Drinking and nightlife in Apia

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    Sails

    Apia's waterfront is well supplied with drinking options, though few open their doors on a Sunday and some of the dodgier pool halls aren't pleasant places to be at closing. All of them shut their doors promptly at midnight, when the party spills out on to the seawall. Other options include the bars at the following restaurants and hotels: Paddles, Wildfire, Sails, Roko's, Zodiac and Aggie Grey's Hotel & Bungalows.

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    Ace of Clubs

    Hitch your fancy threads on for Apia's newest and classiest nightclub. Laser-lit and loud, it attracts an enthusiastic crowd with pumping dance hits, good drinks menu and brilliant security staff that ensures everyone – especially women – have a great, safe night. There's a dress code, and cover charges apply most nights (ST5 to ST25). There's a more low-key bar and bistro on the ground floor.

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    Y-Not

    Ask anyone of any age where to go for a drink in Apia and this is always the enthusiastic answer. It’s no wonder. Looking over the Apia Harbour with deck seating, a pool table, live or DJ music on Friday and Saturday nights and a reliable mix of expats, locals and visitors, Y-Not is bucketloads of fun.

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    RSA Club

    This down'n'dirty – but characterful – place is a top spot for meeting locals and checking out some live music (Thursday to Saturday). If you're after posh cocktails and a well-heeled crowd, best go elsewhere: you don’t want to be here if a fight breaks out (avoid the pool tables at closing time).

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    Sheesha's Cocktail Bar

    One of the classiest bars in Apia – all chandeliers and fancy wallpaper – Sheesha's has a fantastic cocktail menu that attracts a slightly older (25 and up) clientele. It's a tiny place, but its size just adds to the intimate ambience (though there's more room outside overlooking the water).

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    Apia Yacht Club

    Its private-club status makes it one of the few sure-fire places for a drink on a Sunday evening. Its location on the sea wall – and resultant breezes – merely reinforces the relaxing effects of a cold Vailima beer. Meals are also available.

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    Cocktails on the Rocks

    Also known as ‘Cocks on the Rocks’ and 'The Hole in the Wall', this small bar is much loved by tourists, expats and locals for its mellow vibe, sea breezes, 5L 'towers' of Vailima beer and live music most nights (bar Mondays).

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    Club X

    This waterside club is a local institution for all the right reasons: blaring pop hits, cheap drinks, good bartenders and a sociable – if young – crowd. The small dancefloor gets packed and sweaty most nights.