Foxy's Tamarind Bar and Grill, Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke
British Virgin Islands
Tel: 284 495 9258
Concierge.com's insider take:
Foxy Callwood's eponymous watering hole on Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke, is the most famous bar in the Caribbean. Foxy is a famed raconteur and politically incorrect Calypsonian who ribs patrons with improvised guitar ditties (stop in before 5 pm to catch his shanties). Most people know the salty dog for his do-before-you-die “Old Year's Eve” party when revelers fill the bay with sailboats rafted gunwale to gunwale. The rest of the year, boaters sail in for great food, live music (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights), and libations like the Dread Fox (made with Foxy's own brand of rum poured over sour mix and cranberry juice) and the Friggin' in de Riggin' (mango, banana, and a double dose of rum). Be forewarned: The ferry stops at about 6 pm, so those who want to continue the party will have to sleep on boats moored in the harbor or at one of the few accommodations on the island.
Opens daily at 9:30 am.