Clarion Hotel & Suites Curacao
Willemstad, Curacao, 0
Phone: (599) 9 433-6666
Fax: (599) 9 433-6602
Bars & Cafes
After a walk down the beautiful Piscadera Bay shores, head to Pirates Bay. This tropical shack serves up authentic Caribbean cuisine in an intimate and exotic environment. Sip on some delicious inventive concoctions as you watch the breath-taking sun set and soak in the wonderful sea breeze.
Kasbanini Cafe competes for space in the crowded Riffort Village, letting its seafood creations speak for themselves as they continue to draw in visitors. Exceptionally close to the Curacao's Renaissance Hotel, Kasbanini knows it needs to show guests the true nature of the region's cooking. The catch of the day is always fresh and prepared whole, showcasing the unmarred quality of their ingredients. International cuisine as well as steaks are on the menu. With live music Sundays, Kasbanini is a convenient option for travelers.
Rif Fort Bar draws in visitors to the nearby Renaissance Hotel, keeping the cocktails flowing long into the night in its unique terrace location. Situated in the Rif Fort, one of five defensive locations built by Dutch transplants in the 19th Century, Rif Fort Bar joins other restaurants, shops and bars in the Rif Fort Village, providing an easy-going taste of modern nightlife contained in a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site. With some of the largest cocktails in all of Curacao, Rif Fort Bar is a blast for visitors wanting unique environs in which to sip their cocktails.
Located in the historic Rif Fort, Sopranos Piano Bar is a deviously fun offering in this landmark-turned-village. If the name doesn't tip you off, Sopranos is all about the mafia (or at least the kind you see on TV). Drinks such as the Sicilian Kiss and the Bikini Martini can be enjoyed with one of Sopranos' seven premium cigars, letting you feel like a don in no time. Better yet, the pianist on staff plays all your favorite Sinatra hits with a little Elton John thrown in for good measure. With a taste for the sweet life and decadent offerings to match, Sopranos is the place to be for those in the know.
Splendid views of the sparkling ocean, a star-studded sky at night-time and lively music sets the mood at the Vegas 360 rooftop bar. Expert mixologists whip up delicious signature and customized cocktails fashioned from housemade ingredients and quality spirits. The cocktail selection changes as the day wears on, moving from casual, ice-blended mixes during the day, to sophisticated and nuanced creations at night. The bartenders are always happy to cater to your needs; simply describe your fancy and a few splashes, dashes and shakes later you will have before you a drink that perfectly suits your taste.
O Porto is a great place to dine in Willemstad. Located in a historical area off the St Anna Bay coast, it overlooks breathtaking views of the capital. Savor delicious seafood specialties like Grouper Fillet Puerto Rican Style, Mix O Porto Seafood, Atlantic Conch With Shrimp and Mussels Al Gratin, as well as meat preparations like Chicken and Lomito Skewer and T Bone Steak. Happy Hours and live music draw in the crowds. Enjoy your dining experience overlooking the Handelskade, Koningin Julianabrug and Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge.
Iguana Cafe forms part of Handelskade's vibrant building-scape that beautifully lines the quay. It features delicious international snacks as well as local Dutch specialties. Opt for a chilled pint or choose from an array of cocktails like the one made from the island's signature liqueur, blue curacao. The live band renders the background score for panoramic views of the historic Emma Pontoon bridge and city vistas. Dine out on the lovely patio under scattered umbrellas as the sun goes down on Curacao.
Bermuda Curacao, the glamorous discotheque, occupies the 18th Century establishment, La Maria. It boasts three diverse spaces that attract a varied clientele. The outdoor North area is renowned for its loud parties, complete with fire breathers and exotic dancers. The line up includes local artists in collaboration with international deejays. The South area features live music with salsa numbers dominating the scene. Finally, the West lounge area is a great place to indulge in a cocktail and some conversation.
Eetcafe Old Dutch is a somewhat incongruous offering for Curacao, the cozy darkness of its pub-style interior seeming a world away from the tropical breezes and sunny houses outside. Modeled after a typical "Brown Cafe", Holland's equivalent of the English pub, Eetcafe is the type of watering hole that sees locals trickle in and out throughout the day for a cold pint and some of the authentic Dutch cuisine on offer. Eetcafe makes a good pea soup, but an even better kebab that even locals rave about. Homesick urbanites or long-time island guests craving something besides fruit juice cocktails are strongly recommended to visit this quaint location.
Miles Jazz Cafe is a modern addition to Nieuwstraat, the one-time colonial center of the surrounding Pietermaai district. Named for Miles Davis, the owners do their best to let guests know that their love of the genre is unparalleled. A well-curated collection of vinyl has been amassed in the cafe, treating guests to a wide variety of classic jazz hits. With a standard line up of cocktails and swinging music, Miles Jazz Cafe is perfect for a low-key night out.
The Music Factory has provided residents an entertainment oasis since 1998, pouring drinks and playing tunes to get patrons on the dance floor and make them stay. The vibe at The Music Factory is whatever you want it to be; dart boards and pool tables for sporty guests, secluded tables for those chatting into the night, and a dance floor for visitors to dance the night away. With a different activity every night, The Music Factory is a great option for travelers wanting a little bit of everything the bar scene has to offer.
Indulge in Caribbean joie de vivre at Ole Ole, the restaurant and jazz club located in the Saliña Shopping Center. The vivacious establishment features a globe-spanning menu and plays host to daily live entertainment. Enjoy happy hour out on the terrace with coastal specialties and a delicious cocktail or two to let the high-spirited vibes rub off on you. Embrace your inner Elvis at its weekly Karaoke night or sway to Mexican folk tunes with Thursday night's Mariachi. Wednesdays feature jazz music and draws island lovers of the blues aplenty.