As Friday night approaches, the thoughts of both locals and visitors in Barbados turns to the Oistins Fish Fry, a fun evening of fantastic food, Caribbean and country music, and of course free-flowing Barbados beer!
On arrival you’ll be greeted by friendly faces of the fish shack owners, each trying to entice you with their tempting menu. Located right next door to the fish market and jetty, Oistins is never short on fresh fish. Although it’s traditionally called a “fish fry“, many vendors offer the healthier option of grilled fish. Typical fish on the menu are marlin, kingfish, mahi mahi, billfish, swordfish and occasionally tuna. Many shops also offer chicken and shrimp.
The accompaniments include local favourites such as macaroni & cheese (known as macaroni pie), sweet potatoes, grilled potatoes and coleslaw.
Caribbean music (calypso, soca and reggae) fill the air along with, would you believe it, country music! Impromptu dancing takes places on and around the stage for those looking to join in the fun!
Still in a party mood? Take the short drive to St.Lawrence Gap, the entertainment hub of Barbados, where you’ll find the hottest island clubs and bars.
We highly recommend the Oistin’s Fish Fry and St Lawrence Gap Tour, which offers hotel pick-up, reserved seating, dinner at Oistins and partying in St Lawrence Gap, all accompanied by a local guide.