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
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 Muse’s Rooftop Skybar
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
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
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 withthe in-crowd daily from 5-6pm, including Dark’n Stormys, Rum Swizzles and refreshing craft beers.
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 by The Loquats. 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.
THE VIBE: Featuring some of the best eclectic live artists on the island, The Dock has a chill, sexy vibe – just right for enjoying live music, tasty grilled food and fresh Bermuda air. Good to know: The Fairmont Southampton is in the process of eliminating plastic straws in favor of a sustainable alternative — so you'll be doing your part for the environment ... one Dark 'n Stormy® at a time.
9 Mickey's Beach Bistro
THE VIEW: Situated right on the beach, Mickey’s is a gorgeous happy hour option, with the sound of gentle waves complementing your cocktails.
THE VIBE: Sip a Gosling’s Dark 'n Stormy® or rum swizzle with the sand between your toes – it’s a classic Bermuda moment.
10 Made In Bermuda Series
THE VIEW: Bermuda looks fantastic from the water – so hop on a boat to a private Made In Bermuda party on White’s Island for an unforgettable evening.
THE VIBE: Immerse yourself in the best musical talent the island has to offer, while enjoying a drink from the Gosling’s Dark & Stormy® Bar during this weekly event (Thursday; July 5 – August 30, 9pm-midnight). Visit www.pinksandbermuda.com, email: [email protected] or call 441-777- 4000.