K-Pasa is a weekly dining and entertainment guide, widely available, www.k-pasa.com For ‘night-owls’, there are casinos. All the large hotels have them, with many gaming tables and rows and rows of fruit machines, open virtually all hours.
There are many nightclubs and discothèques, several of which are in the Salinja area: Façade (Lindberghweg 32-34, T4614640, open 2200-0400 except Mon and Thu, happy hour on Fri from 1800) and Club 99 (Lindbergweg) are favoured by wealthy locals of all ages, you will not be let in wearing jeans or trainers and they have airport-style metal detectors at the door; Infinity is at Fort Nassau, open Fri and Sat, 2100-0200, T4613450; Havana Club (formerly the Pub) is at Salinja 144; for all-night music and dancing, La Paix and De Fles (the Flask) have been recommended for salsa and merengue, you may be the only foreigner there, take local currency; in Otrabanda, Rum Runners is recommended for cocktails and harbour view.
The Music Factory, Salinja 131, T4610631. Open Mon-Sat 1700-0300, Fri live music, Sat DJ, special drinks nights with half-price brand names 2200-2400. On the Seaquarium beach is the Mambo Beach Club, a good nightspot with happy hour and dancing Sun, restaurant during the week, T4618999. The Centro Pro Arte presents concerts, ballets and plays. Mirage, a ‘gentleman’s club’, has a show for men only Wed 2300 and Sat midnight, T8681170. Classy Lady, adults only, T4625250.
The Movies Curaçao, T4651000, www.themoviescuracao.com shows recent releases. While on the subject of entertainment, one of the most bizarre sights of Curaçao, not dealt with in the tourist brochures, is the government-operated red-light area. Close to the airport, it resembles a prison camp and is even guarded by a policeman.