The Islands of Guernsey are known for their relaxed atmosphere, but if you’re looking for a taste of Guernsey nightlife head to St Peter Port where you can find a range of bars, restaurants and places to go dancing, all within walking distance of each other.
Start your evening at one of the bars in town, whether you are looking for cocktails overlooking the sea or craft beer at the quay, there is something for every taste. Many bars in St Peter Port are also excellent restaurants and are open in the earlier evening for dinner before your night out.
Here are our recommendations for a great drink in town:
You’ll find Tinto in the Lower Pollet, the central cobbled street through town. Serving tapas until late, Tinto specialises in Spanish dishes, wine and sangria. They have an extensive gin collection with over 30 different types of G&T available. Tinto is great for a relaxed drink with bar seating and a casual vibe.
Red Cocktail Bar and Grill
Sister restaurant and bar to Tinto, Red Cocktail Bar and Grill offers you drinks with a view. Head to the seafront and enjoy their balcony bar which is perfect for sundowners. You’ll find classic cocktails and new creations developed by their knowledgeable staff, as well as a great atmosphere.
The Hook and Sling
Located on the top floor of Guernsey’s best sushi restaurant is The Hook and Sling. With an urban chic vibe and views overlooking the harbour, it’s a local favourite. Hook and Sling has extensive craft beer selection and speciality cocktails designed by the staff, so you’re guaranteed to find something for everyone.
Perhaps best known off-island for their viral disco toilets, Balthazar is a popular bar at the quay. With a fun combination of coastal vibes and neon lights, they have a great drinks selection from champagne and artisan beers to cocktail and gins.
Famous for its indoor blossoms and cocktails, Koi Koi is a Japanese inspired fusion restaurant and bar tucked away off the main street of St Peter Port. You’ll find a great drinks menu including classic cocktails and shooters, as well as fusion twists like their Blossom and Mandarin Oriental cocktails.
Along the seafront on the North Plantation you’ll find Amigos, a Mexican inspired bar and self-proclaimed fiesta household. Their vibrant cocktail menu ranges from signature mojitos and margaritas to ice-lolly themed drinks and shooters. Amigos hosts beer, cider and cocktail pong - whatever takes your fancy - and their cocktail shots Loud & Proud and Handstand include a donation to Liberate, Guernsey’s LGBTQ+ Support Charity. Head to Amigos if you’re looking for a fun night out.
Recently opened along the seafront, No. 57 is a mediterranean style restaurant with a contemporary lounge style bar on the top floor offering great wine and cocktails. Visit them for great service and a relaxed atmosphere.
Tucked away on the seafront with views over the harbour, Ping Quay is a hub of live music, craft beer and ping pong. Ideal for an evening with friends, they offer a chilled and welcoming experience. With live music each week ranging from jazz and acoustic to funk and soul nights it’s a great place to get to know local bands.
Where to go for dancing
If you’re looking to extend your evening out, there are plenty of places to head for a dance in town. RED, KoiKoi and Amigos all transform into dancing venues as the night progresses, and so are great places to spend a whole evening out. You can also head to one of the dedicated bars and clubs opening later in the evening.
Célébrité Bar + Les Folies D'Amour
Affectionately known to locals as Folies, Les Folies D’Amour is one of Guernsey’s most established venues offering an extensive bar menu, plenty of dance space, five booths and a private hire VIP area. You can head to Célébrité bar earlier in the evening and enjoy free entry to Folies when it opens at 11.30pm for dancing.
You can find Folies close to the seafront at the centre of town. Open 11.30pm - 2.00am.
Fusion is one of the biggest nightclubs in Guernsey and has played host to DJs from across the world including Calvin Harris, Sigma, Scott Mills, Rudimental and more. With an additional venue inside, Jungle Bar, there is plenty to enjoy.
You can find Fusion on the Lower Pollet in town. Open 11pm - 2.15am.
A taste of Cuba in Guernsey, Mojito is home to one of the longest bars in Guernsey. With DJs from 10pm Wednesday - Sunday and a range of classic cocktails and shooters, Mojito is always aiming for fun.
Mojito is located along the South Esplanade in St Peter Port. Opening hours vary through the week but generally 4pm - 1.45am