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When it comes to enjoying a drink, Norwegian Cruise Line offers cruisers a variety of bars and lounges to make good use of their drink packages. Not sure where to start? Our Norwegian Encore Bar Guide includes all of the details and bar menus to help you make the difficult decisions, like which bar to visit first!

Norwegian Encore Bar Guide and Menus (2023)

Mixx Bar (Deck 6)

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 great meeting spot to gather up your crew.


The Mixx Bar offers a selection of wines, beers, spirits, and the standard cocktail list found throughout the ship. To make things easy, this menu seperates the wines and spirits into categories so you know which are included in each of the beverage packages.

This venue is open most of the day while cruising and in the evenings on port days.

Standard Bar Menu

Social Comedy and Night Club (Deck 6)

This entertainment venue is home to a variety of activities throughout the cruise, from live comedy shows to the popular silent disco and GLOW party, to dance music until the wee hours of the morning.

No matter 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 on Norwegian Cruise Line.

Of note, the comedy shows do require reservations which can be made upon boarding the ship. They do sell out quickly, so reserve early.

Starbucks (Deck 6)

The Starbucks menu on Norwegian Encore offers all the drink items that you would expect to find at the coffee house on land, including lattes, espressos, drip coffee, and even some pastries and snacks.


These drinks ARE included in the Premium Plus beverage package (but not the Premium beverage package). However, all of the food is an up-charge regardless of which drink package you have.

Starbucks is open daily from 6 AM to 10 PM for all your caffeine needs.

Starbucks Menu

Atrium Bar (Deck 6)

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? Well, the Atrium Bar is perfectly situated so you are never too far away from a drink. 

The Atrium Bar opens between 7 to 8 AM and is open until midnight, serving up a variety of drinks from the standard bar menu.

Q Texas Smokehouse (Deck 6)

During the evenings, Q Texas Smokehouse is a specialty restaurant serving up Southern-style barbecue. At night, the venue turns into a kick up your heels good time with live music and parties like Nashville Nights and Lights.


Couple the events with a signature drink menu featuring exclusive cocktails only found in this venue, and Q might just become your new favorite bar on the ship.

Q Texas Smokehouse Bar Menu

Skyline Bar (Deck 7)

This is not your ordinary casino bar. On Norwegian Encore, the Skyline Bar is a must see even if you are not a gambler. The high definition screens that line the back wall depict different skylines from cities around the world, giving you an unforgettable view as you sip your favorite drinks.

Of course, you can always test your luck in the casino while you are here.

The Local Bar and Grill (Deck 7)

Pull up a stool with some friends at the Local Bar and Grill on Norwegian Encore. This centrally located restaurant and bar, which has replaced O’Sheehan’s, has the brews and bites you are craving.


Open 24 hours a day with complimentary food morning, noon, and late night, you can unwind with a pint, catch the latest sporting events, or score a view overlooking all the action in the Atrium.

The Local Bar Menu

A-List Bar (Deck 8)

You don’t have to be famous to be noticed at the A-List Bar. Positioned next to two popular specialty restaurants on the Waterfront, Los Lobos and Cagney’s, the A-List Bar serves up a signature menu of craft drinks.

Named after the former President & CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, you know you are in exclusive company when you settle in for your pre-dinner cocktail at this venue.

A-List Signature Cocktail Menu

Sugarcane Mojito Bar (Deck 8)

You don’t have to head to Miami or Havana for the ultimate mojito. You have several options to choose from at the Sugarcane Mojito Bar on Norwegian Encore, which is one of my favorite cruise ship bars.

With so many signature drinks to try, one stop is never enough at this popular lounge. Our go-to favorites are the raspberry-guava and jalapeno-cucumber mojitos!


This venue has both indoor and outdoor seating on the Waterfront. In fact, the outdoor bar serves up a small rotating menu of sustainable cocktails similar to those found in the Metropolitan Bar on Norwegian Prima.

Sugarcane Mojito Menu | Sustainable Menu

Malting’s Whiskey Bar (Deck 8)

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 signature cocktails in this warm and inviting venue. There are even cocktails on tap like the Blackberry Bourbon Smash.

This is a great location for a nightcap with some newly made friends. Or perhaps, you might want to join one of the up-charge tasting events.

Maltings Whiskey Signature Cocktail Menu

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The Cellars Wine Bar (Deck 8)

You will always find an expert pour at the wine bar on Norwegian Encore. The Cellars Wine Bar is conveniently located right outside the Onda by Scarpetta Italian restaurant.

Whether you are a wine connoisseur or simply want to enjoy a glass of rosé, this lounge offers cruisers the chance to sample varietals from around the world. The venue also hosts various up-charge pairings and tastings during the cruise.


Cellars featured 132 bottles of wine on our sailing, with 38 selections by the glass. According to the onboard sommelier, all 38 glasses of wine were covered in the Premium Plus beverage package.

Complete Wine Selection (Please note this is a large file)

Cavern Club (Deck 8)

It’s time to “Come Together” at the Cavern Club on Norwegian Encore. Inspired by the Liverpool landmark, this venue is home to a Beatles tribute band and other rock performances. This is the spot 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.

The District Brew House (Deck 8)

Craft beer drinkers can rejoice. The District Brew House is your spot for some brews and live music, featuring the most extensive beer selection at sea that we’ve seen. Offering over two dozen draft selections, 50 additional bottled options, and some exclusive cocktails, the menu at the District Brew House is as craft as you will find at any cruise ship pub.


In the evenings, the venue comes to life as Norwegian Encore’s piano bar with live entertainment. There’s also plenty of seating options and great ocean views.

District Brew House Signature Menu

Observation Lounge (Deck 15)

Along with two-story, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the bow of the ship, the Observation Lounge on Norwegian Encore has a bar serving up your favorite drinks. Whether you are taking in the scenery, enjoying some light music, or simply just relaxing, the Observation Lounge is the place to be for uninhibited views.

This space features comfy furniture and even light snacks throughout the day. The bar is also open a majority of the day from around 8 AM to midnight.

Waves Bar (Deck 16)

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 Caribbean sun than with one of your favorite beverages from the outdoor bar menu. This bar is even open in Alaska, so be sure to grab a drink in time for the sail away party.

Frequent freestyle cruisers will be familiar with some of these signature drinks, such as the Mango Meltdown and the Bushwhacker. What’s your pool drink of choice?

Pool Bar Menu

Surf Bar (Deck 16)

If you don’t want to venture too far from the pool, the Surf Bar is also just steps 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 beer, frozen drinks, and other beverages from the outdoor bar menu.


Vibe Beach Club (Deck 19)

This 2-story private retreat offers guests a full service bar along with hot tubs, a water feature, loungers, light snacks, and amazing ocean views. A limited number of passes to this secluded area can be purchased for the duration of your cruise.

Those choosing to upgrade their experience can enjoy champagne, cocktails, and Caribbean breezes or glacier views in exclusive company.

No matter which Norwegian Encore bar you choose, you are bound to find great drinks. With so many diverse bar options and an unlimited drink package, why not try them all!


Do you have a cruise booked on Norwegian Encore? What is your favorite Norwegian Cruise Line bar? Drop us an anchor below to share your go-to watering hole on an NCL ship.

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