Negril, Jamaica, is a beach paradise that thrives on tourism and once the sun goes down on this beach town, the nightlife comes alive. Most of the bars are located on the beach, but there are other gems for tourists that are a bit off-the-beaten path.
Live Music in Negril
For live music, go to Risky Business, Roots Bamboo, Alfred’s Ocean Palace, and Fun Holiday Beach located in Long Bay. For the West End, go to the Negril Yacht Club and Sunset Bar. Every night, you can find a live concert happening somewhere on the beach. If you’re unsure of where to go, ask someone who works at the hotel or a local on the beach.
Tourist Favorites for Nightlife in Negril
Rick’s Cafe is a lively bar by the seashore with its own pool. Once you spot the Tiki hut with American and Canadian flags, you know you’re at Rodger’s Bar. This is a great place for a Red Stripe or cocktails made with fresh, local ingredients. If you want to watch the game over lunch, Margaritaville is your best option.
Less “Touristy” Negril Nightlife
Every Sunday there is a party at the beach park on Norman Manley Boulevard until 2 a.m. There’s a DJ that plays hip-hop and reggae and the only lights at the party are from his DJ Stand. That means you dance in darkness under the starry skies. It’s a fun place to mix with the locals and have a few drinks. Parking is limited, so carpool if you can.
Mi Yard is open 24/7 and serves Jamaican food such as salt fish, roast tuna, plantain, and roast breadfruit. Eat and drink while listening to music on the Negril’s West End. There’s no dress code so go barefoot in your bathing suit if you want.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Negril nightlife.