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.
Kukoo Kunuku (Turibana Plaza 124, Noord) — this bar crawling bus is reminiscent is those colorful buses seen in Colombia. Kukoo offers a Dinner & Barhopping tour (including a sunset champagne toast, dinner under the stars and an evening of bar hopping to various local watering holes). Patrons can also hop aboard for a night […]
Garufa Cigar & Cocktail Lounge (Wilheminastraat 63, Oranjestad) — this cigar bar and jazz club is decorated with animal print carpet, black granite tables and designer bar stools. There are live jazz acts — setting the mood for revelers looking to sip and smoke. Garufa’s specialty drinks are single malt scotch, fine cognac and port. […]
Confessions (J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 81, Palm Beach) –– this is a popular nightclub for aficionados of House and Trance music. For that reason, the crowd will tend to be mainly in their 20s (with a few more mature foreigners filtering in). International guest DJs occasionally appear there.
Charlie’s Bar (Zeppenfeldstraat 56, San Nicolas) –– this famed bar was founded in 1941 by the original Holland-born Charlie Sr. and Marie Brouns. The part of Aruba where Charlie’s is located (San Nicholas) became a boom town during World War II. Seamen, contractors, refinery and harbor workers helped put Charlie’s Bar on the map. Decades […]
Cafe Chaos (L.G. Smith Blvd. 60, Oranjestad) –– this neighborhood bar in downtown Oranjestad draws in a 30-and-over friendly Dutch crowd, complete with live music, imported beer and cocktails. The music played here ranges from Blues to Reggae, Funk, Pop and Rock.