Every city has one and Hamilton is no different. Welcome to Flanagan’s; Bermuda’s only Irish pub. Recently refurbished and now looking better than ever, it doesn’t go over the top with replica farming implements, Irish road signs and other meaningless paddywackery.
Located right on Front Street, there are two ways to enter. If the doorman at the top of the stairs on the Front Street entrance doesn’t like the look of you, go a few yards to the left to the Emporium Building entrance and try your luck there. Flanagan’s actually has two bars connected by a walkway.
The smaller one at the back is the Outback Sports Bar. With more than 20 HD TVs, including a 63-inch giant, it’s the best place in Bermuda to watch live sports. Come here and catch the action from the English Premier League, NFL, NBA, and all major sporting events.
Following the refurbishment, the main bar is now a cosy space with lots of dark wood and red upholstery. Beers on tap include Boddingtons, Carlsberg, Fosters, Guinness, Kilkenny, and Sam Adams. The pub also serves a good selection of bottled beers such as Amstel Light, Budweiser, Heineken, Miller Light and Becks. Every Friday Flanagan’s hosts a popular happy hour with reduced drink prices and a complimentary carvery.
As well as being a watering hole, Flanagan’s is a popular dining spot serving pub grub at reasonable prices. For an appetiser try its award-winning Bermuda Fish Chowder. Entrees include Irish favourites like Steak & Guinness Pie (a pastry pie filled with diced sirloin and vegetables in Guinness gravy). Catch of the Day can be prepared in a variety of styles including Irish, Bermudian, Jamaican and Cajun. Flanagan’s also offers a huge All Day Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, black pudding and fries or potatoes). Take our advice; it’s the best hangover cure in Bermuda. Eat al fresco on the balcony for great views of Front Street and Hamilton Harbour.
Flanagan’s is open every day of the week. Weekday hours are 11 am to 1 am. On weekends it opens at 9 am for breakfast. Lunch is served 11 am to 5 pm daily, and dinner 5 pm to 11 pm. On Friday and Saturday evenings there’s live music, DJ’s and karaoke.
Reservations are not normally required for dining, but for a view from the porch of the entertainment on Harbour Nights (Wednesdays – summer) we’d recommend making one.
In May 2014 opened The Snug, a café on the ground floor of the Emporium Building (below Flanagan’s and the Outback Sports Bar). At breakfast time it offers a good selection of sandwiches, pastries, breakfast platters, pancakes and waffles. The lunch menu features soups, burgers, and sandwiches.
The Snug is open from 7 am to 4 pm Monday to Saturday. It is situated in the space that was formerly Kathy’s Cafe.
Cuisine: British, Irish, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Emporium Building, 69 Front Street