The Soggy Dollar Bar makes CNN’s list of the Top 50 Beach Bars in the World. Soggy Dollar comes in at a respectable #8. Bomba’s Surfside Shack on Tortola is #19. Your story for ours: The first trip to the Caribbean for us was 1999, to St.Maarten. Lots of fun. Fell in love with the […]
The Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost van Dyke hits the road with its Painkiller Mobile, a party truck that begins roaming the roads of America this week. First stop: Monday at the Washington Nationals season opener at Nat’s Park in D.C. Check out details at Soggy’s Facebook page. 564 likes already.
Caribbean Travel and Life’s December issue has a little photo spread and column about the Soggy Dollar Painkiller (a cinnamon stick?) You’ll probably recognize bartender Mic. T+L says the Painkiller recipe on its Website is visited more than its entire BVI online guide. Check out the one page spread here.
Any press is good press, but the New York Times certainly dissed the British Virgin Islands Sunday. In responding to a reader Q&A about the best party spots in the BVIs, 7 of the Times’ 9 recommendations are instead on St. John and St. Thomas. The Times calls WoodyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“the center of the action,Ã¢â‚¬Â and […]
We missed this party, but judging by the crowd, we’re about the only ones that missed it.Ã‚Â Soggy Dollar’s 40th anniversary. Ã¢â‚¬Å“People came with a smile, received a smile and left with an even bigger smile,Ã¢â‚¬Â Soggy Dollar owner Jerry OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Connell tells us. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Forty years is impressive. By some estimates, over 1.5 million Painkillers have […]
The Soggy Dollar Bar would like you to visit every day, but since that is unrealistic, owner Jerry O’Connell will settle for a daily cyber-visit. The Soggy Dollar has a brand new Webcam. “With so many of our fans and visitors living elsewhere, we wanted to have them able to experience the beauty of White […]
Most people take pictures on their vacation. Eric LeVasseur and Patrick Davidson make cartoons about their trips. The California natives, now living in Costa Rica, run PodComics Studio, which produces The Traveling Gringos, an animated Web series that follows the travel stories of Eric and Pat. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We started Traveling Gringos in February, and it is […]
Talk about a dream job. Jerry OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Connell is the proud owner of one of the best places in paradise. But he had to convince the previous owners he was the right guy to take it over first. Meet the guy who has the deed to Soggy Dollar Bar and Sandcastle Hotel, belowÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Get the latest […]
A year ago, the Soggy Dollar Bar was voted the best beach bar in a local contest. There was no contest this year. So Soggy Dollar decided to throw a Second Anniversary of Being Named Best Beach Bar party yesterday. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just good proactive marketing. If you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t day-tripped to Jost van Dyke, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not […]
News of a proposed dock smack dab in the middle of beautiful White Bay has sparked anger, concern and an online petition against it that garnered thousands of signatures, largely from clout-wielding tourists. But White Bay businesses are equally as opposed. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think anything good would come of it,Ã¢â‚¬Â Soggy Dollar Bar owner Jerry […]
CJ O’Connell, son of Soggy Dollar owners Jerry and Tish O’Connell, husband to Abby and father to Olivia, passed away October 22. CJ died from an infection caused by Streptococcus Pyogenes, the same disease that took the life of Jim Hensen. CJ was one of the nicest guys you could know on St. John. He […]
When we bought this breadfruit, we naturally asked Drina how to cook it. This quickly drew a crowd of ladies offering up their best suggestions. Fried. Grilled. Stewed. All of them kind of excited that a couple of guys were asking. We went with Drina’s suggestion for breadfruit beginners. Make it like mashed potatoes. Steamed […]