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The Beach Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun bar!

Great place to grab a drink, not food! We had the nachos and they were not worth the price. The BBC was soooo goodsns so were the other drinks. Music was Good and staff was friendly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Erin D
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Great place to grab a drink, not food! We had the nachos and they were not worth the price. The BBC was soooo goodsns so were the other drinks. Music was Good and staff was friendly!

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Windermere, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a great bar to sit and people watch and meet fellow travelers as well as locals, We spent many hours here on our trip. The drinks are particularly good here, with a variety of options. The food is also good. We had conch fritters and shrimp-both really good. Another bonus of this bar is you can shop around... More 

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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Just wanted to thank all the staff the Beach Bar for helping to make our trip to St. John an excellent one...again. Bartenders Jen, Mike and Jimmy, barback Chris and kitchen staff were super friendly, making this beautiful and casual spot perfect for relaxing after a long day in the sun, or listen to great live music when you get... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great bar waitresses - great bar food - wonderful view. The location of this bar/restaurant is perfect. Somehow we always ended up there, either coming off the boat or after driving around to other beaches. Fun times.

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Chester, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We took two families with young children to the Beach Bar thinking that it was a casual environment for the kids to play on the beach while we ate some bar food. The kids did have a fantastic time climbing the tree and racing on the beach, but we were surprised that the food is not just bar food- it... More 

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Red Bank, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Pain Killers and tempura fish tacos. Happy hour offers 4 dollar pain killers. You are not going to beat that in this island. Pleasant atmosphere. No wifi....yay!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Adequate bar food, not much seating, noisy but great location right on the beach and great service. Fish tacos were good and seared tuna bites were even better. Kids had a burger and chicken strips. $4 Painkillers.

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Grapevine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Became my local hang out while on the island. Best Bushwackers anywhere in both US & BVI's. Great food, music, people and views of Cruz Bay. Love this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We walked down toward beach on first trip into town on Sunday. Great drinks with good virgin versions for our teens. Food was good , view while eating lunch beautiful and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Attentive service from the bartenders, excellent grilled Mahi sandwich, awesome fish tacos, and Happy Hour Painkillers will guarantee our return visit. Nestled along the beach in Cruz Bay, The Beach Bar vibrates with a lively atmosphere, and feeds the senses with beautiful sunset views. People watching is prime, and the crowd was a diverse mix of ages and ethnicities. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-777-4220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

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