A night out to remember Great venues on land or sea

The balmy temperatures we enjoy in the Cayman Islands all year round mean that indoor and outdoor venues are equally popular with the social crowd. From East End to George Town, West Bay and even the Caribbean Sea, there are hotspots offering a wealth of options to keep you entertained.

The Office Lounge, George Town

Whether you’re looking for a spot to enjoy lunch, a relaxed place for a few after work drinks, or perhaps a spot to dance the night away, look no further than The Office Lounge.

Located along Shedden Road in the heart of George Town, The Office Lounge has been a mainstay on Cayman’s entertainment scene, and for good reason. The informal and relaxed bar offers the ideal spot to enjoy a drink, bite to eat or to let your hair down after a busy work week.

The Office Lounge has a selection of nightly entertainment throughout the week to suit all tastes. On Tuesdays, from 9 p.m., it’s Latin karaoke night, featuring the best in reggaeton, bachata, meringue and salsa music. Stick around until midnight when DJ Juice takes over, spinning the latest Latin beats.

For those who would rather try their hand at singing some popular international hits, they can try out karaoke nights on Wednesday, with bucket specials to quench their thirst.

On Thursday, DJ Juice returns, mixing top tracks from across the globe on The Office Lounge’s expansive outdoor patio area. There are also bucket specials, as well as specials on Appleton and Smirnoff drinks.

Celebrate the end of the working week on Friday with DJ Domuneek from 5 to 9 p.m., playing a selection of terrific reggae, soca and dance hall music. DJ Juice moves in straight afterwards with all your favourite Latin hits, and outside on the patio DJ Alex spins hot grooves from 8pm until close. To get everyone in the party spirit, there are cocktail specials all night long as well.

Still in the mood for a spot of karaoke during the weekend? The Office Lounge is the place to go, every Saturday, from 8 p.m. until close.

Surfside, Seven Mile Beach

Located on world famous Seven Mile Beach, Surfside Beach Bar is the new place to entertain family, friends and visitors alike.

With a great variety of local, imported and draught beers, frozen concoctions and specialty cocktails, happy hour just got happier. Sit back and relax, and see if you can catch the fabled ‘green flash’ at sunset.

The party never stops at Surfside, whether it’s the daily cruise ship party with Surfside’s in-house DJ or nightly entertainment. Twice a month on a Saturday, Surfside puts on a Country & Western Night – complete with a mechanical bull.

There are also special events coming up on the calendar, like the Halloween party on Oct. 31 and Thanksgiving buffet dinner on Nov. 28.

Audrie’s Caribbean Kitchen serves daily dinner specials along with fresh fish, conch and turtle. Its cracked conch and conch fritters are among the best on the island, and the farmed Cayman turtle steak is a local favorite (the recipe is a closely guarded secret). Its homemade Key lime and coconut cream pies are also to die for. The restaurant offers many options for catering including its famed Caribbean or barbeque buffet.

Surfside offers an assortment of options when it comes to catering private events. On offer are children’s parties, corporate events, weddings, family dinners, private beach dinners – all with entertainment packages if required. Surfside can accommodate Christmas parties as well – reserve a spot soon as it will be a popular place for seasonal celebrations.

Cayman Motor Museum Champagne Room and Diner, West Bay

You may not think of the Cayman Motor Museum as a nighttime hotspot, but it can be the center of your party if you want to create an event that folks won’t forget.

The museum doesn’t just feature a mouthwatering selection of automobiles from the very first car to stunning red Ferraris, beautiful Bentleys, and the legendary Batmobile – it also has a decadent champagne room and terrific 1950s retro diner perfect for private functions.

The museum has a liquor, music and dancing license with a fully operational bar in the diner, so you don’t have to worry about BYOB – all you have to do is bring yourself and your guests; they’ll do the rest.

Catering, glassware, tables, chairs, tablecloths…it can all be handled by the staff at the museum. And what better venue could you possibly choose for making a lasting impression? There is no need for decorations when you are surrounded by the very best in automobile history. Every vehicle has an accompanying plaque describing its background and any interesting facts about its previous owners. For example, the original Yellow Rolls Royce from the film of the same name resides here, along with Elton John’s Bentley and a Daimler that Queen Elizabeth II herself owned.

The Cayman Motor Museum hosts functions that are open to the public from time to time, or you can create your own magical event by reserving a night at the museum this season.