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Tony's Welcome Bar & Restaurant - Cane Garden Bay

Previously known as Stanley's, this is often the busiest place on the beach, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why. Tony Henley has big signs announcing his 4 hour happy hour daily from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and drink prices are very reasonable even outside of happy hour.

Tony has figured out that high volume beats high margins any day of the week ... and selling more drinks leads to selling more food. It's a no brainer business model and Tony is one smart cookie!

To_Tonys_Welcome_Bar Tony's Welcome Bar & Restaurant
To_Tonys_Welcome_Bar_Tony_Henley Tony Henley, Tony's Welcome Bar

The restaurant offers pretty standard North American pub food such as burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, conch fritters, chicken wings, etc. They also have an impressive inventory of beer and spirits and their mixed drinks are excellent!

This is a nice little, no frills beach bar, offering good service, good food and great prices. It's definitely on my list of recommended places if spending a day at the beach.

To_Tonys_Bar_Cane_Garden_Bay View of Tony's from the Beach
To_Tonys_Welcome_Bar_1 Inside the Bar Area

Before Tony took over from his cousin Stanley, the original bar looked like what you see below. This photo was taken in January, 2004, before the new beach bar was added and after the original tire swing broke on September 21, 1998 during Hurricane Georges.

To_Stanleys_Welcome_Bar_Original The original bar & restaurant, circa 2004
To_Tonys_Restaurant Tony's Restaurant Today

I was staying with my friend's Malcia Rymer and Jerry Bean at the Lighthouse Villas during Hurricane Georges. Once the storm had passed, we were able to go for a stroll on the beach on the morning of the 22nd and were saddened to discover the tire swing in front of Stanley's had been broken like a twig.

Soon after, the swing was replaced by the post seen in the photo above and a little coconut palm had been planted to replace the old one. Though it was thoughtful of Stanley to do that, it was never the same. Sadly, I never took a photo of that particular tire swing. it was wonderful!

Today Tony's Beach Bar now stands where the tire swing was but Tony hasn't forgotten! He has incorporated a salute to Stanley's original tire swing. A painted white tire now hangs from the roof in front of the bar and can be seen in the top photo.

The main restaurant (behind the new beach bar) really hasn't changed since it was originally built. Above is a shot of the interior.

The Bar & Restaurant are open for lunch and dinner from 11:00 am until ...
Call (284) 495-9424

Reservations are not required ...
but if you have a large group, it would be a good idea to call ahead.