Located in the East End of the island, Bailey’s Bay may be small in size, but the seaside spot packs a powerful punch when it comes to local food culture.
The legendary Swizzle Inn—home of our national drink, the rum swizzle—is Bermuda’s oldest and most iconic watering hole. Opened in 1932 in a seventeenth-century roadhouse, the pub has been an east end staple for more than 80 years. The guest book even dates back to 1942. Through it all the Swizzle’s atmosphere still exudes that mom-and-pop vibe. It’s unique décor of walls and ceilings covered down to the very last square inch with stickers, flyers, memorabilia, and business cards, all fondly left behind by previous Swizzlers. For traditional pub fare and comfort food that highlights both American and island-inspired classics, nothing beats Swizzle Inn. 3 Blue Hole 293-1854
When it comes to tasty takeout, Jamaican Grill is a mecca, serving up piping hot portions of jerk chicken, rice and peas, and beef patties. The eatery expertly combines the elements of both Jamaican and West Indian food cultures and serves it up deliciously to the people of Bermuda. 1 Ducks Puddle Drive 293-8899
Bailey’s Ice Cream Parlour
A local spot to visit when you want to beat the heat, Bailey’s Bay Ice Cream Parlour has more than 30 flavours of homemade ice cream – best-sellers include coconut, rum raisin and Dark ‘n Stormy. They also serve frozen yogurt, sorbet and fresh fruit ice. 2 Blue Hole Hill 293-8605
Tucked discreetly into the side of Crystal Caves, Café Olé is a local favourite. Come here for breakfast or lunch, with favourites to sample such as their fish sandwich, wahoo nuggets, or conch fritters. Choose to take-out or eat-in with a smattering of outdoor tables allowing you to soak in the wonder of Walsingham during your meal. 8 Crystal Caves Road 293-7865