10 Best Bars in Apia ๐Ÿบ [2023]
10 Best Bars in Apia ๐Ÿบ [2023]

10 Best Bars in Apia ๐Ÿบ [2024]

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The Top Bars and Nightclubs in Apia

Whatever your style of night outing, whether it’s cocktails with the girls, beers with the boys, a quiet tipple with your loved one, or dancing into the early hours with strangers, there are bars and nightclubs to make your evening dreams a reality. Apia has a lively night scene with clubs to let your hair down; note that there’s usually an ST$10 cover charge and clubs close at 12 am. Otherwise, Apia’s hotel lobby bars and restaurant bars provide a more sophisticated environment for relaxed evening cocktails.

Plan your night with this list of the best bars in Apia – you might also like The Guide to Upolu Nightlife + 5 Things to Do on Upolu at Night.

1. The Edge Marina

If you were wondering where do people go to party in Apia? Your evening and late-night entertainment is sorted at The Edge Marina with three different bars/nightclubs to choose from: the Mixology Bar, NXT Nightclub and The Deck. Relax with a cocktail, local beer, spirits, wine or just about whatever floats your boat as you watch the, well, boats from the marina’s edge. You can also get the best-priced cocktails in Apia during happy hour between 4 pm and 7 pm. We know, we love long happy hours too. On Fridays and Saturdays, don’t miss the party at NXT Nightclub with local DJs and deck parties from 8 pm.

Location: Matautu-Tai Road, Apia (by the Apia Marina).

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2. Cocktails on the Rocks

There’s something going on almost every night of the week at Apia’s favourite bar for cocktail jugs and Taula five-litre towers, Cocktails on the Rocks. Join in on an evening of live DJ sets and a game of pool where you’ll find a mixed crowd of locals and expats. Oh, and happy hour is from 5 pm to 7 pm. They also serve basic bar snacks and pub grub, in case you get peckish.

Location: Beach Road, Apia (between the Fire Station and Australian High Commission).

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3. Whitesands Casino

Unmissable on the Apia Harbour, mainly because it’s a multi-storey bright white building right next to the historic Aggie Grey Hotel, Whitesands Casino is Samoa’s only casino. The gambling joint is exclusively open to foreign passport holders, so take your passport to be checked at the door. On the flip side, there are gaming tables, slot machines and two bars, while live DJ sets usually add to the ambience on Friday and Saturday nights. The casino is open from 2 pm to 2 am daily. Samoa Scenic offers free transfers between Apia accommodations and the casino, should you need a ride.

Location: Beach Road, Apia (next to Aggie Grey’s Hotel).

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4. JP Sports Bar

A popular one with the locals, JP Sports Bar is not only the place to watch the game but to dance and mingle to the tunes of local DJs. They have specials on one drink or the other each night, whether it’s beer buckets, cocktail-plus-Vailima/Taula combos, wines or beer jugs – if you don’t know what to order, check out the local drinks in the 10 Drinks in Samoa You Have to Try. Pool tables and bar snacks are also available.

Location: Moamoa Road, Vaimea, Apia.

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5. Club-75

Proving that 40-50-year-olds know how to party too, Club-75 attracts Apia’s slightly older crowd. That means no less fun at this vibing dancehall with live DJ sets, crowd-pleasing drinks and a groovy atmosphere that won’t make you want to leave until the doors, like any of Apia’s clubs, firmly close at 12 am.

Location: Mulinuu Road, Mulinuu Peninsula, Apia.

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6. RoSA Nightclub & Bar

The RSA club but not as you know it… No, New Zealanders, this is not your Royal Returned and Services Association. Known as the RSA Club or RoSA Nightclub, this is an Apia hotspot for late-night antics and partying into the wee hours. You know the drill: DJ sets, pool tables, beer towers and themed nights left, right and centre; what’s not to love? This is one of the places you want to be for New Year’s.

Location: Mulinuu Road, Apia (opposite the Mall and BSP Bank, Tanoa Samoa, etc.).

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7. Manu Bar – Taumeasina Island Resort

For a more “sophisticated” establishment to meet, Manu Bar is Taumeasina Island Resort‘s stylish wine bar located in the resort’s lobby. Sink into the lounge seating with a cocktail, beer or wine in hand or perhaps with some light snacks to see you through the evening’s conversations. For more resort bars to try through the island of Upolu, check out the 10 Best Bars on Upolu.

Location: Taumeasina Road, Apia.

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8. 1905 Bar – Lava Hotel

With fairy lights and ambient lighting, the 1905 Bar of the Lava Hotel is certainly an attractive place to enjoy a few quiet drinks with friends, business associates or that special someone. With an extensive drinks menu, including gorgeously presented cocktails, smoothies and mocktails, this is one of your more photo-worthy bars in Apia. They also have a decent selection of wines, local and imported beers, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.

Location: Mulinuu Road, Mulinuu Peninsula, Apia.

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9. Deck Bar – Tanoa Tusitala Hotel

Another hotel bar on the appealing Mulinuu Peninsula, the Deck Bar offers a wide variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments in its high-ceiling fale by the pool. The bar of the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel boasts very reasonable cocktail specials, especially for a hotel bar! Happy hour is from 5 pm to 7 pm daily.

Location: Mulinuu Road, Mulinuu Peninsula, Apia.

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10. Sails Bar & Restaurant

Right at the far end of the Mulinuu Peninsula is Sails Bar & Restaurant with its prime position for lagoon views while you sip on your favourite bevvy. While the establishment is primarily a restaurant, it’s worth the venture for sundowner cocktails simply for the best sunset views in the Apia. Speaking of, more of those can be found in the 10 Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Samoa.

Location: Mulinuu Road, Mulinuu Peninsula, Apia (almost at the end of the Mulinuu Road).

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More Bars and Nightclubs in Apia and Samoa

That’s it for our list of best bars in Apia. For more on Samoa’s nightlife, check out the following:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in our complete Samoan bar guide, The Ultimate Guide to Samoa Nightlife.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Samoa Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin works and consults regularly with the Samoa Tourism Authority, a local government body representing the tourism industry. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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