5 hottest bars in Bermuda
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Cosmopolitan Ultra Lounge & Nightclub
Coolest cocktail spot
Bermuda’s newest, liveliest, most exclusive lounge and club, Cosmopolitan is aptly named – from the famous cocktail of the same name to other unique concoctions, it serves an array of drinks. Hamilton’s only indoor/outdoor venue, it lures guests through a red-carpet tunnel into themed nights like Full Moon Saturday, put on by the island’s best DJs and playing retro pop and local beats. Already a success with Bermudians and tourists alike, this place is well on its way to becoming an island icon.
95 Front Street, Hamilton, Pembroke Parish (Central)
Tel: 441 705 2582
For quirks and history
Bermuda's oldest and most famous pub, the Swizzle Inn has been around since 1932, set in a 17th-century roadhouse. The birthplace of the island's national drink, the Rum Swizzle - a potent rum and juice cocktail – it is a busy, unique must-go for tourists. Business cards, foreign currency and love notes cover the walls, ceilings and doors, and the tables are etched with messages. Great entertainment includes live bands, quizzes and barbecues, and there is now a sister bar near the Warwick beaches.
3 Blue Hole Hill, Bailey's Bay Hamilton Parish, CR04
Tel: 441/293–1854 www.swizzleinn.com
Tel: 441 292 1043
Be a Bermudian
Locals will welcome you and friendly staff will greet you at this trendy, buzzing bar and restaurant. Tucked away under Hamilton’s main shopping street, Coconut Rock is home to huge TV screens showing live sports and the latest music videos, with Bermudians propping up the bar. By no means a tourist trap, it is also renowned for some of the best sushi on the island and, once you’re in, you won’t be leaving until the bartenders have ensured you’ve quenched your thirst!
Williams House, downstairs, 20 Reid Street, Hamilton, HM11
Tel: 441 296 3333 www.docksider.bm
The Docksider Pub
Sports and social
Voted Bermuda’s best entertainment venue of 2013, The Docksider – or Dockies as it is known locally – attracts a fun-loving crowd to its long, cedar wood bar. DJs and live bands help to put on the party, while plasma TVs play live sports and there are dartboards, table football and ping-pong tournaments to keep you busy. The quieter wine bar area is a relaxing place to sit and catch up after a day in the sun, and there’s an extensive menu of quality pub food.
121 Front Street, Hamilton, HM12
Tel: 441 295 3000 www.fairmont.com/hamilton-bermuda/dining
Fairmont Hamilton Princess Hotel Bar
Best hotel bar
Arguably Bermuda’s best hotel, the Fairmont Hamilton Princess also boasts one of the island’s best upscale bars. During high season from May to October, it offers the best happy hour (5-9pm) and really is the place to see and be seen on Friday nights. Feast on snacks from the outdoor barbecue and listen to live bands while gazing across the hotel’s pink buildings, manicured lawns and the elegant harbour. Dress to impress!
76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, HM08