There are three main liquor stores that we use in Marsh Harbour.
Bristol Cellars is on Queen Elizabeth Drive. When you drive to Marsh Harbour from the airport or Casuarina Point, you stay on the main road into town, Don Mckay Blvd. Drive all the way to the ONE functioning traffic light (There is a light at the K&S Gas Station corner, but it is not operating.) and turn right on Queen Elizabeth Drive. Bristol Cellars is about a block down on the left. Their hours are: Mon – Fri. 9 am to 6 pm; Sat: 9 am to 4 pm – and they are closed Sundays. Their phone number: (242) 367-2180
If you continue past Bristol Cellars on Queen Elizabeth Drive you will see a shopping cinter on your rights with 700 Wines & Spirits (formerly: A & K Liquors). They are the Kalik (a Bahamian Beer) distributor, and the Kalik is a little less expensive there. Beer in general is expensive in the Bahamas – even the Bahamian Beer brands – Kalik and Sands. Other liquor is less expensive in the Bahamas – at least compared to the prices in Alabama where we live. I am sure it depends on your state’s tax on liquor. 700 Wines & Spirits is also closed on Sundays – leaving you the smaller stores: Borderline and Wildav open on Sundays.
Jimmy’s Wine & Spirits has a nice selection of wines. It is also the Sands Beer distributor and part of the company that actually manufactures Sands Beer. Jimmy’s is on Front Street on the right – across from Mangoes Restaurant. Hours are 9 am to 6 pm – Mondays through Saturdays. (242) 367-2936.
The BEST option I know of with extended hours AND they are open EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR – including HOLIDAYS! – 365 (or 366) days a year is Borderline Liquors. Their phone number is: 242-699-2161, and their hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 9am-10pm
Friday & Saturday: 9am-11pm
Their hours are the same EVERY DAY – ALL YEAR.
Directions to Borderline Liquors: When you are driving toward the harbour take a left at the traffic light and stay on that road for about 3/4 mile. Go past the port and then after a BIG curve take the next left in front of The Ambassador Inn Motel
(it is the 2nd REAL street on the left from the traffic light). Once you turn left (The street is Crockett Drive, but there is no sign right now.) Borderline Liquors will be immediately on your left. Roderick’s Convenience Store (see details under ‘Abaco Info’ ‘Shopping’ and ‘Grocery Stores’) is next door to Borderline – so it makes for convenient, one stop shopping when you need supplies on a holiday or after regular store hours. 🙂
It is not as large a store as Bristol Cellars or the other options above, but it has a nice variety to get you by. Here is a brief slide show of the inside of the store, so you will know what to expect and what you will expect to find available. Tell them Kathy sent you! 🙂
Another option that is a little closer and is definitely open on Sundays is Wildav Liquors. They are located on Queen Elizabeth Drive, but at the traffic light (coming from the south) you turn left – and it is about a block down on your right. The sign is facing the opposite direction – so you have to look back to see it as you pass. These pictures might help you. Their hours are: Mon – Fri: 9 am -8 pm; Sat & Sun: 11 am – 6 pm
I AM VERY SORRY TO REPORT THAT WILDAV WAS ROBBED AND BURNED (mid-August 2017) AND WAS A TOTAL LOSS….
Tony, the owner tells me that he is planning to reopen by October 2017 in a building across from the current location. I plan to shop there and help him recover from this terrible loss, and I will update this web site as soon as I have definite information.
This is a picture before the fire: