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“Lively place that quickly feels like your neighbourhood pub”

Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill
Ranked #10 of 96 Restaurants in Caye Caulker
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $9
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We spent 10 days on Caye Caulker and made a point of stopping in to the Barrier Reef at least once a day. The new owner, Scott, is a constant presence, greeting guests and making people feel welcome. Many expats frequent the pub and are eager to welcome tourists and share their stories. The Barrier Reef offers something for everyone, including trivia nights, 5 screens with satellite to keep up on your favourite sports, jam days and Christmas and New Years celebrations. The food is classic bar fare and the staff are friendly and attentive. The Barrier Reef gave a neighbourhood pub feeling to our vacation. We always felt welcome and always had a great time.

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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went there almost every night for a drink before heading out....the service is really good...drinks are good and they have a view

The owner is a really nice guy...he makes you feel like you met him before ;-)

Thank Carolina A
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

We also go to the Barrier Reef Sports Bar daily on our trips to the island. The staff is friendly and good (Dawn and Angie have been working there a long time) and we look forward to seeing them each year. Scott, the new owner, is also very nice as we're the past two previous owners. They get Canadian satellite TV so you can watch pretty much anything you want. They found the Indiana v.Illinois basketball game on for us last week, and the Rose Bowl yesterday. We like to meet up for drinks here but usually do not get food here. Friendly staff with a great view.

Thank meow55
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

We like this place on Friday's from 3:00 to 6:00 pm when some of the ex-pats have a guitar jam. Music was okay, but crowd was fun. Take your time to seek out Scott, the tall, lanky owner from Pittsburgh. I give the gentleman a lot of kudos.
He transitioned from working security for diplomats at the Embassy in Baghdad to buying the sports bar on Caye Caulker.....online, sight unseen! That is a guy who is ensuring he will never suffer from post traumatic stress syndrome!

He had never even been to CC. Just heard about the island through a friend who previously worked at the embassy in Belize and later with him in Baghdad. Jumped off the water taxi at the dock, strolled down to the beach to a building that looked familiar from pictures and introduced himself to a guy out front by the chalkboard. He simply stated "My name is Scott and I think I just bought this bar.". Check out his Baghdad photos on the wall by his office.

Not only is Scott ex-military, but a lover of dogs. Shortly within renting a place to live, he adopted a street dog. You will see him in the bar, as well as other familiar animals and their owners (Fluffy always occupies a bar stool next to his owner Lloyd).

I particularly appreciated the clean restrooms. No odor, bright lights, plenty of toilet paper, sink and a mirror! Best that I found on the island!

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Thank QueenTiff
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Stick to American food in America!! This place gives McDonald's 1up on burgers. Why did we do that. BAD IDEA!!!

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Thank Jintrovert
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