Posh and unspoiled, the setting where the St. John house rentals are nestled has been dubbed as the "Beverly Hills of the Caribbean." This well-kept secret among its affluent visitors boasts of breathtaking views and a laidback vibe that invites you to relax all day long. At night, the island also has watering holes and bars where you can get to meet some locals and other tourists. Even with the Virgin Islands National Park occupying a considerable area of St. John, there is still room, especially near the beaches, for some happening places with music, drinks and good company.
From your St. John vacation home, head to Woody's Seafood Saloon located just steps from the ferry dock area; it is one of the places where residents love to hang out. Sway to the rhythm of Margaritaville or Volcano along with the waiters while enjoying their "Painkiller" drink and grilled fish sandwich, shark bites or seafood platter. They have beer and island drinks for a buck during their happy hour from 3 to 6 in the evening. With its party extending into the streets, Woody's is certainly the place to be an evening of fun.
On Fridays, you can hit the dance floor at Fred's for its live bands and jumping crowd. They stay open until the wee hours of Saturday so you would get to enjoy the scene longer.
Another popular spot for their Margarita Nights on Thursdays is Morgan's Mango. If you are intent on drinking some craft brews, head out to Mongoose Junction for The Tap Room to order their Tropical Mango Pale Ale or Virgin Islands Ales.
For some friendly Irish hospitality, check out the Quiet Mon Pub near Woody's. You can watch sports on their TVs and chug some beer until 4 in the morning.
Skinny Legs Bar and Grill reigns supreme on the opposite end of Cruz Bay. You will get to rub elbows with the locals, especially the regatta-loving kind. Other than being the venue for organizing boat races, this lively place also holds dances and balls, volleyball tournaments, contests and many other interesting events. On Fridays and Saturdays, a guitar-toting band plays some live music. With their beers, burgers and sandwiches, satellite dish, horseshoe pits and more, this "Pretty OK Place" is not to be missed.
With the neighboring island of St. Thomas, only a ferry boat ride away, you have access to many other places to chill. The Turtle Rock Bar has karaoke and music by steel-pan musicians. You can also groove on the dance floor.
At Iggies Beach Bar and Grill, it's very likely you will have the opportunity to enjoy a "Bands in the Sands" concert, beach party or nightly entertainment special. Be sure to order the "I Wanna Iguana" or "Bolongo Creeper" drinks early because this bar closes at 10 p.m.
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