Guests who choose to stay at Jolly Harbour during their Antigua vacation will find that they can easily pack their days full of pleasurable activities. From golf to watersports, the fun never stops – even when the sun goes down. Nightlife in the Jolly Harbour area is just as enthralling as the daytime activities, and range from subdued and family friendly to highly energetic and perhaps even a bit scandalous.
Bars and Nightclubs
A great way to unwind at night is with a cold beverage, music that gets you up on your feet, and a vibrant atmosphere. The bars and nightclubs in Jolly Harbour allow guests to do just that. Begin your night at Castaways, which always hosts a lively, yet low-key crowd, and offers tapas and pub-style food under a thatched roof.
Over in the Jolly Harbour Shopping Centre, there are two bars, Dogwatch Tavern and West Point Bar & Lounge. On the menu at Dogwatch Tavern is a selection of fried foods, burgers, sandwiches, and fish, which is why a number of locals frequent the joint. A number of beers are on tap, and mixed beverages keep up the island flavor. There are pool tournaments each Tuesday, and Thursday is karaoke night. The West Point Bar & Lounge is where yachtsmen often go to relax with a drink. The frequent live entertainment almost can't compare to the breathtaking view of the marina.
Just across from the Jolly Harbour Resort sits the Sugar Ridge Resort, home one of Jolly Harbour’s favorite nighttime hot spots, the Sugar Club. Sugar Club is a bar and restaurant that serves up many American favorites like pizzas, pastas, burgers, steaks, and sandwich wraps. Sushi and seafood are also on the menu, though seafood is especially highlighted on Friday nights. At least three nights a week guests enjoy live entertainment by a wide array of musicians, and a DJ spins the latest hits every Saturday night, making Sugar Club more than just a top-notch restaurant, but a hopping club as well.
A bit of light-hearted gambling can be a fun way to spend an evening in Antigua. In whole, the selection of casinos throughout Antigua is small, and while none are located in Jolly Harbour, you will find King’s Casino less than 10 kilometers away in St. John’s. King’s Casino is not only a casino, but an entertainment Mecca. There is a wide selection of slot machines and other electronic games, as well as table games including black jack, roulette, poker, and craps. Additionally, guests can place bets on top sporting events, and even enjoy nightly live entertainment.
If you aren't up for a night of gambling, drinking, or partying, there are other options as well. Simply walking around the Jolly Harbour Shopping Centre to pick up souvenirs, and the Marina for the spectacular nighttime views are two great places to pass some time.
One favorite nighttime activity for many people is a trip to the movies. Unfortunately, there is only one theater in Antigua, and it isn't in Jolly Harbour. But, if you are willing to travel the 12.3 kilometers to Caribbean Cinemas on Friar Hills Road, you can take in one of the latest releases.
Whether you're looking for something relaxing to pass some time before bed, or a place where you can be up all night, there are plenty of options in and around Jolly Harbour.
Posted by Ron Tarter on 3/5/2012 10:09:48 AM 0 Comments
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