Nuku'alofa drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Nuku'alofa

Billfish Bar & Restaurant

This chilled-out open-air place down by the wharves is a long-time locals’ haunt. There are hefty pub-style meals (mains T$14 to T$38: try the fish curry or the Hawaiian burger), chipper staff, Steinlager on tap, Di…
Bar in Nuku'alofa

Ngutulei Bar & Restaurant

You can order a bang-up steak, chicken, lobster or swordfish meal at Ngutulei (mains T$18 to T$45), but most folks are here for a cold beer overlooking the fishing boats. With a stylish woody fit-out inside, it sits…
Bar in Nuku'alofa


'Probably the best bar in Tonga' says the sign. We're not sure why it lacks confidence: the Ikale Lager is cold, the reggae is mellow and the upstairs balcony is surely the best spot for a beer in downtown Nuku'.