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“Cool Vibes”
Review of Bourbon Beach

Bourbon Beach
Ranked #21 of 194 Restaurants in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Hotel, Bar & Restaurant where you can relax, enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world, have an ice cold drink & listen to some great music 7 nights a week, all on the beach! (Monday, Thursday & Saturday are live reggae and we have a DJ the other 4 nights playing a variety of music)
Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Cool Vibes”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Bourbon Beach has always been a must stop every year when we are in Negril. Love the vibe during the day....cold drinks while chillin' on the beach overlooking the Caribbean blue water. You'll be sure to mingle with the locals at this place. If you're hungry, order the Jerk chicken...it is some of the best. Night time offers live reggae music on certian nights. BB beach is located just a few steps north of Bar-B-Barn to give you an idea of its location......southern part of Negril Beach area.

Visited December 2011
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Eric H, Manager at Bourbon Beach, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dean - Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Bourbon Beach. It's good to see yet another person who likes our Jerk Chicken. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great time”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Went to bb on aug8 and enjoyed it, helpful staff. I would return many more times ? The food was great, my kids enjoyed themselves waking up to the sounds of the waves was very nice and refreshing, like that u don't really need shoes lol. Great environment even though there are locals allowed they don't bother you. No issue with staff and great price with drink and food included sort of


Kim Toronto

  • Visited August 2012
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Eric H, Manager at Bourbon Beach, responded to this review, September 9, 2012
Kim, thank you for taking the time to post your comments on your stay at Bourbon Beach. We are happy to see that you and your kids had a great time. I agree that there is nothing better than the beach early in the morning. We all hope to see you back again soon.
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Ontario NY
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34 reviews
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“RIP OFF”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Paid $1600 Jamaican dollars to see Freddie McGregor last Friday night......no show. We heared that they do this a lot. RIP OFF place.....The Jungle is much better.

Visited August 2012
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Eric H, Manager at Bourbon Beach, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
I would like to first take this opportunity to apologize to all those who attended VIVA Promotions "Set Up Shop" on Fri. Aug. 24th which was held at Bourbon Beach and did not get the chance to see Freddie McGregor. Bourbon Beach is a venue that has a long history of holding top performers in Negril. Bourbon Beach promotes their own shows and makes the venue available for rental to promoters who wish to host shows themselves
I would however like to clarify a few items. Bourbon Beach was the venue for the event and VIVA Promotions was the holder of the event. Bourbon Beach did not receive any gate monies. We did however receive revenue from the sales of food & beverage. When it was apparent Freddie McGregor would not make the show Bourbon Beach insisted the promoter make the announcement and offer refunds. They did both. In my experiences in Negril (or anywhere else) when a show is a deliberate "rip-off" by the time everyone realizes it the promoter is long gone with the money. This did not happen. In fact the promoter returned on Sat Aug 25th to ensure they did not miss anyone in terms of refund. As early as Thursday evening the majority of band members and other acts were in Negril lending to the confusion as to who was here or not. As far as the time the headliners arrive; it is common practice in Jamaica for them to reach the venue between 11pm and 1am. We will no longer allow these late arrivals at Bourbon Beach.
Bourbon Beach is in no way trying to skirt their share of responsibility. We deeply regret the disappointment of those who attended and agree that if "you pay for xyz" you should get xyz and regardless of the quality a DJ is still a DJ and a live show is a live show.
To ensure the above never happens again Bourbon Beach is insisting on a variety of additional procedures for outside promoters which shall be effective immediately.
Needless to say we already receive copies of contracts and deposits etc.
Unfortunately no matter how many procedures and safeguards we at Bourbon Beach put in place, there can always be unforeseen weather, illness or other situation that prevents the Headliner from attending. We will however guarantee that you, our valued guests, are notified immediately and compensated appropriately.
Again we apologize for the inconvenience and disappointment and will continue to provide the biggest and brightest acts Jamaica has to offer.
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Memphis, TN
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24 reviews
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“Great Improvements”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Kevin is a Great guy and doing an incredible job turning around Bourbon Beach! He has dealt with some shady promoters and is trying to clean up that scene and provide a quality, music venue. The rooms have been improved, menu tweaked, the beach and beach bar cannot be beat!! I enjoyed my week at Bourbon Beach and wish you continued success. I WILL BE BACK!!
Great party place....

Mike

  • Visited July 2012
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Eric H, Manager at Bourbon Beach, responded to this review, September 2, 2012
Mike – Thank you for your comments. Over the past few months Kevin and the crew have been working hard and it is good to see that you like the improvements. We will continue to move forward to make Bourbon Beach a great hotel, restaurant, and entertainment venue. We look forward to seeing you again
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Halifax, Canada
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“Great time ! Great Value !”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

I spent 10 days at Bourbon Beach hotel, bar and restaurant and loved it. The food is great and hot off the grill. And the beach bar must be the closet bar to the water's edge of any bar on Negril beach. It's a great place to watch the sun set.
The hotel offers live bands on the beach three nights a week and movie nights on the beach the other four nights.
Bourbon Beach is fast becoming the best spot on Negril for fun, fun, fun.

  • Visited August 2012
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Eric H, Manager at Bourbon Beach, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Stephen – Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. We are happy to see that you had such a good time at our hotel, restaurant, and bar. Since taking over management of Bourbon Beach, earlier this year, we have been striving to make it “the place” for good food, entertainment, and fun. It looks like we are making progress. We hope that you come back soon.
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