If you like jazz and a good cigar, then there is no better place in the Cayman Islands to spend a Thursday or Saturday night than Cohiba Lounge on West Bay Road in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Cohiba Lounge has a wide range of Cuban cigars to suit all tastes and you can also take advantage of the owner’s immense knowledge of Cuban cigars if he is not sure what he is doing.
It is a small and cozy lounge bar frequented by local residents and tourists. My favorite nights are Thursdays and Saturdays because there is a jazz band led by a local saxophonist, Gary Ebanks. The band plays from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on assigned nights. They do a lot of covers and some of their own creations, you can also make a request and if you have a good voice or can play an instrument you can go on stage and be part of the band. The lounge does not have a kitchen, but the owner can order food for you from the many nearby restaurants, so you can enjoy your meal while watching the band play. Cohiba Lounge also has two wide screen televisions and these are very popular when big games are broadcast live.
What I like the most about the place are the very comfortable sofas that form “the lounge” inside the bar. Many of the expats who work in the Cayman Islands regularly gather here and everyone seems to be very welcoming, including tourists. This is an indication of how gracious the ever-present owner and beautiful waitresses have made Cohiba Lounge. When it comes to affordability, Cohiba Lounge is slightly less expensive than many of the establishments on Seven Mile Beach Road.