Now this sounds like a lot of fun. For those of you lucky enough to be on the island this Saturday, be sure to stop by The Beach Bar for the 13th annual Bar Wars competition.
Bar Wars is a zany charity event that happens each August and features a lot of familiar faces. The event tests the bartending and waitressing skills of participants who happen to work at a variety of our favorite eating and drinking establishments. Each team has to work together to create, serve and drink beverages, all while completing a funky obstacle course. Sounds like fun, right? Well it gets even better.
The course doesn’t just occur on land; it also extends out into Cruz Bay. Teams will be required to hula hoop, swim, kick and more, all without spilling a drink. And to make it a bit more entertaining to watch, they need to do all of this while holding a ball in their hands. The team with the best time and the least amount of penalties wins.
The best part of the competition is that all of the proceeds from the event – it costs $100 per team to enter – will be donated to the Family Resource Center, which helps victims of crime in St. John, St. Thomas and Water Island.
A few of the participating bars/restaurants include: Motu, Banana Deck, Woody’s, Across the Street Bar, Joe’s Rum Hut, Castaways as well as many others from St. John and St. Thomas.
Spectators are encouraged to attend. So again, if you are lucky enough to be on the island this weekend, stop by The Beach Bar on Saturday and cheer on your favorite team. The event begins at 12:30 p.m.