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If you’re looking for a nightclub outside the all-inclusives, head to the Jungle...
The most ostentatious of the beach bars, Jimmy Buffett’s sustains a Spring Break vibe all year long, although it has a bit of a forlorn air on slow nights...
A little pricey and the reggae cover band really lays on the schmaltz, but this two-story restaurant, with sun deck, rope swing and cliff-diving platform still has its kitschy charm...
Negril’s reggae concerts are legendary, with live performances every night in peak season, when there’s sure to be some big talent in town...
With a rotating roster of musicians anchored by a rock-solid ‘riddim’ section, the house Hurricane Band shows tourists a thing or two about roots music here each Wednesday...
This place goes all out during Spring Break. Occasionally, jazz is featured on Wednesday night. Covers sometimes budge into the expensive US$12 to US$15 range. Sound-system parties rock the beachside.
A friendly and comfortable clifftop haunt centered on a small yet lively tiki bar: the perfect place to strike up a conversation at sunset or enjoy a Bloody Mary before noon.
A great hot spot for sunset, Pirate’s starts off a little more mellow than the nearby hotel bars but attracts more locals and gathers strength as the evening progresses.
The bar at Catcha Falling Star serves jerk shrimp that is, we have discovered (after lengthy research), the perfect thing to eat with Red Stripe.
Popular with locals, this place draws a late-night crowd into the wee hours, when you can swig shots of white rum and slap down dominoes with locals.
Even if you can’t afford to stay at Caves, you can still join sunset cocktails at its classy bar. Sadly, only guests are allowed to stay after 7:30pm.
This Negril institution is one of the oldest beach bars. Shows begin around 10pm and continue deep into the night.
The best spot for live reggae on Long Beach, Bourbon Beach occasionally hosts big-name acts.
At the hotel of that name, has a cool bar if you want to escape the beach mayhem.
Busiest bar on the beach on some nights. Live music three nights a week.
The house band here is well loved and draws a sizable crowd.
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