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A Sure Bet for Fun: The Parrot Club in Cruz Bay

the sign for the parrot club features a parrot on the left side and a curved arrow on the right

Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

June, 2022

Derek from the Parrot Club holds up a bottle of top shelf liquor in front of a display of other top shelf liquors

Above: General manager Derek Athanese has been part of the scene since The Parrot Club opened in 2008. 

Top of the page: A sure sign of fun things to come hangs at the entrance to The Parrot Club.

Located just steps from the St. John ferry dock in Wharfside Village, The Parrot Club offers fun-filled gaming entertainment in a spacious and welcoming atmosphere.  

Each day of the week at 11 a.m., excitement comes to life when the etched glass doors open to welcome island residents and visitors. A mix of music plays in the background, as fun games vie for the attention of patrons — including blackjack, poker, keno, roulette, and more. 

Established by Southland Gaming in 2008, the club was custom designed from the ground up — and General Manager Derek Athanese has been there from the very beginning.

He advised that The Parrot Club went through an extensive rebuild after dual category five hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the islands in 2017. 

“We made the best of a rough situation by doing a lot of refurbishing and redesigning including repositioning the bar to overlook the water,” said Derek. 

the gaming room of the parrot club with several lounge chairs and video gaming machines

Above: The Parrot Club features a selection of video slot gaming — everything from blackjack to keno, triple-sevens, poker, and roulette.  

Right:  Affable bartender Apryl Randall will be happy to serve your favorite cocktail — or count on her to suggest a creative tropical concoction. 

Apryl, a bartender at the Parrot Club mixes a cocktail in a shaker

At the friendly bar, patrons are presented with drink menus featuring tropical refreshments, frozen concoctions, classic martinis, trendsetting cocktails, beer, and wine. There’s even a delicious array of mocktails too! Are you into sports? Check out the action on strategically placed flatscreen TVs. 

Whether you want to party with friends in a nightlife setting or escape the tropical sun to enjoy cool air-conditioned comfort, The Parrot Club is ideal. What a perfect example of tropical “Fun-Shine!” 

While at The Parrot Club, be sure to pick up signature merchandise including T-shirts and hats.

The Parrot Club is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to midnight.

Click HERE to find them on Google Maps.

For additional information, follow them on Facebook, visit parrotclubvi.com or call 340-715-2582.


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