Hamilton is the island's central nightlife hub, with a smattering of decent bars and clubs featuring live music and drink promotions. Outside the city there's a thriving nightlife scene within the hotels. In summer, weekly cruises and beach bashes add to the party scene.
Bermuda has a long tradition of producing superb jazz artists (among other genres) so be sure to check event listings when you arrive to see if you can catch some local musicians. As a general rule, both men and women tend to dress smart-casual for clubs. That said, only a few clubs in Hamilton have an actual dress code of no flip-flops or tank tops (and it's not always enforced). Pubs and clubs begin to fill up around 10 or 11.