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Top bar recommendations from locals

Sports Bar
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“Co-founder and 8-Gold Medal Olympian Usain Bolt wanted to ensure that from the moment you opened the door, to that first bite of traditional Jamaican Jerk Chicken, you would not just be getting a ‘taste of home’ but that real Jamaican vibes that the world has grown to love.”
  • 45 locals recommend
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“Cru Bar & Kitchen (Tues-Fri. 4:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.), owned and operated by Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ), one of the island's leading food and beverage importers and distributors, opened in 2013, quickly becoming a go-to hangout for young professionals who stop by the rooftop watering hole in droves on their way home from work. Especially popular on Friday evenings, Cru boasts a smart, modern ambiance with premium drinks, wines from the CPJ portfolio and finger food to tie you over till dinner. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“Ribbiz UltraLounge is a premium hang-out spot for the discerning Jamaican. Offering an enchanting atmosphere within a central locale, they provide delectable drinks and food and offer a dynamic playground that sets the tone for nightlife fun. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
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“On the New Kingston strip, just about 10 minutes walk from the Launch Pad, next door to Burger King, Pizza Hut and Starbucks”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“There is a restaurant on the roof. The food is quiet good plus there is a bar for all your favourite cocktails. Located 5 minutes drive from the property and roughly 15 minutes walk”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“The Deck’ has been acknowledged as Kingston’s most relaxing after work entertainment happening and is situated in the business district at 14 Trafalgar Road, New Kingston. The Deck has many times been nominated to be “The Best Bar in Jamaica” and has the enviable reputation of consistently serving – ‘the coldest beers in town’ and the ‘tastiest finger meals around’.Part eatery, part sports bar, part club and part bistro.”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“There is something for everyone who loves food and relaxation at this little gem in the city...”
  • 14 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“So here at Cellar 8 they keep things simple, great food paired with cheerful wines and spirits for whatever type of day you’re having. If you’re entertaining or heading to a friend, they have a wide selection of wines in our retail wine wall that you can select from on your way there.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“This place boasts great music and cuisine. It’s one of Kingston’s number one entertainment hot spot.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Fiction is Kingston's best nightclub. Located less then 1/2 mile from home. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Nestled in the historic Liguanea Club, The Summerhouse by Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau brings to life a culture rich and flavourful culinary experience for the modern diner. The restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, craft cocktails and tea designed for the season. Pastries and Blue Mountain Coffee are also featured.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“Outdoor bar good for groups. Offers take out, delivery, catering & walk-ins. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Night Club
“V Club will be a sanctuary for all things precious – the décor and design are no exception Vivid custom-designed ambient and mood lighting on both the ceiling and floor will create an ultra-sensory experience and state-of-the-art sound system, built to suit the needs of all music types, it will bring the club to life every night. Simply stated, V Club is elegant, exclusive and one of Portmore most desirable places to party. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Ribbiz is the newest hot spot on the downtown hip strip. 20 minutes taxi ride from New Kingston (Chelsea Manor) it will cost US$10 - $15 to get there. You won't be disappointed, next door is authentic Blue Mountain coffee from Island Coffee, Devon House Ice Cream and Pastries if u have a sweet tooth and Jamaica's favorite seafood restaurant. Glorias. Take a seat outside and enjoy the vibe of the Jamaican natural harbour and have a cold Red Stripe beer or ask for Appleton Rum (Reserve is my favourite) you won't be disappointed. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“If you're looking for something different East Japanese at Marketplace offers up authentic Japanese cuisine all can enjoy. i usually go for the spicy tuna rolls which is always a hit in my book”
  • 3 locals recommend