Hot Spots of the Spice Isle
Bananas (no cover on Tuesday/Friday): On a Tuesday night, Bananas will have you easily tricked into believing that it’s still the weekend. With a main floor and an upper deck, you have more than enough room in Bananas to ‘buss ah dance.’ Don’t be fooled though! Tuesday night gets ram so get there early!
True Blue (Wednesday): This place is for the lovers of upscale fun! True Blue is eponymous of the beautiful, quaint town of True Blue, filled with the Uni’s college students and boutique resorts. On Wednesdays, you’re in for a treat because for less than $30, you can get a buffet style meal, dessert, and take in live music by the seaside with tourists and locals alike.
Lavo Lanes (Thursday): This place is definitely brand-spanking new! This can be a GNO trip, as well as a date night spot. Lavo Lanes is a two-floor bowling alley/restaurant/bar, which attracts a grown and sexy crowd. On the night I was there, there was a bowling competition of people all ages, so keep in mind that it’s also family-friendly.
Venus Restaurant & Bar (Thursday): A bit more of a local vibe can be found at Venus. It’s a spacious sports bar with a few large screen TVs for you to catch the NBA Playoffs (if it gets that real). They also have two pool tables that you can battle it out with the regulars (or just stand on the sideline cause your game ain’t up there). Make sure to order the sweet potato fries and filet fish with Creole sauce! (Thank me later!)
Gouyave (Fish Friday): So, technically, I haven’t been to Gouyave. The weather was crappy the day I intended to go, but a guy I met at Grand Anse Beach shared his experience with me (via Whatsapp) and it seemed worth the 1-hour taxi ride from the bus terminal (St. George’s city center) to the town of Gouyave. I hear that for 30 bucks, you can fill yourself up on some beer, live music, and lobsters as long your arm. (To be continued, Grenada!)
Club Fantasia (Friday): Picture the most lit party you’ve ever been to in your teenage years... The one where you entered with your hair and outfit on point, but when you left, your hair looked cray and clothes damp as ever. Yeah, that one! That’s what Club Fantasia on Friday night is like. Show up after midnight/1am though. If you like to play stoosh inna di party and post up on wall, skip this one! Club Fantasia is for the real dancehall queens and those who
Umbrellas (Friday & Sunday): On any day of the week, you can drop in at Umbrellas for happy hour or to enjoy fish & chips with a great view of Grand Anse Beach. On Friday and Sunday nights, there’s live music where you might be called up on stage to sing a Caribbean version of your favorite R&B song. It has a touristy feel (a bit overpriced and Bohemian decor) but it's a laid-back spot that locals also come to 'lime' and mingle. Nice vibes!