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6 Great Spots 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.

Friends enjoying signature Bermudian cocktails on the beach.

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With enviable weather, Bermudians and visitors often opt to sip a Swizzle outside while drinking in the scenery. Here are six places to enjoy the sunset and a cocktail.

1 Marina Nights at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

Beautiful view of the Hamilton Harbour, from the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

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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

Royal Naval Dockyard

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 Muse’s Rooftop Skybar

Front Street in Hamilton

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 at Muse's 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 The Big Chill at Elbow Beach

Enjoy a cocktail (or two) as you listen to the sultry tunes of the Big Chill.

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THE VIEW: The Bermuda special – pink sands, blue sky and turquoise water. 

THE VIBE: Every Friday night, Elbow Beach's Big Chill brings style to the sands. Savour sushi, tapas and cocktails, with DJ Felix Todd providing the perfect sonic backdrop. 

5 Cabana Beach Bar & Grill

Fairmont Southampton

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THE VIEW: Soak up every moment of Bermuda’s sunshine at the Cabana Beach Bar & Grill, Fairmont Southampton’s private beach club.

THE VIBE: Mingle with the in-crowd daily from 5-6pm, including Dark’n Stormys, Rum Swizzles and refreshing craft beers. 

6 Harry’s

A Rum Swizzle, Bermuda's unofficial national drink

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.