Drifters Bar & Entertainment Venue

Drifters Bar & Entertainment Venue

Drifters Bar & Entertainment Venue
4.5
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Drifters Bar and Entertainment Venue is a cosmopolitan Bar welcoming people from all over the world . Our main theme is our Live Music Jam Sessions that feature Luddy Samms, former member of internationally acclaimed "The Drifters" vocal group. Guests can enjoy him performing a wide range of the "Drifters" catalogue of songs along with other hits of Motown, Atlantic, Stax and Blues and Soul from the 60's. Sessions i.e. November till end April operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 3.00pm til 7.00pm in the evening. Anyone is welcome to perform along with the resident House Band "The Superbads", be it entertainer, singer or musician. If you don't have your own instrument then feel free to use ours. We are renowned for every session being different due to the huge variety of both Jamaican and International performers who grace our establishment. In addition we promote monthly Reggae Shows and "Blues on the Beach" Event in January is an annual event.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Vanila-ware
Middletown, DE11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Can’t review this place enough! Had another blast. It’s a good time. Luddy hasn’t lost a step. Go. Drink. Eat. Enjoy good music!
Written February 26, 2024
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Rebecca B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited Drifters bar in November during our stay on 7 mile beach.
I was brought up listening to a lot of R&B, soul and Motown music, so was delighted to find Luddy Samm’s bar in Negril.
We popped in on the Sunday afternoon so that we could enjoy the live band and Luddy who performs himself.
We were introduced to his lovely wife Jan who was checking in with guests on her arrival to ensure everyone was having a good time.
We were welcomed with open arms by some of the regular musicians and had a great time interacting with some of the regulars/locals.
Would definitely recommend if you are staying in the area as it’s a fab spot, has great live music and a wonderful food! :)
Written January 21, 2024
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Crib M
United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
The food entertainment very welcoming the staff are on point the owners treat you like family.they have these lovely rooms for back packers it's amazing they are so clea. Would recommend.
Written June 4, 2023
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Kim M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Came over because my original lodging plan fell through; Judy's House did not answer when I showed up. Or respond to email. Plus their voicemail was full. Checked in and went to the bar. Whopper of a deal; $15 for a private room shared bath. Christina the bartender was amazing! She introduced me to all the folks there. Next I knew we were at Bourbon Beach for live music. This was what I wanted from my Jamaica experience; hang out with local, chill, safe people. Would highly recommend!
Written May 1, 2023
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iamsunshan
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Best Jamaican food we have had! The chef took her time to cook, and made everything so delicious and with love and care.
Written March 16, 2023
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Chris Goswell
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
the music and the house band is awesome. great singers. feet in the sand entertainment. i had the time of my life. thanks to all the people that made that possible
Written January 25, 2023
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Greg A
Livingston, TN252 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The beer was expensive and the entertainment was redundant. Not a huge fan and probably won't be back.
Written December 18, 2022
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topwaterjig
Boonville, MO128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Great music. Luddy and Jan are excellent hosts. Listened to some excellent Reggae and dance dance dance! Good price on drinks, the restaurant serves up authentic Jamaican food while you listen to the music.
Written May 6, 2022
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Neil F
Arena, WI8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Great live music on a rainy Friday afternoon. Finished a couple, three buckets of Red Stripe listening to good live music.
Written March 3, 2021
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GlobeTrotting226001
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Got to see drifters for the first time. Staff was fantastic, especially Antonio and the cook , tho i cant remember her name. She really makes some fantastic food. I got try both her chicken and Lobster and they were both simply amazing. The rooms there are pretty good for what you get and reasonably priced as well. The patio area is pretty big and i like the bar set up as well. My only complaint and this is a big one, is the guy named Tony out at the beach. Watch out for him and just try to avoid him if possible. The day i checked in he wanted me to look at the stuff he was selling. I told him i was there until sunday and id be back another time. The next day as i was coming up off the beach he approached me all pissed off and yelling, telling me i wasted his time and he waited for 2 f-ing hours for me. Was super aggressive and borderline threatening. I avoided that part of the beach the rest of my stay unless i was with someone else cause i didnt trust him . I dont know what drugs he was hopped up on or what, but he really needs to go. Really seems like a loose cannon and possibly a liability.
Written December 28, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.