When it comes to enjoying a drink, Norwegian Bliss offers travelers 18+ different bars and lounges. With so many choices, you might want to complete your own “drink around the ship” sampling at least one beverage from every venue onboard Norwegian Bliss. Or, you could simply make good use of that Norwegian Ultimate Beverage Package at your favorite watering hole. Not sure where to start? Our Norwegian Bliss Bar Guide includes all of the details, photos, and bar menus to help you make the difficult decisions.
Norwegian Bliss Bar Guide
Located between the Savor and Taste main dining rooms, the Mixx Bar is the ideal location for a pre-dinner or post dinner cocktail. This central location is a hub of activity and a great meeting spot to gather up your crew. Along with a selection of house wines, beers, and standard cocktails, the venue offers the standard cocktail list found throughout the ship.
Social Comedy Club
This entertainment venue offers a variety of acts from live comedy during the evenings to dance music until the wee hours of the morning. No matter what your mood, you are bound to find yourself in the Social with a cocktail in hand at some point during your cruise. So, it’s a good thing that there is a complete bar serving up all of the classic beverages from the standard cocktail menu and more.
Located in the center of the ship is the Atrium Bar. This lounge has you covered throughout the day. Need a morning mimosa? Looking for a glass of wine or beer while enjoying one of the many events occurring in the Atrium? The Atrium Bar is perfectly situated so you are never too far away from a drink. Similar to many of the other indoor venues, the Atrium Bar serves the ship’s standard cocktail menu.
Q Texas Smokehouse
During the evening, Q Texas Smokehouse is a specialty restaurant serving up Southern-style barbecue (check out our full restaurant review). At night, the venue turns into a kick up your heels good time with live country music. Couple the band with a signature drink menu featuring exclusive cocktails including the always on tap smoked peach margarita, and Q might just become your new favorite hoedown on the ship!
This is not your ordinary casino bar. On Norwegian Bliss, the new Skyline Bar has been re-imagined, making it a must see even if you are not a gambler. The high definition screens that line the back wall depict different skyline’s from cities around the world, giving you an unforgettable view as you sip your favorite drinks.
The Local Bar and Grill
Pull up a stool with some pals, the Local Bar and Grill is the newest hangout spot on Norwegian Bliss. This friendly bar, which has replaced O’Sheehan’s, has the brews and bites you are craving. Open 24 hours a day with food menus for the morning, day, and late night, you can unwind with a pint or perhaps catch the latest sporting event on the two-story television.
You don’t have to be famous to be noticed at the A-List Bar. Positioned next to two of the most popular specialty restaurants on the Waterfront, Los Lobos and Cagney’s, the A-List Bar serves up a signature menu meant for celebrities. At this trendy bar named after the President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line and his family members, you know you are in exclusive company when you cozy up at this new lounge.
Malting’s Whiskey Bar
Whiskey lovers will want to indulge in one of the internationally inspired mixed drinks from the Malting’s Whiskey Bar. Featuring a variety of whiskeys that span the globe, you can enjoy the signature cocktails from the comforts of the cushy seating indoors or while admiring the ocean views on the Waterfront. Either location is perfect for that nightcap with some newly made friends.
Sugarcane Mojito Bar
You don’t have to head to Miami or Havana for the ultimate mojito. You have several options in the vibrant Sugarcane Mojito Bar which is located inside and outside on the Waterfront on Norwegian Bliss. With so many signature drinks to try, one stop is never enough at this popular lounge. Showcasing impressive craft drinks and cocktail making skills by the bartenders, be sure to visit Sugarcane during your cruise.
You will always find an expert pour at Norwegian Bliss’ wine bar, The Cellars from the Michael Mondavi family. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply want to enjoy a glass of rosé, this lounge offers expert and novice cruisers alike the chance to sample the various varietals from around the world.
The Cellars Complete Wine Menu (this is a large file)
It’s time to “twist and shout” at the onboard rock club on Norwegian Bliss. Home of the Beatles tribute band, the Cavern Club is where music lovers congregate to rock out while enjoying classic cocktails, beer, and wine. If you are looking for a seat, you better get there early as the Cavern Club tends to be standing room only for most performances.
District Brew House
Craft beer drinkers rejoice. The District Brew House is your spot for a few brews and live music, featuring the most extensive beer selection on the entire ship. Offering two dozen draft selections that change regularly, 50 additional choices in bottles and cans, and some exclusive beer cocktails, the menu at the District Brew House is as craft as you will find at any pub at sea.
Along with breathtaking views from the 180-degree glass walls, the Observation Lounge on Norwegian Bliss has a bar serving up your favorite drinks. Whether you are watching a sail in to a new port of call, enjoying the entertainment, or simply just relaxing, the Observation Lounge is the place to be for uninhibited views from the top decks while sipping your beverage of choice.
Grab a frozen drink, a cocktail, or a beer at the pool deck’s most popular spot. There is no better way to enjoy the crisp Alaskan air or the Caribbean sun than with one of your favorite beverages from the outdoor bar menu. Regular freestyle cruisers will be familiar with some of these famous drinks, such as the Bushwhacker or the Rebellious Fish.
If you don’t want to venture too far from the pool, the Surf Bar is also just feet away. Nestled next to some outdoor seating for the Garden Cafe, this bar will be one of your daytime favorites while enjoying the great outdoors. The Surf Bar also serves a selection of popular beers, wines, and other drinks from the Outdoor menu.
Spice H20 Bar
The adults only Spice H20 Bar delivers the classic outdoor menu in a fun, cool, and mature atmosphere. One of our favorite venues on the Breakaway-plus class of ship, Spice H20 is the perfect place to catch some rays without all of the commotion of the main pool deck. With a few hot tubs, a refreshing water feature, and some great drinks, you can enjoy the atmosphere with your drink in hand sans kids.
Jimmy Buffett Chill Bar
It’s five o’clock somewhere, and you are always welcomed to try one of the specialty margaritas at the Chill Bar located in the Margaritaville restaurant on Norwegian Bliss. Located in the back of the dining venue, the margaritas and other specialty drinks at the Chill Bar are covered in the Ultimate Beverage Package without having to pay to eat at the restaurant. So, if you want to skip a cheeseburger in paradise (although we do highly recommend the food), you can simply join the other parrot heads at this popular bar.
Sun Deck Bar
Sun worshipers can replenish their drinks at this Sun Deck Bar (located right outside Vibe). Serving the standard outdoor menu, this bar is usually less busy than the popular pool deck bars. From this vantage point at the top of the ship, you can enjoy the spectacular ocean views, some peace and quiet, and a fruity drink of course.
No matter which bar you choose, you are bound to find a drink and some new cruise buddies. With so many great options, why not try them all in your very own pub crawl. We always do!
Have you cruised on Norwegian Bliss? What is your favorite Norwegian Cruise Line lounge or bar? Drop us an anchor below to share your go-to watering hole on an NCL ship.