For all those die hard sports fans out there we realize how important it is to select the right sports bar for your game time experience! Therefore we want to prepare you for the next big game, whichever one that may be. Whether you are a devoted baseball, basketball, futbol (soccer), American football, or ice hockey fan… here are some sports bars and restaurants in Aruba to consider for cheering on your team.
Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
Location of watering hole: Situated right alongside the Renaissance Marina across from Renaissance Resort in downtown Oranjestad.
Game highlights: This fun, colorful and chill spot brings all the right vibes to the island. Located downtown, Lucy’s offers a different setting than the usual beach or resort area. The giant, spacious bar has plenty of tall, comfortable beach styled chairs and more than enough flat screen TV’s for your viewing pleasure. Quite possibly the best part, their food menu! Their menu is quite extensive. They have daily happy hour and weekly specials!
Location of watering hole: Palm Beach/Noord area, located just down the street from the high-rise hotel area.
Game highlights: Often for big games, in addition to their flat screens inside they will set up a big screen by their outdoor patio. Oh, and their what seems to be endless craft beer selection, wings (dressed with tantalizing locally inspired sauces), juicy burgers and local specialty funchi fries are reason enough to pay them a visit!
On the Rocks Cafe
Location of watering hole: Downtown Oranjestad, located nearby Peanuts Restaurant on Adriaan Lacle Boulevard.
Game highlights: Escape the hotel area and make your way downtown to go where the locals go for drinks and the big game. Enjoy the open air indoor/outdoor atmosphere, laid back vibes and yummy food with local flavor. On the Rocks is the perfect place to mix in with the locals and passionately cheer on your team!
Pelican Pier Bar
Game highlights: Sitting on a pier overlooking the crystal clear turquoise water, sharing an ice cold beer bucket with friends and mingling with the other lively sports fans – this beach bar is definitely for the fun and social! You will find plenty of delicious food and snack options as well! If you go to Pelican Pier once, you are sure to come back for more!
Carlitos Bar Aruba
Location of watering hole: On Palm Beach, located in between the Holiday Inn Resort and Playa Linda Resort.
Game highlights: This cozy beach bar is known for their exciting and fun sports bar atmosphere. You can always count on Carlitos to be playing the game you want to see! For big games they usually set up a big screen on their sandy beach area. Not only does the beachfront view make for the perfect, laid back ambiance but they also serve delicious food for you to snack on throughout the game!
Double Down Sports Bar & Grill
Location of watering hole: In the main courtyard of Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino (Ex Tropicana Resort).
Game highlights: A convenient spot for those staying in the Eagle Beach, low-rise hotel area. It’s a popular bar for both locals and tourists who want to catch the big game yet avoid crowded venues. The bar is on the smaller side, making for a fun, more intimate game time experience. Their menu has plenty of delicious food and drinks, and of course, there is happy hour!
Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant
Location of watering hole: Casa del Mar Beach Resort in the low-rise hotel area, located just past the pool area you will find the bar and restaurant beach side.
Game highlights: Did I mention it’s beach side? Yes, Matthew’s is just steps away from the soft white sand and clear turquoise water. Feel the ocean breeze and warm sunshine as you cheer on your team at the bar with plenty of delicious food options and drink specials. PS – they have 3 happy hours every day. How glorious is that?
Location of watering hole: Away from the hotel area, located off L.G. Smith Blvd. in Wayaca, just past the airport.
Game highlights: This is the perfect spot to hang with the locals and snack on some delicious food and take advantage of their almost too good to be true chicken wing and beer bucket specials! If you’re looking to have some fun while on a budget and get away from the touristy area, this is the place for you!
Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant
Location of watering hole: Marriott Ocean Club, located in between the Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino and Marriott Surf Club in Palm Beach.
Game highlights: Are you one of those super serious fans that cannot miss a second of the game? Well at Champions you don’t have to worry about someone getting in the way of your view, as they have 33 high-definition flat screens – yes 33! Many booths even have their very own flat screen TV to watch the game from! You will find TV screens at every glance, in every corner.
MooMba Beach Bar
Location of watering hole: On Palm Beach, located between the Marriott Surf Club and Holiday Inn Resort.
Game highlights: For just about every big game they set up their jumbo screen right on the beach. Yes, that’s right you can watch the game with your toes in the sand, sea by your side and a cold drink in your hand! It’s never a dull moment at MooMba Beach so get ready for a beach party to remember! Tip: If they are offering “stadium seating” for the big game make sure to reserve your seat ahead of time, as this beach bar is quite popular on the island and you can always expect a crowd!