10 Best Nightlife Hotspots, Island Bars, and Clubs in Jamaica

Out of all the clubs and bars on the tropical island of Jamaica, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selections to offer a wide variety of beach bars, sports bars, nightclubs, lounges and more to let you explore Jamaica nightlife on your own.

In Negril, Rick's Cafe offers thrilling cliff-jumping experience, combined with live music, pool bars, lounge chairs, and a restaurant. When the sun sets, head over to The Jungle dance hall as it heats up with two floors of reggae jams and popular hits that will have you dancing late into the night.

In Kingston, legendary runner Usain Bolt has opened a trendy sports bar and grill, or visit The Quad nightclub for a wide variety of music, hookah lounges, and bars.

Montego Bay (MoBay) has several beach bars to explore, but Pier 1 is the place to be during the day and in the evening when it transforms into a nightlife hotspot.

Since vacation is only temporary and you won't have time to try them all, we present our Jamaica Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the island that you just can't miss.

Margaritaville Sports Bar & Grill


Jimmy Buffet's empire extends to Jamaica and with Margaritaville Sports Bar & Grill which epitomizes beach nightlife. With live music, bikini contests, a 110-foot waterslide, and frosty tropical drinks, these is a tourist trap in its own...  Read More



Set in the tourist area of Montego Bay, this is your classic Irish pub (in Jamaica) with burgers, chicken wings, and fish 'n chips, only at the Twisted Kilt, they are made with red snapper! Guiness is on tap and there is always a game on the...  Read More



With six flat panel screen televisions and one giant screen showing major sporting events. Runaway Bay is one of the best places in Jamaica to watch the game. The bar also offers two pool tables, nightly entertainment, darts, casino-style game...  Read More



The Jamaican dance hall draws locals and tourists alike with bumping Reggaeton beats and other favorite jams and is the place to be after-hours in Negril. There are several bars to order drinks so you won't be kept playing and different areas so...  Read More

Floyd's Pelican bar
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Getting to this rickety shack is half the fun, and even though it attracts the tourist crowd, it is a novelty that shouldn't be missed! The bar is built into the sea and only accessible by boat, and once you get there stay for a while and forget...  Read More



Legendary sprinter Usain Bolt is regarded as the fastest man ever, giving him the nickname "Lightning Bolt" after his numerous Olympic wins. His sports and music concept is a new contemporary venue that mixes old-school Jamaican culture with a...  Read More



Collette, the owner, is sweet as pie and makes her guests feel at home. She is the heart and soul of the place and her energy keeps people returning again and again. The drinks she serves are cheap, cold, and strong and there always seems to be...  Read More

Pier 1


Pier 1 hosts the most happening party in Montego Bay on Friday night. Patrons await the horde of locals who come ready to dance the night away, when the club gets cranked up around 10 pm. A club DJ goes wild and turns the seafood restaurant with...  Read More

Rick's Cafe
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Situated on the West End Cliffs of Negril, Rick's Cafe is known for its sublime sunsets, live reggae music, and cliff diving - right from the bar and restaurant. The highest platform jump is 35 feet and local divers perform a series of back...  Read More


Meet Amber Nolan

Originally from upstate New York, this restless traveler has a knack for befriending interesting characters. You can usually find her just about anywhere that has a hammock. Amber's favorite...  More About Amber