The Mango Tree has to be one of the best bars in town, a great place just to hang out and have a drink with friends and sample some of the Caribbean food on offer. The location of the Mango Tree is one of its great assets; it’s not bang in the centre of town so it has a laid back, relaxed atmosphere, but it’s close enough to everything to ensure that there is always action, especially on the weekends.
This is the kind of place where you go to let the cares of the day just float away as you enjoy conversation with like-minded friends. The unique layout is one of the reasons why Mango Bar is so successful. Tucked away at the back is the open air bar with wooden floors and the atmosphere of a real Caribbean bar. There is a stage and on the weekends, music or a show. If you prefer being inside you have that option as there is another fully air-conditioned bar as well as a restaurant.
The Mango Tree is rightly famous for its local Caribbean fare, with jerk nights on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights being particularly popular.
On the weekend the place gears up for entertainment. It all begins on Thursday, so if you want to give your vocal chords an outing gets along for their Karaoke night. Friday night starts with Happy Hour between 5pm and 7pm making the Mango Tree is an extremely enjoyable place to be with people from all walks of life stepping in to enjoy a drink and the free hors d’oeuvres .
Their in-house DJ supplies the sounds with a range that includes older reggae and calypso music. On Saturday the DJ is in residence again, with sounds that have a more South American flavour.
The Mango Tree is a great venue if you want to hold any type of function such as a birthday party or hold a party. They can cater to groups from 10 people up to 200 and you can choose which part of the venue you’d like to use, either the inside or outside bar. For these types of functions the drinks at the bar are available at a special rate. They have all the equipment needed to put on music, so all you and your friends have to do is get down and party.
On a final note, the Mango Tree doesn’t just have soul; it also has a heart. Owners Ray and Fred Whittaker donate part of the proceeds of their shows to Cayman HospiceCare.