Living the high life with Cayman nightlife
The winds of change are blowing and the huge, waterfront deck at the establishment formerly known as Hammerheads, is catching the best of the breeze.
Now under new ownership and management, the downtown George Town venue is rebranding and will now be known as Cabana – Cayman Islands Oceanside RestoBar by One Tree Four Five. With Luigi Moxam, champion of the arts and guardian of Caymanian culture and heritage now in charge, Cabana is going to be taking on a distinctly artistic, Caymanian flavour.
Luigi’s vision is to create an all round experience for his clientele that will include uber-friendly staff, loads of fresh local seafood, fruits and veggies, fresh swanky and fish tea on the menu, and a progressive, arty vibe. RestoBar isn’t just your average restaurant bar – it’s a place where patrons can celebrate their passion for life, food, drink and entertainment.
It’s all about celebrating the culture and lifestyle of the Cayman Islands, and that includes making full use of the beautiful lower deck and enjoying evenings at the water’s edge. The venue has been painted, new furniture put in and a couple of lounge areas added for those wanting to sit back and chill.
There will be plenty of specials and entertainment too as Luigi plans to have a featured artist of the month as well as fortnightly live music.
“We want to invite people to experience a refreshed perspective on night time entertainment in Cayman. It will be a venue for a variety of artists to exhibit what they do. We will provide a platform for performers to share their talents, whether it’s open mic events, poetry, acoustics or live music,” Luigi explains.
There is also a new menu that is casual but fresh and wholesome, with lots of Caribbean fusion style dishes. Want genuinely fresh fish? Pick your own from the fish market right next door and have it prepared to order. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
Sunday is barbecue day, with delicious fresh juices and frozen daiquiris and on Monday evenings it’s the gathering spot for those wanting to watch the football.
You might as well start the evening early though, and take advantage of happy hour prices that will put a smile on your face every day of the week between 5pm and 7pm. The weekend begins early at Cabana on Fridays when, as the name dictates, happiness begins at 3.45pm and of course it’s 345 specials: $3 beers, $4 well drinks and $5 something fabulous.
Whether you get there early or get there on island time, you’ll enjoy a warm welcome and an authentically Caymanian experience.