Caribbean Jamaica Jamaica Guide Things To Do Essentials Where to Stay Itineraries All Jamaica Margaritaville Montego Bay is a Parrothead's Paradise By Paul Kandarian Paul Kandarian Paul Kandarian is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer who has contributed to publications like The Boston Globe and Rhode Island Monthly. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 04/08/19 Share Pin Email Margaritaville Caribbean Some Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville locations may be a bit cookie-cutter, but the Montego Bay, Jamaica location is far more unique, perhaps owing to the dark, moody atmosphere of the place. What to Expect at the MoBay Margaritaville By day, it's a restaurant, well-lit, open and airy, but night closes in and churns it into a throbbing mecca for all things Jamaican, up to and including some pretty racy dancing, embraced by locals and tourists alike. Check Montego Bay Rates and Reviews at TripAdvisor The MoBay Margaritaville was opened in 1995 by Jamaican owners Brian Jardim and Ian Dear and hasn't stopped offering fun by the glass since, including some 52 tropical-flavored margaritas and the signature 22-ounce bongs of beer. No kidding. During the day, there is a 120-foot waterslide that winds down from the rooftop terrace and flings tourists into the warm water below, but by night it is wisely off limits. On any given night the place will be wall-to-wall people, dancing, drinking and having the most marvelous time on the dance floor before the requisite giant shark head. Over the years, Margaritaville has entertained superstars such as rappers Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Jermaine Dupree, P.Diddy and Run DMC, and has seen big-name celebrities including the late Dennis Hopper, Cindy Crawford, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, and Uma Thurman. The Montego Bay Margaritaville is located in the middle of MoBay's famous Hip Strip, the center of nightlife for locals and tourists alike. It's within walking distance of some resorts and a short cab ride from the cruise pier and other area resorts. Dining is pretty much what you'd expect at a Margaritaville -- lots of burgers, jerk chicken, and mildly island-themed munchies. Next door, however, you can up the fancy ante at Marguerite's, a sister restaurant with white-tablecloth terrace dining on fresh local seafood. These days, you can find Margaritaville hotels and resorts all over the U.S., but some of the most unique locations—like the one in Montego Bay—are found in the Caribbean; it's their spiritual home, after all! Margaritaville Caribbean also owns the longstanding Margaritaville in Negril as well as the newer Falmouth, Jamaica location, conveniently set on the city's cruise-ship pier. You'll also find Margaritavilles in Ocho Rios, at the cruise port in Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos, and in the heart of George Town, Grand Cayman -- also a quick stroll from that town's cruise port. For travelers heading through the Montego Bay airport, the friendly Air Margaritaville restaurant in the terminal is your first -- or last -- chance to grab a rum drink on your vacation. MargaritavilleGloucester AvenueMontego Bay, Jamaica Margaritaville Caribbean Phone: 876-952-4777Hours: Open daily 11 a.m.; no set closingCost: Cover charges vary by night and event, check the website for updated information. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit 13 Best Things to Do in Montego Bay, Jamaica Jamaica's Best Concerts and Festivals A Guide to Jimmy Buffett's Caribbean The 14 Best Cruise Ports of Call in the Western Caribbean Sangster International Airport Guide The 9 Best Singles Destinations and Resorts in the Caribbean Montego Bay's Holiday Inn: All-Inclusive and Family-Friendly 10 Best Bars in Jamaica Top 20 Most Popular Cities in the UK for International Visitors Jamaica Guide: Planning Your Trip The 9 Best All-Inclusive Jamaica Resorts of 2021 Negril, Jamaica: A Place for Laid-Back Family Vacations 50 States, 50 Staycations: The Best Staycation in Every State Weather and Climate in Jamaica Discover Sunscape Splash & Waterpark, in Montego Bay How Is the Food at Secrets Wild Orchid in Jamaica?