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Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack, Frigate Bay, St. Kitts

Frigate Bay , St. Kitts
Nevis and St. Kitts
Tel: 869 762 3983's insider take:

In 1999, Kittitian Sylvester "Mr. X" Phipps began renting water-sports equipment and selling beer from an old ice-cream truck parked at Frigate Bay beach. The vehicle is long gone, replaced by a lavender-hued shack that is wildly popular with locals, expats, and visitors alike for imbibing and barbecue. Grab a stool or park at a picnic table, then lime away the night while neo-soul, reggae, and downbeat waft on the wind and the mango coladas flow. The bartenders pour heavy here—rum is cheaper than mixers. Go on Saturdays for karaoke, and catch live bands on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays in season (November through April). There's also a bonfire on Thursdays and every full moon.

Open daily 4 pm to midnight, May through October; 10 am to midnight, November through April.

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