Bar Hopping

Montserrat’s bar scene can be anyway you’d like it to be. Enjoy a quiet drink with friends, where you can chat the night away or try to solve the world’s problems. Or groove to the pulsating rhythms of soca, reggae, dance hall or merengue until the wee hours of the morning.


Each village has its own character, from the always lively Marine Village in Little Bay, to Salem (known for its bush rum), St John’s, which has a more traditional and rustic feel, St Peter’s (a place for the people), Cudjoe Head, steeped in history and Davy Hill, where the bars and night spots have a more Latin vibe.


The Montserrat Idol Competition started in 2011 by Tom Walker, owner of Soca Cabana Bar in Little Bay. This fun-filled event gives residents the opportunity to showcase their singing talent and so, every Saturday night from the third week of January until the first week of April, the Soca Cabana Bar comes alive for the showdown. Both locals and visitors look forward to the weekly meet-up where they too secretly judge their favourite artiste. Weekly eliminations leaving the cream of the crop to vie for the title of Montserrat Idol during the Grand Finale at the Montserrat Cultural Centre!