Everyone knows Trinidad becomes one big playground during Carnival. With steel drum and calypso in the air everywhere, costumed dancers in the street and tourists gathered from around the world, finding a party after dark is never a challenge. However, Trinidad also has a wide variety of nightlife spots that will help you to keep you celebrating no matter what the calendar reads.

Located in Port of Spain’s Woodbrook section, Mas Camp Pub always draws a crowd with its well-established live acts and tasty, affordable bar fare. And Trotters, a sports bar nearby in St. Clair, entices patrons with 30 varieties of beer, a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of television monitors.

Aimed at the more sophisticated set, 51 ° Lounge in Woodbrook, Port of Spain, definitely attracts a different kind of crowd with its age minimum (25 or older) and elegant casual dress code.

20 minutes outside of Port of Spain is Chaguaramas, the site of a former World War II air base and a nightlife hotspot with a few clubs worth checking out. Pier 1 has made its name with energetic, all-night dancing and a party boat that takes the action seaward on weekends. Nearby, Anchorage is an open-air club that blasts disco and The Base features great live music and is popular with locals.