• Margaritaville Sports Bar & Grill (Montego Bay): If you're macho, or at least grow hair on your chest, head for the most popular sports bar in Jamaica. Overlooking the sea, across from the Coral Cliff Hotel, this hangout also serves the best margaritas on the island and features the best sports broadcasts on satellite TV.
  • Time 'n' Place (Falmouth, east of Montego Bay): A raffish beach bar built of driftwood, this place looks as though it might blow away in the next storm. The setting is so authentic that many fashion magazines, including Vogue, have used it for background shots. The bartender makes the island's best daiquiris.
  • Hedonism II (Negril): For the hottest night at this resort, don your toga and head for the most notorious all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, a place known for its wild and raunchy parties. If you aren't already a guest, you'll have to purchase a night pass for $75, entitling you to all the food and drink you can consume.
  • Roof Club (Port Antonio): On the north coast of Jamaica, you'll find no more authentic and animated local dive than this raunchy joint. Visitors come to see "the real" Jamaica after dark. It's for locals, not tourists. The secondhand ganja smoke alone will make you high, and the sounds of reggae blast at ear-splitting levels. It's not for everyone, and not for the faint-of-heart, but a lot of fun for some adventurous visitors.
  • Mingles (Kingston): In the Courtleigh Hotel, this is one of the best places — and the safest — to be after dark in the capital of Jamaica. Filled with Jamaican youth, it is both a bar and a dance club, with uniformed bartenders and the constant beat of reggae, pop, and soca.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.