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The Beach Bar

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$10 - $24
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Beach Bar is one of my favorites for sure. It is a 2 minute walk from ferry dock, great views, great drinks and friendly service. They have a live web cam so you can call home and wave at your friends and make them...all jealous. Live music most nights too.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for stopping by!!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to grab a cocktail at the beginning of the evening. Friendly staff and great views of Cruz Bay.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we left the car ferry we went to Beach Bar to have lunch and wait for the rest of our party. Great view, great breeze, great and accommodating service. The Painkillers are a must on your visit. Food was good and we...weren't made to feel rushed while we waited for the others. Live music every night while watching the sunset.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, but the service was slow. I've been going to St John for decades. I know what to expect. This wasn't it.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bartenders are one of a kind here! We had a great time every night after dinner here. So fun! Great place to meet people! Right on the water with live music on select nights.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the vibe at the Beach Bar. Situated very close to the ferry dock in Cruz Bay, with a beautiful view of the bay at sunset. For a “bar” their food is really good too. We LOVE the crab wontons & conch fritters….they are...amazing!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place… great mahi tacos! And drinks were yummy-great pours, live band, beach and games (could use one more restroom)

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make The Beach Bar your first stop on St John! Our service was friendly and prompt. We arrived between breakfast and lunch so half of us ordered breakfast and others waited a few minutes for lunch. Tuna bites were amazing! We also enjoyed the Johnny...cakes and crab wantons. The drinks were amazing! Coconut Mojito was perfection. Bloody Mary and key lime drinks were enjoyed by all.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to St. John and don’t visit The Beach Bar, then you may have missed a singular moment of island life. The staff are all friendly, efficient and make sure your customer experience is awesome. The pleasure food menu was great and, while...bar fare, competes with any place on the island…. You need to have a breakfast burrito. The crowd I’d cool, the breeze delightful and the view of the islands… and sunset… are soul-quenching. If you miss it… then you missed a great part of St. John.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Phillip! We’re so glad you enjoy the Beach Bar!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great seat with the bay view. The place was hopping for happy hour. Our server was very attentive and they all seemed to help each other out. Our drinks were so satisfying and the crab wontons were incredible. We will be happy...to go back to the beach bar. They have quite the menu we want to try.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Susan! Can’t wait to see you again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this bar, the Painkiller was just right. Beers nice and cold. Grabbed dinner here a couple of nights and service was quick. Got to listen to a great band the 2nd night we were there, even danced a little. Will definitely return.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks!! See y’all next trip!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place lived up to its hype - blackened tuna bites were fabulous along with a “lime in da coconut”. Mahi burger and cheese burger were also both great. Enjoyed the views and beach games while we waited (which wasn’t long - fast service!)

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only had time for a few beers, but the open air bar on the beach was great. And the view wasn't bad either!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff very friendly and drinks were awesome. Really great place to sit and watch or stay later to see the sunset.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had good food on the beach watching the beautiful sunset then headed into the bar for live entertainment. Just a great evening

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reed C, Owner at The Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you!

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Yes! If space is available.
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Response from Bsuz612 | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations at Beach Bar. Beach Bar seating almost Always available. After Bar seating is full Picnic tables on the beach for overflow or large groups. Almost always perfect configuration for any size Group.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Beach Bar

Yes, The Beach Bar offers takeout services.

Yes, The Beach Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Beach Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5