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The Beach Bar

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American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill
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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The staff really helps seal the deal here. Friendly fast really know their drinks. The bar has 2 specialty drinks the painkiller and bushwhacker. They are both great. Great vibe live music. Really a fun place. I go there every time I'm on the island

Thank Mark L
Brentwood, Tennessee
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great view of beach at Cruz Bay. The fish tacos were very good. The drinks were great. We took advantage of Happy Hour.

Thank 941rockeye
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Beach Bar is where you go. If you're new to the island, you'll wind up there at some point. The drinks are cheap and delicious. The food is very good, too, and the scene is casual and easy. It's hard to beat this timeless classic.

Thank Dan H
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Beach bar has an amazing view with a great ambience. Food is good, drinks.. not much choice. Lively and fun. Servers are very helpful and responsive. Would definitely recommend !!

Thank scorpc19
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174 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beach Bar was a 5 minute walk from our condo and we ended up there everyday! Beautiful waterfront location, great bar food and fun staff! Be careful during happy hour- painkillers here are made extremely well! Be sure to catch live music when they have it! Shoes optional!

Thank HollyTravels365
Paulding, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

$3 happy hour cocktails, but make sure you ask which well drinks are included. Only after choosing two different cocktails, we asked about which drinks were part of happy hour. Amazing view, right along the beach! Seating right on the beach or at the bar facing the water make this place a must stop! Also have corn hole boards and... More 

Thank lorihockenberry
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is nothing better than enjoying cold drinks with your loved one, waiting for deliciously smelling food and watching your kids frolic in the ocean steps away. We loved our server, the atmosphere, the food... need I say more? We stay on the East End, but this is one of the few reasons we come into Cruz Bay!

Thank Lianne H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every time I visit St. John I always stop by the Beach Bar, it happens to be a great place it enjoy the sunset have a great cold drink and the Tuna Down Now and Beach Bar Nachos. Very laid back atmosphere! I can not wait to go back the STJ and the Beach Bar!

Thank Annoush
Washington DC
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While in St. John, we often found ourselves saying, "where do you want to go?" Whenever this question floated in the air, we always ended up at the "World Famous Beach Bar." It is a great place to have a planning beer/cocktail and the view ain't too shabby either (staring at Cruz Bay). We often found ourselves having a second... More 

Thank dcmonkey
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wrecks ambience of entire bay at night. I can't believe they actually are allowed permits for this! I won't stay on this side of island again.

Thank netdesignengr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $16
American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?