OK, so you're in the BVI to sail, relax, do some snorkelling, and enjoy the sun. But when the sun sets, you have to do something, right? Here are just some of the best bars and club in the BVI - we've done our best to personally try each one to assure quality control ;-)
At Cane Garden Bay, Quito Rhymer is an extremely popular local musician who performs at his bar/restaurant, ‘Quito’s Gazebo’.
Further down the beach, Al Henley’s Big Banana Paradise Club, Rhymers Beach Bar, Stanley’s Welcome Bar and Myett’s Garden and Grill all offer meals, drinks and live music on selected nights. Often the music can be heard from your anchorage out in the bay.
‘The Pub’, below the Fort Burt Hotel, was the original bar in Road Town in the 60’s and 70’s and remains a lively hot spot today.
There are also bars at Village Cay Marina, Mariner Inn, Pussers Waterfront and many other locations in town, but these can hardly be considered beach bars, although many people visit them when embarking and disembarking from their Caribbean Yacht Charter.
In Sopers Hole you of course have to try Pussers Landing & Company Store, which has a great deck with plenty of seating to enjoy this charming port and a sunset looking directly up the bay, flanked by hills on either side.
Bomba's Shack is another famous spot on Tortola on Capoons Bay. Bomba's Shack is where the famous full moon parties take place, a tradition on Tortola since 1989.
The Big Bamboo in Loblolly Bay is an excellent beach bar with fantastic lunches right on the beach. Neptune's Treasure is a serene restaurant and bar further down the beach. On weekends the bar becomes lively with music and an influx of Tortola residents looking for a weekend escape.
If you're going for a drink and then a lobster dinner - we can recommend the Lobster Trap which has a patio right on the water perfect for watching a sunset and then settling down for a big lobster dinner.
The Last Resort in Trellis Bay has been famous for it's music and dancing for years and years. Check out some fantastic live bands, sample a painkiller... or two...
Another option if you happen to be in Trellis Bay during a full moon is to catch the lively full moon parties which take place right on the beach. Always a fun time with locals and tourists, loud music, and amazing bonfires.
Try Cooper Island Beach Club on beautiful Manchioneel Beach - a perfect place to watch a gorgeous BVI Sunset.
The Peter Island Resort has a sailor friendly restaurant and bar on the beach at Deadman's Bay that is well worth a visit if you want a more upscale evening. They occasionally have music and entertainment.
Soggy Dollar Bar. Called the Soggy Dollar Bar because there's no dock and everyone is expected to swim ashore (you can hang your soggy dollars behind the bar to dry), the Soggy Dollar bar is an icon of the BVI because the "Painkiller" was invented there. We recommend one while lounging in one if their hammocks! About the Soggy Dollar Bar.
Foxy's Restaurant and Bar is the classic beach bar - a place to enjoy a barbecue dinner, have a few drinks after a good day of sailing, and dance into the night. Foxy himself still plays here and has really put this place on the map. The New Years parties here are world famous and bring people from around the world to join in the festivities. Also be sure to check out Foxy's other restaurant, Foxy's Taboo, located on Diamond Cay a short ride from Foxy's in Great Harbour.. About Foxy's.
Located on this small, intimate island is the famous Robb White Bar. It offers great sunsets and excellent cocktails. The island is also home to a resort, dive shop, restaurant, and the Pusser's Store, where one can buy rum, rum accoutrements and many a swizzle stick.
The William Thornton or Willie T is a floating restaurant and bar, only reachable by your dingy or tender. It is a rustic place to hang out, and it's all about partying and having a great time! Certainly a lot of fun for your first night if you've just left Road Town! About Willy-T`s.
The only other establishment in the Bight is Pirates Bar and Restaurant which has standard beach drinks and food including conch fritters. They often have live bands where you can dance as long as they see you having fun on the dance floor!. Pirate's has a nice beach with picnic tables, a floating climbing wall, and a dinghy dock. Even if you eat dinner on your boat - dinghy in to see if anything is going on, or just listen for the music.
The Bath and Turtle Pub in Spanish Town often has live music and dancing. It is always packed with locals and serves delicious food and cocktails.
Leverick Bay has a beach barbecue every Friday, with live music and entertainment.
The Bitter End Yacht Club has an English pub which often has live music and entertainment.
Saba Rock is another excellent restaurant and bar located on a tiny island in the North Sound. Enjoy the popular 2-4-1 Happy Hour, while watching a fabulous sunset over The Sound.