Basil’s Bar, located on the exclusive island of Mustique, is part of St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the West Indies. Perched on stilts over the Caribbean Sea, Basil’s is a good time just waiting to happen for people from all over the world. Some even say it is the greatest Beach Bar in the world!

Basil’s Bar is legendary for parties, as everyone is welcome.The sea side bar is no stranger to glitz and glam. It has hosted the likes of Prince William, Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, the Beckhams and many more movers and shakers. If you’re not a house hold name, don’t worry. Everyone at Basil’s stands on equal ground and is there to have a good time. If you happen to bump into the famous yet laid back RumShopRyan while at Basil’s, don’t be shy, step right up and buy him a beer. I hear he is really cool.

Basil has created a vibe that transcends stature or position in life. Sailors party with business moguls, high fashion models, gardeners, rock stars and school teachers. Basil’s Bar is a leveler, whose mantra is to live in the moment as Basil does and enjoy the wonders of life. Contributing to the unpretentious vibe is the bar’s thatched roof, open-air dance floor, and wood deck, which is perched on bamboo stilts over the water with wonderful views of Britannia Bay and the Caribbean Sea.

Here is a great story about the owner Basil Charles. It’s a great read and tells how Basil became the King of Mustique and give the low down on some of the bar’s more famous clientele.

Basil's Bar

Established in 1976, Basil’s Bar has hosted the legendary and the ordinary. Cocktails sipped on tall bar stools in the afternoon loosen the tightest wound vacationer. Rum Punch or fruity blended drinks are best enjoyed when served by Basil’s smiling staff. Basil’s wine list is a triumph of good French, Italian and Chilean wines.

Basil's Bar Mustique

The kitchen at Basil’s Bar is open from 8am until 10pm. Great banana pancakes and omelets to start your day, burgers and French fries that will haunt you in memory of their succulence, and lobster so delicious, you will forsake all other preparations for the fresh lobster of Basil’s.

Every night is a party night at Basil’s, or so it seems. Music supplied by the DJ or the house band motivates guests to shake what the good lord gave them.

For information on the popular Basil’s Bar, its music festival and other activities, visit, send e-mail to or call (784) 488-8350.

If you’ve been to Basil’s Bar I would love to hear about your experience. Please tell us about it in the comment section below.

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  1. Ben (the Caribbean Amphibian) December 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    As always, you bring us the most amazing beach bars, and my list of “must see for myself” places continues to grow. Mustique wasn’t even on my radar until today (don’t aske me why, it just wasn’t), but now it is. Especially with Basil’s bar being born in the same year as I was…

    Thanks for the breath of fresh salty air, Ryan!

    Ben (@carib_amphib)

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    RumShopRyan December 28, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Thanks for the comment Ben. I’m right there with you. My list keeps getting longer and longer. I hope 2011 is a year I check a few more of these off.


  3. Hal Peat December 31, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Interesting this, I just wrote about the other location of Basils’ Bar in a blog about St. Vincent and where to stay, eat, visit round the island. A busier location in the capital, but really nice premises right under a wonderful small hotel in downtown Kingstown. But I’d like to get to Mustique next. Oh, and Happy New Year.

  4. zeynep August 22, 2012 at 10:09 am

    we were for our honeymoon at 1991 at Mustique and it was the only and best restaurant. we really enjoy the music drinks and the food

  5. Jonathan September 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Can someone tell me if there is a recommended attire? Hoping for bathing suit and cover up! Thanks!

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    RumShopRyan September 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Bathing suite and a cover up will work okay. It is a Caribbean beach bar after all. You will have some people in there dressed nice casual just because it is Mustique, those people will be staying at the nice houses and hit up Basil’s for drinks. Hope this helps. Cheers!

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