Details for Pete's Pub and Gallery

Pete's Pub and Gallery

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 38 reviews

Address Little Harbour, Abaco

Phone 242-577-5487

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - YES
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Restaurant

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Shallow and narrow. 4 foot at low tide, as of 5 June 2012. Stay in the middle of the marked channel. Entrance is rough when wind is high and from the east or north.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - YES
T/Alongside - NO
Other - YES

Additional info: There are docks, with no services, for medium sized boats. They are seldom used as most folks prefer the moorings.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $1.00/ft (2013-09-16)

Other price info: Transient rates are between $0.80 and $1.00.
Multi day, weekly, monthly rates and moorings.


Transient: 10
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $25.00 (2015-05-16)

Other price info: April 2016, a mooring is $25 pernight or $65 for 3 nights.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - Fairly deep water right up to the beach in front of the Pub.

Liveaboard info


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Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

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Disability access


Launch service


Pump out




Yes - You were allowed one bag of trash for one night mooring fee. 2016




Yes - Toilet only.




Yes - Grocery service by or by calling 242-557-3663 (Nassau) or 855-3663-242 (North America).




Yes - Pete's Pub serves wonderful fresh fish and other good stuff for lunch and dinner. Dinner requires a reservation, but they are know to waive that requirement.


Yes - Pete's Pub. First class sand / beach bar.

Hotels or motels

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Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Good internet access through Out Island Internet. Also, a new additional service from Bahamas WiMax. Bahamas WiMax had a strong signal.

April 2016, the weekly rate for OII is $37. Bahamas WiMax is $20.

Boat ramp availability




Other services


The gallery is a delight with lots of bronze sculptures by Pete and his father. Other art by locals as well. Pete is an excellent gregarious host.

Reviews for Pete's Pub and Gallery
Top notch stop - Pete's Pub better than ever, 2017-07-11
Captain: , Pompano Beach, FL (190)

This was a great stop for us. The pub is better than ever and everything is run very well. We took a mooring which is very affordable and the pub is the same as it always has been with great beach access. Turtles and Mantee's all over the harbor.

Great Place to visit....., 2017-02-27
Captain: , Grand Rivers, Ky (2206)

2-5-17 We were here on Sunday and Monday, both the Pub and Gallery were open. Great staff, a fun place to hang out with friends.

Seasonal hours?, 2017-01-09
Captain: , Key Largo, Florida (30)

Pete's was closed and only open Thursday through Sunday. Seems to be seasonal. And the gallery had same schedule, also. Sat out a strong front for two days. Good holding. Protected.

Save Little Harbour, 2016-06-05
Captain: , Chicago, IL (1056)

A taste of 'old Bahamas' on Great Abaco Island. We draw 4'6" and saw 3'6" beneath us in the channel at mid-tide. Grabbed a mooring ball for $25/night and dinghied into Pete's for an incredible meal. Developers want to build a marina in Little Harbour, which would be great for the economy, but would ruin this quaint, quiet setting, and probably run off the abundant turtles who inhabit the harbour. Some things, and some places, shouldn't change. Just my opinion.

Wonderful Restaurant, 2016-01-10
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1025)

It is true. Pete's is only a beach bar -- but it is the quntessential beach bar! Decent food, good drinks, a host of real characters and an atmmosphere that reminds you of the beaach bars from years past. it is great.

A must see for boaters in the Abacos, 2015-12-11
Captain: , Connelly N.Y. (353)

Without question, Pete's Pub is a stop on the "must see" list. While it is nothing more than a beach bar, the food is good, the drinks are cold and the atmosphere is all that you want if you are on an escape sort of adventure.
The gallery offers up some unique castings and other art while the foundary, which is still in operation, is a fun visit especially when they are pouring.
Don't miss it but be ready to cross North Bar Inlet, which can be rough depending on tide and ocean swell.
If you are in a CC or dink you can bypass North Bar Channel hunt up the Shallow Draft route I posted from Sea Spray to Little Harbour.

Dont miss it., 2015-06-08
Captain: , Traverse City, Mi (281)

We really enjoyed this stop. The food was fresh and very tastey. The rum puch was right up there too. Really enjoyed the gallery and the history of this place. A great place to relax and take things in.

over rated, 2015-06-07
Captain: , Chester. Nova Scotia (191)

Found the pub to be nice, but totally over rated. Very expensive. Food is good but not worth the price.

Great Must Stop, 2015-04-12
Captain: , Slidell, La. (1148)

This was a good change of pace after traveling the rest of Abaco. Very laid back, Really good burgers, Gallery was very intersting. Be sure to vist the cave along the western shoreline while there.

A favorite, 2015-04-01
Captain: , Port Lavaca, TX (451)

Even though we only stayed for 1 night, this is one of our favorite places so far in the Abacos. The bar is very layed back, the sculptures are amazing, and the whole atmosphere makes you want to stay and never leave.

Old Bahamas, 2015-03-16
Captain: , Brunswick, GA (301)

A lot has changed in the 30+ years we've been visiting Abaco, but at Pete's the change has been at a slower pace. The pub is open air under a thatched roof with a sand floor. It's a gathering spot for locals and seasonal regulars and a great place to drink beer (and rum) and tell lies. Bring a T-shirt to hang on the walls and ceiling. Coconut conch is delicious. A visit to the sculpture gallery is a must. Pete's is the unvarnished Bahamas.

Little Harbor, 2014-06-09
Captain: , San Diego (300)

Shallow draft entering the harbor at low tide maybe 3.5 feet. Well kept mooring balls 20.00 a night. We dropped anchor outside of the field and no problemo! Typical Bahamian bar scene but the gallery and the history of the place is pretty unique. Nice beach in front of the bar where kids can play. Short walk to the Atlantic side but most of the sand has been washed away. Kind of crowded

You'll be lucky to find your boat when you're done here, 2013-05-20
Captain: , Merritt Island, FL (372)

Most of what you heard is true. The place is quaint, colorful, pricey and getting a bit crowded. It has a certain vibe about it that encourages people to sit and drink with complete strangers. The food was very good. The drinks were very strong. When the night was done we were all lucky to make it back to the correct boats. If you like watching drunk people (or BEING drunk people), this is the place.

Pete's Pub, 2013-05-15
Captain: , Brockville ont (392)

One of my favorite lifetime pubs. Laid back with no pretenses what so ever

Fun Place. Must see, 2013-05-08
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

Worth the trouble to get here. Entrance is definitley shallow, when folks say 3.5' at low tide, they mean it. Dink over to see blue holes. Closed Monday evenings. Some say it is getting too touristy. Well, there are no utilities here, so everything is self-sufficent. I think some believe that change is not good. Yes pricy for some things, but look what it takes to supply here. Rum drinks are excellent. Getting here from Marsh Harbor area, make sure you do your navigating and the waters can get a little roll to them somettimes.

Still the best joint in the Abacos!, 2013-04-12
Captain: , Green Cove Springs (133)

The Pub is not remote anymore but pretty much all of the Abacos are like that. You are still a long ways from Marsh Harbour, the food is very good. There are 4 boats anchored here but there is not much room. Just grab a ball and spend $20. Too bad there are a lot of tourists here but then again they are all over the northern Bahamas!

petes pub little harbour, 2013-04-02
Captain: , menominee mi (50)

what are you looking for in the bahamas? remote? quaint? That's what pete's used to be. So now it's become what everyone wants once they get here from the states. We go here to get away and then it's not good enough until we have five star restaurants and rental cars. Crowded harbour where you can no longer anchor. 5 bucks for a beer. really? yuppies rejoice.

Serious party place, 2013-03-14
Captain: , Cape Coral (120)

If you are in the Abacos you gotta do Pete's Pub. Food's pretty good and the locals are friendly. Lots of flies, though.

Pete's is great, 2013-02-27
Captain: , Wiscasset ME (1435)

Moorings are $20 but they look strong. We had the burgers, there must have been half a pound of beef in there and they taste great! Pete's is a fun place and the gallery is nice too. They close kind of early. The harbor entrance is about four feet at low tide. Wait until high tide or anchor around the corner and dinghy in. It's worth it.

My Favorite Stop!, 2012-12-13
Captain: , Essex, CT (1245)

Our third trip - always awesome! In addition to the pub & gallery, there's great beach walking & exploring all around.

Price update: Moorings are now $20/night.

Best place in the Abacos, 2012-07-11
Captain: , Ft. Lauderdale (420)

Pete's Pub is not to be missed. Anchor or moorings only. Food excellent. Comraderie in abundance. Artwork not to be missed. Have been coming for 12 years and never disappointed.

Fun place to meet people, 2012-06-05
Captain: , Melbourne Florida (4616)

Great blasters....gotta have one or two. Fun place. Only downside is they close early, no matter how many people are hanging out.

One of the Best Spots in the Bahamas, 2012-06-01
Captain: , St. Augustine, FL (4307)

A protected, calm harbor, strong moorings, usable but not fancy docks, and a great beach pub - the stuff that stories are written about. We had lunch and dinner at Pete's and the food was delicious, the fish fresh, and the drinks cold. Entrance to Little Harbor is shallow, just time your entry with mid to high tide. We found 3' under our 4'2" draft a couple hours before high tide. The free WiFi made the $15/night a super deal.

Great Lunch!, 2012-05-31
Captain: , Sarasota, FL (121)

Best lunch of the trip (so far). Was a nice stop to get out of the chop and the atmosphere and food was awesome (blasters were great too!). No problem tying up to any of the dock spaces for lunch, not sure if/how they handle it for overnight (no power/water on the docks that i tied to).

Stopped by for lunch, 2012-05-30
Captain: , Greenville TX (580)

Great cracked conch and grouper. Beautiful spot - except for swarms of darn mosquitoes. Beautiful overlook of the Atlantic from behind the restaurant.

great food, drinks and people!, 2012-04-22
Captain: , Winter Garden, Fl (2391)

Excellent place to unwind and get a decent meal...very relaxed atmosphere! the gallery is neat - nice people.

Still Going Strong, 2012-01-21
Captain: , Washington, DC (840)

Pete%u2019s Pub with great food and the $15 mooring balls are still available. Great place to stage for a hop to Eleuthera, or to pull in when headed north. Watch the tides, however. We only had about 6.5 feet coming in at mid-tide. The bartender showed me the pricing list for slips ($25 for 25%u2019 and under, $35 for 25 %u2013 50%u2019, & $50 for above 50%u2019), but the docks closest to Pete%u2019s Pub were condemned and the others had a sign indicating they were private.

November, 2011, 2011-12-14
Captain: , Yorktown, VA (76)

Quiet, small and well maintained harbor. We were AMAZED at how good the food was at Pete's. Frinendly locals seem to love this place. Will definately return here.

Excellent!, 2011-06-04
Captain: , Bermuda (219)

See my review on the anchorage marker... excellent sheltered spot.

Very Nice Stop, 2011-05-21
Captain: , Ottawa, Canada (363)

We loved this little bay and the mooring field is well maintained and easy to use. Just swing in and pick up a ball - drop in at e bar to pay your $15 and you are set for the night.

The gallery is very nice and the art work is high quality. The staff is friendly, the pub is indoor/outdoor and very festive looking.

We missed it on the way down, but we certainly won't again!

The only challenge is the lack of facilities - if you want to stay for a while, a good choice, be sure to stock up before hand.

A great place to spend the afternoon or evening, 2011-04-12
Captain: , San Francisco CA (1301)

This is probably my favorite eating and drinking spot in the Abaco. Get there by car from Marsh Harbor in 40 minutes or sail in and anchor or moor your boat. And don't miss the gallery and wonderful castings. Very special.

Plastered on Blasters, 2011-03-11
Captain: , MONARCH. COLORADO (1156)

Its just one of those must see stops like Foxy's and Nipper's. Some sand bars just get it right and this is one. The mooring fied is tight and anchoring is frowned upon. Its not a hurricane hole as was mentioned. You would get killed in here in a hurricane period. The bay is protected from all sides and that makes it a comfortable place to hole up. Whats really gonna get ya are those rum blasters you are going to find in the pub! If you can't get a spot here its a short dingy ride over to the large anchorages on Lynard Cay.

Best Cheeseburger EVER, 2011-03-09
Captain: , Atlantic Beach, NC (86)

Meat is expensive to import, so they only import the best.

Best beach bar in Bahamas except...., 2011-03-03
Captain: , Shelter Island, NY (211)

Pick up a mooring for $15 per night. Pay for it at the bar. Then sit behind the bar on the elevated rocking chairs and look out at your boat. The bar is an old prow. Pete's son is still around but a bit arrogant. Fortunately he's not around all the time to spoil your fun. We'll return and just keep an eye out to aviod him. It would have been 5 stars with the arrogance.

Great Stop!, 2010-06-03
Captain: , Port St Lucie (514)

Closed Monday nights but work around it and get to Pete's Pub, the Gallery next door and the foundry. Great stop, mooring balls and ancorage very protected except in North wind.

A delightful stop. , 2008-02-06
Captain: , Old Saybrook, CT (1021)

Excellent hurricane hole; (watch the shallow entrance), tour the caves, eat and drink at the Pub, check out the gallery (buy the book by Pete's father), walk to the lighthouse for a great view or just across the boardwalk from the Pub for one almost as good.

Pete's Pub, 2007-02-15
Captain: , Stuart, Fl. (268)

a fun place for a cold one

How does one rate Pete's, 2007-02-05
Captain: , Jupiter, FL (1306)

If your in the Abacos you must go to Petes. Sometimes the food is good, Sometimes not, but the drinks are always strong. The BLASTER is their house drink. Appropriately named. Pete's is really unrateable but is always a good time.
If you draw much more than a rental boat you best wait till high tide. They have Mooring Bouys to rent.
WIFI works if you crawl up into the Crows Nest above the bar.
Check out the gallery.

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