If you’re in Barbados on a Friday night, it’s almost sinful to skip Oistins Fish Fry. Similar to St. Lucia’s Gros Islet Friday Night Street Party or Antigua’s Shirley Heights Sunday Barbeque Party, Oistins offers the true essence of Bajan culture and cuisine.
The popular outdoor spot, while being an active fishing town and fish market on the South Coast, is well known and mainly frequented on Friday and Saturday nights for the delicious food and entertainment.
Specializing in mouthwatering fish of course, they offer flying fish, mahi mahi, marlin, tuna and swordfish, to name a few, and at select stalls, lobster and shrimp as well. These are usually grilled, but you can also request it fried if that’s your preference. They also prepare tasty sides like rice and peas, fries, a variety of salads and the ever popular Bajan macaroni pie.
Over the weekend, with no shortage of food options, you can also visit the craft stalls where jewellery, pottery, paintings, clothing and more are sold by talented artists. On Friday nights you can groove to the DJ’ed music from your seat and admire the dancers or get up on stage and join the regulars. On Saturdays feel free to belt out your favourite song during karaoke. Whether you’re looking to just grab a bite or to party, Oistins is the place for everyone, of all ages.