In the evening when the warm sun sets on lazy Seven Mile beach days, the cool Caribbean night air fills with the welcome noise of soca sounds and laughter. Cayman comes alive after dark and its nightlife is of the Caribbean’s finest. From bustling beach bars to premium pubs and swanky nightclubs, it's night-time entertainment offering is diverse and colourful. Whether you are in the mood for live music, to karaoke your heart out or to dance the night away, Cayman offers something for every mood and every person. How you decide to let your hair down is completely up to you.
Most of Grand Cayman's nightlife is concentrated in the Seven Mile Beach (SMB) area, bar a few local favourite spots in West Bay and George Town. Though too many to name all our favourites, we've compiled this season's top picks below.
The sophisticated Backroom Bar is a hidden gem, easily missed if you don't know where to look but as rewarding as hidden treasure once discovered. It's old-world Gentleman's club charm can be attributed to the heavy leather seating and dark wood finishes. The cocktails are beautifully and skilfully prepared by friendly, professional barkeep who pay just as much attention to the playlist as they do the drinks.
This beachfront hub offers more than a lively atmosphere and panoramic views of the Caribbean blues. On days when the cruise ships are in port, Royal Palms transforms into a playground for holiday-goers and local. Poolside DJs entertain guests perched in private cabanas and bottle service available to those so inclined. Should bottle service not be to your liking there's always the swim-up pool bar. Royal Palms' Itoe-in sand-shoes-optional policy creates a tropical and relaxed atmosphere. During the day spend your time adventuring in the crystal clear waters or lounging on a beach chair. Herald in the evening and bid farewell to the day-trippers with a cocktail in hand as the dancefloor opens up to those left behind for an evening of dancing until the early morning light.
The intimate lounge is a popular Friday night dancing spot, transforming from trendy eatery to equally trendy dance floor in 2/4 time. The resident DJ, resident DJ R.K.M. sets the tone to the weekend with the latest music while the skilled bartenders see to it that your well of expertly crafted drink never runs dry.
Laidback Tex-Mex meets Caribbean casual at this Seven Mile Beach favourite. The menu offers BBQ, delicious and heady frozen Margaritas and themed entertainment almost every night of the week including Rock n' Roll Bingo, Trivia night, Jam Night & an annual roster of live and special events that includes a Cowgirl dance-off. Big screen sports come standard.