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Must-Visit Cocktail Bars in Bermuda

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Throughout Bermuda and the Caribbean, there is a culture for liming, having a good drink and spending time with friends. The cocktail bars in Bermuda are some of the places where these interactions which are largely centered around relaxation, take place. Although a traditional cocktail bar is a place where people go to literally drink cocktails, the cocktail bars in Bermuda are fascinating haunts with good food, music and entertainment.

Cocktail Bars in Bermuda

The cocktail bars in Bermuda, which should be on your list of things to do in Bermuda are:

  • The Conservatory Bar
  • The Swizzle Inn Pub and Restaurant
  • Tobacco Bay Beach Bar and Restaurants
  • The Birdcage
  • Casey’s Cocktail Lounge
  • Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant
  • New Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant
  • 1609 Bar
  • The Hog Penny

The Conservatory Bar

The Conservatory Bar is a gin bar in Bermuda at the Rosewood Bermuda resort. It is an intimate setting with an upscale atmosphere for resort guests. The bar is best known for its craft gin cocktails which are unique blends of gin and tropical flavours. A cocktail to try is the Bermudiana Berry which contains Whitley Neill Rhubarb Ginger Gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, fresh blackberries and an egg white.

The Swizzle Inn Pub and Restaurant

The Swizzle Inn Pub and Restaurant is the oldest pub in Bermuda and the place where the iconic Rum Swizzle cocktail was created. The bar is located in Blue Hole Hill Baileys Bay, and is close to some of the best attractions in Bermuda such as the Crystal And Fantasy Caves, Blue Hole Park and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo. Seeing that you are at the home of the Rum Swizzle, this is the best place to sample the cocktail.

Tobacco Bay Beach Bar and Restaurants

Tobacco Bay Beach Bar and Restaurant is a full beach experience on Bermuda’s beloved Tobacco Bay. The bay itself is a historic site, because it was the location of the Gunpowder Plot of 1775. The bar is ideal for guests who want the perfect beach day with good food, delicious cocktails and a stunning snorkeling beach in Bermuda. In addition, guests can utilise the bar’s full beach facilities, free Wi-Fi, watersports, and rentals.

The Birdcage

The cocktail bars in Bermuda can be found at places high and low throughout the island. The Birdcage is an authentic cocktail bar on the rooftop of a cage that was built so that policemen could safely direct traffic. Birdcage prides itself on being a bar that honours Bermuda’s cocktail bar culture, local flavours and the island’s unique history. One of the must-try beverages on the menu of crafty concoctions is the Hey Bird, which is the bar’s signature cocktail.

Casey’s Cocktail Lounge

The only thing that might be better that a cocktail bar is a cocktail lounge. Located in the heart of Hamilton, Casey’s Cocktail Lounge is a popular hangout spot for locals. Although it’s a smaller bar, it is cozy and welcoming and a nice spot to have a good lime. Although the bar does not serve meals, it makes up for it with slamming domino sessions, lively partying and nice drinks. Casey’s special drink is the “Dark and Stormy” which is made of rum and ginger beer.

Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant

Sometimes the best experiences are in the places that we least expect. Frog & Onion Pub and Restaurant is an excellent example of one of these experiences. Located in an old, historic cooperage in the Royal Navy Dockyard, Frog & Onion is one of the most British pubs that you will find in Bermuda. The menu features traditional English food, entrees and seafood. One of the highlights of the bar is its onsite craft microbrewery, which produces eight beers and ales.

Woody’s Sports Bar & Restaurant

If you are looking for some of the best fish sandwiches in Bermuda, then your best bet is Woody’s Sports Bar and Restaurant. Woody’s is a small sports bar and restaurant in Somerset that serves delicious food and cold beverages that hit the spot on a hot day. Woody’s is very popular, so there may be a large crowd. However, the wait is worth it and you will not be disappointed. Remember to try one of their classic cocktails to compliment your fish sandwich.

1609 Bar

The 1609 Bar is located at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club with views of the harbour. The bar’s name is inspired by year that the first settlers landed on the island as a result of a shipwreck. Its menu also pays homage to the island’s settlement by featuring a range of seafood options. 1609 Bar is one of the best cocktail bars in Bermuda because it has a whole menu dedicated to cocktails. If you visit 1609, remember to try the Shipwreck.

The Hog Penny

The Hog Penny is a historic bar in Bermuda, that inspired the bar in the Cheers sitcom. Located in Hamilton, it is the sister bar to the Frog and Onion Pub. Similarly, the Hog Penny serves up British pub favourites and specialty ales and beer. Where the pub is now was once a bicycle shop and then a meat slaughterhouse. Today it is one of the best cocktail bars in Bermuda, with a cocktail menu that includes the classic Hog Penny Bloody Mary.

Further Reading

For more information about the taverns, pubs and cocktail bars in Bermuda, please visit the following links:

Nothing to do in Bermuda: Bermuda Pubs, Clubs and Bars by Parish
Bermuda Attractions: Bermuda’s Top Beach Bars & Restaurants
Gentleman’s Journal: The Best Bars in Bermuda
Fathom Away: Bermuda Bars + Cafes

Image: The Bermuda Tourism Authority/ The Birdcage

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