10 Best Nightlife on Grand Bahama Island

Grand Bahama Island is not known for its outrageous party scene (that can be found on Nassau), but that doesn't mean visitors will have to go to bed early. A number of bars, clubs, and live music venues heat up after the sun goes down to and stay open late into the night. One island tradition that is not to be missed is the beach bonfire that features games, music, dancing, and plenty of tropical drinks.

The hub of most entertainment is Port Lucaya Marketplace, where popular bars like Rum Runners and Sparky's serve drink specials almost nonstop and Count Basie Square features live musical performances on the weekends. Nearby, Club Neptunes offers a lounge and dance club scene and the casino at the Radisson Grand Lucayan has slot machines, black jack, craps, and other games to test Lady Luck.

Around the island, other beach and waterfront bars offer live music and open-air dining, like the upscale Sabor restaurant or the ultra-casual Margarita Villa (the Sand Bar) where no shoes are required because the floor is made of sand.

The experts at 10Best.com have put Grand Bahama's nightlife scene to the test and created this list of the best nightlife on the island!

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Tony Macaroni's
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This small little beach "snack shack" has remained a local favorite despite the destructive force of three hurricanes. Tony rebuilt his seafood hot spot, which now offers a wooden porch with picnic tables and straw overhang for shaded options....  Read More

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Casino at the Grand Lucayan
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Test your luck at Treasure Bay Casino at Grand Lucayan Resort which features 35,000 square feet of space including over 400 slot machines, blackjack, roulette, three-card stud poker and mini-baccarat. For entertainment, there's Club Cove, a...  Read More

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Bonfire on the beach – the name says it all! This event is a great way to spend an evening - island style! Come out to the beach, enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet and activities such as limbo and live music and dancing as well as a breathtaking...  Read More

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In the heart of the action at the Port Lucaya Marketplace, Sparky's is known for their massive, strong frozen cocktails. The place is extremely laid back, and a great introduction to the Bahamas for new arrivals. During the day, 2-for-1 drink...  Read More

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This fun bar has daily happy hour specials, seven televisions for watching the game, DJs on select nights for dancing, and good-old-fashioned pub grub like burgers and wings as well as mains like seafood fettuccine, lasagna, steak, and barbecue...  Read More

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The Margarita Villa Sand Bar
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Often called simply, the Sand Bar, the signature characteristic of this restaurant and bar is that the floor is made of sand! Inside, there are televisions for watching the game, live music on a regular basis, and the elusive air conditioning....  Read More

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Perched in the marina at the Pelican Bay Resort at Taino Beach (near the Fish Fry), this restaurant and bar is a wonderful way to spend an evening for those seeking a more upscale nightlife scene. Watch the sunset as boats come in and out and...  Read More

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Count Basie Square
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Count Basie Square is at the heart of the Port Lucaya Marketplace, and on weekends live music keeps things lively. This is family-friendly entertainment with dancing for all ages. Grab a snack or cocktail from one of the nearby restaurants and...  Read More

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This is a place for drinkers and dancers! A foot bar reminds patrons they are near the water, with a bar top designed with wooden ship planks, pirate coins, and shells. From 7pm until 2am live DJs spin mix hits and the bar has no shortage of...  Read More

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Rum Runners Bar
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This popular bar in the Port Lucaya Marketplace is always packed with customers on the outdoor patio. Rum Runners has been in business for more than 25 years and continues to offer excellent service provided by fun bartenders, great drink...  Read More


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