Opening Night for Lucky Chops Lounge - Cruz Bay's newest restaurant & bar
It’s hard to describe what it’s like reaching today, opening day for Lucky Chops Lounge. To achieve a milestone like this when just a year ago the idea of opening a restaurant in Cruz Bay was barely on our horizon. But then September 2017 came, and Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria came, and plans changed.
Over the past 9 months we’ve watched our friends and neighbors work to rebuild the Virgin Islands, their strength and positivity through the process have been inspirational to us here at Lucky Chops Lounge. It is with their love-city-strong vibe at heart we too have worked to reestablish our business, and tonight Lucky Chops Lounge will open.
Under the guidance of Owner Mathayom Vacharat the Lucky Chops team has worked to turn the space formerly occupied by the Fish Trap Restaurant into Cruz Bay’s chilliest spot. With Asian tapas and house-brewed kombucha Lucky Chops Lounge isn’t your typical Cruz Bay bar. It’s an oasis in the city; a spot to relax in big comfy couches with cold island cocktails and while the evening away with live music, good friends, and delicious food.
And we have to thank so many people who came together to help create this amazing space. Thanks to Albert and Lonnie for giving us a chance to start something new with the former Fish Trap space. Thanks to our renovating crew for transforming that space after the storms into a welcoming and relaxing retreat. Thanks to our kitchen crew for their hard work bringing to life the culinary vision of both Owner Mathayom Vacharat and Head Chef Jordan Palmer. And thanks also to everyone else who has supported us along the road to recovery: our friends, our family, our Virgin Island community, and our customers. We can’t wait to show in food just how appreciative we are for your support.
So though it’s hard to summarize exactly what it’s like today to be opening a new restaurant in Cruz Bay, if we had to some it up in one word it’d be lucky. Lucky to be here; lucky to be doing what we love with the people we love; lucky to still be pursuing our island dreams.
This week: 3pm-11pm: Thursday, 5/17, Friday 5/18, Saturday 5/19
Next week: 3pm-11pm: Tuesday 5/22, Wednesday 5/23, Thursday 5/24
Regular Hours Starting 5/29: 3pm-11pm: Tuesday-Friday