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The Get Wet Bar

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287, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Closed!

Get Wet was closed for business in December 2014 due to an infringement of regulations during the refurbishing of the premises. Aparently it is uncertain when it will re-open.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
Michael G
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Bridgetown, Barbados
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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80 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dayton ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I was preparing to advise some of my friends who will be in SXM for the 1st time to stop at the Get Wet. But after finding out Phil is gone & it has been sold to Serbs,I'll encourage them to go anywhere else. I now have no reason to go to P-burg.

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Get Wet was closed for business in December 2014 due to an infringement of regulations during the refurbishing of the premises. Aparently it is uncertain when it will re-open.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I don't know why all this people bash this place. It seems to me that the "reviews" are fake and done by few people from 12 meter bar or some jealous locals. Anyway, I've been coming to St. martin every year for for the last 20 years. Phil was a nice guy, but he is gone, so get over please.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Get Wet as we knew it is gone....It was never about the bar. It is the people who make a bar. We lived in SXM for 5 yrs. Get Wet had customers local, transient and tourist. They treated and valued all the same. Any tourist who landed in Get Wet had found the true SXM experience. It belonged to us... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I used to go to Get Wet several times during my many vacations in St Martin, but no more sadly it has changed dramatically! Phil and Momma are no longer there, the shade trees have been destroyed, and service is terrible. It's obvious when the one good review out of nine has an eastern European "accent" to it where it... More 

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Hagersville, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I will be returning to St Maarten July 10th and i'm sad to hear Phil has moved on. He will be missed by so many people from all over the world.

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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was our favourite bar in Phillipsburg. Phil and Momma were the best! Always happy to welcome you home, always ready with your next drink and more than happy to get you lunch. Unfortunately the bar is now closed. If it does reopen - we will not go back. It's not the same without the same people and atmosphere that... More 

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Seattle
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We only planned to stop for one drink. We started having soooo much fun with Vladimir and MOM-cook of the house, we ended staying for 5 1/2 hours!!! It was daylight when we arrived and night when left. Make sure to visit this bar when you go to St. Maarten! Great hospitality and GREAT Bartender! Lots of love! We will... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am very sad to see my favorite bar in the world has been destroyed, it was an institution on the island, a meeting place for locals and tourists alike, one of the few bars on the island that treated you as a friend and customer instead of a dollar sign, The beautiful trees are gone, the laughter is gone,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have been visiting the island a couple of times a year for the past 15 years. Walking into Get Wet always felt like coming home. It had a friendly, comfortable atmospshere. You could count on Phil to welcome you and hand you a ice cold drink. Then spend the day laughing and enjoying the good company that Get Wet... More 

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  • Address: 287, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Philipsburg

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