- St. Francis Bay
Port Elizabeth Nightlife
Port Elizabeth's nightlife conjures up images of the moon and
stars rather than exciting clubs - but there are several worthwhile
places to explore during a night out in this famously friendly
city. Locals will recommend Barney's Tavern, right on the
beachfront looking out over Algoa Bay. It's central, busy and a
great place to watch live sport once the sunset has done its
A popular nightclub is Balizza, in the Walmer, which has three bars with DJs to keep patrons energised. To get some real local flavour head for warm and fun-loving Jeya's Jazz Corner Tavern in the so-called township where you'll see a different side to Port Elizabeth. Those wanting a second round, should contact Calabash Tours for a tour of the many shebeens (speakeasy bars) that dot the township. Many report it's the highlight of their trip.
Back in town, check out Tapas del Sol in Brookes Pavilion, which has live music over weekends, and cheapish beer every day of the week. There are plenty of other bars and pubs around PE, and the city is small and safe enough to explore on foot.
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