Strolling onto this pier you'll remember just why you came to Aruba in the first place, as this quintessential beach bar is everything you could ask for. The colorful, thatched-roof watering hole is bursting with personality, from the hand-painted designs on the columns and ceiling, with sayings like "Aruba one happy island," to the hanging nets, flamingos, and primary school-style lettering spelling out "Bugaloe." Equal parts charming and quirky, the bar's ambiance, with colored strings of lights, peeling yellow walls, paintings, and fold-up wooden chairs, makes visitors feel welcome. Service is attentive, almost too attentive at times. The menu spans typical beach-food fare, with sandwiches and wraps, salads, and seafood appetizers like grouper ceviche and shrimp—all of which are rather tasty and not too expensive. If watching the water and boats isn't entertaining enough, come for one of the live bands or salsa night. The happy hour specials from 5 to 6pm are also worth catching, with a mixture of beer, shots, and classic cocktails like blue lagoons, tequila sunrises, and fuzzy navels.
Btw. the Radisson Resort and RIU Palace at the Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 79
Our Rating Neighborhood Palm Beach Hours Daily 8:30am–midnight Phone www.bugaloe.com Web site Bugaloe
MapBtw. the Radisson Resort and RIU Palace at the Palm Pier, J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 79 Aruba
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