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In the Press

The famous. The infamous. The wanna be famous. They've all been here. Some actually remembered it enough to write about it.

Awards

BEST RESTAURANT

- Frommers Budget Travel Guide -

BEST BAR IN ST. THOMAS

- St. Thomas Daily News -

NOMINATED BEST BAR IN THE WORLD

- AOL/CBS Time Warner -

READERS FAVORITE BAR IN THE CARIBBEAN

- Caribbean Travel & Life Magazine -

BEST BAR IN ST. THOMAS

- Norwegian Cruise Lines -

GRAND PRIZE

Best Beverage Menu

- National Restaurant Association Great Menu Contest -

MERIT AWARD WINNER

Best Kids Menu in America

- Restaurant Hospitality Magazine -

BEST BEVERAGE WINNER USA

Mind to Menu Visionary Award

- The Food Group & Creative Food Solutions -

BEST FROZEN DRINKS

- St. Thomas Daily News -

CHEERS BEVERAGE EXCELLENCE AWARD

- Cheers/Beverage Media -

In the News

Here's what they're saying about Duffy's Love Shack...

"What if Jimmy Buffet gave a party & everybody came? It would look like Duffy's Love Shack. Its almost guaranteed to blow your inhibitions away . . . it's Parrot Head paradise."

- The Washington Post

"Purchase the signature gear: The Duffy's logo measures high on the Richter scale of Caribbean cool, readily identified by cognoscenti the world over."

- Caribbean Travel & Life

"Taking care of the President (Clinton) while they vacation is hard work and the White House staff, Secret Service and national press corps need an occasional break too... many in the presidential entourage headed to Duffy's Love Shack a Red Hook bar. A White house aid said it took some of the group most of Saturday to recover."

- Daily News, St. Thomas 1997 reporting on the Clintons' visit

"The one that has never visited a Love Shack before and orders a Volcano will be surprised at the spectacular show that appears in front of him."

- Amsterdam Nightlife Magazine

"For a complete evening on the town ... there's Duffy's Love Shack which is good, loud and fun."

- Caribbean Travel & Life

"If you want to do as the locals do, you'll make time to go to Duffy's Love Shack. Slap bang in the middle of a parking lot, Duffy's is not the place to come for a romantic interlude. Discard your inhibitions and choose from a list of powerful brews served in anything from tiki gods to space ships!"

- American Airlines Destinations

"In the middle of a parking lot is Duffy's Love Shack, a casual bar/restaurant that's on almost every islanders list of truly quintessential St. Thomas experiences."

- The Washington Post

"This is a fun and happening place where you can mingle with locals. "

- Frommers

"Boogie nights... gotta' keep on dancing! Whether you are in St. John or St. Thomas, stop off in Duffy's Love Shack and shake your groove thing to tunes of the 70s and 80s. Sip on toy filled drinks with names such as "The Volcano" and "Painkiller." The gyrating bodies and island charm of Duffy's is definitely infectious. Don't even think of an early a.m. appointment other than sleeping on the beach."

- Cape Air Magazine

"Smoke begins to fill the room, a strobe light flashes, red lights come on and the theme from '2001: A Space Odyssey' starts. Regulars at Duffy's Love Shack know someone has ordered a Love Shack Volcano and the party atmosphere steps up another notch. Newcomers watch wide-eyed as servers parade a flaming 64 ounce drink with 18 inch straws out to a customers as Jimmy Buffet's 'Volcano' begins to play."

- Nightclub and Bar Magazine

"...the star of Red Hook nightlife is Duffy's Love Shack, literally a shack in the middle of a parking lot, and known as wild and crazy"

- Boston Herald

"Visiting Duffy's Love Shack is like hopping aboard aboard a Caribbean themed ride at Disneyworld"

- Cheers Magazine

"After Dark the USVI nightlife... Duffy's Love Shack roars to life on weekends."

- Brides Magazine

"The ever-present draw of Duffy's Love Shack guarantees a ferocious hangover if you're not careful"

- Sportfishing Marlin Magazine

"On New Years Eve: Look for wild parties at Duffy's Love Shack in St. Thomas for all the fun your liver can handle"

- Caribbean Travel & Life

"Best Nightlife on St. Thomas: St. Thomas is known for clubs like Duffy's Love Shack."

- Glamour Magazine

"This is a St. Thomas institution complete with flaming volcano drinks and sailors who are three sheets to the wind. If you're looking for the epitome of good-time tropical bars, you've found it."

- Caribbean Travel & Life

"Dancing into the night, funky Caribbean drinks and theme parties (they supply the outfits) all add up to a fun time at this open air thatched-roof 'shack'."

- Modern Bride

"Duffy's Love Shack focuses much attention on a carefully orchestrated tropical theme park for grown-ups. . . the Shack screams FUN. Complete with such home-grown concoctions as Love Potion #9 and The Wacky Pineapple, all Love Shack drinks"

- Cheers Magazine

"Duffy's Love Shack won best bar in St. Thomas . . . a big reason for the success is the high energy of the bartender and staff, plus the bars weekly creative specials."

- Daily News, St. Thomas " Best Bar of the Virgin Islands"

"Few bars in St. Thomas serve drinks with toy sharks in them. Fewer still serve drinks with toy skeletons stuffed in the toy sharks. Duffy's Love Shack lives by such quirky comical touches. The already unusual bar throws plastic curiosities at its customers, adorning their necks with fake leis, their shot glasses with tiny monkeys and their drinks with clip-on moustaches."

- Daily News

"Readers nominated Duffy's Love Shack as their favorite watering hole in the Caribbean . Based on the reports of our readers, the Love Shack seems to have a combination of Halloween and Mardi Gras almost every night. An Israeli dentist wrote that he was "dancing on top of a tank" . Another reader . . . 'dressed up like pirates and drank from coconuts for days'."

- Caribbean Travel & Life

"No trip to the islands is complete without a little nighttime debauchery among locals, and the favorite place to clink margarita glasses is at Duffy's Love Shack, a bona fide thatched roof bar. After one or two Duffito Mojitos (mint, cane sugar, rum and lime) or Booty Calls (bananas, Irish cream and pina colada), guests are sure to shake their own booties to the DJ's tunes. Should you be around for Taco Tuesday, indulge in tacos, shots and upside-down margaritas while playing "pin the tail on the burro." "

- The Travel Channel Best Island Nightlife

"From the bamboo-handled menus to the theme parties (Nerd Night is our favorite), Duffy's is F-U-N from the get-go. Don't miss trying one of the huge tropical concoctions like "Revenge of Godzilla", a 32oz monster of vodka and fruit juices that may just have you believing you're in Tokyo by the end of the night."

- Caribbean Travel & Life

"Duffy's Love Shack in St. Thomas... drinks are viewed as veritable experiences.A slew of fruity rum potions are served in tiki glasses, fish bowls or miniature volcanoes, while island-hopping tourists decked out in plastic leis and pirate hats dance in conga lines to the music of Jimmy Buffet."

- Cheers Magazine

"Its called the Love Shack for a reason..."

- Daily News, St. Thomas "Favorite Night Spots"

"If there's one thing St. Thomas offers cheaply, it's vice. So you can safely assume your bar tab will be one of your smaller expenses. Night life ranges from quiet dockside bars to pulsing dance floors. If you want Shaggy or Beyoncé, head to Duffy's Love Shack which has a two-drinks-for-the-price-of-one happy hour between midnight and 1 a.m. on weekends."

- New York Times Where to Party

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  • 6500 Red Hook Plaza
  • St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
  • 340.779.2080
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