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“It really is the BEACH bar!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Beach Bar

The Beach Bar
Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
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Ranked #6 of 47 Restaurants in Cruz Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $16
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Portage, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“It really is the BEACH bar!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On our first visit we arrived for a late lunch and were able to sit at a bar on the edge of the deck overlooking the beach and bay. We shared a mahi wrap which was ample, tasty, and exceeded our expectations for "bar food". We had to return later that evening for the Happy Hour special Painkillers which we enjoyed at the informal tables right down on the sand while watching the sunset. This was a delightful experience that we repeated during our stay and recommend to anyone staying on St. John.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fairport, New York
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147 reviews 147 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“Relax on the beach and people watch....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Beach Bar is a great place to hang on the outdoor patio or at the couple of tables and chairs in the sand, right on Cruz Bay, only about 20 feet from the water, good place to walk up and down the beach as well, quiet water, minimal waves. They have bands a lot of late nights, decent bar type food, friendly staff, right in the heart of Cruz Bay.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Favorite Cruz Bay Side Hangout”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were on STJ 6/15 to 6/29 and stopped in at the Beach Bar at least 8 times during the stay. BB was our first stop once we got off of the car barge, and we stopped to walk thru one last time before loading back up to STT and home.

Drinks are always good (although I think both Skinny Legs and Joe's next door have a better painkiller - work on that guys). Food is always surprisingly good. We ate at BB twice and got really good food both times. Get there a little early for a spot to watch sunset. We did that at least three times on the trip. Stayed for a couple of the live bands as well.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great view/ laid back”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had lunch at this bar and found the conch fritters to be very meaty. The bar tender who took our order was very quick and efficient and our meals came relatively quickly. I especially enjoyed the rum punch which was fruitier than some I had during our visit.

Visited June 2014
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“You have got to visit this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We visited this place during a stay on St. Thomas and we returned multiple times. This place is just what the doctor ordered. The atmosphere is second to none. I does not get better than sipping rum drinks with your feet in the sand while servers come to you. Even if the food was bad this place would be worth it for the drinks and the atmosphere, but the food is good. I had the fish and chips and loved it.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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