From steel pan drums to the infectious rhythms of the island’s traditional Gombey dancers, live music is everywhere in Bermuda. What better way to unwind and take in the island life than with a cool drink and a live show?
You can get a taste of the sound of Bermuda via Bermuda Radio, but if you’re on the island, you’ll want to catch at least a few skilled musicians and DJs live and in-person. Here are just a handful of Bermuda’s live music hot spots.
1 Sleek & Stylish at the Fairmont Southampton
There are two great live music options at the Fairmont Southampton, an upscale resort on Bermuda's South Shore. Head to the open-air Dock at the Waterlot Inn to listen to local live music and take in a spectacular sunset. The Jasmine Lounge is as sleek and stylish as its name implies, offering expertly crafted cocktails and light desserts while live musicians provide a perfect late-night soundtrack.
2 Rock Around the Clock at the Pickled Onion
No matter what night of the week it is, you can find a party at the Pickled Onion, located on Hamilton’s popular nightlife destination, Front Street. Dance the night away with everything from classic rock tunes to deep reggae grooves and the latest club hits.
3 The Big Chill at Sea Breeze Lounge
When the sun goes down on Elbow Beach, get ready to chill. The Big Chill at Sea Breeze Lounge offers sushi, tapas and cocktails under the stars, with live vocals and instrumentals supplying some soulful and beach-appropriate sounds.
4 Late-Night Music at the Frog & Onion Pub
A popular stop located in the historic Royal Naval Dockyard, the Frog & Onion Pub is a great spot for late-night live music in a classic British pub atmosphere. Enjoy some English pub food and a cold beer brewed onsite at Dockyard Brewing Company, the island's only brewery.
5 Musical Variety at The Reefs Resort & Club
The Reefs Resort & Club is always a dependable spot to catch some of Bermuda’s most skilled musicians in action – not to mention a great place to sip a delicious wine, beer or handcrafted cocktail. The music spans a variety of genres, including R&B, classical, top hits, Spanish guitar and club DJs.
6 Dance Music at Bermuda Bistro at the Beach
Located on Hamilton's Front Street, Bermuda Bistro at the Beach gets bumpin’ after dark with DJs spinning danceable tunes into the wee hours of the morning. Added bonus: Pub food is served until midnight, and it's also a great place to catch a sporting event.