By Zack & Via’s dad
What’s all the talk about on Sandy Beach? It’s WRECKED AT THE REEF, Rocky Point’s amazing new restaurant and cantina that is sure to please!!! Personally, I have darkened a few watering holes around the world and have seen some amazing nightclubs and cantinas throughout America, Canada, Mexico, Central America and many totally hip island locations. So, when I recently strolled into Wrecked at the Reef, I was floored to see what a cool, authentic, pirate-themed restaurant and cantina was right here on Rocky Point’s Sandy Beach!!! It rivals any nightlife scene in Old Town Scottsdale!
Wrecked at the Reef has a diverse menu and is already known for its fish and shrimp baskets as well as its fresh oysters from our local estuary. The cantina is owned and operated by Sandy Beach’s own Randy Gahan and Steve Sells. “Meeting new friends every week and seeing them months later” is what Randy loves best about Wrecked. The bar is open Thursday through Monday with live entertainment most nights, and on Fridays and Saturdays the band plays from 9PM to 1AM. The cantina is located where The Reef used to operate down on Sandy Beach on the way to Cholla Bay. Wrecked is family-friendly during the afternoons to early evenings and is fun for the whole gang. The outdoor gazebo that houses the band is a really cool part of the scene which is accompanied by many dancing revelers on the dance floor…… which is actually right on the sand! Be sure and come and hang with the locals on Sunday afternoon to cap off a great beach day. Wrecked (as it’s popularly known) has 13 flat screen TV’s to check out all of your local sports and entertainment, pool tables, ping pong, corn hole, 4 bars and even sports an outside shower that looks like the SOS MINNOW. Additionally, it has outside fire pits and even an authentic confessional complete with tequila shots to be sure “the truth” comes out! Wrecked is available for weddings, quinceañeras, corporate parties as well as private parties from 20 to 1000 people. If you are looking for the true Rocky Point experience without the drive to town, then WRECKED AT THE REEF is the choice that cannot be beat!
The Rocky Point of yesterday was JJ’s Cantina and the Reef and there were not too many other options. Today, along with JJ’s and many other fun spots, Wrecked has established itself as one of Rocky Point’s premier must see FUN STOPS! So, on your next trip to Rocky Point’s Sandy Beach, be sure to “get WRECKED & RELAX” at Wrecked at the Reef, Rocky Point’s meeting place where old school Cholla Bay meets Sandy Beach. Can’t wait to see you there!!!
* There’s and old saying, “it’s not how you start, but how you finish”. I disagree… it IS how you start, and it IS how you finish. Please be sure to start each day and reach out to a neighbor in need and be sure to finish each day by reaching back out and seeing what you can do to make Rocky Point an even more special place!!! YOU have the power to make a difference. See you at the beach, ADIOS AMIGOS!!!