We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Beach Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for The Beach Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 800 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 461
    Excellent
  • 253
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Must visit this laid back bar

The Beach Bar is a Cruz Bay staple. Located just down from the passenger ferry this place welcomes you with great tunes, an open air atmosphere and great drinks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Fred_Travels_Solo
,
Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

800 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Beach Bar is a Cruz Bay staple. Located just down from the passenger ferry this place welcomes you with great tunes, an open air atmosphere and great drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cruz Bay, St. John
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I like sitting on the beach and having a beer. As funny as it sounds, there are not too many places outside of Cruz bay to make this happen. The Beach Bar is right on the water overlooking Cruz Bay harbor and a bunch of boats on their moorings. I enjoy sitting on the beach to watch the sunset and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We sat down at the Beach Bar and were ignored for a solid 15 minutes. We got up and went to Joe's Rum Bar and were well taken care of.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My girlfriend and I were wrapping up a day's visit on St. John. Before we boarded the ferry back to St. Thomas, we took a little walk down the beach to find where the great live music was coming from. That led us to The Beach Bar, a great place with fun people, a great staff, and great drinks! Being... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fernie, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We dropped in before picking up our rental jeep, and loved the vibe. Just a beach dive, great spot to watch the bay. Cute little beach that our son loved playing on and in the waves. Yo can at the bar, on the deck, or on the sand. There are extra tables and chairs for the beach so lots of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

After trying the Painkillers at the Beach Bar we were hooked. This casual bar and eatery, on the beach, is a great spot for appetizers and cocktails after a day in the sun. We especially liked the nachos. There are a couple of tables that accommodate a large group (we were 7). The kids liked the freshly made lemonade and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norcross, Georgia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was one of our favorite spots for drinks on the beach. The owner, Corine, was always there, and was simply wonderful. The drinks are good, there's live music nearly every night, and the atmosphere is just what you want in a beach bar. Loved it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped in for drinks and app after visiting Trunk and Maho. Had the tuna bites- YUM!! Painkillers were great, especially at happy hour prices!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our first trip to St. John with all three of our children in tow. We had been to Beach Bar before and knew what to expect - it would be a great place for our first night on the island. The location right on the water is perfect, especially for families. The kids were able to play on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great view and it's near the ferry dock and the happy hour prices cannot be beat. Half price drinks and appetizers 3-5 pm. Wonderful shrimp appetizer.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Beach Bar also viewed

 
Cruz Bay, St. John
 

Been to The Beach Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Beach Bar and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from The Beach Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?