12 January, 2006
As Friday is around the corner, I am sure most tourists to Suva would be wondering whether Suva has a night life. Suva, indeed, has a very active nightlife. There are many bars along the stretch on Victoria Parade (which seems to be the main street in the city) running from the end of the Central Business District, past the Holiday Inn and Government Buildings opposite it, to Thurston Gardens and the Bowling Club on the other side of it. These bars also have a range of prices and target clientele. The ones mostly frequented by tourists and visitors to Suva are O'Reillys and Bad Dog Cafe next door, and Traps Bar further down the road. These places are usually filled to almost capacity with young professionals going out for a drink after work on Fridays. Whilst the music at O'Reillys is more upbeat, Traps has a good selection of jazz and soft ballads to sooth a tired soul. Bad Dog Cafe is good for conversation with music turned just the right volume to enable people to converse. For tourists who are teetotallers, restaurants abound on that stretch. The Dolphin's Food Court at FNPF Place opposite the Fiji Development Bank (and along Victoria Parade) is a good place to get an assortment of food. The Roc at Dolphins is a coffee shop serving the best coffee drinks in town. So there you go! Make up your list of places to visit on Friday evening and enjoy.