Checking out the Bar Scene in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Nightlife, What's New — By conniemotz on June 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

St. Thomas is the nightlife capital of the three U.S. Virgin Islands but this is not to say St. Croix and St. John don’t have nightlife, they do, not just on the scale that St. Thomas does. Since it seems to be the most popular of the three islands to visit (with a lot due to cruise ship traffic), St. Thomas has grown it’s bars and nightlife to match the tourist influx. With everything from beach bars to tapas bars, St. Thomas is a lively island where you can easily dance the night away under the Caribbean stars.

For wine aficionados and tapas bars being all the rage, The Cellar on St. Thomas has cited itself as “the food and wine pairing destination of the Caribbean.” Offering half priced martinis and discounted wines from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily, The Cellar has fast become the place to go for afternoon drinks to relax and unwind. Grab an Artisan Cheese Plate ($15) to go with and you’re set.

Iggies Beach Bar at Bolongo Bay Beach is ‘the place to be’ on St. Thomas where the music is live every night of the week. There’s always something happening at Iggies including their all-you-can-eat crab leg special on Tuesday and Saturday nights which is just as popular with the locals as it is visitors. With picnic tables on the sand, Iggies is a fun place to hang out for the evening; they also offer great collectible drink cups ($12) including Parrot Punch in a parrot mug, Coco-Loco in a coconut mug, and Bamboo-Lulu in a cool bamboo mug. During the summer season, Wednesday night is always Carnival night at Iggies where the entertainment includes fire dancers and entertainers who walk on shards of glass.

Experience the amazing panoramic views from high atop Paradise Point at the St. Thomas Skyride. Take advantage of the drink specials during Sunset Happy Hour on Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.; or purchase the Livin’ in Paradise package which includes a Skyride and a Bailey’s Bushwhacker, voted the best frozen drink on the island in 2008.

Another fun place for drinks is the Fat Turtle located at Yacht Haven Grande. Known as a “rockin’ Caribbean roadhouse,” that pretty much sums it up. The Fat Turtle is a combination of fun, drinks, and live music on Friday nights until 2:00 a.m. The open-air bar serves up $2 domestic beer, $3 imports & well drinks, and $10 buckets during Happy Hour every evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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