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Partying is paramount in the Virgin Islands. And what the islands may lack in diversity of nightlife, they make up for in quantity. The scene centers mainly around bars – which are as abundant as grains of sand on a Caribbean beach: there are hundreds of beach bars, wine bars, dive bars, sports bars and even a gay bar or two. Some have dancing, some have live music or DJs, and some have team trivia. Some you can walk to, some you can pull your boat up to, and some you can swim up to.
But ... drinking isn't the only form of entertainment in the USVI. There's gambling at Divi Carina casino on St. Croix; there is the occasional big-name musical act at the Reichhold Center on St. Thomas; and there's even a couple of nightclubs, such as Starz on St. Thomas.
An important disclaimer: St. John doesn't really offer anything besides bars. But so far, no one is complaining. People don't come to St. John for high-energy, late night antics. They come to relax and unwind. The bar scene on St. John reflects this mellow vibe: joints such as Skinny Legs, Woody's and Shipwreck Landing offer a friendly, barefoot-casual environment, and most places close by midnight.