a fun and tasty menu and their famous Mudslide and fresh whole coconuts with local rum! They host a popular monthly full-moon dinner called Luna Del Mar.
- KARoo (CB) is a popular after-work venue. Offers cocktails, tapas, a Happy Hour Monday-Sunday 3pm-7pm and a Sunday BBQ Brunch.
- Le Petit Bar (WB) is an intimate wine and cocktail bar serving artisan charcuterie. They also offer spirits, beers and sake.
- Legendz (SMB) is a popular sports bar with comfortable booth seating and lots of big TV screens.
- The Lodge (SMB) is a fun, friendly and eco-conscious bar with an impressive selection of whiskeys and weekly live music and karoke events.
- Lone Star (SMB) is a bustling, Texas-style bar, popular with the 20+ crowd and tourists. Live music and TexMex food.
- Macabuca (WB) is a relaxed bar overlooking the sea. Monday night Caribbean BBQ, all you can eat from 5.30pm. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset and divers can jump into the water right in front of the bar for a night dive.
- Mango Tree (GT) has a popular outdoor bar and often hosts karaoke on Thursdays.
- Mike’s Bar at Salty’s (GT) is a laidback family-ran bar with an expansive menu featuring affordable, comfort-food.
- My Bar at Sunset House (GT) is a relaxed oceanfront bar just south of George Town. The perfect place to watch the sunset.
- Next Door (CB) is a cocktail bar from the restaurateurs behind Agua. As the name would imply, it is located next door to Agua on the Crescent. The recently opened hangout offers a menu of cocktails inspired by Cayman bush medicine.
- Ophelia Bar (SMB) at Saint June, The Ritz-Carlton, offers a delectable selection of gelato, cocktails and fantastic sunset views on Seven Mile Beach.
- Peppers Bar & Grill (SMB) serves authentic Jamaican cuisine in a large and friendly open-plan bar and restaurant.
- Sandbar (GT) is a fun waterfront daquiri bar and grill that has live music weekly.
- Silver Palm Lounge (SMB) boasts an exquisite cocktail menu, with live entertainment every Friday and Saturday evening at The Ritz-Carlton.
- Tillie's (SMB) is a trendy happy-hour spot located right on Seven Mile Beach. Known for its cool lounge vibes, they have an inventive cocktail list and a variety of wines.
- Union Grill & Bar (CB) is Camana Bay’s newest bar and restaurant, located on the water on the Crescent, offering an artisanal cocktail menu.
- Vines 2 Ocean (SMB) offers a wine and raw bar experience, as well as light bites, in their intimate spot on West Bay Road.
- The Wharf (GT) hosts Tuesday salsa nights, with free lessons at 9.30pm. On the last Friday of the month the Best of 60s,70s, 80s, 90s Dance Party starts at 9.30pm.
The Club Scene
The club scene in Cayman is not supersized by any big city standards, but many of Cayman's hot spots still offer a hoppin' good time with experienced DJs, great live bands, inventive mixologists and of course, a fun loving crowd.
- Lillies (SMB) is a sophisticated late night lounge and nightclub located above Whiskey Mist in the Strand Shopping Centre.
- The Lodge (SMB) is a late night bar located below Lillies nightclub which hosts a weekly array of fun themed nights.
- Seven Mile Lounge (SMB) is a recently rebranded ages 25+ nightlife spot with great drink specials in the heart of Seven Mile Beach.
Note: Cayman observes a religious day of rest on Sunday, so bars and restaurants stop serving alcohol at midnight on Saturdays. Also, smoking indoors is banned in all bars, restaurants and public places. The exception is cigar bars. Please be aware of your surroundings when you are out late at night and never drink and drive. Driving while intoxicated is a punishable offense in the Cayman Islands. (The police often conduct random checks on weekends to deter drunk driving.)
Live Music Scene
Cayman has a dynamic and diverse music scene. Some great spots for live music include: Abacus, Anchor & Den, bàcaro, Kaibo, Ms. Piper's, Pane & Pasta, Next Door, Union Grill & Bar and Tortuga Beach Bar.
Check out Where to Listen to Live Music in Grand Cayman on Cayman Good Taste for more details.
For the perfect casual cigar scene and a wonderful range of quality cigars, Backroom in Regency Court boasts an expansive cocktail list and Cuban cigar selection, and Stogies Cigar Bar, across from George Town waterfront, offers a selection of spirits and cigars. You can also smoke a hand-rolled Cuban cigar at Grand Old house.
Whether you are looking to catch a football, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey or a UFC match, Cayman is not short of good sports bars.
Salty’s, Karoo, Legendz, Craft F&B Co, Fidel Murphy’s, Lone Star, All Stars and PD's Pub, all televise the games on big screens with great food, comfortable seating and good service.
Keep in mind that you might want to reserve a table when there is a big game on or a major sporting event as these areas do get crowded and wait time for a seat may be up to an hour.
The art of mixing the perfect cocktail is highly regarded on-Island. Luckily, bars and restaurants rise to the occasion, creating wonderful, innovative concoctions. We even have a whole week dedicated to the art of the cocktail every October for Cayman Cocktail Week.
Try Anchor & Den for their gin-centric, apothecary-inspired cocktails and chilled ‘lounge’ vibe, bàcaro for their hand-crafted cocktails and delectable small plates, Door No. 4 at The Grove for innovative tastes as well as recreations of old-time classics, and Next Door in Camana Bay for a speakeasy-style bar and cocktails inspired by the Island. Fusion Mixology is a professional bartender service for all your event needs.