U.S. Virgin Islands nightlife
It's always five o'clock, somewhere: That's the motto of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Many bars open for business in the afternoon and build crowds long after the sun goes down (most close at 2 am). The St. Thomas bar scene is found in east-end Red Hook, with the stylish XO Wine Bar and Island Time Pub on St. John, the nexus is the Cruz Bay intersection of King Street and Center Line Road, near no-frills Woody's Seafood Saloon. Christiansted's compact seaside boardwalk, which holds the Fort Christian Brew Pub and the Comanche Mill Yacht-Less Club, attracts a mix of vacationers, locals, and yachties on St. Croix. The nightlife matches the laid-back feel of the islands, so most bar-goers sport straight-from-the beach attire and sip local libations like Cruzan Rum punch and painkillers.