Tel: 473 444 4662
With most Grenadian nightspots packed with either locals or tourists, the best bets are watering holes that welcome both. Bananas is popular with young professionals, visiting yachters, and international students from St. George's University. The club also has an adjoining sports bar with a 42-inch plasma TV and a restaurant serving lunch and dinner daily.
Bar open daily 4 pm to midnight; club open Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 pm.
True Blue Bay Resort
Old Mill Avenue
Tel: 473 443 8783
After Ivan blew away their popular Stuart's Bar, True Blue owners Russ and Magdalena Fielden put up this gin-slinging gazebo that attracts yachties, locals, and students from the nearby medical school for sundowners. There's a DJ on Wednesdays, live reggae on Saturdays, and happy hour daily from 5 to 6 pm. Blow the budget (and all hopes of sobriety) by having Derek the bartender build you a Slow Screw Against the Wall in the Dark Side of Mexico City, a full-strength sedative of gin, Southern Comfort, Galliano, tequila, dark rum, orange juice, and Coke.
Open daily 10 to 1 am.
Tel: 473 444 2288
Located close to Laluna, about 10 minutes south of St. George's, this beachfront open-air nightclub reigns supreme as the island's most happening dance spot, luring an eclectic mix of locals along with visitors from the United States, Europe, and the rest of the Caribbean. Expect live music and entertainment, including fire-eating.
Open Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 10 pm.
Nearly every village on the island is big enough and thirsty enough to support a rum shop. These 100-proof community centers begin bustling by late morning, and a steady stream of customers stop by for the banter, a game of dominoes, and a shot of local Clarke's Court rum or Under the Counter, a rum-based moonshine steeped with nuts, spices, tree bark and deer horn. Hours vary according to the alcohol intake of customers and proprietors. Along the bluff-top coastal road in Grand Roy, a 20-minute drive north of St. George's, self-styled "chemist" McLeish "Pappy" Langaigne (473-444-8037) mixes white rum with hibiscus, cloves, nutmeg, or the bark of the bois bande tree, renowned for its Viagra-like qualities. Try it by the shot or buy a bottle (about $10).