Fodor's Expert Review Soggy Dollar Bar

$$ Jost Van Dyke Lunch Fodor's Choice

Caribbean-style, casual beach fare rules at this must-stop destination for BVI boaters, whose habit of wading ashore for a drink gives the bar its distinctive name. Don't miss the Painkiller cocktail, the semi-official drink of the BVI, invented here. For lunch, find your way through the throngs ordering drinks at the bar to get mahimahi sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken roti, and conch fritters. A bottle of Soggy Dollar rum makes a nice souvenir that you can use to make your own Painkillers at home.

Lunch Dinner Fodor's Choice Caribbean Quick Bite $$

Quick Facts

White Bay, Jost Van Dyke  VG1160, British Virgin Islands


Known For:
  • The Painkiller cocktail was invented here
  • Lively beach party
  • Wading ashore from your boat—that's where the name comes from

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