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The Boat Bar and Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

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Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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All reviews fish sandwich peas great live music jam session great mix of locals and tourists upstairs area laid back fun atmosphere lots of fun cold beer reggae otis jammin beach band sun mile
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Live music Monday, Weds and Friday - I like Weds and Fri the best. Great band and a variety of guest performers. Drinks priced for locals, not tourists. Totally laid back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CharlieVPa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely the music was hopping when we arrived - perhaps this is why the fish sandwich we ordered didn't impress us. We actually thought the fish might have been off a little bit - perhaps left too long. Maybe the food is better when there...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cobblett
Reviewed March 8, 2019

We loved this place. We were drawn to the music which was live for several hours on many days hosted by Joe Isaacs and featuring a good range of artists and styles including seasoned performers and up and comers. We discovered the friendly and professional...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank KarenF623
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Perfect combination of tourist and local, some interesting characters... Nothing fancy, just a great place to hang around and enjoy on the beach. Mon-Wed-Fri is live music in the afternoon and allow guests to take the mike (if you can sing) food, eh..

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

We wandered down to this unassuming local beach bar after a recommendation by a couple staying at our hotel on 7 Mile Beach. It was packed with a great mix of locals and tourists. Beer was cold, live music was great, and the crowd was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ashinthecapital
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Ive been to Negril over 15 times but never stopped at Boat bar. My first time there was an awesome experience. Small little quaint place with great music and vibe. They have open jam sessions with great musicians. I was able to go up on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 9, 2019

A nice bar/restaurant were you can have a good meal. Relaxing and friendly staff. A place were you can be you. We liked it very much. Not expensive, not cheep.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Stockholmisch
Reviewed January 31, 2019

A quaint open bar on the beach with great live music many days a week. Try the Ginger Wine! Food was reasonably priced and plentiful. Seems to be a hangout for locals and tourists alike. Lots of fun!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank slhMinnesota
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Charged 700 J dollars for 2 Red Stripe beers, everywhere else we went we paid 400-500 J dollars. Blatantly ripping off the tourists!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KeithoCorby
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Simple, casual, live music destination - very popular for a reason! Excellent musicians a few afternoons a week (in regular season), casual, laid back setting. Have some drinks, have some food, listen to authentic musicians, and even pop into the water for a cool off...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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September 7, 2017|
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Response from mich28Toronto | Reviewed this property |
The Boat Bar is always happening- most afternoons there is live music 4-6pm for free- say hello to the Bartender Shawnett for us- she is a great friend of ours.:) Very fun spot - walk the beach - enjoy the beautiful sunset... More
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