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“Average Drinks...Love the Swim up Bar Seats” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Hammerheads Beach Bar

Hammerheads Beach Bar
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
242-373-1333
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Ranked #61 of 98 Restaurants in Freeport
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Chicago, IL
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19 restaurant reviews
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“Average Drinks...Love the Swim up Bar Seats”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Drinks are just okay but I love swim up bars. Lot's of fun!

Visited July 2012
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charlottesville
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

My husband and i bought drinks here after arriving at the Grand Lucacyan. The view is fantastic. The bar is perched on the edge of the beach and situated above the infinity pool....that's the best part of the bar.

There were only 3 bartenders serving all the various patrons and hotel waitstaff so getting a drink was a bit of a slow process.

When we finially got the attention of the bartender, i asked for a mojito and was told they didn't have mint and to get a mojito i'd have to go across the street to Agave. It seemed strange to me that i couldn't get a failry common cocktail but i rolled with it. Next, i asked for a frozen margarita. The bartender poured some cheap tequilla into an 8oz plastic cup and dug some pre-mixed frozen mix out of one of the coolers and dumped that in my drink and served it to me that way. I had a blob of frozen mix floating in cheap tequilla.

My husband ordered a rum and coke that was no better. He received an 8oz plastic cup filled to capacity with ice, cheap rum, and a splash of coke. He said it was the worse rum & coke he'd ever drank.

Our two small cheap alcohol drinks came to $17!!! A 15% tip was already added to the total and my jaw dropped. We'd just arrived at the hotel so we paid for our drinks and never bought another cocktail from Hammerheads.

For the remainder of our trip, we mixed drinks in our room or went across the street to the market where drinks cost less and are larger.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Canada
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“typical beach bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Food OK but limited. Drinks are good. 20% cheaper to buy your drinks at the bar than from the waiter on the beach. 15% service added everywhere.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Great Views, Small Menu, but Great Food...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

This is one of my favorite bars to sit at, enjoy a cold cocktail and watch the ocean.

Menu is limited, but very good. Chicken Salad with Asian Slaw is very spicy and lovely..

Service is good, Andrew the bartender will keep your glass full and entertained at the same time.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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