View Full Version : Bad News in Re: For Real beach bar
05-18-2011, 09:47 AM
Please see below...The bar will also be closed the entire time during renovations :0(
Thank you for your enquiry and your well wishes. We will be closed for renovation June 1, 2011 and will be open October 15, 2011. Unfortunately the beach bar will not be operating during that time.
We will be launching our website very soon and will contact you with the website link.
We would be delighted to add you to our preferred guest data base and send you newsletters and updates on Sandy Haven periodically.
Sandy Haven will be a full service luxury boutique hotel offering upgraded amenities and gracious attentive service with our customary warm Jamaican hospitality.
We invite you to visit Negril again and we look forward to welcoming you to Sandy Haven.
05-18-2011, 11:17 AM
Oh I didn't even know For real was renovating... and will now be a luxury boutique called Sandy Haven. Will you also change the pastel exterior which has become a landmark on the Negril skyline for me?
05-18-2011, 12:07 PM
The entire Hotel and bar have been purchased by new ownership...
05-18-2011, 12:15 PM
bummer........so much for the $150J Red Stripe Beers at ForReal........sad indeed.....
Cool Runnings, Marko
05-18-2011, 12:28 PM
boo hiss, i adored that gorgeous hot pink tropical vision, LOL, and will miss that spot, it has been my favorite beach hang out for a few years now. Really hoping the new place keeps the nice vibes, and that they don't make it all stoosh and unapproachable and fake-exclusive....
05-18-2011, 03:23 PM
Gonna miss the Peptol Bismol pink ..
05-18-2011, 04:03 PM
It may be noisy for nearby resorts if it is a major renovation with construction going on. Something to think about.
05-18-2011, 04:15 PM
so now, for the record, where is the cheapest Red Stripe on the beach?
05-18-2011, 04:37 PM
It's Snappy Pink!!!!!.........Yeah mon.....this blows!....
05-18-2011, 05:11 PM
That is a bummer. I liked that place. This is just like when Pirate's Cave closed down..and I know they have a new business with good food from all I have heard, but it's just not the same..especially since the stairs are locked up.
05-18-2011, 05:42 PM
Anyone remember when For Real was Doctor Bill's ? ? ? It was even better back then ! ! !
05-18-2011, 05:52 PM
Sun Beach right next door - cheap cold Red Stripes there too!! was there in April and the RS Lights were only $200 J
05-18-2011, 07:12 PM
Good to know about the RS Lights Tawnee, I was wondering which bars had it...
05-18-2011, 11:16 PM
I'm sad that For Real is closing..:(
I'll check out the new bar when it opens.. I just hope that they keep the bright vibrant tropical colors and that Maureen is still the bartender...
05-19-2011, 06:46 AM
05-19-2011, 05:02 PM
Oh PGW, why am I not surprised at your post...LOL. " Dr. Bill's "...use to call it Shea Stadium because of the orange and blue, ( yes I'm a Mets Fan! ). The bar still had remnants on the tree inside the bar.
I'm gett'n all worked up here....my..no, our favorite bar on the beach!!! Sucks......................
05-19-2011, 10:31 PM
Just saw this thread I sure hope, Maureen,Pops,Sammy, all come out of this ok, good folks there. Really enjoyed hanging there with them.
05-19-2011, 11:22 PM
1339No more pictures like this..
05-20-2011, 12:40 AM
sorry to say the word from someone there now, is that the bar is being torn down to make room for a new restaurant, (but possibly will be moved elsewhere on property), and that staff will not be retained.
05-20-2011, 01:36 AM
oh that is awful about the staff...why wouldn't they retain the staff???
05-20-2011, 02:54 AM
well, if the bar will be torn down, or at least relocated until construction is done, there won't be any work for them (or the rest of the staff for that matter) while the hotel is being renovated, for 4-5 months ....
05-20-2011, 06:59 AM
Hey Kimbobwee thats where you were waiting for the Seastar shutlle and as you walked away someone yelled out hey buddy! Now thats something to remember the For Real bar!
05-20-2011, 07:25 AM
I was chatting with Maureen yesterday and she said that the place has not been sold but rather leased to the new people from Kingston. Sammy, who sells crafts behind the bar is no longer there as well as Karl who drove the bus for the hotel. Robert, Maureen and Pops are still there and hope to be employed when all is said and done when they reopen.
Seems like they are looking into moving the restraunt out towards the beach front.....so yes there will be plenty noise if this happens.
I too will hate to see the pepto pink go and of course the Red Stripe prices
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