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“Things to overlook..”
Review of Bourbon Beach

Bourbon Beach
Ranked #21 of 195 Restaurants in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Bar, Barbecue, Jamaican, Caribbean
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Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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)
Commerce, Georgia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Things to overlook..”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

First off, this was the first place we visited last year when we left the hotel. We asked the cab driver to take us somewhere with food, a bar and beach access so he dropped us here. We actually made a friend in one of the "hustlers" on the beach who was our guide for the duration of our trip. This year we went back a few times looking for him. We had lunch one day and it was ok for the price. We went during a concert one night and had a good time even though I was hustled into buying something called JB & Boom by one of the "friendly" locals we were briefly hanging out with by the bonfire. It was all the rage to these guys so I followed one of them to a little stand (not a part of Bourbon Beach BTW) to buy a small bottle of over proof rum and a bottle of Boom (like Red Bull). Ok, not bad for $10. We get back to the fire and he proceeded to pour all his buds up a shot and I end up with one small drink. A $10 shot and a lesson in friendliness versus gullibility. I knew better and still got charmed lol. It goes to show that these people are charismatic and charming but not always well meaning. No fault to him though as it worked for him! This takes nothing away from Bourbon Beach for me though because it is a great place to hang out! We did find our friend on the last day and he was as happy to see us as we were for him! i guess my point about hustlers is this, some are bad apples but most are just making a living. Some are just more genuine than others so if you're in Negril one day and you meet DJ Greggory, trust him!

  • Visited May 2014
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München
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153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Good music but lot of unserious people”
Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We hadnt any food, just drinks for the live raggae music. Its a romantic place, but a bunch of ganja Dealers, strange "ladys" (you know what I mean) and others who want to sell something. So you cant listen the music and relax or have so much fun. always some really not nice ppl around.

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Staten Island, New York
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lively music and bar scene”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

Great live reggae bands at night and a good sized crowed. A couple of bars right on the beach make this a great night time hand out.

Visited April 2014
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Middletown, DE
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good time and great music.”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was most impressed with the soundstage. It is really big and reminiscent of a concert atmosphere one would see in the states. Drinks are reasonably priced,and the other guests really looked like they were having a good time. The band was EXCELLENT!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Darrin C
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“Cool vibe good food great shows”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Much improved from its seedier past. Had best service (from Shane) of our entire weeklong stay in Negril. Bruschetta surprisingly good.

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Thank Ed B
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