For traditional pub fare and comfort food that highlights both American and island-inspired classics, nothing beats Swizzle Inn. Aside from the staples – loaded pizzas, juicy burgers and baskets of homemade onion rings to name just a few- there are a number of standout specialties that Swizzle does best.
The nachos, for one, are out-of-this-world, literally. Piled high with sharp cheeses, jalapeño rings, BBQ chicken and even chilli, these towering creations are best enjoyed with a friend (or two!).
Guests of all ages will enjoy browsing Swizzle Inn’s creative menus, which are printed in the style of a newspaper and are kid, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly. Two very popular dishes are the steamed mussels, flavoured with garlic and white wine, and the famous Bailey’s Bay battered fish sandwich topped with all the fixings and a generous dollop of tartar sauce. The wings, tender steaks, and grilled Bermuda Rockfish are also high on the list. Creative, mouth-watering specials are offered daily.
Established in 1932, Swizzle Inn proudly wears the title of Bermuda’s oldest pub. Located in an historic eighteenth century building, it was named after the island’s national drink, the Rum Swizzle, which was created in-house that same year. Ask any Bermudian and he or she will be happy to tell you that this restaurant has perhaps the most unique decor of any in Bermuda. First and foremost are the walls, which are covered down to the very last square inch with stickers, flyers, memorabilia and business cards, all fondly left behind by previous Swizzlers. Then there’s the furniture, much of which dates back to the early twentieth century, as well as the cozy pub bar and working fireplace upstairs.
Known for its fun, bustling atmosphere, helpful wait staff, award-winning bartenders and an ample menu that has something for everyone, Swizzle encourages guests to sit back, relax and have a good time. With seating available on two levels, both indoors and out, you can choose to people-watch downstairs, enjoy the view from the balcony or experience the lively atmosphere inside. And lively it is. A pleasant blend of visitors and boisterous locals gathers regularly for live summertime music that includes steel-pan calypso and a variety of pub entertainers. There are also weekend BBQs and, lest we forget, their hugely popular quiz and curry night every Thursday.
Located on a main road and bus route, a brief walk from Grotto Bay Hotel and just minutes from the airport and scenic Crystal Caves, it’s easy to see why they say that, “All roads lead to Swizzle Inn!” Invariably, this local landmark is the chosen spot for large events and birthday parties. Portions are generous and reasonably priced, plus they’ve got a second-story dining room, which can be reserved for private functions. And don’t forget to visit the Swagger Out Gift Shop for clothing, hats, souvenirs and glass-ware to commemorate your meal.
Reservations are recommended during the summer.
Bar: 11am-1pm, Food: 11am-10:30pm
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