The newest night spot in Cruz Bay is in an old place that's hosted at least three other bars in years past.
Castaways Tavern and sports bar features lots of live music and dancing. A frequent performer is Kenny Floyd, a recently-relocated entertainer whose own Web site says he is "armed with six strings of courage." Fans of Floyd and Castaways have posted a number of videos of his performances there on You Tube.
Frequent appearances are also made by the Free Shot Shark. A papier mache fish glides out of the wall during the evening and when he does – everybody gets a free shot. Party time!
The loud and dark watering hole is located across from Joe's Pizza in Cruz Bay. For years it was a favorite of locals when it was the Back Yard, a favorite hangout for tourists as well as construction workers. Then the space hosted the a short-lived branch of St. Thomas' Duffy's Love Shack. And that was followed by Crazy Crackers, a restaurant and bar. which lasted about 18 months. A couple of Cracker's former owners have partnered up for their own shot.
- Castaways Tavern's new Web site is CastawaysStJohn.com.
- Kenny Floyd's Web site is kennyfloydonline.com.