Are you on the hunt for the best bars in Nassau Bahamas? If you are, you have quite a few amazing venues to choose from.
In addition to stunning vistas and fun cultural and historical sites, there are tons of great things to do in Nassau Bahamas for adults – particularly for those looking to enjoy a refreshing drink. From rum tasting to upscale venues right on the water, it’s difficult to leave the island without being happy, sunkissed, and full of alcohol.
Below we’ve put together a list of seven of the best venues for drinks and food in and around Nassau. Whether you’re in Nassau for a day or a week, ensure that you make time to visit at least a few of them.
Read on to get the party started!
Best Bars in Nassau Bahamas: 7 Venues
1. Tiki Huts Around Junkanoo Beach
When you first get to Nassau, one of the first places you’re likely to visit is Junkanoo Beach. Located downtown near the cruise ship port and all the action, Junkanoo Beach is one of the most happening places on New Providence.
Besides offering a great, first beach experience on the island, Junkanoo Beach also features several different tiki huts that specialize in catering to thirsty travelers. From rum punches to pina coladas, it’s hard not to have an enjoyable time at one of these venues once you have your cold drink in your hands.
Given its prime location, the tiki huts scattered around Junkanoo Beach are one of the best things to do in Nassau on a cruise, as well as some of the best bars in Nassau Bahamas.
2. Staniel Cay Yacht Club
Although it’s not technically one of the best bars in Nassau Bahamas, one of the best bars in the country that you won’t want to pass up on is the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
Located in the Exumas, a chain of 365 islands found to the south of Nassau, the region is famous for its stunning natural beauty. It’s also home to some of the most popular sites in the country, including the Exuma Pigs at Pig Island.
While you can reach Staniel Cay and the Exumas by boat, it’s much easier to fly by plane with Bahamas Air Tours. Doing so lets you travel in comfort and reach the area in a fraction of the time, ensuring that you have as much time as possible to explore the region.
It also means that after seeing the Swimming Pigs, nurse sharks, and so many other sites, you have plenty of time for a refreshing beverage at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club.
3. Pirate Republic Taproom
When you feel like you’ve seen enough of New Providence (if that happens) and have already visited the Staniel Cay Yacht Club in the Exumas, you can then hop over to Paradise Island. Connected to New Providence by a bridge, Paradise Island is easy to reach and well worth a visit.
The island is home to some of the swankiest resorts in the country, including Atlantis. Besides enjoying the resort’s waterpark, gardens, and aquarium, you’ll also want to pop by Pirate Republic Taproom.
While it’s really just one of many amazing bars that the resort offers, Pirate Republic Taproom is a microbrewery – one of the best in the Caribbean. It’s the perfect place to sample everything from chocolate malts to the iconic Island’s Pirate Ale.
4. Margaritaville Resort
Also located alongside Junkanoo Beach, Margaritaville Resort is a sprawling complex that offers stunning ocean views. It also features nearly a dozen cafes, restaurants, and bars. Each of these can cater to different alcoholic (and non-alcoholic) tastes, earning the resort a spot on the list of the best bars in Nassau Bahamas.
From 12 Volt Bar, which is just steps away from the beach, to SOS Bar, a cabana pool bar, you’re sure to find a cocktail or drink you like at one of Margaritaville Resort’s many venues. As mentioned, you can also enjoy non-alcoholic beverages, such as milk tea at Milk + Cream.
The number of options available makes a visit to the resort one of the many fun things to do in Nassau Bahamas.
5. John Watling’s Distillery
If you’re craving more than just the traditional bar experience, consider popping by John Watling’s Distillery. As its name implies, the venue creates different types of rum, all of which you can taste on a tour around the grounds.
If you’re a rum connoisseur, the four types you can try include pale rum, Buena Vista rum, amber rum, and single barrel rum. In addition to those, you can also sample boozy sweets and other cocktails, such as pina coladas.
But besides just getting to enjoy delicious drinks, the site is also famous for its history. It’s on the 18th century Buena Vista Estate and was even featured in the James Bond film, Casino Royale. Few other places in Nassau let you enjoy a drink, tour the halls of history, and role play as an international superspy. All of that makes the distillery another one of the best bars in Nassau Bahamas!
6. Señor Frog’s
If you’ve traveled to other tropical destinations before, you’ve probably come across a Señor Frog’s or two. This Mexican-themed bar and grill chain is scattered throughout South America, the Caribbean, the United States, and other parts of the world. No matter where it is, the company is famous for ensuring that people who walk through its doors enjoy the party atmosphere that the venues try so hard to create.
Located right on the beach near some of the many other lively sites in Nassau, Señor Frog’s is the place to go to enjoy delicious cocktails, as well as Latin-themed dishes, such as chips and salsa and ceviche.
However, what makes Señor Frog’s one of the best bars in Nassau Bahamas is the fact that it also features some of the most exciting events on the island. From themed party nights to concerts, visiting the venue is certainly a great idea if you’re ever wondering what to do in Nassau Bahamas.
7. Never Say Never Again Bar & Grill
Located right next to Señor Frog’s (the two venues even share a kitchen), Never Say Never Again Bar and Grill is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for classy cocktails and unbeatable views of the water.
The bar is on a pier that juts out into the water, giving you a panoramic experience that’s difficult to find elsewhere. While enjoying the views, you can also enjoy the drinks and food – the venue is famous for its high-quality cocktails and specialty dishes, such as Bahamian fried snapper.
Visiting Never Say Never Again Bar & Grill is one of the best things to do in Nassau on a cruise and in general.
What to Do in Nassau Bahamas: Enjoy a Drink in Paradise
You won’t find it difficult to find the best bars in Nassau Bahamas, since there are so many to choose from. Find time to visit some of the venues mentioned above to help make your Bahamas vacation as fun and memorable as possible.
To really take your trip to the next level, consider signing up for Bahamas day trips by plane to the Exumas. Besides letting you sample drinks at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club, Exuma day trips also give you the chance to see some of the top sites in the country, including the Exuma pigs.
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