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The Beach Bar

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Wharfside Village, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
+1 340-777-4220
11:00 - 01:00
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Kirkland, Washington
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Perfect place for an afternoon drink at a shady table on the beach, they can't serve down on the beach so you do have to go up to the bar to order your drinks... no biggie. Great service from the Bartenders!

1 Thank SeattleMelanie
Kingston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We went to the Beach Bar a few times during our week long stay, with most of our visits during happy hour. The view from the bar is second to none. Tables on the beach with our feet in the sand were just what we needed. Happy Hour had some good deals on drinks - not as good as some... More 

1 Thank nb354np
Cruz Bay, St. John
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is the iconic Cruz Bay Beach Bar! It's loud, the service is what it is and the food tastes really great after drinking on the boat all day. This is a spot that shouldn't be missed! Great bartenders and live music. Let the kids run along the beach and play in the trees while you drink like a local.... More 

1 Thank Sean D
Bellmore, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

It is exactly what it says - beach bar and they do it well. Friendly staff that know what they are doing. Food was suprisingly good for a beach bar.

1 Thank MikeM9929
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My husband and I recently got married on St. John and The Beach Bar was the only bar that we went back to multiple times. Great atmosphere, great drinks, and a great location. It's hard to beat a $4.00 painkiller at happy hour right ON THE BEACH! The food was average beach bar food. We only ate there once. The... More 

1 Thank Queenfan04
Florence, Arizona
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Casual beach bar in St Johns, USVI. Happy hour prices not bad, but burgers were poor & not what we ordered.

1 Thank Cruisecrazy757
Hampton Roads, VA
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The friendliest bartenders on island all in the same place. They remember us from year to year and already know what we want. We enjoy sunsets there and enjoying the happy crowd. Food is great as well. It can be a little slow getting to you at times but this is a busy place!

1 Thank VIadict
Brooksville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Just the right vibe, step off the ferry into paradise, stop for your first rum punch. Look out into Cruz Bay and say yes, I'm really here. Or after several hours at the North Shore Beaches and it's time to cool down. Love this place

2 Thank Sharon H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Easy spot to grab a drink (pain killers are worth every penny) and enjoy the amazing view. The food is standard beach bar fare but well executed.

1 Thank 300kristinew
Godfrey, Illinois
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

When we first went to St. John, this was known as Benny Iguana's. But for quite a while now it has been known as the Beach Bar. It has retained its charm throughout. The Beach Bar has live music many nights or afternoons. The drinks and food are reasonably priced and the food is surprisingly good. The staff are always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$9 - US$16
American, Caribbean, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?