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Whether you just want to relax after a long day at work or you want to usher in the weekend in style, or to unwind, or release the tension and relax, what better way to do that than with friends, music, food, wine, dancing and laughter. And of course, you'll need the perfect little spot for all those to come together in a nice symphony. That's why we have prepared this list so when next you are in search of a chill spot, you've got a head start...
Privilege had its launch on December 11, 2009 and they maintain that their whole reason for being is to give customers a special advantage. They claim to stock about 160 high end liquors unknown to Jamaica’s local distributors. They feature a long list of privileges on their website which includes secluded VIP lounge and mood lighting laced walls.
Open: Friday 10pm - 4am; Saturday 10pm - 4am
Promoters of Sandz, the Supreme Team, recently took over management operations at Fiction, and there has been an increase in capacity and live entertainment since. It's not unusual for patrons to find themselves hobnobbing with the likes of Neyo or Usain Bolt at Fiction. They get lots of favourable reviews, and to quote one reviewer: "Nice clean club, the people and staff are professional. The music, drinks and crowd keep you going all night been here a few times would recommend anyone to visit."
Open: Wed - Sat: 10pm to 4am.
Located in the hills, the Dub Club gives patrons a panoramic view of the city, which is quite awesome especially at nights. They play old school roots reggae and ital food is on sale. Red stripe and other beverages are sold at the bar, which is always super busy, and provided you do not exceed the two ounces allowed by law, you should be ok with the other stuff. Lots of tourists are always on location. Resident rastas will give you a history of the music. One very pleased patron provided this review: This place is the absolute best place on earth. The vibe and atmosphere is everything. Wish it was held every night.
Open Sundays: 8pm to 2am.
UBT&R is a restaurant and Sports bar that does justice to the name of its world famous endorser, fastest-man-in-the-world-wanna-be footballer and 10% shareholder. As per the website: At every Tracks & Records you get to experience a truly authentic combination of the best that Jamaica has to offer through our music, sports and of course amazing food. Cofounded by the KLE group, UBT&R serves up delectable Jamaican and international meals, awesome cocktails, music and sports.
Open everyday: 11.30am to 12midnight
There seems to be a consensus that CRU is the perfect place for a little after work relaxation. Great location, great scenery. Owned and operated by Caribbean Producers Jamaica, CRU is especially popular on Friday evenings, when it is usually teeming with young professionals ushering in the weekend. One somewhat satisfied customer had this to say: "Nice ambience for a lyme with friends. Can get a bit crowded on a Friday night though."
Open: Tues-Fri. 4:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Sat, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
Address: 71 Lady Musgrave Rd, Kingston
Phoned: (876) 579-9529
As the name suggests, Hot Shots Pool Bar is the place for pool lovers. So if you need somewhere to just chill, have some food, drink a little and play some pool, then this is as good a place as any. One patron was clearly very satisfied with her experience- "Second time there. The atmosphere is lovely. Good liquor prices.. Pool tables nice.. Ur chicken wings are excellent... Can't wait to visit again to try some other food."
Open everyday: 2pm to 2am
Address: Shop 9 Consumer Plaza Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 925-1639
Stones Throw offers a wide variety of music: from afrobeats & house to Dub & new wave reggae, depending on what night of the week you go. There is vegan food prepared by CheffingDon. And of course, if you jjust want to have a drink, sit back and light up, you can do that. Lots of good reviews, one reviewer said: "Very chill vibe. It's a good place to drink and talk. The house dj plays afrobeats and I think there are guest DJs pretty often..."
Open: Monday-Sunday 6pm-2am
Mixology Mondaze, Girls Night Out Tuesdays, Wings and Beer Wednesday, Red Carpet Fridays, Sensation Saturdaze, Big People Sundays, whatever your demographic, there should be a day for you. Ribbiz has something exciting every day. On Wednesdays, for example, they have the Suicide Wings Challenge for those who love pepper. Great place for a bite, a drink, cool music and a good time with friends.
Open: Monday-Thursday 12pm-3am & Friday-Sunday 12pm-5am.
Address: 29 E Kings House Rd/ Loshusan Shopping Centre, Kgn 6
Phone: (876) 410-7637
Escape's Facebook page says it is a small open air bar that provides a laid-back hangout spot by day, and transforms into an energetic nightclub by night. The eatery and fun spot opened its doors over 15 years ago and as the name suggests, you can access its offerings 24 hours a day. One patron left this comment: "Escape is fun and vibrant and mostly free to enter a great after work spot the food is great and the vibe is friendly."
If you are desirous of more high end entertainment, then Regency is worthy of your time. The Regency boasts a chic interior design as well as outdoor dining. According to their website, the Regency Bar & Lounge inspires and relaxes in the very same breath - perfect for catching up with friends or stirring your evening to life. One guest who got more than he bargained for, expressed his sentiments thus: "I spent my birthday here two days ago. It surpass my expectations. The staff, the customers service, the vibes with the music, the food was lovely..."
Opening Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m everyday.