Brew STX is located on the Christiansted boardwalk on the Caribbean island of Saint Croix. Brew STX brews its own beer on site and is the only brewery on the island. It’s an open-air restaurant right on the water that focuses on elevated bar food. Brew STX uses a lot of local ingredients from the fine folks at ArtFarm. The brewery and bar hosts popular trivia nights on the upstairs balcony. I’m told to expect more special events such as seafood boils, beer dinners, and farm-to-table dinners coming soon! Check their Facebook page for event information.
It was a dark and stormy August night when my friend Sarah and I ate at Brew STX and it was quite cozy during the storm. Here are a few of my favorite dishes.
Coconut Curry Mussels
The coconut curry mussels have a bit of a kick but aren’t too spicy. They pack a ton of coconut flavor in the sauce and are served with toasted baguette. Definitely one of my favorite items of the menu so be sure to try it!
Thai Chicken Wings
Brew’s award-winning crispy Thai wings are award winning for a reason. They are impossibly crispy! So crispy! You won’t believe how crispy! Chef Ryan explained that they are steam fried, a labor-intensive technique that makes the starch crisp up particularly well. I’m not a big wings person but these sweet chili wings are absolutely out of this world.
The hummus platter is presented like an adorable Mediterranean pizza, which I think I’ll start doing at home! Flatbread is topped with creamy hummus, fresh herbs, crispy chick peas (my favorite part!), carrots, pickled onions, and Kalamata olives. It’s a fun, new way to eat hummus.
The homemade raviolo with egg yolk, grilled mushrooms, braised short rib, and truffle butter is super rich and fabulous. Egg yolk goes everywhere when you cut into it. If you’re a truffle person like me, you’ll love this dish.
Johnny Cakes with Mango Ice Cream
The Johnny cakes with mango ice cream are basically cream cheese fritters with ice cream. Served with homemade ricotta cheese whipped with lemon zest, this a bit like a beignet with a tropical twist. It was a nice surprise to see a creamy fruit ice cream; sorbet is much more expected but then again, Brew STX aims to exceed your bar food expectations. This was one of Sarah’s favorite desserts we had on Saint Croix!
This is basically an alcoholic milkshake but it’s worth every sip!
Brew STX is open from 11 am until 9 pm every day and recently added a killer brunch menu served on Sundays. Be sure to stroll around the adorable Christiansted boardwalk after dinner and enjoy the harbor views! Want more Saint Croix? Read about Cafe Christine, 40 Strand Eatery, and The Buccaneer Hotel.
Watch a special extended episode of The Rose Table featuring Saint Croix:
Disclaimer: This article is intended to be a general resource. Any recommendations are based on personal opinion. A portion of this trip may have been compensated but opinions are my own, always. I’m not a fan of negativity so if I don’t like something, I don’t write about it. I’m here to tell you about the best of the best!