The island of St. Vincent, nestled deep in the West Indies has many great places to unwind with a cold bevy after a days work. Pick your poison, whether it’s rum, beer, coconut water, cocktails; these places offer a selection to suit.
Each place has their own perks and quirks. They have been chosen on service and location. These recommendations are based on my personal experiences at each of these places with my honest opinions.
Some may have better service, while some may have a more appealing location. I live in Ratho Mill area, so typically I tend to stay closer to home for the more regular watering holes.
This beach bar is the perfect spot to watch the gorgeous sunsets that the Eastern Caribbean has to offer while enjoying the local beer. Friendly service and the seaside seats make this spot unbeatable. It’s not unusual to strike up an interesting conversation with a traveller, student, or yachtie here, often times bonding a new friendship. Overall excellent beachy vibes, nothing but love for this beach bar and the staff. They also brew their own craft beer, Krew beer!
Weekend happy hour drink specials make Beachcombers the Friday night choice for many living on St. Vincent; 530PM – 630PM. Best customer service on the island and great views, located right on the water. Management and staff pride themselves in the level of customer service offered here for good reason. Beachcombers has an extensive cocktail list and they’re made to perfection.
Popular for locals, expats, tourists, and especially students, this remodelled rum shop has a ‘one of a kind’ island charm that make it a top choice to grab a cold drink and lime. Upon arrival, you can expect to see a group of men (regulars) sitting out front enjoying a drink and each others company, and have been for many years. From there, head to the bar and find a seat inside or continue to the backyard. The back patio is a great addition to the ambience. This bar has many special events. It’s a great place for all to mingle, and the man in charge puts in a huge effort to make sure his patrons are having fun.
2 months ago the Blue Lagoon Café would most definitely not have been on my list. However, the last few times I have been there I was thoroughly impressed by the new service staff and cocktails. Having been a server for so long I’m inclined to give places multiple chances, and I’m SO happy about this because the location and patio here is fantastic. I recently had the best mojito I’ve had the pleasure of drinking on St. Vincent. Located on the other side of the Marina from Flowt Beach Bar, Cafe Soleil has the same wicked views for sunset.
I love this place, and it’s not for the level of service let me just state that. It’s a cool little spot that is laid back and ‘chill’, not to mention 3 for $10 local beer all the time make it hard to beat. Recently reopened and renovated, make sure you check it out!
Well with a name like Paradise, how could this place not be on the list?? Staff is attentive, drinks are cold, and once again seaside views set the tone for this relaxing joint. The bartender makes his rum punch extra strong here (what a gentleman), so order one if you dare!
***For those who don’t know, ‘liming’ in the Caribbean means hang out. If someone asks you to “come have a lime,” do not show up with the fruit unless you are bringing Tequila!
While I generally lead a healthy, active lifestyle, I do enjoy good company, beautiful sunset, and a cold drink on occasion. Happy Hour is my favourite time of day if I am in the mood – balance in life is important. And as you have probably noticed, I favour places that are located on the water and have prime sunset viewing seats.
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