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 live steel music on Friday nights.
Although the Monkey Bar remains a top spot, its status as the prime dancing spot was challenged at the turn of the millennium by Inon's Bar at the opposite end of The Strip. Inon's Bar is most popular with a mixed younger crowd of students, locals and visitors.
As this area of Frigate Bay continued to develop and other establishments vied for the patrons of the Monkey Bar and Inon's, 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.
eDock, situated at the extreme eastern end, is the newest addition to The Strip, and is part of the Timothy Beach Resort. As the name suggests, it offers WiFi service and includes a pier at which small craft can dock, 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 ambience 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 Ziggy's Bar is impossible to miss. This spot is open for breakfast at 7:00 am and also serves lunch and dinner. There is DJ music evenings, Monday through Friday, and live music on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Other stops along The Strip include Sunsplash and the Rainbow Bar, both of which serve meals. The Rainbow Bar has "mike night" (karaoke) on Mondays, and a Thursday movie, in addition to nightly DJ music. And let us not forget Cathy's Ocean View, a great place to take in our island ambiance as its name implies.
Another popular spot on The Strip is Buddies Bar & Grill. Buddies offers 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.