All over the world, sailors know bars like they know the 7 seas. Whether you’re travelling or just curious to explore these peculiar places with fascinating histories, sailors’ bars are definitely not ordinary places.
These are the 10 most famous ones in the world:
Peter’s Café Sport – Horta, Azores
This historical sailors’ bar is considered as the most famous in the world. Founded in 1859 by Ernesto Lourenço Azvedo, Peter’s Bar is currently a museum too, and still one of the preferred spots of sailors and sailing boat enthusiasts of the Atlantic.
Foxy’s Tamarind Bar – Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
The most famous sailors’ bar of the stunning British Virgin Islands, Foxy’s is a must-go-to. With a beautiful beach just in front of it, this staple bar offers locally sourced food and the best alcoholic drinks of the island, from craft beer to rum.
Le Select – St Barthelemy, Caribbean
An unexpected sailors’ stop in St Barthelemy, Le Select offers the best cheeseburgers and drinks on the island and it is adored by locals.
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IYAC Newport – Newport, Rhode Island
Both a beloved sailors’ bar and New England’s number one party spot, IYAC (International Yacht and Athletic Club) offers exclusive memberships and unforgettable events.
A private Yacht Club, but still open to the public, the Royal Bermuda Yacht club is both luxurious and has stunning harbour views, as well as an amazing bar and restaurant loved by sailors.
Sam’s Anchor Café – Tiburon, California
A Californian gem, Sam’s Anchor Café is full of history and legends that is definitely worth asking the bartenders. The magical atmosphere and amazing drinks make this place one of the best sailors’ cafés in California.
Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club – Hong Kong
This yacht club is one of the oldest in Hong Kong and it has about 170 years of history in competitive sailing. It is much more than a bar, it offers courses and many amazing excursions.
Boatyard Bar and Grill – Annapolis, Maryland
A must-go-to in Maryland, this bar and restaurants is one of the most authentic ones in the world and a perfect spot to get to know some expert and enthusiastic sailors from the Chesapeake Bay.
Harbor Pub – Honolulu, Hawaii
You will not find any tourists here. This bar is not only a sailors’ favourite and meeting spot, but it is also loved by locals. Enjoy one of their amazing pizzas and nachos with an unforgettable view of the sea and the Honolulu Marina.
Pink Pony Bar and Grill – Mackinac Island, Michigan
With a private dock and excellent entertainment, Pink Pony Bar is the liveliest spot of Mackinac Island. Professional sailing competitors love its tasty dishes and traditional drinks.