A night out in Guam has something for everyone. Whether you are a group of adults eager to paint the town red or a young family looking for a relaxing evening to bond, Guam has something to offer. Here are a few tips to make the most of nightlife on the island.
You won’t have to search hard to find bars in Guam. After all, the drinking culture here is alive and well. Each neighborhood has a locally owned watering hole where Guamanians gather to unwind. These places offer affordable alcoholic drinks and happy hour specials.
Get Up in the Club
Tumon is the place to be when the sun sets. This bustling tourist district transforms into a nightlife hub with live music, lounge singers, and DJs so you can dance the night away. From electronic to hip hop, clubs cater to different musical tastes.
The Globe is Guam’s most popular nightclub. It features an exciting lineup of DJs, the island’s biggest dance floor, and a state-of-the-art light and sound system. The club also has multiple seating levels, and private elevators. It’s located in the center of Tumon and offers free transportation to and from most major hotels. For a more exclusive experience, VIP packages and reserved seating are available and can be booked online.
Drop is another popular spot that gets rave reviews. The bar is known for its excellent cocktails and well-trained mixologists that keep guests coming back for more. It boasts a sleek interior design in addition to playing a steady stream of house, electronic, and dance music.
Sing Along to Some Live Music
A number of establishments feature lounge singers or a live band. A quick search online or an inquiry with your hotel concierge or a few locals will alert you to any visiting bands or musicians and the best places to enjoy some live music.
Treat Yourself to a Show
Guam has a number of options for dinner and a show. The most enduring is TaoTao Tasi. Composed of over 30 performers and an entirely original production, the show is set on the beach with the ocean as the backdrop. The show creator consulted Guam’s leading cultural experts to create an extravaganza that celebrates Pacific island culture through storytelling and dance.
Performances feature Chamorro warriors, Tahitian belly dancers, and Samoan fire dancers. Guests have the option to purchase tickets for the barbecue dinner and the show, or the show only. Transportation is also included in most packages, and the performance is suitable for young children.
Tropics BBQ, one of the dining outlets at Hilton Guam Resort and Spa, offers another popular dinner and show. Feast on an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet including chicken, spare ribs, sausage, beef kebabs, fresh seafood, and a full spread of appetizers, salads, breads, and dessert. Then, cap the evening offwith a live fire and dance show.
Have a Magical Night
Looking for something thrilling and unexpected? Head over to the theater at Fiesta Resort Guam for “Encore!” Settle down in their plush seats and be treated to a spectacular show of magical illusions, laugh out loud comedy, and jaw dropping feats of the human body. The show features renowned magician Anthony Reed, the sidesplitting antics of comedian magician Hank Rice, and the acrobatic artistry of Ian Faraonel. It also features Guam’s only white lion, Rio! Performances run nightly at 8:30 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets can be booked online.
More magic awaits at the “SandCastle Dinner Theater,” featuring illusionists Chris and Ryan Zubrick. Set in a 500-seat dining hall, the act features Las Vegas showgirls, acrobats, tigers, and sleight-of-hand tricks, mixed with hilarious comedy. The show is suitable for all ages and offers packages for dinner and the show, or the show only. Most packages also offer transportation. Performances take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets can be booked online.
Stroll Around the Night Market
For more family-friendly options, consider a stroll through the Chamorro Village Market. Every Wednesday night, the Chamorro Village in Hagatña, the capital of Guam, hosts an open-air market. The event features a range of local and international food, souvenirs, fair booths for kids, and a Chamorro cultural show.
On Thursday nights, the village of Magilao also operates a night market. While some of the same vendors can be found at the Chamorro Village Market, a few are exclusive to the Magilao, making the market worth exploring.
The Tumon Night Market, on the other hand, takes place on Saturday nights at Ypao Beach. Food trucks line the venue and offer traditional Chamorro cuisine and local seafood. Other trucks offer dishes from Vietnam, Japan, Philippines, and Korea. Vendors also sell sweet treats like cool beverages, shaved ice, doughnuts, and ice cream.
The market has 30 independent retailers that offer visitors a wide selection of arts and crafts, locally made toys, and other unique travel-friendly trinkets that are easy to take home. Local bands also play live regularly, and there are fair booths available for the children.
Go on a Sunset Cruise
Gather your friends and book a relaxing cruise aboard a sleek catamaran. Try your hand at some fishing, and keep your eyes peeled as you might even spot some dolphins! Dine aboard the boat, and enjoy an all-you-can-eat-buffet with unlimited beer, wine and juice. Watch the sunset on the ocean, and spend the evening stargazing to the soundtrack of soothing waves.
The sunset cruise offers a regular package that includes a buffet dinner and transportation. However, a VIP package is also available. It includes a buffet dinner with reserved seats and a private dining table on the upper deck, next to the captain. This package offers the chance to try your hand at steering the boat with the aid of the captain. It is a popular choice for newlyweds.
There is so much to see and do in Guam when the sun sets. Explore the island and fall in the love with the warmth and hospitality of its people.