After a day’s sailing in the Bahamas, there’s no better way to relax than with a rum cocktail or an ice-cold beer. This Caribbean archipelago is awash with beach bars and restaurants, complete with live music and panoramic ocean views. From Nassau to the Exumas, discover the finest Bahamas bars for an evening drink.
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If you’re looking for somewhere casual and fun, especially if you’re travelling as a group, then pull up a seat at Señor Frog’s. This Mexican-themed bar, which has locations throughout the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean, is known for its party atmosphere, colourful cocktails, and Mexican comfort food. The Bahamian outpost in Nassau is located next to the beach; in rainy weather, it’s a great place to take shelter.
Lap up idyllic views and zingy cocktails at the Sunset Beach Club, just north of Lake Killarney. Soak up live music on the beachfront deck throughout the week; dancing is highly encouraged. There’s also a small food menu with conch fritters and juicy beef steaks on offer, while signature cocktails include the Beach Club Cosmo (a blend of vodka, triple sec, mango purée, white cranberry juice, and lime).
For unobstructed ocean views, you can’t do much better than the open-air Sip Sip beach bar and restaurant, part of the upscale Atlantis resort on Paradise Island, just north of Nassau. Dark wood furnishings, directors’ chairs, and art made from salvaged buoys set the tone. Popular “sips” include the signature Sip Sip Rum Punch and the Passion Fruit Sangria, plus there’s an innovative food menu inspired by Bahamian classics, whipped up by chef Julie Lightbourn.
Point your compass in the direction of Great Guana Cay for a colourful beachside beverage at Nipper’s. This classic beach bar lures visitors back time and time again with its party vibe, friendly service and killer cocktails. To top it off, there are two swimming pools, so you can sip and dip. This spot is open 364 days a year; it gets particularly busy on Sundays with a special pig roast buffet to line your stomach.