The internet is buzzing about St John’s latest restaurant/bar launch. Every travel news web site from Islands.com to Caribbean Journal to Coastal Living published articles. Social media pages shared the owner’s images and posts as the “big day” approached. So, what’s all this fuss about?
Lime Out VI is the brainchild of Richard Baranowski. What’s his idea? Build a floating taco bar – wrapped in lime green siding and topped with solar panels. He and co-owners Dane Tarr and Dylan Buchalter, along with wives Chelsea Baranowski and Val Tarr, teamed up with chef Amaro Rivera and social media and design guru Cynthia Swan. What they created is nothing short of awesome!
Richard and Chelsea are owners of one of St John’s most popular restaurants, Lime Inn in Cruz Bay [famous for their local grilled Caribbean lobster!]. So, it seemed only fitting to name this new floating food and drink spot, Lime Out! Doesn’t hurt that the Caribbean phrase “Limin” literally means to relax, kick back, hangout!
This eco-friendly ( solar powered, no single-use straws or non-bio degradable packaging or utensils) attraction serves up fresh and funky tacos and island drinks. One side of Lime Out serves boaters. The other side serves paddle-up patrons at their water-level bar and seating! NOTE: Lime Out asks that you DO NOT swim out to the bar!
Check out their taco and drink menu!
Ceviche Taco, Green Curry Taco, The Vegan Taco, Rum Ribs Taco .. even a Surf + Turf Taco w/short rib, blackened shrimp, feta cheese, locally grown Josephine’s micro greens and avocado.
Here’s a sampling from their current craft cocktail menu:
The Danger, Thai chili infused blue agave tequila, fresh watermelon juice, fresh lime juice and pineapple syrup! Mako Jumbie w/Cruzan light rum. Mudda Tucker. Aksel Rosé. Harbor Cooler – a refreshing mix of gin, cucumber infused soda and fresh lime juice. Wiley’s Whiskey – Jack Daniels®, soursop pureé and fresh lime juice. Dielan’s Lemonade. Flip’s Grapefruit Margarita and Hunter’s Passion w/ Cruzan mango rum!
Interested in visiting Lime Out VI? They’re located just off the beach at Hansen Bay, East End, St John. for hours of operation, menus and to see what they’re up to … please connect via Facebook .
Location: Hansen Bay, East End, St John
Drive Time: 37-45 minutes
Distance: 19.4 Km / 12.0 mi
Directions to Lime Out VI floating Bar:
Take Centerline Road (Highway 10) or North Shore Road heading East. At Columbo Smoothie Shop – Centerline and North Shore merge. Travelers on North Shore Road will bear left when they reach Centerline. Centerline travelers will simply continue on down the hill into Coral Bay. At the bottom of the hill continue on Route 10, heading East, past the Moravian Church on your left, Rhumblines/Indigo Grill on your left and Skinny Legs Bar on your right. Follow this winding road for approximately 3.5 miles. Arrive on your right at Hansen Bay Beach. There is a small fee to park. And you can rent kayaks or bring floats to get to Lime Out VI. Absolutely no swimming out to the bar, please!
Click for a Google Map highlighting the route.
NOTE: Visitors to St John might remember Angel’s Rest. With her bright yellow siding, St John’s floating bar stood out against the aqua blue water and deep blue sky. Sadly, Angel’s Rest was completely destroyed in the pair of CAT5 hurricanes that swept over St John in 2017. Angel’s Rest owner, Peter Hoschl, decided not to rebuild. So ends an era of strong rum drinks, cold beer and lively conversation aboard the iconic Angel’s REst floating bar!