Given its status as a vacation getaway, Isla de Margarita has plenty of bars and nightclubs. Still, many visitors stick to their all-inclusive resort, which usually features a small collection of bars and a dance club and nightly entertainment revue. Others like to barhop sections of Avenida 4 de Mayo and Avenida Santiago Mariño.
You can try Beach Bar (tel. 0295/267-2392), on Calle El Cristo in the La Caranta section of Pampatar.
While over in the Sambil Mall, there’s a local branch of the Hard Rock Café (tel. 0295/260-2400).
For a mellower scene, with a lot more atmosphere, I recommend both Guayoyo Café (tel. 0295/262-4514) andMykonis Lounge (tel. 0295/267-1850), two side-by-side joints set on a steep cliff overlooking the ocean in Pampatar.
Casino gaming is an option on Margarita, with modern and well-fitted casinos at the Laguna Mar, and Marina Bay hotels. The casino at the Hilton, by far, is the swankiest and most popular .