We last chatted about these businesses back in May when we told you how we didn’t expect either to open “until next season.” That verbiage perplexed some, so I will expand on that a bit today. For many of us who live here, we talk about seasons. For us, it’s not winter, spring, summer and fall, but rather tourist season. Season, in my opinion, begins around November 1st. Right now, October 1st, is often referred to as low season. This is due in part because it’s hurricane season. It’s also a time when many business owners take a break themselves. Many close up to take a vacation, allow their staff to rest or even spruce up their businesses. We do this because there are very few tourists on island these days (which is great for those of you who are here because it means you pretty much can have a beach to yourself for the day). Also, it’s actually cheaper for many businesses to close during the months of September and October, rather than to stay open. So that’s the whole “season” thing.
Ok, so now that’s out of the way, let’s chat about The Beach Bar and Joe’s Rum Hut. Both are still expected to reopen “this season.” That means that both will reopen this year, most likely sometime this fall. Do we have an exact date? No. Do we believe both will reopen this year? Yes.
For those of you who have been on Cruz Bay beach over the past few days, you have likely seen a lot of movement over at Joe’s Rum Hut. What a great sight, right?!! You can see that the kitchen area has been cleared out. The back bar area has been gutted too. It might not look like much now, but it’s progress nonetheless. It also means that we’re all one step closer to our favorite “You Call It” happy hour. Cheers to that!
You can’t see as much visible work over at The Beach Bar, but I assure you that lots is happening behind the scenes. The yellow roof is now up again, but that’s all that can really be seen at this time. If you’d like to see this for yourself or perhaps you’d like to watch the waves roll in, you can always check out The Beach Bar’s bar cam here.
The Parrot Club is also expected to reopen by the end of the year. There is no word on Waterfront Bistro at this time.
So rest assured, we will all be having a Bushwacker at The Beach Bar and a Painkiller at the Rum Hut at some point in 2018. But in the meantime, The Longboard has pretty good frozen Painkiller and High Tide has a darn good Bushwacker. Be sure to check them out the next time you’re in Cruz Bay. Have a great day everyone!!