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Bar Wars is Back! And We Want You to Participate!

The 2022 Bar Wars competitors

Hello everyone, and happy Monday! I am finally back from a little New England vacay, and I am super excited to let you all know that The Beach Bar’s ridiculously fun Bar Wars event is back! It’s happening this weekend, and if you are lucky enough to be on island, you are invited to participate!

Bar Wars is a zany little competition that raises money Island Health & Wellness, the island’s only non-profit primary care practice. Island Health is instrumental to us residents, and so many of us would be lost without it. St. John has the highest rate of uninsured individuals in the Virgin Islands, a number that is five times the national average. And it’s not because people are opting to be uninsured; it’s simply not easy to get health insurance as a Virgin Islands resident. Island Health charges $50 per visit ($75 for bloodwork), and they will not turn anyone away due to their inability to pay.

Bar Wars is happening this Sunday, July 16th, at noon on the beach in front of The Beach Bar. Teams of four (plus one alternate) will be tasked with completing an obstacle course that will include tasks like jogging in snorkel fins, hula hooping, making margaritas, and perhaps a quick little dip in Cruz Bay. You do not need to be a bartender or restaurant person to participate. Anyone, both residents and vacationers, are invited to participate.

Setting up the 2022 course…

Costumes are encouraged and can give you a leg up in the competition. There will also be an award for the best team spirit.

Last year’s winner was Dave & Jerry’s Island Steakhouse. Do you think they have what it takes to be the winner of the 2023 competition??!! We shall see!

If you’d like to participate, please call/text Mike Hedy (a man who happens to be my other half) at 340-771-0768. 🙂 The cost is $250 per team, and that fee goes directly to Island Health and Wellness. Each team member will receive an event t-shirt too.

Not on island, but you still want to help out? Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Island Health and Wellness. 

Anyone can watch the competition by tuning into The Beach Bar’s beach cam. See that webcam and more than 20 others at

Have a great day everyone! I hope to see you all Sunday!

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