All around the tiny island of St. John, you will find locals and visitors gathering together in fun and friendship. Some of the most popular get-togethers include free entertainment at Open Mic Nights featuring outstanding local musicians. Whether you want to join in as a musical artist or just relax, sit back and enjoy the show at these St John Island restaurants, you are in for a good time!
Enjoy free entertainment by checking out Open Mic Nights at these St John Restaurants on your next stay!
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FREE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE WEST END: CRUZ BAY
The granddaddy of Open Mic Nights on St. John can be found at Sun Dog Café in Mongoose Junction. Every Sunday evening around 6pm locals and visitors gather in the Sun Dog Café courtyard location in Mongoose Junction. The host, Mark Wallace, leads the show and is joined by other local talent and visitors to present a wide variety of music. Anyone in the crowd who feels the urge to participate is welcome to join in. It’s not unheard of to catch a celebrity musician joining in for a song or two.
FREE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE EAST END: CORAL BAY
Open Mic Night was launched at Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay by Michael Beason, a talented musician and long-time resident of St. John. The event, which begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, brought Open Mic Night to the laid back side of the island. It has become a popular hump day event for locals and island visitors staying on the East side of the island.
FREE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE SOUTH SHORE: CONCORDIA
Also on the Coral Bay side of the island, one of the most popular island Open Mic Nights happens on Monday nights at Concordia Eco Resort. The action starts at 4:30 at this St John restaurant, but get there by 4:00 to get a table. Hosted by two popular local artists, Lauren Magnie and “Johnny B” Bullock, many other local musicians are regularly on hand. This is a high energy event with visiting musicians joining in on the fun.
FREE ENTERTAINMENT ON THE NORTH SHORE: CINNAMON BAY
The newest venue for Open Mic Night is at the Raintree Café at Cinnamon Bay Resort. Bo Magnie (the other half of the Bo & Lauren musical duo) joins Miss Ingrid, an amazing local vocalist, as the hosts of the event. The talent which this north shore venue for Open Mic Night is sure to introduce has locals on St John excited! Currently scheduled on Wednesday evening, this show begins at 5pm.
WHERE TO STAY
Finally, CimmaronStJohn vacation rentals are located near all Open Mic Night venues. Want to share your musical talent on St. John? Looking for some excellent fun and free entertainment on St. John? Then, be sure to add Open Mic Night to your St. John vacation schedule. You will not be disappointed!
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What better place to unwind with a cold drink than Wharfside Village. The brightly colored buildings at Wharfside Village St. John are home to great restaurants and bars on the waterfront overlooking the harbor of Cruz Bay. Some feature live music and seating on the beach. Check out this list of a few of our favorite places and be sure to stop for food and beverages on your next visit to St. John.
The Best St John USVI Restaurants
At one end of Wharfside Village, High Tide Bar and Seafood Grill is just steps away from the ferry dock with views of Cruz Bay from every seat in their open air dining area. High Tide serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is something for every palate on the menu from Biscuits and Gravy for breakfast to Caribbean Lobster Tail for dinner. Or just stop in and relax with one of their signature drinks, such as the Mango Tango or Lime in D’Coconut. Their drink menu also includes imported and island beers, wine, and champagne.
Watch the boats dock in the harbor while you dine at Waterfront Bistro. Enjoy a casual lunch or fine dining for dinner and pair your selection with one of their specialty cocktails like the Cruz Bay 75 or Bistro Sunset. Choose from their wine list at dinner salad and you’ve got the makings to a pretty perfect way to end the day.
Vista Mare is located upstairs in Wharfside Village and features relaxed, authentic Italian dining with appetizers, fresh pasta made daily, and flavorful dinner entrees. Order your favorite beverage along with a Margherita Flatbread at the bar and watch the sunset over Cruz Bay harbor.
Voted one of the best beach bars in America by Men’s Journal Magazine is Joe’s Rum Hut. The bar is known for their famous Mojitos with fresh mint and fresh squeezed lime juice. In addition to their delicious drinks, their menu features appetizers to share, pizza, and burgers. In addition to views of Cruz Bay beach, there are 3 big screen televisions to catch the game while you relax. Joe’s Rum Hut celebrates Happy Hour daily from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Feeling lucky? Stop in at The Parrot Club in the center of Wharfside Village and enjoy a cocktail while trying your luck on video slots, roulette, and Black Jack.
A long-time favorite of locals and visitors alike is The Beach Bar at Wharfside Village St. John. This local hotspot features live music most nights. If you’re planning a day on the beach or boat, grab one of their to-go coolers complete with food and drinks. Their menu has everything from Beach Bar Nachos to Tempura Fish Tacos. Be sure to order a Bushwhacker frozen drink or one of their Beach Bar Painkillers. Good times, good food and great service are what they are all about.
The newest addition to your bar and restaurant selections at Wharfside Village is The Bowery. This new spot has the ambiance of an English Pub. While it does not have a waterfront view, it is one of the view spots on St. John where you can drink, and dine in air-conditioned comfort.
For more information about what to do on your visit to St. John, we can help you find a place to stay and plan what to do while here. CimmaronStJohn provides the finest vacation rentals on the island. With everything from 1 and 2 bedroom condos to 6 bedroom vacation villas, we make your trip stress free and easy to plan. Our guest services team is top of the line and can take care of all the details for your stay. Call us at 340-715-2666 for more information.