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“We are THE Place to Go in Puerto Plata”

We play Classic Oldies from the 70s, 80s & 90s.

#1 of  the Top 100 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata

from Client Reviews on

#1 of the Bars & Pubs in Puerto Plata


 I own Big Lee’s Beach Bar


We are located in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.   Amber Cove, the Carnival Cruise Lines Port

is also very near Puerto Plata.


I retired from Chicago, United States to live here in Puerto Plata over 9 years ago.  After two years of being bored with “just being retired” I opened Big Lee’s Beach Bar in September, 2011.


We have a great location on the ocean complete with beach, islands, fantastic food, great atmosphere and a very friendly staff

Hi! I am Big Lee

Our Speciality is

Beer-Battered Fish & Chips…

Simply Fantastic!!!

Our Hamburgers and Hot Dogs taste just like at home!  None better anywhere in

the Dominican Republic!


Our French Fries / Chips are peeled and sliced AFTER you order.

Your french fries are fresh,

never frozen or pre-prepared.


And we also offer B.B.Q. Chicken Sandwiches, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Beer-Battered Fish Sandwiches, Club Sandwich and Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches.


Breakfast available from 9:30 a.m. to noon.


How to find Big Lee’s Beach Bar?

We are on the Malecon.

Malecon translated is boardwalk,

or road along the ocean

On maps, the Malecon is called

Ave. General G. Luperon - but everyone

here calls it the Malecon.

Every taxi driver knows where the Malecon is, too.

  • Google Map to Big Lee's

There are 10 identical buildings, “casettas”

on the BEACH SIDE of the Malecon.

Find us by looking for the building with a


& all our FLAGS.

And our LOGO

sign is visible

above the roof, too...


I own the LEFT-HAND SIDE of the building.

Be sure to sit at my Bar & Grill,

not my neighbors, lol, lol…

Our friendly staff welcomes you to Big Lee's.

(L-R) Madelin, Gina, Mariela, Yulissa and Elizabeth.

We always have Happy Clients!

We are actually a great bar on the ocean

that just happens to serve fantastic food, too!!!

 We have won the prestigious

"Certificate of Excellence" 5 consecutive years:

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Us On

To see our Reviews on TripAdvisor:

"I would sincerely appreciate you leaving a review on tripadvisor"


Meet Puerto Plata’s lovable and local celebrity Big Lee Peak. Bored with his life in the south suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, Big Lee was within 3 years of retiring when he decided to start taking vacations to help him decide where to spend his retirement. “I saw a ’60 Minutes’ segment on retiring outside the US where your money can go further. I went to Cancun where I joined a timeshare and then to Puerto Plata and Punta Cana. I’m so glad that I chose

Puerto Plata; it is a real town with real people with real culture and history.”

  From our Client Reviews on  tripadvisor, we are rated 5 Stars ...

#1 of the Bars & Pubs in Puerto Plata

#1 of  the Top 100 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata

Sit on our deck

under the almond trees just steps away from the ocean and our beach. Enjoy the islands and Neptune, too.  Watch the waves on the ocean, some days with wind surfers… or enjoy the mountain,

“Mount Isabel de Torres”

over your shoulder.

And, our photos are not nearly as beautiful as it truly is… a true paradise.

Come to Big Lee’s Beach Bar, relax, enjoy the spectacular views, our classic rock in the background, have an ice cold beer and enjoy our fantastic food at affordable prices.

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 • #2 of “Top 10 Things To Do in Puerto Plata”

 • #1 of “Where to Eat in Puerto Plata”

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   Edelweiss Airlines of Switzerland

 • #6 of “Top 10 Bars at Edelweiss

   Destinations" Around the World.