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The Beach Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill
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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is our stop after a long day at the beach. A great drink and perhaps a fish and chip basket. We always have a great time talking to all the bartender's and they are very nice. They do remember us from year to year and that is always fun! We have our " team meetings" here!

Thank cchellem
Whitehouse, Ohio
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on a very busy night, but were lucky to find two seats together at the bar. The Mahi sandwich was really good. Nice view of the beach and water.

Thank Mwietro
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love beach bar! Always can count on them for live music. Some of the best and cheapest food I've found on St. John, drinks are great and on the cheaper side as well. Staff is always friendly, and the owners support green initiatives in the community- what else can you ask for?

Thank Alexandra J L
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everyone told us we HAD TO GO TO BEACH BAR, and we did for a drink. You had to order everything from the bar and take it back to your (dirty) table, or set up your own table and chairs on the beach, bathrooms were gross. It wasn't our scene at all - if I were there with a group... More 

Thank stua0500
Centerville, Utah
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110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, but we visited a few times and we only eat fish and vegetables, they have a tuna sandwich and veggies but each time they were out. They said were sorry. We heard several people complain it took an 1 1/2 to get their sandwich wrap. To wait that long and the wrap didn't look like it had anything... More 

Thank Ron B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Heaven on earth. This is the quintessential beach bar. Right on the water, nice sunsets, close to the St. Thomas ferry. Cold beer, tropical drinks and decent food. Sometimes they have live music on the weekends. There is a gift shop right next store and other places to check out in the village.

Thank Michael K
Roswell, Georgia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a charter to the BVI with Iggy. Hopped off the boat and to a beach side table. Fantastic Bushwacker! Great staff, great location. Iconic beach bar!

Thank Lynn Y
Belleville, Kansas
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You haven't visited St.John until you have had refreshments and food at the Beach Bar. Entertainment is watching the boats come in, people coming to the dinghy dock and the locals and visitors all mixing together. The drinks are awesome and the food is very very good!

Thank Nancy H
Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick drink here. It was not noon yet and the servers were not totally awake. Had a cocktail and it was good nothing special though.

Thank Teresa H
South Lyon, Michigan
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bar is right by the harbor and is by far one of the most fun, beautiful places I've been. The bartenders are friendly and fast every time. The drinks are great and the view is magnificent. The food is always good.

Thank Angela R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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?