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Nightlife in Anguilla has come a long way in the last few years. Don't expect Miami beach but the local Anguillian bands will have you on your feet dancing to Reggae and evocative Caribbean rhythms. Here are some "Don't Miss" venues.
The Pumphouse- Located on Sandy Ground and particularly on Thursday nights when the Musical Brothers rock the house is the place to be. Things get started late; after 10:00 PM but you can also go for a late casual dinner and stick around as you never know just who might turn up.
Elvis's- Also located on Sandy Ground. its fun to walk back and forth from the Pumphouse to Elvis's to get some fresh air and see who is playing. We like Friday nights when Garvey and the Satisfaction Band rock the house. Elvis himself is a big draw and makes one wicked rum punch.
The Dune Preserve- Anguilla's answer to Bob Dylan, Bankie Banks when on the island is one cool reggae guy. Call first to make sure he is on the island and playing that night. Best bets are Wednesday, Fridays and Sunday nights. His bar, the Dune Preserve is offbeat and one of a kind.
Flights at Cap Juluca- Cap's wine bar often offers live entertainment along with Tapas and wine tasting several nights a week.
The Mayoumba Folkloric Theater performs at Sirena hotel on Thursday nights. Anguillian singing in dancing with traditional instruments and local costumes as part of a $35 dinner buffet.
Smokeys- Located on beautiful Cove Bay, Smokey's has dancing and music on Sunday nights with a local and tourist mix.
Many of the restaurants and hotels also offer live entertainment consisting of steel drums, reggae and calypso bands. Sprocka, The Mussingtons, British Dependency are some names to look for on the Anguillian music scene.