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Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 03:16 AM

Favorite Bars or Watering Holes in port
 
What are your three/five favorite Bars or Watering Holes in a cruise port?

Mine are:
1. The Lazy Lizard, Caye Caulker, Belize
2. El Faro, Mahahual, Mexico (pre-Hurricane Dean)
3. Sloppy Joe's and/or Kelly's Caribbean Bar, both Key West, Fla.
4. Hussongs Cantina, Ensenada, Mexico
5. Playa Bonita, Cozumel, Mexico


http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...azy-lizard.jpg
Lazy Lizard

Donna February 3rd, 2011 05:41 AM

Gosh Ray,
I love the lazy lizard pic, will have to try out that one...

Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Donna (Post 1349226)
Gosh Ray,
I love the lazy lizard pic, will have to try out that one...

It's a bit of an effort to get there too. I've been lucky enough to try the Lizard Punch three different times.

Marc February 3rd, 2011 11:03 AM

Usually, my favorite watering hole while in port is still the ship; can't beat the prices. Still, I do have some favorite memories of drinks on shore.

Harry's Bar in Venice to get the original Bellini.

Caribe Hilton in San Juan to get the original Pina Colada.

The little outdoor restaurant (don't remember name) in Mykonos to get a bottle of Retsina to enjoy with Souvlaki.

Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Marc (Post 1349268)
Caribe Hilton in San Juan to get the original Pina Colada.

I thought the original Pina Colada was from here....Barrachina - Birthplace of the Original Piņa Colada

I have had the Caribe Hilton's Pina Coladas and they are very good!:)

lindnet February 3rd, 2011 11:40 AM

Great thread, Ray!

Pez Quadro in Mahahual (the one with the swings for bar stools, at the end of town)
Wet Lizard in Belize
Pizza Benji's in Mazatlan!

I'm sure I'll think of more.....

Marc February 3rd, 2011 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Snoozeman (Post 1349275)
I think the original Pina Colada was from here....Barrachina - Birthplace of the Original Piņa Colada

I have had the Caribe Hilton's Pina Coladas and they are very good!:)

Look's like the Caribe Hilton has Barrachina beat by nine years.

Piņa colada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Birth Of The Piņa Colada in San Juan at Frommer's

Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Marc (Post 1349280)
Look's like the Caribe Hilton has Barrachina beat by nine years.

Piņa colada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Birth Of The Piņa Colada in San Juan at Frommer's

Well I've had both! I've seen documentation on Barrachina too--and they both claim the same guy--so who knows. I don't think I've ever broken my record for a bar tab since I stayed at the Caribe Hilton. Great bar and location, attracted hotties from the beach, pool and hotel lobby. But that was 30 years ago and I was young and foolish. Now I'm old and hopefully a little less foolish.:cool:

HawkeyeFLA February 3rd, 2011 12:21 PM

I'm kind of partial to the little bar located at at Blackbeard's Castle in St Thomas. Its where you go to enter the Amber Museum. You pay your cover to the bartender and he lets you in. Tour ends right back at at the bar, so we stayed for a bit. Michael is the main bartender. He's first generation USVI, lived there his whole life. Lots of great conversation and very knowledgeable about the islands. And he makes a drink that will knock you on your @$$ if you're not careful. Its 1 drink made with 12, yes 12 alcohols, and no mixer. He said they tested it once and it came to around 125 alc/vol or there abouts. But it was *good* :-D

Overview of 12:
http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/o..._7514678_n.jpg

Close up 1:
http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/o..._3845523_n.jpg

Close up 2:
http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/o...7_572586_n.jpg

Close up 3:
http://i385.photobucket.com/albums/o..._1745662_n.jpg

For the record, that is Cruzan 151, and that was practically half the drink as a base.

Truck Cruiser February 3rd, 2011 01:05 PM

Sen'or Frog's in Cozumel, Mexico

Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 01:07 PM

HawkeyeFla: what did he charge for that concoction? We'll be there March 2nd. but I have my eye on Duffy's Love Shack as the bar of choice that day.

HawkeyeFLA February 3rd, 2011 01:16 PM

If memory serves, and well its kind of hazy for that day :-p It was $12. I was looking at my CC history real quick, and I spent $17 in that bar. I think my friend paid for our first 2 drinks, and I paid the tip for the whole visit. Regardless, it took awhile to finish it. It was really worth the investment. I think I was still sipping on it when we got back down to the shopping district and wandered into AH Rise.

johnthed0g February 3rd, 2011 01:18 PM

I never would have believed it but we loved the ''Jimmy Buffets Margaritavilles'' we went to especially Grand Turk. My wife liked "Sloppy Joe's'' in Key West....I of course was ill...

HawkeyeFLA February 3rd, 2011 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1349300)
I never would have believed it but we loved the ''Jimmy Buffets Margaritavilles'' we went to especially Grand Turk. My wife liked "Sloppy Joe's'' in Key West....I of course was ill...

I was unimpressed with Margaritaville in Grand Turk. But that's just me I suppose. Sloppy Joes is good. Great conch fritters, and they pour a decent strong drink. But I was more partial to Captain Tony's. But I'm a Parrot Head, so that's expected. In Key West I also enjoyed the Garden Bar at the Bourbon Street Pub, but that's for the FODs that visit Key West. :-p

Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johnthed0g (Post 1349300)
I never would have believed it but we loved the ''Jimmy Buffets Margaritavilles'' we went to especially Grand Turk. My wife liked "Sloppy Joe's'' in Key West....I of course was ill...

Jeez, forgot about Sloppy Joe's. Also Kelly's Caribbean Bar. I've tried most in Key West, those are my favorite two. I have to decide on which one to add to list.

LizandPhil February 3rd, 2011 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Snoozeman (Post 1349287)
Well I've had both! I've seen documentation on Barrachina too--so who knows. I don't think I've ever broken my record for a bar tab since I stayed at the Caribe Hilton. Great bar and location, attracted hotties from the beach, pool and hotel lobby. But that was 30 years ago and I was young and foolish. Now I'm old and hopefully a little less foolish.:cool:

Let me drink on that, I'll get back to you

MercedMike February 3rd, 2011 02:12 PM

Watering hole
 
Well, one of the least likely things for me to do in port is to go to the beach.

The second least likely would be to spend any time in a bar. Occasionally a tour includes lunch and it might be in a pub or restaurant with a bar, but otherwise that is not part of the scenic highlights to me.

And as far as seeing me in a bar at the beach ... rofl

Now, one exception was the Copenhagen Ice Bar! That was indeed an experience!

http://www.bully4.us/bal1cop2icebar.JPG

lindnet February 3rd, 2011 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Snoozeman (Post 1349309)
Jeez, forgot about Sloppy Joe's. Also Kelly's Caribbean Bar. I've tried most in Key West, those are my favorite two. I have to decide on which one to add to list.

Now I want to go back to Key West!

Quote:

Originally Posted by LizandPhil (Post 1349320)
Let me drink on that, I'll get back to you

roflroflroflroflrofl

ScurvyDog February 3rd, 2011 03:30 PM

The best beach bars are arguably found in the BVI's and are on the road less traveled.
In no particular order:

Soggy Dollar - Jost Van Dyke
Bomba'a Shack - Tortola
Willie T's - Norman Island
Pirate's Bight - Norman Island
Foxy's - Jost Van Dyke
Poor Man's Bar - Virgin Gorda

Snoozeman February 3rd, 2011 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ScurvyDog (Post 1349334)
The best beach bars are arguably found in the BVI's and are on the road less traveled.
In no particular order:

Soggy Dollar - Jost Van Dyke
Bomba'a Shack - Tortola
Willie T's - Norman Island
Pirate's Bight - Norman Island
Foxy's - Jost Van Dyke
Poor Man's Bar - Virgin Gorda

Sounds like my kind of places.:cool:

lindnet February 3rd, 2011 04:17 PM

Oh, I forgot one of my favorites!

Coconuts in Cozumel. :mrgreen: I almost remember being there. :rolleyes:

ecarrell1 February 3rd, 2011 06:20 PM

Corona Sporta Bar in Cozumal. my favorite over all
CoronaSportsBar - Home page

Marc February 3rd, 2011 11:22 PM

A nice thing about Sloppy Joes in Key West is that they have a webcam. Just pre-arrange a time and you can wave to all your friends and family stuck in cold weather.


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