The Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge has been an integral part of Fairmont Southampton since the doors first opened, and has held its spot in Bermuda as one of the best lounges on the island ever since.
While it is ostensibly a hotel lobby bar and restaurant, the food – specifically the flatbread pizza – and the laid-back atmosphere have made the Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge a favorite for locals looking for an easy meal out of the house.
All standard lounge menu-items apply – guacamole and chips, chicken wings, fried shrimp and fish sandwiches – making the restaurant ideal for large groups, where there’s a need to satisfy a range of palates. But for the taste of why the Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge has become a favourite for locals, look no further than Chef de Cuisine Damien Griffith’s flatbread pizzas and “Rooster Wooster”, a multi-layer fried chicken sandwich. Like most of the resort’s restaurants, the nightly specials usually depend on what Bermuda’s fishermen have brought in that day.
Whether you’ve left the beach or the boardroom, the Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge dress code is come as you are, although you might feel out of place in some board shorts once the live entertainment starts up – every night of the week during the summer – and the bar draws a crowd. If it’s a cool cocktail on a warm patio you’re after, there’s outdoor seating overlooking the pool and the stunning South Shore.
But what really distinguishes the Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge from its contemporaries is the “Fairmont Artistic Mixology Experience”, featuring a cocktail menu crafted using only real and local (when available) ingredients. If fancy drinks aren’t your thing, longtime bar tender Robert Ming is a master of the Bermuda national drinks – Rum Swizzles and Dark ’n Stormys. Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge also boasts one of the largest selections of wines by-the-glass on the island, if cocktails or mixed drinks aren’t your speed.
Open daily: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Daily Afternoon Tea: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Jasmine Cocktail Bar and Lounge
Fairmont Southampton, 101 South Road