Rejuvenation and relaxation- these are the two words that come to mind when we read about Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Andaman is best known for its calm beaches, pristine waters and romantic vibes. Owing to its popularity as a serene beach destination, Andaman is not seen as a party destination. Many are unaware of the pubs and hookah bars in Andaman that host great parties and events. Havelock Island and Port Blair in the Andaman Islands are two places where you’ll find vibrant nightlife. Not-too-loud but fun defines a different kind of experience- the Andaman entertainment affair. So here is your guide to enjoy the nightlife in Andaman, in case you want to experience more than the tranquillity of this Island.
9 Amazing places to enjoy nightlife in Andaman
- Pink Fly lounge bar
- Bonova cafe and pub
- Full moon cafe
- Nemo Cafe
- Something different – A beach side cafe
- Alto Espirito
- Venom Bar
- Feel good restaurant
1. Pink Fly Lounge Bar
To enjoy different Andaman Night Party themes every night, one must head to the Pink Fly Lounge Bar, Port Blair’s only night club. From EDM to Deep House, you can enjoy everything on different nights. Pink Fly is situated on the ground floor of Hotel Shompen. Pink Fly Lounge Bar is adorned with Pink lights and real motorbikes that creates an electrifying ambience. The Resident DJ of Pink Fly, DJ ASTRO will definitely liven up your mood. The lip-smacking snacks and a wide variety of cocktails will sum up an incredible nightlife in Andaman South.
- Timings – NA
- Tripadvisor Rating – 4.5 /5
- Location – 2 Middle Point, opposite Bengali Club | Hotel Shompen, Port Blair, South Andaman Island 744101
2. Bonova Cafe and Pub
Bonova Cafe and Pub is the only pub in Havelock Island. Started in 2017, it has grown to be immensely popular amongst tourist. Bonova is owned by the famous SeaShell Resort group and is divided into two levels- the cafe and the pub. While the ground floor of the building houses the cafe, the floor above it is home to the pub. As per visitors, it is a ‘proper’ Andaman entertainment, dance and party place of the Island. The pub holds several events throughout the year and leads the race to define nightlife in Andaman.
The vibrant ambience of Bonova pub owes it to the interior design and the occasional DJ nights. The Valentines Night Party and Belly Dance Night with DJ Paul and Purna shakti are some of its many famous events to look forward. Bonova is also an excellent cafe which aims to thrive on its passion for cooking and top-class local products. Bonova cafe is an excellent dining place that offers delicious seafood. Besides having the best of times, people(mostly locals) also visit Bonova frequently for the efficient WiFi speed.
- Timings -11 am to 11 pm
- Tripadvisor Rating – 5/5
- Location – Beach Number 2, Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
3. Full Moon Cafe
Located in the pretty Havelock Island, the Ful Moon Cafe is a beautiful and popular beachside cafe. Started from a simple shack in 2006, Full Moon Cafe has grown to be one of the best places to enjoy the nightlife in Andaman. It is also one of the few places to serve hookah or have hookah bar in Andaman. Full Moon is an ideal and affordable place to hang out with friends or with your partner.
The place has a relaxed vibe and atmosphere. You can play different card games as well. Apart from the hookah/sheesha, Full Moon’s hospitality and generosity reflected on the portions of food takes the visitors with a pleasant shock. And unlike other restaurants in Andaman, the price here is not overpriced. It is definitely a must visit place if you want to enjoy lip-smacking food with a pleasant atmosphere.
- Timings – 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
- Tripadvisor – 4.5 /5
- Location – Havelock Island No. 3 Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Havelock Island 744211
4. Nemo Cafe – The Beach bar and Night Party
Have you ever seen a place on Google that has all 5-star rating, after being reviewed by over 700 people? If not, then get ready to visit such place when in Andaman. Nemo Cafe is situated in the Havelock Island Resort. Pure white sand, greenish blue ocean and cool breeze will make the nightlife in Andaman beautiful. Located on a private beach, a memorable Andaman night party can be arranged as per your request by the Nemo Cafe. You can also enjoy a free drop and pick up service from the airport if you are staying in the hotel. A romantic candlelight dinner can also be appreciated if you are looking forward to a relaxed nightlife in Andaman. With some of the best background music, this minimalist cafe ambience could not get more romantic.
- Timings – 7 am to 11:30 pm
- Tripadvisor Rating – 4.5/5
- Location – Govind Nagar Beach, Havelock Island 744211 India
5. Something Different-A Beachside Cafe
Something Different is yet another awesome place in Havelock Island to enjoy the nightlife in Andaman. It is also one of the most aesthetically pleasing and well-designed Cafes in the Andaman Islands. You will find the food worth the price you pay, To make your journey hassle-free. Something Different provides free pick up and drop off service from hotels.
The live music and the spectacular beachside view is bound to enliven your nightlife. You can enjoy the happy hours from 4-6 pm. The setting is ideal for hanging out with friends or even a perfect bachelor’s party. Besides the good atmosphere and drinks, the food they serve is definitely amongst the best in Havelock. You will find the best Chinese dishes in Andaman here. The experience surely lives up to its name-something different. Some of the popular Bollywood Stars to have visited Something Different includes Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar.
- Timings – 11:30 am to 10 pm
- Tripadvisor Rating – 4.5/5
- Location – Beach No. 2 Behind ‘Havelock Power House Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
6. Alto Espirito
Located in Hotel Sinclairs Bay, Alto Espirito is a relatively posh Spanish bar in Port Blair. If you are looking for a place to host corporate or office parties in India. With wooden benches crafted with cartwheels, this place has a rustic charm. The food and ambience also do not disappoint. The view from Alto Espirito is really breathtaking. To enjoy one of the best New Year Andaman Night Party, one has to visit the Alto Espirito. The New Year Party is held in the gardens, and they host a fantastic DJ party with cocktail dinners every new year. With Alto Espirito, your New Year is definitely sorted.
- Timings – NA
- Tripadvisor Rating – 4 /5
- Location – Hotel Sinclairs Bayview, Corbytns Cove Rd, Port Blair, 744106
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Amaya Bar is the rooftop bar and restaurant of the Seashell Hotel in Port Blair. If you are looking for a not-so-loud nightlife in Andaman South, then Amaya is the place to be. The place is known for offering a magnificent view while enjoying great food and drinks. Amaya serves impressive seafood and great drinks, as remarked by many visitors.
It is a well-designed and dim lit bar and restaurant that makes Amaya an ambient place. The everyday live music (except for Monday) lifts up the mood and adds up to the charm of this place. The cocktail menu is diverse enough to confuse your drink selection. Start your evening with the tasty starters, select a seafood main course and enjoy your cocktails with a spectacular view.
- Timings – NA
- Tripadvisor – 4 /5
- Location – Marine Hill, Port Blair Sea Shell, Port Blair, Port Blair, South Andaman Island
8. Venom Bar
The oldest and probably the biggest bar in Havelock Island is the Venom Bar. It is located at the Symphony Palms Beach Resort. It is one of the best bars in the area that holds different events every month. The live singing here is a bit different from other bar and restaurants in Andaman as they invite not one but various artists every month. You can enjoy various kinds of drinks and cocktails along with specialised Tandoor starters. To witness a louder and wild side of the Andaman entertainment, one must visit Venom Bar in the month of December. Venom is also famous for hosting several trance parties every month throughout the year and every day in December.
- Timings – 11 am to 9:30 pm
- Tripadvisor Rating – 4 /5
- Location – 3 Beach, Symphony Palms Beach Resort, Havelock Island Govind Nagar Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744211
9. Feel Good Restaurant and Karaoke Night
Feel Good Restaurant is the only place to offer Karaoke Night in Andaman. It is a cosy little place that does not have enough room for dancing, but it is a good place to do something offbeat. Feel Good is decorated with colourful party lights and has a good collection of old tracks on its list. The food is also delicious and is definitely worth the money you will pay. If you want to sing the night out, do visit this place.
- Timings-11 am to 10:30 pm
- Tripadvisor Rating-3.5/5
- Location: RGT Road, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 744101
One thing to keep in mind is that none of the above-mentioned places stay open after 11:30. Thus, all the parties here end well before 11 pm. Nonetheless, all these places provide unique experiences, slightly offbeat, extreamly enjoyable. Even if you do not like to party, you will find yourself indulging in the nightlife of Andaman.