The Bar Scene

The Bar Scene in Grand Cayman

Learn about the bar scene in Grand Cayman with our guide to the best bars.

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Last updated 19 December, 2023

If you're looking for nightlife, the majority of it is concentrated in the Seven Mile Beach area, with a few bars in West Bay and George Town. Further out in the East End and North Side you will find some really laid-back island-style places, well away from the hustle and bustle of the Seven Mile Beach strip.

The Seven Mile Beach bar scene is massively varied, with cocktail bars featuring talented mixologists, casual beach bars for the barefoot crowd, trendy bars with plenty of live music and everything in between, including wine bars, karaoke venues, pubs, cigar lounges and more.

Live bands and DJs play in lots of bars on a regular basis and many bars and restaurants have specials nights, so there is always some live music to suit all tastes.

The bars and restaurants in Camana Bay are all smart and sophisticated, as are the resort bars at The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Resort, The Westin and Kimpton Seafire.

Waterfront Bars

There are numerous waterfront bars where the vibe is relaxed and you can enjoy the warm tropical evenings and watch the sunset. Head to George Town and West Bay for a more relaxed, island vibe, or Seven Mile Beach and Camana Bay for many of the more up-scale cocktail bars. 

Laid-Back Bars and Beach Bars

For a laid-back, island-style experience head east to the chilled-out scene in East End, Rum Point or Cayman Kai. Along the way to these spots there are casual local bars in Bodden Town and Breakers. Locals are very welcoming and the view of the sea is pretty breathtaking.

Sports Bars

There are over 137 nationalities represented in Cayman, meaning there are sports (and sports fans) of every kind. This makes for an exciting atmosphere at any of the Island’s sports bars. Fidel's, Legendz, Craft, Coconut Joes, Lone Star (all in SMB) and Salty’s Sports Bar (GT) are all popular places to catch the game, fight or race.

Editor's Note

Due to local licensing laws, all bars must be closed by midnight on Saturday and Sunday nights, and by 1am the rest of the week, unless they have a special extension until 2am. These hours are strictly enforced and all customers must be off the premises by closing time.

My Bar at Sunset House is a quintessential Caymanian experience. Sit under the traditional thatched roof and enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail with friends. The sunsets here are stunning, and you can while away the day watching planes fly overhead as they land in George Town.

Sit by the pool at Ms. Piper's as try their cocktails inspired by some iconic women. They also have a great selection of international wines, and a delicious garden menu with small plates.

If you’re looking for affordable Caribbean and international-style food and drinks with gorgeous views, then look no further. Nothing washes worries away better than a Macabuca Punch – with five rums, how can you go wrong?

Cool and bright, the bar at Anchor & Den is the perfect spot for happy hour cocktails. Lounge on the comfy couches or perch on a bar stool and work your way through their globally-inspired menu!

Find the best spots to listen to local musicians.

Next Door

Cocktails & Small Plates

Next Door promises a fresh cocktail experience in a classic bar environment.


Greek Restaurant & Bakery

One of Cayman newest and most luxe bars, Mykonos is a place to experience the carefree spirit of Grecian summer. DJs, cocktails and dancing on tables are a plenty!


Small Plates & Tapas

Karoo is a social hub in Camana Bay, with many flocking to the bar for post-work dinner and drinks. Their breezy patio is a lovely place to relax during the day or kick your night off.

Kaibo Beach Restaurant

Contemporary Caribbean

Kaibo is a lovely, beachside option, particularly if you're looking for a day away from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach. Take the water taxi out to Cayman Kai and sample their Mudslide – one of the best on the Island!

Door No.4

Cocktails & Small Plates

A favourite among cocktail connoisseurs, Door No.4 is Cayman's answer to tropical cocktail culture with a modern setting. Their island-inspired drinks, together with the classics you know and love, are great for any occasion.

Whilst out east, head into Eagle Ray's and try their famed lionfish tacos alongside an ice cold beer. It doesn't get more relaxed that this.

Luca bar

More Bars to Visit

And if the above wasn't enough to wet your whistle, there's many more options to try whilst you're here.

Wine Bar & Restaurant

Vines to Ocean (v2o)

Seven Mile Beach
Seafood & Rib Shack

Duke's Seafood & Rib Shack

Seven Mile Beach
Upscale Grill & Bar


Camana Bay
Sports Bar


Grand Harbour
Beach Bar & Grill

Tortuga Beach Grill & Bar

Seven Mile Beach
Wine & Cocktail Bar

Le Petit Bar

West Bay

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