The Turks and Caicos doesn’t have the nightlife and parties of many other Caribbean destinations, yet there’s always a lively local place to be found.
As is the case with many food items, drink prices are higher here than at other regional destinations such as the Dominican Republic. Expect to pay around $8 for a pint or bottle of beer. Cocktails and mixed drinks will usually be $10-15. Local Turk’s Head beer is typically the least expensive option.
Drinking Age in Turks and Caicos
The drinking age in the Turks and Caicos is 18. Shops and liquor stores may ask to see IDs for persons that appear to be under 18 or 21.
Local Turk’s Head Beer
The Turks and Caicos features one locally brewed and produced beer: Turk’s Head. It’s brewed in three beer variants: lager, amber, and an IPA (Island Hopping Ale).
Beer enthusiasts may also be interested in the factory tour, or may simply want to stock up at the source!
Bambarra Rum and Osprey Vodka
Many of the local bars stock Bambarra rum, which is locally mixed, bottled, and distributed. It’s produced in an assortment of labels, such as Gold, Silver, and Coconut, as well as canned mixed drinks with tropical flavors (such as cranberry-vodka mixes or rum and coke). Osprey Vodka is likewise locally mixed, and is available in several flavors.
Beachfront Settings and Local Vibes
Da Conch Shack is a popular island restaurant and bar on the beach in the old settlement of Blue Hills. The fare served is Caribbean and local favorites that primarily focus on seafood, and there’s a wide range of drinks and cocktails served, including their famous rum punch.
Bugaloo’s Conch Crawl is another island favorite and is found in the fishing village of Five Cays on the southern side coast. There’s always something going on here, from live music to watching the fishermen bring in the day’s catch.
Some luxury properties on Grace Bay offer an elegant setting for drinks and the sunset. The new Ritz-Carlton resort is home to three bars: one at BLT Steak, the beachfront Coralli Restaurant, and a spacious and beautiful lobby bar. Seven Stars likewise has both a beachfront restaurant and bar and an indoor and air-conditioned bar at their gourmet Seven restaurant. Nearby at the Grace Bay Club is Infinity, which offers another upscale bar and dining experience.
Watching the Game
If you’re looking to watch your favourite team play, several bars offer multiple televisions typically playing different games. The Terrace and Danny Buoy's, both in central Grace Bay, and Sharkbite Bar and Grill, located in Turtle Cove, are good picks.