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Nightlife in Kingston
Best Places In The City After Dark

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by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer

Kingston knows how to party, there is no doubt about it. The nightlife in Kingston always seems to be alive, you are never out of things to do when you are there.

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While other places will wait for the weekend, Kingston does not. Something is happening every night of the week in this coastal city, especially in New Kingston, the more modern part of the city. Here are the top places Kingstonians frequent after dark.

Tracks and Records

The restaurant and bar out by our very own sprint legend, Usain Bolt is, of course, a track-themed restaurant and bar with VIP seating.

It is a great place to watch games with friends but it also has karaoke nights and small music shows by some of Jamaicaโ€™s finest talent in Reggae and Dancehall. There is something for everyone.

Contact Information

  • Menu & Reservation: kingston.tracksandrecords.com
  • Phone: (876) 906-3903
  • Opening Hours: 11 AM - 12 AM
  • Address: Marketplace, 67 Constant Spring Rd, Kingston

Tripple Century

The sports bar hangout spot is owned by powerhouse cricketer Chris Gayle. Triple Century is the ultimate hangout spot to watch your favourite sport with friends, with its multiple televisions and lounge.

The main stage is perfect for Karaoke nights and intimate musical performances and it is used for just that.

Contact Information

  • Address: 69 Knutsford Blvd, Kingston
  • Phone: (876) 906-3333 | WhatsApp: 528-5310

Fiction Fantasy Nightclub

Fiction is how you do weekends right. Though they are open every day until the wee hours of the morning, their most popular days are Fridays for Fiction Fantasy Fridays and Saturday nights.

This is the nightclub to be for parties and special events if you want to rub shoulders with the celebrities of local Jamaican entertainment and even a few international stars as well.

More often than not there is a guest list so, making your reservations for the weekend have never been more important.

Contact Information

  • Address: Constant Spring Road
  • Phone: +1 212-380-7772

CRU Bar and Kitchen

If you are young and in Kingston for work or university, then evenings at CRU are no surprise to you. The restaurant and bar provide the perfect balance for groups who enjoy a delicious meal and those who are simply here for the cocktails.

CRU is even more popular on the weekends when their rooftop lounge adds a host DJ to the mix. It is the perfect place to unwind, catch up with friends and enjoy the music. They also offer delivery and takeaway for their restaurant but you arenโ€™t planning to stay home, right?

Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Lady Musgrave Rd, Kingston
  • Phone: (876) 571-1168

Dub Club

For many, it is quite disappointing that the Dub Club is only open on Sundays, but that just means it is a much anticipated weekly event in the city. The best in the world of Reggae, both musicians and DJs as well as regular listeners of the genre, convene on Sunday evenings for a much-needed Reggae session.

Nothing beats swaying to the best in Reggae music while looking down on the beautifully lit city of Kingston.

Contact Information

  • Address: Gabre Selassie's, Skyline Drive, Jack Hills, St. Andrew
  • Hours: 5 PM - 2:30 AM

What is there to do in Kingston on a Friday night?

These are some of the places you can visit on a Friday night in Kingston.

  • The Deck - After work Frolic
  • Pulse8 - MVP Fridays
  • Fiction Fantasy - Fiction Fantasy Fridays
  • Club Privilege - Uber

What about other nights? What is there to do?

Sunday

  • Auto Vision Wet Sundaze - Hillview Ave
  • Oldies Jam - Sabina Park
  • Kingston Dub Club - Gabre Selassie's, Skyline Drive

Monday

  • Susie's Mojito Mondays Street Dance - Southdale Plaza, Half Way Tree
  • Uptown Mondays street dance - Savannah Plaza, Half Way Tree

Tuesday

  • Pegasus Hotel Tuesday on the Grill
  • Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records: Behind The Screen - Market Place
  • Boasy Tuesdays street dance - 10 Balmoral Ave
  • Pulse8 Seafood and Eat It all-you-can-eat crab and crayfish - New Kingston

Wednesday

  • Pulse8: Pepperseed 90s Party - New Kingston
  • Medusa Sports Bar and Grill - 92 Hope Road, Liguanea
  • Fiction Fantasy: Vibe Wednesdays - Half Way Tree
  • Kabana: Dubwise - Hope Road, HalfWay Tree
  • Stone Love HQ: Weddie Weddie Wednesdays - Burlington Ave, Half Way Tree

Thursday

  • The Deck After Work Lyme
  • Regency: Latin Night dance class and after party
  • Fiction Fantasy: Off The Hook - Market Place, Half Way Tree
  • The Tavern: EDB Vinyl Thursdays - Papine
  • Olympic Way: All-Star Thursdays - Olympic Gardens, Waterhouse
  • Whopping Thursdays - Mahoe Drive, Cockburn Gardens

Saturday

  • The Deck
  • Fiction Fantasy
  • Club Privilege

There are dozens of nightclubs, restaurants and street parties everywhere in the city, they all couldnโ€™t make the list. I am sure though, that you will be able to find somewhere entertaining. Party Safely and have fun!

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Nightlife in Kingston | Written: January 27, 2023

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