Drinking and nightlife in Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast

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    Dub Club

    Dub Club is the house party that's become a major Kingston brand. And what a house! Set high on Jack's Hill, it looks down over the lights of the city, twinkling in the night. The huge sound system treats you to the deepest dub and rootsiest reggae, with the selector standing at a pair of decks under a huge mango tree. There's a laid-back bar and I-tal food, and the doors open from 8pm, so you can treat it as a fine early drinking spot, though things don't get going until way after 10pm. Every reggae artist and DJ worth their salt rotates through the Dub Club at some time – if there's a cooler night out in Kingston, we'd like to know about it.

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    Deaf Can! Coffee

    One of Jamaica's most exciting social enterprise businesses, Deaf Can! operate this cafe to increase opportunities and visibility for Jamaica's deaf community. The coffee is excellent, the beans freshly roasted and the baristas welcoming. As well as the cafe, Deaf Can! operate a mobile trailer downtown, and help train staff for other local cafes including Cannonball and Toyota cafes. You don't need to know Jamaican sign language to drink here, but you'll certainly come away knowing the sign for coffee – two fists on top of each other, with the top hand twisting clockwise above the bottom, in the manner of a grinder.

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    Toyota Coffee House

    'Wait,' you think as you walk through the door, 'this is just a car showroom.' True enough, but upstairs is a lovely relaxed cafe with good service, excellent coffee and tea, sandwiches, cakes and a huge window looking up to the mountains. It's the perfect spacious spot to chill, or bring your laptop. The baristas are from the excellent DeafCan Coffee enterprise.

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    Tracks & Records

    Music meets athletics at this punning sports bar owned by Usain Bolt. The atmosphere is lively, with plenty of drinks and good bar meals, and there's always a match on the screens to watch. Make sure you snap your selfie at the entrance next to Usain's world record scoreboard.

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    Inner City Dub

    Held at the Ark (also known as the Afrikan Roots & Kulcha Centre), this is a seriously good Monday roots and dub reggae night, with a regular mix of DJs and live music. A contribution is requested after 9pm.

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    Deck

    This cavernous open-air bar, festooned with fishing nets, is a long-standing favorite with the older crowd for its easygoing atmosphere and good bar food (with a busy grill in the evening). It hosts regular street dances in its parking lot.

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    Fiction

    Pretty young things rub shoulders (and not just shoulders) with each other at one of Kingston’s most popular clubs. As always, don't go too early – parties start late in Kingston.

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    Privilege

    Kingston’s most exclusive club, with a smart dress code, a large dance floor and high-end liquors. Dancehall, R&B, hip-hop and regular free shots at the bar for women.

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    Stone Love HQ

    Home to the famous Stone Love music studios, and host to the ever-popular Weddy Weddy Wednesday club night.

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    Savannah Plaza

    Shopping plaza that turns club venue to host the Uptown Mondays dancehall night.

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    Fisherman’s Tavern

    This is a funky watering hole drawing locals who wash in and out and overindulge in white rum. It has tremendous character on Friday night when a mountain of speakers is built 7m high in the main square and ska music reverberates across the harbor, attracting a friendly crowd of Kingstonians.

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    Escape Bar & Grill

    Popular New Kingston sports bar that's good for inexpensive drinks (and free drinks promotions), decent food off the grill, followed by a loud music mix of hip-hop, dancehall and reggae that attracts a younger crowd. It claims to never close.

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    Twin Gates Plaza

    Shopping plaza that turns club venue to host the Hot Mondays dancehall night.

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    Nanook

    New Kingston bar hosting the popular Vinyl Thursdays club night, which goes heavy on the roots reggae.