Margarita's in Sosua
While stumbling down Sosua beach last week, I came upon this bar. Intending only to have one drink, I forced myself to spend the entire day there.
The place is run by a young Dominicana who seems be working hard. She opened up last month and it still getting her act together. She seems to be running it on a very low or non-existent budget and doesn't have much of anything. The food is prepared by one of the other stalls.
For some reason it makes me feel good to see someone that has nothing try to make something of herself. It would be nice if some of you locals would stop by and have a drink. I know it's a long shot, but I would like to see the place still opened on my next trip.
The name of the place is Margarita's, although most of the signs still say "Bar International". It's in stall #39.
Although I doubt if she'll remember me, tell her Eduardo sent you.
Is her name Rosemary by any chance? I met someone like that actually working at a job at Sosua Beach - just curious because she was sweet and hard working.
It IS hard to tear yourself away from a good Margarita!
I will stop by in a few weeks to have a Margarita or two. Stall #39 would that be before or after the old Shark Bar #66? Assuming you are entering the beach from the main entrance off of Calle Pedro Clisante.
She says her name is Margarita. She also says that it is her place.
Originally Posted by hollywood north
BTW, even though she has Margaritas on the drink menu, she couldn't get me one. I was 0-2 on the Margaritas.
I know her, her boyfriend pays the rent and she is running the bar. I thought it was funny, they couldn't make any of the drinks.
Sure she is a Dominicana ? When I have passed it, all the girls there looks like Haitianas to me.
She isn't, I think one of her parents are, but she was born in Haiti or something.
Stall #39 is before the Shark Bar. Most of the signs in the stall have the old name, "International Bar".
Originally Posted by bigbird
As I said to another, I doubt whether you will be able to get a Margarita, but please stop by anyway.
I kinda thought that her boyfriend set her up, the sign on the top of the stall is a dead give-a-way.
Originally Posted by Kevyboy
Unfortunately, it looks like he left her to sink or swim. As I said before, her drink choices are minimal and she doesn't even have a blender.
I kinda hoped that if I could get some of the Sosua locals to stop off for a drink before they go to their regular haunts, it might help generate some cash for her to buy the things she needs.
She's putting in 10+ hours days, 7 days a week. It would be nice to see her succeed.
Im pretty sure she was born in Dajabon but im not sure if that makes her dominicana or not. I don’t think it matters where you are born but if your parents were legal residents.
Im friends with her boyfriend (my cousin actually) and I thought he was crazy for doing this. The word idiot was mentioned a few times by me but he does care about her and the more I think about it, it’s a great gesture because she has a reason to get up in the morning and a chance to make something of herself or at least learn some valuable skills along the way
It must be a long day for her as she comes in from Puerto plata by bus i assume but with wages so low for someone of her skill level she doesn’t have to make much to have a better life.
Unfortunately from the little I know about the beach bars in sosua, it seems to be very hard to be successful without something that makes you special so I think making a good margarita will be the starting point for her.
Imagine going to a bar in north America named margarita’s and not being able to order one LOL.
I had to push my trip back by a week so this will work out pretty well as I can bring her a blender and at least get her set up to make a great margarita.
Best case scenario it becomes another place I can make the rounds in the afternoon probably after the shark bar and before checkpoint.
Im really starting to get excited for my arrival next week.
Take care everyone.