51 Degrees Lounge

This is where the young and beautiful go to play, but once your name is on the list (call ahead), you don’t really have to be either. This place does take itself very seriously though, so dress up or be prepared to stand in line and sweet-talk the bouncer to get past the velvet rope. Don’t even think about going casual; this is definitely a stiletto-and-mini joint. For guys they have an even stricter dress code, and there’s no way you’re entering in a T-shirt; not even the best Christian Audigier. The same goes for shoes ‘ no sneakers, even if Armani himself makes them.

Once inside, you’re instantly and not-so-subtly reminded how lucky and cool you are to be among The Chosen. Photos line the walls of Mick Jagger and Shaggy partying it up with local celebs. The lounge itself oozes velvet, especially in the roped-off VIP sections, with their comfy couches and table service. From their perch a few steps above than the dance floor, VIPs have a good view of the bump and grind. The music is what 51 is known for: DJs play a lively mix of soca, house, reggae and pop. Service can vary, especially during the summer, when the place is packed to the gills.

On Fridays, 51 is THE watering hole for the after-work lime, and from 10pm it’s time to Howl @ The Moon, amply aided by drinks specials and live performances by local musicians. Thursday is karaoke night, and it’s more American Idol auditions than tequila-fueled renditions of ‘Like A Virgin’, but its still entertaining. Yeah, even when they’re drunk, the crowd at 51 is super-cool.

  • Skip the velvet rope and go red carpet: for full VIP perks book a table ahead at www.51degrees.biz
  • You must be over 25 years to enter, and be prepared to show ID

Discuss 51 Degrees Lounge

  1. October 29, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    My wife and I are coming to T & T on November 20 – 23rd, and I would like to visit your location. We will be staying at the Hyatt Regency. Is that for from the hotel?

    • October 30, 2014 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Bruce.. nope you’re pretty close to the nightlife 🙂
      Enjoy your trip!

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