Drinking and nightlife in Port of Spain

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    Pub House

    Competing with Frankie's as the Avenue's busiest liming spot, Pub House has a small dance floor and sports games on big screens inside, and a large decked verandah that gets packed to the gills with a party-hard crowd. It's busiest from Thursday to Saturday, when DJs supply a soca, dancehall and R&B playlist, but it's a great drinking spot throughout the week.

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    Smokey & Bunty Avenue

    A 2015 fire destroyed its original hallowed location in St James, but Smokey & Bunty has risen from the ashes on Ariapita Ave, and still has much of its unique character, though the brilliantly seedy feel is inevitably a little diluted. Cheap drinks, tables inside and out, and a great place for a fun lime. Karaoke on Saturday and Sunday nights.

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    The current epicentre of Port of Spain's club scene, this lavish Oriental-themed nightspot attracts the cream of Trinidad's DJs and a very chic crowd, who hit the fabulously kitsch 70's-style light-up dance floor with gusto, and enjoy premium drinks or Cuban cigars in the Old Havana lounge. Hit up the Facebook page to get listed for Friday and Saturday nights.

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    Frankie's on the Avenue

    First opened as an inexpensive lunch spot, Frankie's has morphed into one of Ariapita Ave's best-loved liming locations. You can still get local lunches (and breakfast too), but it's best after dark, when the friendly crowd spills out from the outdoor tables onto the pavement and the drinks flow. Football matches on a big screen in the air-con inside section, too.

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    A great place to party, with a young and beautiful crowd dancing the night away, sipping cocktails and nibbling on Peruvian food from the in-house restaurant. Karaoke on Wednesdays, Latin dance classes on Thursday nights from 8pm (TT$50) and pumping dance parties on Friday and Saturday. Get glam or don't bother – a dress code is in effect!

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    Popular with a well-heeled, older crown, this is a lovely spot for a drink and a lot less frenetic than many Port of Spain bars, with lots of tables on an open-air veranda. Regular live music, great cocktails and excellent food, too, including a nice selection of tapas. Book ahead for drinks or dinner and you get reserved secure parking.

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    La Habana

    An ever-busy bar that's popular with the expanding Venezuelan community. Drinkers crowd onto the pavement outside come the weekend, and DJs spin Latin tunes as the crowd salsas the night away on the dance floor inside; the Wednesday Latin night is always busy. Regular drink deals and excellent margaritas.

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    Buzz Bar

    Set high above the street on the terrace of swish One Woodbrook Place, this is a chilled alternative to the bars of Ariapita Ave and Rust St, with twinkling fairy lights, tables under the stars and the city lights spread out below. A mixed, older crowd enjoy good cocktails and regular drinks promotions.

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    Vas Lounge

    Buzzing bar-club with an air-con dance floor inside, which spills out onto a raised terrace under the stars. Expect a buzzing Trini crowd, a queue for the bar and a loud playlist of dancehall, soca and pop hits. There's sometimes a cover charge at weekends for men.

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    Drink Lounge & Bistro

    A block back from Ariapita Ave, this cool little wine bar is a popular hangout for arty types and for the LGBT+ community, with a host of cultural happenings, great food and, of course, an excellent selection of wine and cocktails, which hover on the pricey side.

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    Fifty One Degrees

    Once at the forefront of the Port of Spain nightlife scene, 51 is a bit past its prime, but it's still a good spot for some clubbing vibes. Thursday is usually the busiest night, heating up from 11pm onwards. Dress to impress, and don't turn up wearing sneakers, flip-flops or a hat.