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The Get Wet Bar

287, Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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Ranked #30 of 67 Restaurants in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Hamilton, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 via mobile

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

To all those who try to kill the new get wet bar, you're totally wrong guys. You are just nostalgic and miss Phil, who by still come here because i met him few days ago. I go for afterwork drinks and food almost eveyday, even for lunch because the is just excellent and the prices are really reasonable. I would... More

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Wilmington, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

this is the walking dead Carib chapter. It is not as it once was and now run by eastern euro money laundering type- no personality, no care for customer service and attitude. It once was a proud Canada who ran it, but no more, he is gone and the place has lost its appeal. I would keep walking down the... More

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Cle Elum, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Serbs hostile take over of this great landmark from Phil is a great loss for all. It was all about the charm, wit, warmth, and passion that Phil hand for the place and we the customers. Now it is just another bar.

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