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The Beach Bar

Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tuna bites” (49 reviews)
“crab dip” (39 reviews)
“nachos” (67 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to grab and drink and chill!!! We grabbed a few drinks, pulled up some chairs and enjoyed the view :)

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 21 October 2017

My wife and I ate here several times during our visit to the Virgin Islands in March of '17. The food was good and not expensive, but the real draw is the location. They also have games of skill at the bar and several picnic...More

Thank Zetterberg40
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Stayed above beach bar in wharfiside for a month and ate here frequently. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Great service and great food, like ALL THEIR FOOD!!!!! Shrimp tacos are bomb. People are super cool. View is awesome. Live music. Fav spot in...More

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food is just OK, but the location is amazing. Happy hour and live music on many nights makes this the goto spot in Cruz Bay.

Thank AliceRumphius
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Every one visiting St John for the first time owe it to themselves to visit the famous BEACH BAR. One of the first places you will want to stop and have a drink. Everyone needs to relax and the sooner the better. This is the...More

Thank cpeset2781
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This open-air bar/restaurant has a lively atmosphere and a super friendly staff. The "Painkiller" drink is to die for (rum, pineapple, orange, coconut and nutmeg) and the tuna appetizer was fantastic!

Thank Lily574
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great cheap drinks during happy hour! We always came here after spending a day at the beach. Super quick service in spite of the huge crowd. Drinks are cheap, yummy, and strong. Definitely a great way to end the day.

Thank jamie k
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Stopped at the Beach Bar for lunch - our charter boat anchored right in front of the restaurant. Great fish tacos and the lime and coconut frozen drink is ahhhhmazing!! Was able to get it to go in an insulated cup with the beach bar...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Best view of Cruz bay right here on the beach. The setting is very relaxing and the beers are good and cold

Thank turfterror
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect beach spot to grab food & drink!!! Million dollar view from bar or put your toes in the sand, literally, on a beach table. Service is great & friendly & the Painkillers are delicious! On this visit we ate the grilled...More

Thank Sherlock44
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Questions & Answers
Lillian T
6 June 2017|
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Response from Reed C | Property representative |
Hey Lillian, It is VI Law that you cannot smoke within 20' of the service area in any restaurant or bar. Folks who want to smoke just move downwind 20' from the tables. Thanks and we hope to see y'all when you get on... More
16 May 2017|
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Response from Reed C | Property representative |
Hey there, Most likely we can. What specific date and time are you looking at for your party? Reed
20 March 2017|
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Response from Reed C | Property representative |
We have a couple of salads that can be vegan. And some of our sides would be, as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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