Over the past few years, The Strip has become the undisputed number one hot-spot on the island. The Monkey Bar, with its open-air dance floor, brought the first wave of party lovers in the early ‘90s, and has since grown to include a fine restaurant, is located towards the eastern end of The Strip. Opening daily at 10:00 am, enjoy lunch at the restaurant, or come back for a dance under the stars to a variety of local music on Sunday and Friday nights.
As this area of Frigate Bay developed, The Strip has become a true phenomenon. Today, there are plenty of places to choose from along The Strip, each with its own mix of music, dance, food, drink and beautiful people.
The Dock, situated at the extreme eastern end, is the newest hot spot on Sunday evenings, this bar is a part of the Timothy Beach Resort. As the name suggests, it includes a pier at which small craft can dock and it offers WiFi service allowing their passengers to stop in for a quick meal, a few drinks and a spectacular view of the sunset. This facility provides an atmosphere that is somewhat contrasting to the more casual ambiance that is characteristic of most of The Strip.
Just a few short steps from the Dock is one of the best-known spots, Mr. X's Shiggidy Shack. Here, "limers" can enjoy a roaring bonfire, a live band, DJ music, karaoke or even a fire-eating show, depending on the night.
Shiggidy Shack is also an excellent place to sample our great Kittitian cuisine in a true traditional island setting. It opens at 10:00 am.
As one continues west along The Strip, the lively Vibes Bar is impossible to miss. This spot is open for breakfast at 7:00 am and also serves lunch and a light dinner. There is DJ music evenings, Monday through Friday, and live music on some evenings nights. Visitors can view their favorite games on the large screen TV while they enjoy the ambiance and sip to their selected concoction from one of the largest bars on the island.
Other stops along The Strip include Mexican restaurant and home cooking at Cathy’s and Patsy’s both of which normal for their tasty seafood meals. Patsy’s has "mike night" (karaoke) on Thursdays, in addition to nightly DJ music mostly on weekends. And let us not forget Boozies, a great place to take in our island ambiance as its name implies, enjoy your favorite Booze. Boozies is also known for its cuisine.
Another popular spot on The Strip is Buddies Bar & Grill. Buddies offer DJ music on weekends and a live band on special occasions. It is located at the western end of the strip, diagonally across the road from Inon's Bar. It opens at 9:00 am.
As you’ll see, South Frigate Bay is much more than a lovely beach for daytime sunbathing and other pleasures. After you watch that sun go down, stick around and watch as The Strip transforms into a vibrant and exciting hot-spot that keeps the heat on until the wee hours of the morning.