Iguana Joe’s (Royal Plaza Mall, L.G. Smith Blvd. 94, Oranjestad) — located on the second level of Royal Plaza Mall, this open-air bar & restaurant attracts those who just wrapped up their shopping at this and other malls nearby. Patrons are attracted to both its drinks (such as the Pink Iguana, Grandma Joe’s Pink Lemonade, […]
Alhambra Casino Shopping Bazaar (L.G. Smith Blvd. 47, Oranjestad) – this late-night shopping spot is a favorite for casino goers that need a break from the action. Located near Aruba’s low-rise hotels, a variety of shops and boutiques offer wares from around the world. Cafes and an outdoor market provide rest stops for a cup […]
Enchanted (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 382A, Paseo Herencia, Palm Beach) –– located on the 2nd floor of the Paseo Herencia shopping center, this is another Aruba nightspot that offers Las Vegas-style dinner shows. With some of these productions resembling Cirque du Soleil, it’s no surprise that these elaborate shows (complete with costumed showgirls) are put together […]
Salt and Pepper (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 368A, Palm Beach) –– this bar is best known for tapas (with 3 or 4 of them enough to make a meal). The favored drink here is Sangria, served at its alfresco courtyard. Those eating here get the first glass of Sangria for free.
Soprano’s Piano Bar (Arawak Garden, Palm Beach) — this popular piano bar (which attracts a mature 30-and-above crowd) regularly books live pianists and other musicians. Despite this, the atmosphere is rather informal with a casual dress code, and frequent sing-alongs.
Zissles Aruba (Paseo Herencia, L.G. Smith Blvd., 2nd Floor, Palm Beach) — this is a supper club, which starts off with a dinner-show ($50 just for the show, and up to $95 with dinner), and turns into a disco afterwards. For those who just want to go to dance and drink, one must wait until […]
Zombie Room (L.G. Smith Blvd. 54, Palm Beach, Oranjestad) — this Palm Beach hangout has a tiki-meets-rock bar feel that has made it popular since its opening in 2012. The room is decorated with bamboo, fishnets and colorful glass balls and lamps, and drinks here tend to be inexpensive. Try a signature Zombie Bite cocktail […]
Señor Frogs (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 348A, Palm Beach) — this bar is familiar to college students who have gone to Cancun for Spring Break. It’s the same crowd with a similar vibe, complete with conga-line dances, crazy waiters, and seemingly non-stop drinking. This is not the place to be for those looking for a more […]
Moomba Beach Bar (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, Palm Beach) — this is a beach bar located at De Palm Pier in front of the Marriott hotel. Live music tends to start up by 6:00 pm, and Monday evenings are very popular for partying.
Mambo Jambo (Royal Plaza Mall, L.G. Smith Blvd. 94, Oranjestad) – this nightspot attract both Dutchmen as well as Latin patrons, which means that Salsa is a good portion of the music played there.