Bars, restaurants, concert venues... the bays are also Paradise for night owls. A number of pavement cafes stunning views of the sun setting over the Pacific.
Thanks to the eternal summer nights, you will enjoy the terraces of the numerous bars and nightclubs, sipping cocktails under the stars. Gamers will also be delighted by the two casinos along the shore.
Most nightclubs are situated next to the two most beautiful beaches in the city. Disco, reggae, zouk, R & B, techno, drum & bass or French variety, you can discover various musical worlds in one evening. Again, everybody will find the atmosphere that suits them: a nice evening with friends at the Bodega Del Mar, a cosy Muzz'Bar, an electrical atmosphere at Pop Light, or the “gay friendly” MV Lounge, to name just a few...
Noumea also offers visitors the chance to experience various cultural activities in the evenings. Many small galleries offer original exhibititions. There are also acclaimed theatre performances on the stage of Théâtre de l’île (the Island’s Theatre), or the more intimate Théâtre de Poche, (the Pocket Theatre), for example. Classical music lovers will enjoy the prestigious programmes of the music conservatory, which welcomes internationally renowned musicians.
Noumea “by night" can also mean enjoying the friendliness of the local creative and dynamic rock scenes in the bars.
Finally, each year many artists, including reggae and techno, travel to Noumea to perform and make the crowd dance.
More authentic and discreet, nakamals invite you to enjoy the Melanesian atmosphere. In these makeshift bars, you can taste the traditional drink of the Pacific Islands: Kava. Based on macerated pepper root, this drink is known for its relaxing and soothing effects.