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Bars and nightlife in St. James Parish

Top bars

“Your first drink in paradise and your last moment of island-time. Located in Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, Air Margaritaville’s two locations are here to ensure every moment of your vacation is spent in paradise.'”
  • 66 locals recommend
“If nothing else, the jazz tunes in this club make for a nice break from all the reggae. This striving-for-hip lounge—with an inevitably blue-tinged South Beachy decor and martini-heavy menu—is actually part of Montego Bay little enclave of Margaritaville-branded nightspots, right next to Margaritaville (the complex's upscale dining option). There is a tapas menu, seaside tables, and on some nights the jazz is actually live. Fridays, it livens things up with a Latin beat, and on Saturdays, alas, it bows to the almighty DJs of nightclub programming and shifts to generic house/techno/alternative music. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
“With its cool, laid-back vibe, Peppa’s Cool Spot, quietly tucked away on a cul de sac, has the trappings of a food joint on the outskirts of the city as opposed to being smack in the middle of it”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Ranked the Best Seafood Among Montego Bay Restaurants! Our fine dining restaurant is the only place to experience a piece of incredible history while enjoying a first-class meal in Montego Bay. Marguerite’s iconic seaside setting is popular with locals and tourists alike. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Seaside Dining Overlooking The Bay. Executive Chef Robbie Joseph brings more than 35 years of culinary experience to his Montego Bay, Jamaica-based SEAHORSE GRILL restaurant & bar. Specializing in world class, global cuisine with a twist of West Indian flare. Fresh seafood, steaks, pasta’s & local Jamaican favourites encompass the menu along with traditional tasty burgers, salads, soups & sandwiches. Combine this simply great food with the outstanding sea views from the open air dining deck & the fantastic, casually elegant ambiance of the legendary Montego Bay Yacht Club marina & you have……an experience you won’t soon forget. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
“Just a chill spot for most locals after work hours. Its a pool and sports bar that over looks the main road and the Old Hospital park on the Hip strip. A place where you can easily strike up conversation. There is a food vender near by that cooks Steam Fish and Crackers. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends


Harbour / Marina
“Great for a date night. Right on the water, with a reasonably priced menu. Just don't forget your mosquito spray!”
  • 13 locals recommend
“This is a Casino as well as a bar and grill. Great place to hang out with friends and family. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
“Taboo is Jamaica's best gentleman's club. It is usually packed in a Friday and Saturday nights. The dancers are professional and the music selection of Dancehall, Hip Hop and Top 40. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Airport Lounge
“Horseback Riding Beach & Swim, Guided Dunn's River Falls Tour, Chukka's Adventure Park & Falls Tours, Cool Running's Cruise to Dunn's River Falls with Lunch and open Bar. Jamaica ATV Tour, Luminous Lagoon Experience, Tropical Dreamer Cruise”
  • 2 locals recommend

Music venues

Music Venue
“Excellent food and dining on the water front is out of this world. Best if you make reservations for dinner.”
  • 72 locals recommend