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Navigating the Nightlife of Aruba

Updated: Nov 29, 2018

When the sun goes down over the stunning waters surrounding Aruba, the fun is just beginning. While you're on a luxury vacation to this energetic island, though, it can be difficult to decide where to go. Fortunately, there's a nightlife spot for every mood. Whether you're more of a laid-back person looking to enjoy a beer with a view, a music enthusiast who wants to sway to some live jams or you're looking to dominate the dance floor at a posh club, there's an after-hours place for you.

Here's where to get the party started:

Local Store Aruba This may sound like a shop, but it's actually a bar. One thing's for sure, though: it is indeed a spot where locals & visitors alike can have a good time. While during the day, they serve up Aruban pastechis, croquettes & chilled Balashi beers, by night, the establishment transforms into an entirely new atmosphere. AroundAruba noted that Fridays are a good night to visit, as it's "Ambiente," or a big party featuring Happy Hour deals & live bands. Still, any night here is bound to be exciting. Plus, the breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea & gentle Aruban breeze come for free.

Sopranos Piano Bar If you're seeking out a classy evening & have an ear for jazz music, head to this charming spot in the heart of Arawak Gardens. Soprano's Piano Bar hasn't been open for very long, but the establishment has already managed to secure quite a crowd for the live entertainment seven nights a week. A piano man is on hand to play any requests, & if you're feeling gutsy, you can even take the stage to croon one of the classics. With an impressive wine list, a top-shelf scotch selection & a creative cocktail menu, you have plenty to choose from when it comes to imbibing. Don't miss the signature Bada Bing Martini or the Tony Soprano. Then kick back & relax with one of the joint's Cuban cigars.

Confession Nightclub You don't have to be an A-list celeb to party like one. Just head to Confession, a club with a sophisticated ambience & a bar that's brimming with top-notch spirits. According to the Aruba Tourism Authority, this is where the beautiful people flock to bust a few moves while enjoying a tropical cocktail. With a state-of-the-art sound system, you're sure to lose yourself in the booming music.

CILO The name CILO stands for City Lounge, & that's just the kind of atmosphere you'll get here. Laze on the outside terrace with a harbor view, or the swanky interior. Either way, it's the perfect place to catch up with your friend or flame over a drink or a sampler of sweets.

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