Nightlife in the BVI

Laid back and carefree is easily how one might describe a night on the town in the British Virgin Islands

With at least one great beach bar on each island and a pension for steel pan music, the British Virgin Islands are home to exactly the laid back, umbrella cocktail filled nightlife one hopes for when they imagine the Caribbean.  

Because these islands cater so well to yachters, you'll typically find the hot spots to be within walking distance of marinas, within reach of top anchorage sites, or they might even have a a dock to tie up to themselves.  While there may be no casinos, the parties can get wild, featuring live music, endless tropical drinks, and open air settings.  Pick up a copy of “Limin Times,” which is a local entertainment magazine that lists where the best party spot is going to be on any given night. 

There are a variety of different places where you can relax in the evening located in the BVI.

If you'd like to experience some of the local night scene, you might want to check out Soggy Dollar Bar. It is found in White Bay, in western the BVI. The Painkiller, which is their most popular drink, and what set them on the map, is a full-flavored rum punch. It features dark rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, orange juice, and fresh grated nutmeg.

A second option is Jumbies Bar. Real fun awaits you at Jumbies Bar where you'll not only enjoy a great view and filling, pub fare, but the party never stops thanks to the live music and dance parties five nights a week. As an added bonus, free land taxis are available to parties of two or more from anywhere on Virgin Gorda.

Still another option is B-Line Beach Bar. Order their signature "Passion Confusion" cocktail or choose among a list of other mixed beverages, beers, sodas and waters. While there are light snacks available to compliment your drink through the week, the grill gets fired up on the weekend to serve up fresh seafood, hot dogs, and burgers. They're located on Little Jost Van Dyke, in western the BVI.

The following chart provides you with some details regarding 44 venues for after-hours relaxation.

Nightlife In the BVI
Name Phone Location Island
1748 Beach Bar -- 3.8 mi. North-Northeast of Central Coral Bay Tortola
Abe's Bar -- 1.5 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Aloma Beach Bar (284) 495-9104 Jost Van Dyke Jost Van Dyke
B-Line Beach Bar (284) 342-4959 2.0 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Little Jost Van Dyke
Big Bamboo Bar -- 1.6 mi. North of Central The Settlement Anegada
Big Banana Bar -- 0.2 mi. West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola
Bomba's Surfside Shack (284) 495-4148 0.2 mi. West of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola
Castaways -- 0.3 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Coco Locos Beach Bar -- 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Cooper Island Bar -- 5.2 mi. Southeast of Central Parham Town Cooper Island
Corsairs Beach Bar -- 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Cow Wreck Bar (284) 495-8047 1.9 mi. Northwest of Central Setting Point Anegada
Deadman's Beach Bar -- 5.5 mi. Southeast of Central downtown Road Town Peter Island
Flash of Beauty Bar -- 1.5 mi. Northeast of Central The Settlement Anegada
Foxy's Bar -- Western part of the BVI Jost Van Dyke
Guns & Chicken's Hot Shot Bar -- 0.7 mi. Northwest of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Harris Place Bar -- 1.4 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Ivan's Stress Free Bar (284) 495-9358 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Jewel's Snack Shop Bar (284) 495-9286 0.6 mi. West-Southwest of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Jumbies Bar -- 0.6 mi. North of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda
Kelly's Bar & Superette (284) 495-4304 Tortola Tortola
Loose Mongoose Bar -- 2.4 mi. East of Central Parham Town Beef Island
Myett's Bar -- 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola
Nicoles Beach Bar -- 2.4 mi. Northwest of Central Road Town Tortola
One Love Bar -- 0.6 mi. West of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Pirates Bight (284) 443-1305 7.0 mi. East of Central Coral Bay Norman Island
Poolside Bar (305) 468-0168 The British Virgin Islands
Poorman's Bar (284) 495-5470 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
Pusser's Marina Cay Bar -- 3.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Parham Town Marina Cay
Pusser's Road Town Pub (284) 494-3897 Downtown Road Town Tortola
Quito's Bar -- 0.2 mi. North of Central Cane Garden Bay Tortola
Saba Rock Bar -- 2.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda
Sand Box Bar -- 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Santu Patia Prickly Pear Island
Sidney's Bar -- 1.5 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Soggy Dollar Bar (284) 495-9075 1.0 mi. West of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
Stanley's Welcome Bar (284) 495-9424 Cane Garden Bay Tortola
The Bath and Turtle (284) 495-5239 0.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Spanish Town Virgin Gorda
The Beach Bar (954) 481-8787 The British Virgin Islands
The Crawl -- 2.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central Santu Patia Virgin Gorda
The Pelican Pool Bar (954) 481-8787 The British Virgin Islands
The Pub (284) 494-2608 0.7 mi. South of Downtown Road Town Tortola
Vanterpool's Rosy Bar (284) 495-5245 Virgin Gorda Virgin Gorda
Wendell's World Bar (284) 495-9259 0.0 mi. East of Central Great Harbour Jost Van Dyke
William Thornton Bar -- 6.9 mi. East of Central Coral Bay Norman Island
 

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