Ready to Enjoy Some of the Famous Fun Time in Utila?
Obviously, after a activity filled day diving in the reefs just off Utila, you will be looking for a place to unwind and share your day’s experiences with other travelers and locals alike for some true fun time in Utila! Fortunately, Utila has a lot to offer as far as sunset bars where you can rendezvous with your peers. Most of the great bars on Utila are on the water, and therefore offer a great view of the sunset every evening, so if you hurry, you will be able to take advantage of happy hour with a free, spectacular sunset!
Probably the most famous, certainly one of the longest established bars on the island. This is a great bar to hang out in, meet people and watch the sunset. Ice cold beer, a variety of shots and the convenience of a great central location which makes it easy to get to and get back to your hotel. A large deck over the water provides some privacy over the bar counter on the inside. Make sure you take advantage of the specials, such as Tequila Tuesdays at Tranquila Bar for some awesome fun time in Utila!
Their slogan is recovery is not an option! Rehab is everything but a rehab center! Located almost next to Chepe’s beach, it is on the outskirts of town, but offers a really nice over the water setting. They now offer a full service restaurant also, specializing in the catch of the day and great chicken wings with a variety of different sauces. Rehab is certainly a great spot for some outstanding fun time in Utila!
World famous for their guifity challenge, which involves a series of guifity shots that can be redeemed for a t shirt, Skidrow also offers a full service restaurant. Located on the far western end of town, on the way towards Chepe’s Beach across the street from Ecomarine Dive Shop. Open daily from breakfast until late at night.
The Venue. A New establishment located right on Chepe’s beach, The Venue offers a nice relaxed setting with the beach on one side and a deck over the lagoon on the other: the perfect setting for some unforgettable fun time in Utila. Great full service bar, which also offers a nice menu, plus the fact that since it is out of town you do not need to worry about making too much noise. The Venue is a nice place that offers the best of South African hospitality, offered by Frazer and Allistar, natives from South Africa that have set up home right on Utila offering a different set of day tours around the island. Try the unique Honduras spirits available only here!
Treetanic. If you are looking for a different, totally unique bar, this is your best bet! The Treetanic bar is located within the Jade Seahorse & Nightline Cabins complex right on Cola de Mico Road, a couple of hundred yards from the municipal dock. Treetanic, which resembles the deck of an old pirate ship, is up high over the rest of the town buildings, which insures you will always have a nice breeze to cool you down, and offers a unique truly eclectic artsy décor which includes old ship parts, art made by the owner and builder himself, and a generally unique atmosphere. Sit around the deck and meet your fellow travelers on this journey through the northwestern Caribbean! All aboard mates, time for fun time in Utila! The bar is especially lively on Friday and Saturday nights.
Casa Dr. John. If you did a bit of research about Utila before coming this way, you probably found a fun video titled “If you come to Utila”. If you did, you will surely remember the part about “Dr. John” whom you surely thought was a made up character, but the truth is that he does exist! Although Dr. John, a US expat living in Utila for many years has been banned by the Honduras ministry of health from practicing medicine in Honduras, he has reinvented himself as a party animal trying to live up to the image that was portrayed of him in the video. He runs a bar / social club called Casa Dr. John which sounds like the perfect spot for some fun time in Utila. (I confess I did not have the time to go there last time I was on the island, but it is on my bucket list for next time around). If you go, please share your experience with us! Of course, he sells a variety of t shirts, for more information, visit his facebook page.
Babalu. One of the oldest, best established dockside bars in Utila, and for some reason, one of the least spoken about. Babalu is a great restaurant bar with nice dock right on the bay. With its own natural aquarium on the deck over the water, it provides for a great atmosphere. Located on the eastern end of the Bay in Utila Town. Beware, Babalu us hard to find! Last time I was briefly on the island I set out to look for it, and was completely unsuccessful.