8 Great Spots in Bermuda for Summer Happy Hour
At the end of the workweek, Bermuda’s happy hours provide an instant transition to the weekend with great drinks and fun gatherings. Hit these outdoor hot spots, each with its own view and vibe.
With enviable weather, Bermudians and visitors often opt to sip a Swizzle outside while drinking in the scenery. Here are eight places to enjoy the sunset and a cocktail.
- Beyond the Beach,
1. MARINA NIGHTS WITH THE BIG CHILL
THE VIEW: Enjoy unobstructed views of Hamilton Harbour, accompanied by the gentle sound of waves lapping against the dock, at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club.
THE VIBE: The carefully crafted cocktail menu here is stocked with Bermuda classics such as the Rum Swizzle and Dark ‘n Stormy®. But you could also try the Bermuda Old Fashioned (Gosling’s Family Reserve Rum, Maker’s Mark bourbon, peach bitters and orange peel). Yum.
2. BONE FISH BAR & GRILL
THE VIEW: Take in a sweeping panorama of the historic Royal Naval Dockyard and majestic cruise ships arriving.
THE VIBE: Get comfortable on the Bone Fish Bar & Grill's alfresco patio and order the Fishizlle, their version of the classic Bermuda Rum Swizzle – only bigger. On Fridays, mellow out to Randy Lambert’s Spanish guitar.
3. THE SKY BAR AT UTOPIA EATERY
THE VIEW: High above the buzz of Front Street, feast your eyes on Hamilton Harbour and yachts bobbing in the water.
THE VIBE: The relaxed rooftop lounge offers plenty of comfortable seating and an array of champagnes, wines, martinis and cocktails. On Fridays, unwind to the sounds of a DJ spinning beats.
4. LIDO COMPLEX
THE VIEW: The Bermuda special – pink sands, blue sky and turquoise water.
THE VIBE: Every Friday night, Elbow Beach's Lido Complex The Working Title Band and Unit Band play live music for guests. Savour sushi, tapas and cocktails.
5. THE BIRDCAGE
THE VIEW: Stunning 360° upper patio views! You’ll have a great view wherever you sit- from Hamilton Harbour to the buzz of scenic Front Street.
THE VIBE: Unwind to great tunes while sipping on delicious local craft cocktails with epic views. The Birdcage rooftop bar is a great vibe for all. Featuring weekly specials, live music and beautiful sunsets!
THE VIEW: Harry's is the perfect place to gaze out at the harbourside sights of the Pembroke waterfront.
THE VIBE: The restaurant/bar’s namesake, Harry Cox, was a famed Bermuda deep-sea diver. But he also was known for his special rum blend, which is made to Harry’s precise original specifications here. Ask the bartender for Harry’s signature cocktail.
7. NEWSTEAD BELMONT HILLS
THE VIEW: Enjoy spectacular sunsets from Newstead Belmont Hills’ spacious pool terrace, overlooking Hamilton Harbour.
THE VIBE: On Summer Friday evenings, unwind in style with specialty cocktails and delicious food, soundtracked by live music DJ Rusty G. Leave your wheels in Hamilton and take the complimentary water shuttle, running every half hour to and from the dock adjacent to the Hamilton Ferry Terminal.
8. UBERVIDA FRIDAY MINI CRUISE
The View: Cruise the calm shoreline of Bermuda with the islands turquouse blue waters reflecting the pastel coloured homes while the sun sets.
The Vibe: Party catamaran featuring DJ's and cash/credit bar. This boat departs #1 Dock on Front Street at 6pm and 8pm