Top 9 of our favourite places to have a drink in the evening in Tamarin, Mauritius
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Holidays are for relaxing but also for enjoying Mauritius nightlife. If you want to go for a drink in the evening, we recommend our favourite pub and bar nightspot, all within a ten-minute drive from Marguery Villas. Time to enjoy the famous and award-winning local Phoenix beer or an excellent old Rhum from the Rhumerie de Chamarel, while tasting the local side dishes, called “gajacks”.
Drinking and dancing?
There are two places in Tamarin where you can find good vibes: ‘Big Willys’ (the Big for friends), a large outdoor bar and restaurant at the village entrance, is particularly friendly and relaxing. It’s a popular weekend hangout for both locals and expatriates living on the west coast. On football or rugby match nights, the atmosphere is great thanks to the giant screens in the garden. You can dance or enjoy live music from local performers while enjoying local specialities.
The Chute Bar, of the restaurant La Bonne Chute, already mentioned is another nightlife hotspot on the coast. The place is charming, the atmosphere relaxed. There is karaoke on Wednesdays, happy hour and DJ on Fridays. You can also watch matches on the big screen. Great entertainment team, good cocktail menu. A must for your holidays and an ideal opportunity to meet Mauritians in all modesty.
Drinking while listening to music?
The Veranda hotel on Tamarin bay regularly stages local musicians on Fridays as well as international artists at its renowned and annual Jazz Festival. With its West Coast surf spirit, enjoy your favourite cocktail with both feet in the sand, facing the ocean, in a warm and typically Mauritian atmosphere.
Roots Spirit is just across the road from your hotel residence, just cross the street to reach this bar in the middle of a large garden. Brandon welcomes his guests in a relaxed and very friendly atmosphere around his circular bar. Enjoy your favourite drink while listening to local musicians on special weekends.
The Frenchie, on the road to the River Gorges National Park, is a pleasant bar located in a small mall. It is nestled among a coral square and hosts a DJ or Mauritian artists for live music on weekends. Excellent atmosphere, good music, no big crowds, the ideal place for a drink with your partner.
Enjoy a good glass of wine
Fancy going on a tour of Chilean, South African or French wines? We recommend the Moustache, a small wooden pallet terrace on the front of an old truck, which offers an interesting wine list. The atmosphere is discreet and cosy.
Don’t miss our traditional sundowner
You can’ t miss out on the traditional sunset. This is the west coast and it would be a shame to miss the magnificent sight of the sun diving into the ocean! Make yourself comfortable in the late afternoon hours at the bar of The Bay Hotel overlooking La Preneuse Beach. The sky is blazing, a fisherman is making his last catch, children are playing on the sand. The bar offers a wide range of cocktails, spirits and wines to enjoy with the local snacks for a magical and unforgettable moment.
On the same beach, a few steps away, the deck of the Korail Rouge, Mariposa’s bar, serves delicious cocktails prepared by its barman, to be savoured under a large tree, facing the sea, with a light trade wind breeze. A romantic and intimate atmosphere guaranteed.
For a more complete change of scenery between river and sea, head for the Seeloy bar at La Balise Marina. At the river mouth of Black River, on a large wooden terrace, watch the “zozo gasse”, sea birds with their loud shout, skimming the surface of the water to land on the bank. The view is magical and time seems to stand still. Between mangroves and filaos, watch the big fishing boats return to port while enjoying your favourite drink.
Marguery Villas is ideally located to satisfy your nightlife desires. Regardless of your mood, your expectations or the number of guests, you will easily find the right atmosphere. Will you have enough time to try out our favourite places to go for an evening drink in Tamarin and Black River? That is why we suggest you to choose the long-term stay, where you can take time for yourself, to make the most of your holiday in Mauritius.