With everyday happy hour from 5 to 7pm and a kitchen that is open late, Blue Waters is a popular nightlife spot in Nassau. Every Thursday through Saturday something is going on, ranging from karaoke, rap music, to mix n' mingles. Opened in May, 2012, it is one of the island's newest sports bars and lounges.

Local Expert tip: When the game is on, get there early for a good seat.

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Located in the historic British Colonial Hilton Hotel, Bullion brings to life creative cocktails, fine wine and champagne. Open until midnight every night (Fridays they are open until 1am), this upscale lounge also serves up late-night snacks from executive chef Kabuti Lockhart.

Local Expert tip: Check their Facebook page for events!

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A newer addition to the island, the Wine Lounge is open Monday through Saturday from 11am to midnight. Try their thin crust pizza to go with a glass from their new wine list.

Local Expert tip: Don't miss half-priced Thursdays starting at 6pm!

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For a more wallet-friendly night out, or if you are a guest of the Comfort Inn, this convenient lounge is open from 4pm to 11:30pm and serves up tropical island drinks.

Local Expert tip: Call to confirm hours before visiting, they can vary based on season.

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Mesa Grill
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Celebrity chef Bobby Flay turns up the heat at Mesa Grill, with melt-in-your mouth steaks that are cooked to perfection, Bahamian Spiced Chicken Skewers, and New Mexican-style pork tenderloin. Other dishes blend Southwestern cuisine with a Caribbean influence. Grab a seat at the stylish bar and check out the extensive wine list, and cocktail area with cushioned seats that make for excellent pre-dinner conversation.

Local Expert tip: They make divine margaritas.

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In the labyrinth that is the Atlantis Hotel, the Coral Beach Tower offers several places to kick back, grab a drink and mingle with other guests. The relaxing surroundings of the lobby lounges are great places for people-watching as cocktails, coffee, tea and other beverages are served.

Local Expert tip: Be aware that there are three towers: coral, beach, and royal.

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This lounge's resort setting in the Bahamas makes it the perfect place to enjoy delicious drinks that are as colorful as the stunning sunsets framed by the windows overlooking Paradise Beach. Patrons can play table games like blackjack and roulette or simply unwind while enjoying dainty, decadent tapas, signature cocktails and fruit-infused martinis, such as the Covetini, a refreshing mix of raspberry rum, mango jasmine puree and raspberries with a touch of lime.

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While in Nassau, seek out this sophisticated lounge and indulge in delectable cocktails crafted by charismatic bartenders. 22 Above also offers an extensive martini list, wines by the glass and award-winning exotic concoctions. Patrons can admire magnificent views of the Crystal Palace Casino while sipping their lovely libations, and for those desiring less lounging and more excitement, live music on Friday and Saturday nights provides inspiration for the dance floor.

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Nobu, Atlantis's phenomenal Japanese restaurant, is also one of the most stylish cocktail lounges in the Bahamas. Here guests treat themselves to wine, sake, cocktails and masterful martinis, such as the well-loved cucumber martini, amidst the lounge's exquisite, Asian-influenced decor. Created by acclaimed chef Nobu Matsuhisa and located just off the casino, Nobu features a gorgeous wall of river rocks, elegant branches separating the lounge from the restaurant and inspiringly beautiful views of the harbor.

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