Thursday, April 18, 2013

Night Out in St John!

One of the many things to do here in St Thomas for a quick get away is to head over to St John for a night out.

This last Saturday we went over to Red Hook and caught the ferry to St John. The ferry takes you over to Cruz Bay and runs every hour until midnight going to STJ and coming back to STT the last one is at 11 PM. Cost is $6 each way and you can buy round trip tickets.

We boarded the 6 PM ferry for a nice ride over to St John.  It is always nice to have someone else to drive the boat sometimes!

We arrived there in about 20 minutes and headed over to the bars that line the beach over in St John. Most have happy hours until 7 PM. We went to the Beach Bar for some cold beers!

Stopped by to say hi to some friends at the High Tide Bar.

<Special Note Here - No sooner than I write this blog post, the following Sunday on 4-21-13, Cafe Roma burned down! John, the owner says he is going to rebuild. Stay tuned for when they will re-open, in the meantime I am going to be at a loss for good Italian food!>

Then off to dinner at Cafe Roma. This little place, one block behind JJ's Texas Coast. Go up the stairs and there is the nice place (and even has A/C). This place has become our favorite place to go for Italian since Romano's closed on St Thomas. They have great pasta dishes at great prices. This place has good wine for the price, probably the cheapest I have seen on both islands at a restaurant  I have not yet had their pizza but I hear it is good. We sat at the bar and I had the Fettechini Ala Roma and Shannon had the Penne Primavera Marinara. Of course we shared along with a bottle of Montes Merlot. As always they give you such large portions, we had plenty of left overs for another meal! This is one of the great things about Cafe Roma, leftovers, as many restaurants here serve small portions. Our bill with tip was only $83, a good value for the Virgin Islands!  They do not take reservations and are only open for dinner.  Here is their website, Cafe Roma. If you get a chance, say hi to the owner, John!

After a great dinner, it is off to The Barefoot Cowboy Bar for some country music and a cocktail.

11 PM comes quick, back to the dock for the last ferry back!

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