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Best things to do in Bridgetown

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Museum
“ The Barbados Museum and Historical Society is housed in historic buildings which were originally used as the military prison at St. Ann’s Garrison. During the 18th century the Caribbean was the scene of numerous military conflicts, primarily between England and France who fought for supremacy. The building of garrisons, forts and naval dockyards throughout the region was a direct result. Barbados became the headquarters of the Windward and Leeward command of the English forces, and St. Ann’s Garrison was rapidly expanded because of this. By 1816 most of the Garrison buildings had been constructed and the military prison was completed by 1853. This building is one of only twelve such priso”
29 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“This is the largest shopping mall and a short drive from Brownes. But remember Barbados has high import duties and choice is limited. But you can find most things there.”
21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Superb service, great food located on the south coast of the island. Offers amazing views of the water.”
31 locals recommend
Establishment
“Lovely seating on the Boardwalk, good food, good service. Great cocktails.”
29 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Harbour Lights has one of the most amazing outdoor scenery along the the downtown beach. The tripical atmosphere, intimate lighting, intuitive music selection, and exciting atmosphere all make for an incredible Friday night out on the town”
35 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are looking for good food at a reasonable price, Mojo has a variety of options on their menu. Enjoy open-air casual dining and a British-style pub with good music in the evenings!”
19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You have the option of either sitting inside or out here but the food is fantastic and it won't break the bank. I'd recommend a glass of their house prosecco to start!”
18 locals recommend
Establishment
“Open mall opposite the boardwalk with lots of options for casual eating - including indian, pizza, subway, health, chinese, caribbean and more”
19 locals recommend
Establishment
“Horse racing is fun. This is a real proper racecourse. Great to visit for betting and rum punches. You can actually park up and watch for free but its best to pay to get into the stand nearest to the finishing line - last time I went it was only $10 USD to get in.”
16 locals recommend
Department Store
“Duty free shopping for visitors. Great place for souvenirs, rums and other alcoholic beverages.”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Charming and relaxed atmosphere with ocean views, good local food and drinks. Live entertainment offered on some nights.”
13 locals recommend
Night Club
“The beachside food and beverages are a must. I especially love the fishcakes and rum punch!”
14 locals recommend
Cinema
“A secret local spot! One of the few remaining drive-in movie theatres. Lots of fun for families, couples or groups of friends”
12 locals recommend
Museum
“If you are interested in history then a visit to the Garrison tunnels and George Washington house are a must. The only place that George Washington visited outside of the continental USA.”
14 locals recommend
Department Store
“Located about 10-15 minute drive. It has souvenirs, clothing, and nice treats. There is a bigger branch located in Bridgetown, on Broad Street.”
11 locals recommend
Establishment
“Rum was invented in Barbados and if you want to know how and why then this is the place for you!”
19 locals recommend