This is one of the bars on the Caribbean side, just past the Shiggidy Shack. This is where everyone goes almost every night, especially Fridays. You’ll find locals, tourists, university students, and probably your neighbors mingling here, day and night. The basic late-night snack food here isn’t bad either.

Caribbean Cinemas Megaplex

Brand new on the island, replacing the old run-down and seedily charming movie theater, is this seven-screen theater, which shows new, first-run films. You can find out what’s playing at or by calling 869-466-4777.


There’s a bonfire on the Caribbean side on Thursday evenings.

Wednesdays is karaoke night at Sugar’s, which is popular.

On Saturdays (I think), there’s karaoke at Shiggidy Shack.

On Sundays during tourist season, there’s a reggae cover band on the Caribbean side at the bar on the far left side. It’s usually packed, with lots of locals dancing.

There’s a casino at the Marriott, if that’s your sort of thing.

On Sunday nights, there’s supposedly a live steel band at the Reggae Beach Bar (near the Beach House), though I’ve never been on Sundays. There’s also a “live flute player from Nevis” at the Spice Mill (ooh, live flute player). And Shipwreck also has music around sundown.

There’s usually something interesting happening in Basseterre, like soca concerts and local pageants. Independence Day is in mid-September. And, of course, in the last two weeks of December, there are dozens of events around Carnival, most memorably the all-night J’ouvert party on Basseterre on December 26th.