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Nightlife in Curaçao

Informal, relaxed Curaçao offers numerous waterfront bars in which to wile away the hours. At Gouverneur de Rouville in Willemstad, rum cocktails come served with sea views and a cool breeze, while a ticket to Curaçao's nightclubs offers a chance to dance until dawn to some of the Caribbean's coolest DJs – try Club Zen in Willemstad for late-night techno.

Mi Dushi Party Boat, Curaçao. Courtesy of Mi Dushi Party Boat
Gouverneur de Rouville, Curaçao. Courtesy of Gouverneur de Rouville
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Gouverneur de Rouville

Huge rum selection

Located right on the waterfront in Willemstad, this renowned wooden watering hole boasts an eye-popping rum selection and pleasant patio, and serves food too. Gouverneur de Rouville boasts lively monthly wine tastings.



Address

9, De Rouvilleweg Otrobanda, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 462 5999

Transport

Bus to Otrobanda

Website

De Gouverneur Website

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Cinco

Young, hip and happening

Popular with partying Dutch students and American interns, who rank it as Curaçao's prime clubbing hotspot, Cinco's loud and crowded dancefloor is almost exclusively a tourist hangout. Cheeky DJs give this place a youthful vibe.



Address

20, Nightingaleweg, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 461 4545

Transport

Taxi

Website

Cinco Website

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Landhuis Chobolobo

Blue Curaçao and steel bands

Curaçao's famous distillery has a happy hour every Friday in its on-site bar, Landhuis Chobolobo. People flock to Willemstad to try stiff drinks laced with its world-famous Blue Curaçao - part of an output of over 20,000 gallons per week. Look out for regular steel bands and local music.



Address

Saliña Ariba, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 461 3526

Transport

Taxi

Website

Landhuis Chobolobo Website

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Hemingway

Cocktails on the sand

A wooden hut-like bar sheltered by palm trees and with outdoor seating, Hemingway is set on the beach in Willemstad. Gaze out to sea while sipping Hemingway´s favourite zesty rum cocktail. Sunday's Cuban night has salsa dancing on the sand.



Address

Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 4650740

Transport

Taxi

Website

Hemingway Website

Zanzibar, Curaçao. Courtesy of Zanzibar
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Zanzibar

Desert chic

This exotic tented bar and restaurant boasts stylish East-African decor. A discerning local crowd head to Zanzibar in Willemstad for its vast menu of classic and modern cocktail concoctions and Asian-Moroccan dishes and nibbles.



Address

Jan Thiel Z/N, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 747 0633

Transport

Taxi to Jan Thiel Beach

Website

Zanzibar Website

Mi Dushi Party Boat, Curaçao. Courtesy of Mi Dushi Party Boat
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Mi Dushi Party Boat

Caribbean Sea limbo

A party atmosphere and madcap limbo dancing are all the rage aboard the thatched-roof pontoon Mi Dushi Party Boat. In-the-know islanders bring their visiting buddies to Baya Beach for a night on the ocean waves aided by a team of captain's mates.



Address

Brakkeput Abou K 92, Baya Beach Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 747 4489

Transport

Taxi to Baya Beach

Website

Mi Dushi Party Boat Website

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Hooks Hut

Pirate-themed haunt

This brash wood-and-thatch, pirate-themed haunt hosts great live bands each Wednesday. Expect blues, jazz and Caribbean classics to fill a swashbuckling dance-floor after dark at Hooks Hut - arrive early to enjoy great Piscadera Bay sunsets.



Address

Piscaderabaai z/n, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 462 6575

Transport

Bus to Piscadera Bay

Website

Hooks Hut Website

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Club Zen

Late-night dance spot

One of Willemstad's hottest dance clubs, Zen attracts a techno-loving after-midnight crowd Thursday and Saturday. Friday night's action shifts upstairs to sister venue K-Oz, an oh-so-stylish rooftop ruled by top DJs and sexy podium queens.



Address

129, Salinjastraat, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 461 4443

Transport

Taxi

9

The Emerald Lounge

Salsa and mojitos

Punters at Piscadera Bay's Emerald Lounge are a mojito-supping clientele who enjoy Latin dance, including Friday salsa nights and Cuban funky jazz on Saturdays. A huge cocktail menu makes impressive reading with a three-hour happy 'hour' every night.



Address

Marriott Beach Resort, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 736 8800

Transport

Taxi to Piscadera Bay

Website

Marriott Website

10

Kontiki Beach Club

Late-night party zone

Located right in the thick of the beach resort action, this elegant Willemstad dining option livens up after cocktail-fuelled weekend happy hours. At night Kontiki Beach Club transforms into a late-night party zone, complete with pumping sounds and live music.



Address

Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 465 1589

Transport

Taxi

Website

Kontiki Beach Club Website

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Wet and Wild

Beachside party

Wet and Wild on Seaquarium Beach is loud, full-on and proud of it. Arrive for happy hour and stay until dawn to revel in one of Curaçao's most notorious beach parties. Sunday is a big party night with DJ Boogieman on the decks.



Address

Bapor Kibra z/n, Seaquarium Beach Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 561 2477

Transport

Bus to Seaquarium Beach

Website

Wet and Wild Beach Club Website

Emerald Casino, Curaçao. Courtesy of Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino
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Emerald Casino

Feeling lucky?

The popular Emerald Casino in Piscadera Bay resembles an open-air courtyard and offers slot machines, blackjack tables, roulette wheels, poker tables, a craps table and a baccarat table. There are parties during the week and live entertainment on Saturdays.



Address

Marriott Beach Resort, Piscadera Bay, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 736 8800

Transport

Taxi to Piscadera Bay

Website

Marriott Hotel Website

13

Ole! Ole!

Laid-back jazz spot

Enjoy local jazz acts Monday, Friday and Saturday in this laid-back Willemstad venue frequented by an easy-going crowd. Ole! Ole! also hosts offshoots of the island's celebrated Jazz Festival with uptempo events that draw jazz fans from all over the world.



Address

163-F, Salinja Shopping Mall , Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 461 7707

Transport

Taxi

Website

Ole! Ole! Website

Blues, Curaçao. Courtesy of Avila Hotel
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Blues

Bargain jazz venue

Although ostensibly a restaurant, this Willemstad venue boasts a hopping bar that's packed to the gills every night. Inexpensive drinks and no cover charge makes Blues pleasing on the pocket as well as the ear, with live jazz Thursday and Saturday nights.



Address

Avila Beach Hotel, Penstraat 130, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 461 4377

Transport

Taxi

Website

Avila Beach Hotel Website

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Club Facade

Popular island dance venue

For a night of local music, check out this popular island dance venue where a huge bar and three dance floors on different levels offer great live bands. Locals pack out this Willemstad favourite, open Thursday and Friday, 8pm-3am.



Opening Hours

Thu & Fri 8pm-3am

Address

32-34, Lindbergh, Willemstad Curaçao

Telephone

+599 9 461 4640

Transport

Taxi

Website

Club Facade Website

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