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10 Best Bars in Suva

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Bars and Nightclubs in Suva

Sure, not many jet off to Fiji to party, but when in Suva… That’s right, Fiji’s capital city is not only the administrative capital but has rightfully earned its reputation as the party capital. Friday and Saturday nights are best spent on Victoria Parade and its hip side-streets to venture between lively bars and nightclubs. So see where the party is at or check out the best watering holes for a quiet drink with this list of bars in Suva!

For more advice, head to our Ultimate Guide to Suva Nightlife, as well as our The Adult Only Guide to Suva.

1. Traps Bar

A well-established venue on the Suva nightclub scene for many years now, Traps Bar is a must-do! With five different bars in one so you’re sure to find the right vibe. You’ll find a fun mix with a saloon-style bar, a buzzing atmosphere in the main bar, a pub-like room with a pool table and sports on the big screens, and a dancefloor with party vibes and regular live music.

Location: 305 Victoria Parade

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2. Purple Haze

For eccentricity and good laughs, head to Purple Haze! Decorated with inflatable aliens and neon on just about everything, it’s a club where you can let your hair down and not take yourself too seriously. Dance to Bollywood, R’n’B and house tunes. What’s more, Purple Haze is gay-friendly.

Location: MacArthur Street

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3. Bad Dog Cafe

Suggest meeting friends at the Bad Dog Cafe and you won’t go too far wrong.  The stylish bar has a good few areas to mingle with friends where you can natter with your clique, whether it’s under the lighting of the bar or tucked away in a booth. The bar serves up a great selection of international food too, so check out our Guide to the Best Eats & Restaurants in Suva for more information.

Location: Grantham Road

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4. Down Under Pub

Down Under Pub is worth a visit at any time of the night, whether it’s to chill with a game of pool or dance into the early hours. Despite the name, there’s not much of a “Down Under” theme. There is, however, good beer, playing pool and popular international music to dance to.

Location: 54 Carnarvon Street

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5. Steamship Bar

Are quiet drinks in sophisticated environments more your style? You might want to consider the Steamship Bar. Being situated in the iconic Grand Pacific Hotel, it’s the go-to to impress your drinking partners. Try delectable cocktails, spirits, beers or even indulge in some of their sweet snacks.

Location: Grand Pacific Hotel, Victoria Parade

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6. Onyx Platinum Bar

Dark, moody and sophisticated, the Onyx Platinum Nightclub is a great alternative to the other clubs in Suva. Make it a stop during your bar crawl for the creative menu of cocktails, shooters, as well as local and international beers.

Location: Butt Street

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7. Zest Bar

With windows looking out onto the streets of Suva, Zest Bar is a great place to watch the city life go by. Or, just simply relax with a cocktail – Fiji style. The Zest Bar at the Tanoa Plaza Hotel is a popular bar to meet with clients or enjoy a pick-me-up before sitting down to a meal at the restaurant. Learn more about hotels like this in our 5 Luxury Hotels in Suva.

Location: Gordon Street

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8. Tapa Lounge Bar

We too were surprised to hear that the Holiday Inn Suva has a great bar! Yes, the Tapa Lounge & Bar is definitely worth checking out with live music on selected nights. The bar boasts a relaxed atmosphere and their corporate happy hour is 5.30 to 7pm.

Location: Victoria Parade

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9. Tonique Gin Lounge

For something a little different and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, retreat to the Tonique Gin Lounge at the Novotel Suva Lami Bay hotel. It’s certainly one of those “destination bars” thanks to the contemporary and stylish interior overlooking the waterfront. You’re also reminded to be on “Fiji time” thanks to the selection of tropical drinks and international gins.

Location: Queens Road, Lami Bay

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10. O’Reilly’s

After dinner or a few drinks at the Bad Dog Cafe next door, the party continues at O’Reilly’s. Early in the evening, the Irish pub has a relaxed vibe with punters playing pool or watching a game, but come 11pm, the party kicks in. Dance to a range of crowd-pleasers and get jolly like an Irishman into the night.

Location: MacArthur Street

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Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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