St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar – It’s Not What You Think

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When it comes to unique names for beach bars, St. Maarten’s Blue Bitch Bar might take the cake. However, if you think it refers to a blue female dog or someone who is feeling down in the dumps, you would be wrong. It actually refers to a shiny rock. According to their website, the name comes from “a shiny rock that can be found along the shores of the island. It was given this name by generations before us. The Blue Bitch played a significant role on our island. At the beginning of the 20th century, when local Men left the island for work, Ladies made extra money by selling Blue Bitch Rocks as gravel for mixing cement. will go along Great Bay Harbor Shore and stack Blue Bitch rocks into a pyramid shape and sell them. However, with the introduction od a rock crusher this practice became obsolete. Our Bar is adorned by many of these shiny rocks, hence the name Blue Bitch Bar.” You can put your sensibilities to rest now.

Blue Bitch Bar, St. Maarten, Credit Richie Diesterheft

Blue Bitch Bar, St. Maarten, Credit Richie Diesterheft

Located on the boardwalk in Philipsburg, the Blue Bitch offers local specialties such as “Creole Grouper or Creole Chicken, Steaks, Pasta, Pizzas, Tapas, Ribs, Burgers and Sandwiches” along with a menu for kids. And yes, they have a full drink menu and plenty of t-shirts to bring home to your loved ones. After all, nothing says “I love you” or “Merry Christmas” like a Blue Bitch Bar t-shirt, right? You can leave the interpretation up to the beneficiary – it’ll be our little secret.

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In Your Pocket – They encourage you “to try a frozen mango daiquiri, an Amazing Grace or a shot of homemade Blue Bitch Rum, which actually tastes much better than it sounds.”
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About Blue Bitch Bar: See above for all you need to know. Plus, it’s good to note that it’s also known as Taloula Mango’s.

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Want to me the Blue Bitch? If so, you can contact me via Beach Life Travel, the travel arm of Beach Bar Bums. For more information, email Because a beach life is the best life.

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Author: Tom W.

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