A Painkiller at the Soggy Dollar, It’s Not Walking on the Moon…But It’s Close

Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke. Having one there is almost a right of passage for Caribbean lover’s and Castaways alike. It’s like eating a cheeseburger at a Margaritaville or watching a sunset in Mallory Square in Key West. It’s just something you have to do.

Here is a short video of a bartender at the Soggy Dollar preparing a few of these legendary island concoctions. I’ll take 2 please sir.

There’s a funny thing about these Painkillers, it doesn’t matter what else is happening in the world, all worry-some responsibilities washes out to sea. It’s the kind of feeling that you want more and more of. That’s why you can’t just have one Painkiller, it’s impossible. These drinks will haunt your dreams and have you planning your next trip to Jost.

The Soggy Dollar is scared ground and the Painkiller is a tradition that must be enjoyed with sand under your feet. No exceptions.

Tell me your Painkiller story at the Soggy Dollar.



By |2016-12-27T07:48:05+00:00February 27th, 2011|Boat Drinks, British Virgin Islands, Jost Van Dyke|15 Comments

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  1. Team Cocktail February 27, 2011 at 10:28 am

    We couldn’t agree more! Painkillers are one of those island drinks that you just can’t get enough of. Not too sweet that you can’t have 3 or 4. But be careful because while they look sweet and innocent they will sneak up on you…in a good way! Dreaming of them now!

  2. Connie Mayberry Green February 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

    The Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar Bar are exactally what they say they are. Anything that ales you, you will forget. It is a great place, boat in, anchor down and swim on up for a great drink filled with nutmeg. I love Jost Van Dyke! If you have never gotten to experience it, you should add it to your bucket list!

  3. RC February 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    You couldn’t be more right Ryan. I have been luck y enough to spend several birthdays and a honeymoon enjoying Painkillers at SDS and Foxy’s. Its more than just the drink. Its the locals, the weather, the friends and the fun. It’s my favorite tiny island in the world and I always look forward to the next time I am lucky enough to be there again.

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    RumShopRyan February 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for the comment RC. Sounds like you’re a JVD veteran and I agree with you, it is one of the coolest little islands in the world. Cheers!

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    RumShopRyan February 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks Connie!

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    RumShopRyan February 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the comment Team Cocktail. I’m telling ya, we need to organize a trip for Castaways and TC fans and Jost and other BVI beach bars. Cheers!

  7. Damon @ Let's Tiki February 28, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon!

  8. Dave February 28, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Painkillers at the Soggy Dollar are like the Holy Grail of beach-bar-hopping-rummies. A BVI bar hopping tour would be a natural for this group.

    I just hope Jost doesn’t get too popular and ruin the vibe – better get there again before that happens!

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    RumShopRyan February 28, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Cheers Dave!

  10. Jane March 7, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Hubby & I are headed to St. John for a week – the couple we are meeting have not been to any of the BVI’s – so we are taking them to Jost for a day…personally I prefer a a Bushwacker instead of the painkiller. Last time I was in Jost – I believe I hurt myself…alas I am slightly older, but probably no wiser – so we’ll see how this visit goes!

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    RumShopRyan March 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Have a great time Jane! Don’t be afraid of the Painkiller, just make sure you eat plenty of good eats. Cheers!

  12. Capn Jack June 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    First time at the Soggy Dollar was about 1985 and they didn’t let charter boats there then (no channel markers) so don’t tell Sunsail, but it was us and 1 other boat. Amazing. Going back next week with some of my same crew and some Virgins. Can’t wait.Hope to get Bushwacked by some Painkillers.

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    RumShopRyan June 19, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Enjoy captn Jack!

  14. Luke September 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Wife and I will be enjoying first ever pain killers at Soggy Dollar in less than two weeks! Can’t wait. Any tips for off-peak season travel to Jost would be greatly appreciated!

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    RumShopRyan September 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Have a great time Luke. Tips…just make sure you have a great time, see the entire island and bring home some rum! Cheers!

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