Tobago's vibe is so chilled that many visitors will be in bed by 10:30pm. Don't make the mistake, however, of thinking that Tobagonians don't know how to have fun. Having 'invented' calypso and soca, Trinbagonians almost believe that they invented partying.
Most resort hotels provide live entertainment two or three evenings a week during the 'high season' months, but less often out of season. This will typically consist of a solo or duo vocalist, steel pan, or African drum and dance routine, normally of high quality. Away from the populated south-west of the island, visitors will find their evenings much quieter. The one exception is Castara, where the local community makes active efforts to provide interesting entertainment for visitors and locals alike.
The following listings include a number of bars, restaurants, cafes, nightspots, clubs and casinos that have become popular "liming" spots, favoured by both the local business and expat community and by overseas visitors. The lists are presented in our perceived order of popularity of each venue.