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Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands

Christian's Cafe

The cafe that acts as the social hub for the small volcanic island of HMS Bounty fame. 

Located on the most remote inhabited island in the world, Christian’s Cafe is a quaint cafe and bar in a town built by ruthless pirates.  

Settled in 1790 by a mix of Tahitian islanders and the crew of the famous hijacked ship the H.M.S. Bounty, Pitcairn Island is home to a small population who carve out a living on the small volcanic island. Christian’s bar is the weekly social hall.

 Due to the island’s historic moral laws, which previously required a permit to purchase or consume alcohol, Christian’s Cafe actually only began serving alcohol freely after 2009.  

Since the prohibitions on the island have been relaxed to encourage tourism, the lone cafe bar sees travelers on ten-day or three-day passes and even some guests from passing cruise ships.The establishment itself is a large, white room with a gorgeous view of Pitcairn’s lush tropical foliage, providing a relaxing atmosphere in which to imbibe with the locals.

The island has only 50 aging inhabitants and very little import of goods, so the bar hours are kept relatively short, opening only after 6:30pm on Fridays, but if you can find a way to make it to the island it is your best bet for mixing it up with the historic island’s locals.