Monday, April 15, 2013
An expert in beach bars came up with the following list of must-have for any good beach bar (www.beachbarbum.com). Our Palapa Beach Bar at Belizean Dreams has it all! Come join us for great location, music, food, drinks, and great people!
First things first – location, location, location. It would have to be on a west facing beach. You would think that a beach bar being located on the beach is a given but it's not. Sand would have to be a major component of the floor whether it's the beach itself or it's trucked in via sandals or the soles of feet. And sunsets would have to be available. The best way to end any day is watching the sun set. Along with the ocean, it's a daily gift from Mother Nature and something we can offer for free to our patrons. At Belizean Dreams our sunset is the sunrise!
Great music should always be heard. Whether it's from a laptop, a DJ, a local band or someone's boom box, music helps set the mood and it's something I can't live without. We have a satellite radio, TV and welcome our guests to plug in their mobile devices and share their own vibes.
A really basic food menu. You need something to absorb all of that alcohol. If you can't include the menu options on a small chalkboard, you don't need them. And if I have to do anything but nuke it, grill it, deep fry it or toss it, we're in trouble. Check out our Boca Menu to keep you contented while you sip on tasty tropical drinks.
No dress code. Someone should feel absolutely comfortable sitting there in their swimsuit. Anything more than a top, shorts and sandals would be considered more or less pompous. From pool to bar, as simple as that!
Happy employees. Happy employees make for happy patrons. Happy patrons drink more.
Home to all. Everyone would be welcome and treated like family.
Last but certainly not least, the patrons. Laid back, stress free, easy going, happy go lucky, not a care in the world. If they aren't that way when they arrive, they should be when they leave.
What does all this add up to? A place anyone can walk into, order a burger and a drink and start making new friends as their worries are melted away by the sun, ground down by the sand and carried away by the waves.