Unique places for drinks, food and music!

Aruba has sooooo many great spots to grab a bite to eat, listen to some music and have a refreshing beverage (or 3). Today I am showcasing a handful of places that provide just that. I will start in the north and work my way to the south end. No matter where you are staying on the island, at least one of these places is sure to be near you.



*Please keep in mind that things can change last minute so be sure to check directly with the venue’s website or facebook page if you are counting on a specific special.


Fireson Brewing Company – located in Palm Beach just behind the Holiday Inn, this craft brewery offers happy hours on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays from 6 – 8pm. Get margaritas or mojitos for only 10afl. Live DJ on those days as well. The food is fantastic!


Carlito’s – located in Palm Beach between the Holiday Inn and Playa Linda. This is one of the best places to catch ‘the game’ if you are a sports fan! They offer all day specials on buckets of local beer for $20 and select cocktails are 2 for $10. Great eats too!


The Beach Bar – at Playa Linda on Palm Beach boasts the longest happy hour. From Noon until 7pm you can get 2 select drinks for the price of one. Now that is a deal!






The Beach Bar – at Playa Linda on Palm Beach boasts the longest happy hour. From Noon until 7pm you can get 2 select drinks for the price of one. Now that is a deal!



Craft and Lola – is situated on the main drag in Palm Beach across from the Hilton hotel. Craft has half price specials on select cocktails and wine from 5 – 9pm daily.


Lola is a taqueria and offers beer bucket specials and $1 taco Tuesday deals. The tacos are YUM!





Coco Loco Beach Bar – sits right on beautiful Eagle Beach and is what I would consider a great hang out for locals and tourists alike. There are beach chair rentals available as well as different drink specials and live bands or DJ’s on the weekends. They also have nice food selections.




Matthew’s Beachside – located at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort, this quaint restaurant/bar is on the beach with great sunset views. They offer 3 happy hours daily from – noon – 1pm, 4 – 6 pm and 9 – 10pm with 2 for 1 drink specials. The food and service is outstanding and locals get a 25% discount on their bill. Beautiful ambiance!



Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant – sits right on the waterfront in downtown Oranjestad. You can watch the fishing charters return with some amazing catch while you enjoy beach drink specials all day long for only $7. Here you can also fill up on taco Tuesday specials and if you are brave enough, try the scorpion shot! Yep you read that right! Drink a shot with a scorpion in it (stinger removed) and add that to your list of accomplishments. It comes with a t-shirt for your bravery.




Rum Reef – this unique bar/restaurant is located on Baby Beach in San Nicolas. Here you can sip your drinks from their (adult only) infinity pool with breathtaking views over the ocean. There is a minimum purchase of $15 pp to use the pool, but trust me it is worth it!

On a clear day you can even see Venezuela!

A photo from this spot will certainly get your Instagram buzzing!

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