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The Get Wet Bar

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287, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Going to miss Phil

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
Hagersville, Canada
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Newark, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was so sad to hear of the get wet closed,we use to have such a good time with Phil,and the locals,last yr I was walking down the walk and I run into Phil,we chat for a ,they ruined the place,cut down the trees,did find a place on board walk not too bad,at the old gov. Marion under trees,and a little... More 

Thank richard w
Dayton ohio
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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.

Thank Ohio_Sun_Lover
Bridgetown, Barbados
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

1 Thank Michael G
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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 

7 Thank travellers5forever
Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

12 Thank George4321
Hagersville, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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.

8 Thank z350z
Hamilton, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

11 Thank Chil2425
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

3 Thank Daeronna
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

11 Thank Mike L
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

11 Thank Gia C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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