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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Laid back beachfront bar

Fun bar to relax in after a day at the beach. Daily happy hour. I liked the Painkillers that they had as an alternative to Corona's every now and then. The location is perfect, the food is moderately priced and decent, and the staff is friendly. I had the fish tacos, which I thought were good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
tliaros
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Orland Hills, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Orland Hills, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Fun bar to relax in after a day at the beach. Daily happy hour. I liked the Painkillers that they had as an alternative to Corona's every now and then. The location is perfect, the food is moderately priced and decent, and the staff is friendly. I had the fish tacos, which I thought were good. They have chairs and... More 

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299 reviews 299 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had painkillers and margaritas here and they were pretty average. The view was spectacular. We did not eat here so I can't comment on the food

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Sorry that I can't agree with all the other great reviews. Our food order came out wrong and the the service left a lot to be desired. We had the trio of sliders with fries. The fries were barely warm and the burgers were not so good. The location on the beach is beautiful!

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Bradenton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Beach Bar makes the BEST Bushwackers out of anyone in my opinion. So good, you can skip a meal. :-) we come 3 times a year& this is always my 1st & last stop. YUMMY!!

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St. Thomas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Every trip over to St John for beach day we end up stopping at The beach bar. The staff is very friendly and it's hard to beat sitting right on Cruz bay enjoying your day. Make this one of your stops when visiting St John.

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Fillmore, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This seemed to be the "place" to be of the beach bars. Very relaxed, no one pushing you to get out so someone else could have your chair....indoors or out on the beach! A bunch of people were playing that "corn hole" game and drinking, others just on the old standard plastic chairs on the beach....no shirt, no shoes, no... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love the beach bar--- get drinks that have some "punch" and love being able to sit on the beach, play "cornhole" and hang out in your bathing suit and cover up. No airs to put on at the Beach Bar!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for drinks one evening and ended up having dinner at the bar. The grilled mahi sandwich was very good. The drinks were great! (Painkillers and daiquiris) The bartender staff were fun and provided great service. And, of course, The Beach Bar has a fabulous view of Cruz Bay!

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

On our multiple trips to St. John, we always and happily end up spending a good portion of our nights at The Beach Bar. Whether it is for their great happy hour (Painkillers, yum!!) or a nightcap (or three!), the bartenders take great care of us with their expert skills and friendly demeanor. On our last trip, we ended up... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Every year when we arrive in St. John the Beach Bar is our first stop! The atmosphere is great, the staff is friendly and the food and drinks are awesome! It is right on the beach although swimming is not recommended here. Will definitely be going back!

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Additional Information about The Beach Bar

Address: Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
Phone Number: +1 340-777-4220
Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
Average Prices: USD 9 - 16
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Grill

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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, Dining on a budget

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