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Aruba's casinos, dance clubs, shows, bars, and beachfront lounges are widely regarded as some of the Caribbean's best, and are just some of the options that keep night owls – from partying spring-breakers to letting-loose lawyers – going till dawn. L.G. Smith Boulevard, along the harbor in Oranjestad, is packed with bars, making for a convenient bar crawl. We've highlighted some of our favorite nightspots both in the capital and beyond to help you make the most of your evening hours here.

Aruba Nightlife

Blue

This stylish, laid-back bar makes for a great start to a night out. People-watch and munch on tasty tapas while friendly mixologists shake up smooth cocktails.

Renaissance Aruba Resort, L.G. Smith Blvd. 82, 011-297-583-6000
Tags: nightlife | editor pick | smart splurge | trendy | hotel bar

Casablanca Casino

With its Casablanca-themed interior, this popular casino is home to the famous Havana Tropical Show, state-of-the-art slot machines, and a variety of table games.

Westin Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino, J. E. Irausquin Blvd. 77, 877-822-2222, www.westinaruba.com/casino.html
Tags: gambling | nightlife

Havana Beach Club

Sports fans come for the big-screen TVs, pool tables, dart tables, and two large decks overlooking a sandy volleyball court.

LG Smith Blvd. 1, 011- 297-582-0153
Tags: beach | nightlife | dancing | sports bar

Key Largo Casino

Aruba’s largest casino has over 100 slot machines, several blackjack and roulette tables, bingo, and a theater with a roster of live acts.

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 250, 800-835-719, www.thearuban.com/casino
Tags: gambling | nightlife

Moomba Beach

Its cool beachfront location and young crowd make this a popular day and night party place. No shirts or shoes are necessary and bartenders pour fruity coconut-and-banana-infused libations until dawn.

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 230, 011-297-586-5365, www.moombabeach.com
Tags: beach | nightlife | editor pick | open late | bar menu

Pinchos Grill & Bar

With its superb over-water setting complete with candlelit tables and cushioned swings, lovebirds can canoodle over a bottle of wine and a tasty selection of skewer samplers (aka pinchos).

L.G. Smith Blvd. 7, 011-297-583-2666
Tags: romance | nightlife | smart splurge | waterfront | bar menu

Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino

Video-poker and slot machines under a star-filled dome; plus live music Wednesday through Saturday.

J.E. Erausquin Blvd. 81, 011-297-586-4045, www.thecasinoaruba.com
Tags: gambling | nightlife

Scandals

This casual restaurant doubles as a trendy bar with a great mix of music, tropical cocktails, and comfort-food menu of burgers, lasagna, and apple pie.

L.G. Smith Blvd. 9, 011-297-583-4488, www.scandalsaruba.com
Tags: nightlife | live entertainment | comfort food

Sopranos Piano Bar

Order a dirty martini and join a Tony Bennett sing-a-long by the piano at this clubby island classic.

L. G. Smith Blvd. 477, 011-297-586-8622, www.sopranospianobar.com/aruba
Tags: nightlife | dancing | wine | karaoke | piano bar

Tattoo Party Cruises

For a night out on the water, hop on this 4-hour dinner cruise with buffet dinner and drinks from $1.

between the Aruba Grand and the Radisson, 011-297-586-2010, www.arubatattoo.com
Tags: nightlife | live entertainment | nightclub

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