If there’s one thing people in St. Barts know how to do, it’s party. Whether you are at a private villa or a beach club, the champagne will be flowing and music will be blasting. Most of the island’s bars and nightclubs are filled with chic, well-heeled travelers, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t teeming with island flavor, too.
Perhaps the most beloved locale on the island, Le Ti St. Barth is a quasi-supper club, but with a hefty dose of Moulin Rouge in the mix. As you enjoy your dinner, you’ll be serenaded by dancers — both male and female — in a raucous burlesque show. While the performances can be a bit risqué and are not recommended for kids, it’s not offensive.
Once the dinner show is over and the plates are cleared, diners and performers alike dance the night away on tables and throughout the intimate, dimly lit restaurant. Check to the schedule once you’re in town to see if one of the themed parties are taking place — they are legendary.
If you’re looking for a beach club, head straight to Nikki Beach. Set on Baie de St. Jean, this world-famous club (which has locations around the globe) is a place to sun during the day and party at night. This is an in-demand spot, so reserve ahead.
Across the way in Gustavia is Baz Bar, which doubles as a sushi restaurant and nightclub. Live music, including jazz, soul and blues, makes the harbor-side bar an eclectic place with an even more diverse crowd — you’ll spy everyone from models to sailors.
Also in Gustavia, The First Floor (which actually sits on the second floor) is the place to party into the dawn. Owned by the same woman behind Le Ti, the nightclub is filled with pulsating music and attractive people dancing the night away.
New York import Bagatelle lures in partiers with its French cuisine, resident DJs and sizzling scene.