As if we islanders needed yet another reason to get together for cocktails the Fairmont Hamilton Princess just announced it’s latest and greatest promotion: Free drinks! That’s right folks, if you’re one of the first 125 people to show up at the hotel’s inaugural happy hour this Friday at 5pm, you’ll be given a ticket good for one free cocktail, wine or beer. Even better, if you show up at happy hour the following two Fridays with proof that you’re a fan of the hotel on Facebook, you’ll also be given a complimentary drink. The boozy promotion is part of the hotel’s 125th anniversary celebration—a year-long fiesta featuring free nights for couples celebrating a wedding anniversary and mind-blowing blockbuster giveaways (a free destination wedding for ten with airfare, anyone?). In addition to complimentary drinks this Friday, the hotel is also featuring live music from the Kennel Boys Band, Bermuda’s beloved Rock/Top 40 cover band. So what happens if you’re the 126th person to arrive on Friday evening? Have no fear: The patio bar at the Hamilton Princess will be selling five-for-$25 drink tickets until 6pm. Bottoms up Bermuda.
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