The Beach Bar

The Beach Bar

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Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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About
A great place to hang out for the day. The Beach Bar is famous for its wood fire pizzas, but offers a large choice of alternatives as well. Family friendly. The kids just love playing on the beach with all the free water toys while Mum & Dad relax in the beer garden. Sit back and enjoy the stunning sunsets over Mele Bay whilst enjoying a cold beer or glass of wine. Keep an eye out for the special "Friday Night Fire Show" evenings, Tuesday Movie nights on Port Vila's biggest screen, right on the beach and our Sunday Sessions starting with live music from 1pm followed by our great new show "Sunday Kustam Karnival" where you meet our talented Circus Performers". Something for everyone at The Beach Bar!
PRICE RANGE
$8.00 – $41.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Beach
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,417 reviews
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Very good
489
Average
98
Poor
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Terrible
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Elle
Melbourne15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Spent sunset and early evening here in order to watch some of the local fire performers. It was packed and seating was hard to find, and lines for ordering food were quite long so it's worth getting there early. The food was delicious and they were able to adjust our order for dietary requirements. The fire show was amazing and I highly recommend watching it. There were also gorgeous views of Hideaway Island before the sun completely set.
Written 25 January 2020
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Olivia M
Brisbane112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 friends
We were recommended to head to the Beach Bar by fellow travelers on a Friday night, and were so glad we listened! On a Friday night they have an amazing fire show, which is totally worth a visit to watch. The beach bar offers great simple, reasonably priced food (think pizzas, burgers, chips etc), and a pumping atmosphere. They only accepted cash on the night, so make sure you come prepared, plus the performers ask for a cash donation at the end. There is also a circus show at the bar on a Sunday. If it’s anything like Fridays, it’d be well worth a visit.
Written 29 October 2022
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Aussie Travelling Tan
Buderim348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Top spot, particularly on a Friday evening for the spectacular Fire show on the beach. The Sunday sunset Circus show was also reasonably entertaining but unfortunately the food isn’t really worth going back for. The pizza was ok but my hubby’s steak sandwich wasn’t good nor was my fish burger unfortunately. And we’d had some excellent fish and steak at our small resort restaurant a couple of days prior so we know quality cooking can be done, just a 10 minute drive away. Apparently some skilled staff were lost to Australia and NZ during Covid lockout so perhaps that’s the problem at the Beach Bar. Top spot for sunsets, pumping music, happy hour and the Friday Fire Show.
Written 28 December 2022
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sue_marieUk
York94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 solo
The first time I went was on a Friday evening for the Fire Dance. The place was heaving with lots of tour groups and tourists. Easy to get served but impossible to get a seat. The fire event was ok but not amazing. There were a couple of bits that were clever and talented but otherwise it mainly consisted of twirling fire sticks around and around. The second time I went was on a Saturday during the day and it was beautiful. Children were playing on kayaks and bodyboards, lots of laughter - and an ice cold G&T for me by the water’s edge! The bus journey back to Vila was very different on both occasions too. After Friday’s fire dance, I got on the packed bus and agreed it would be 500 vatu. When he dropped me off on the main road in Vila I was the last one and he said it was 1000vatu. I argued but he was unpleasant so I paid up. This was the only dishonest driver I had come across on either Efate or Santo. Saturday’s bus journey was 300vatu, with lovely driver.
Written 18 January 2020
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Mereana
Auckland Central102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
We were advised to book the Beach Bar in advanced for Friday nights Fire Show, and be seated by 5.30pm. We took their advice and it was great. We ordered food as soon as we arrived, and by the time we ordered it was packed and busy and the line for food was very long. Worth it! Pizza and drinks were great, and a great selection. We were advised to eat first and be done eating before the Fire Show starts (approx 7.30pm). Great idea, as if we stayed in our restaurant seats we would not be able to see the show. I assume you can turn up for the show only (free, but donation bucket comes around at the end), but it's great to support the restaurant too. Fire show was a hit for adults and kids. Very entertaining, a great vibe! We came out for lunch another day, food and drinks also great - then headed to Hideaway Island for a snorkel.
Written 5 December 2022
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DomAdventurer227536
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Great location with good food, music, shows including the fire show, circus, Sunday afternoon music all very nice. Staff great, manager Caz very helpful. We had drinks and meals here a number of times. The chicken coconut curry is really yummy - don't miss it.
Written 6 January 2020
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The Beach B
Hi and thank you we are so glad you enjoyed your time here at The Beach Bar with our team and we hope to see you all again real soon . Happy day Kaz
Written 8 January 2020
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WhereToNextThen
Sevierville169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Another fun way to spend an evening in Efate ESPECIALLY if you have small children. The Sunday show or ‘a circus of magic, clowns and acrobats’ as it was described to us is perfect for children probably 10 and under. It is preformed a little in English and the clowns are all in Bislama but it isn’t hard to follow. You can tell that the locals have really devoted time and energy into delivering an evening of laughs for your little ones. The acrobat has equally put in a lot of time and effort to teach himself the craft. The bar itself is a super place with great wood-fired pizza, and a gorgeous view. It’s also a great place to swim. Come for an afternoon of swimming and fun and stay for dinner and drinks. Also if you have young’uns, you might want to stay for the circus too.
Written 19 January 2020
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The Beach B
Great tp hear you all enjoyed hopeto see you all again soon cheers Kaz
Written 21 January 2020
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SortedNet
Sydney22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 friends
Over crowded, terrible service. The food was not good to eat and everyone in our group that had anything other than pizza got sick. I took 2 weeks to recover from eating here. The fire show is ok but don’t eat here.
Written 5 August 2023
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Tim
Sydney7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Great entertainment, we went for the Friday evening fireshow. had to get there before 5pm for a 7pm show, which actually started at 7:30 (due to how busy it was on the night getting food out) but the show didn't disappoint. Kid's weren't board waiting around as they played on the beach. Food/drink prices were probably a little more than others but fair enough for the show. Location is out of town, cost us 500VT per person each way, we had a group so was no issue getting a bus driver to take us there and pick us up when it was finished (around 8:45pm). Well worth the night out.
Written 29 December 2023
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ThefourMacs
Hudson161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Don’t miss it! The Fire Show was spectacular and it’s FREE. I would suggest making advance reservations, as it ends up being standing room only for the show. My wife and I sat in the chairs near the beach, very comfortable and the small wall provides a place to put your food/drink. The prices are very reasonable…the beer is cold and the food is very good. Please note they only accept cash (Vatu) so bring it with you. The owner did very graciously offer rides to the nearby ATM for those that didn’t bring cash. The entertainment group, “Vanua Fire”, are very very good and provided a very exciting and well-choreographed show!
Written 25 November 2022
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Expedition779509
Sydney20 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Long way from where we staying (a journey from Port Vila). Hard to get a bus, had to pay extra 🤬 Maybe there at the wrong time, 15:00 on a Thursday, not much happening, stayed for a few drinks and left, only to be greeted by a local holding a large carving knife, asking us where we were going? 😡 After having to haggle with the bus driver, we just paid overs to get out of there 🥴 Seemed like a decent enough place, the area/adult locals once we left gave a different vibe 🤬 Personally, not worth the effort 👎
Written 9 November 2023
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shanem45
Toowoomba215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
We have been to Port Vila quite a few times, both for a week at a time or on a cruise ship. This time we were on a ship for the day but we went there for lunch as we usually do. Still great pizzas and burgers in a great location right on the beach looking across the water to Hideaway Island. The staff are friendly and the drinks ice cold. What more could one want? We spent on of our best New Years Eves ever at the Beach Bar a few years ago with great entertainment, fire twirlers and we were able to set off our own fireworks. We have seen a couple of owners come and go over the years but the Beach Bar has always maintained its high standards.
Written 30 January 2020
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Ladygbird
Port Stephens28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
We were lucky enough to have an overnight stay in Port Vila from a Cruise Ship from Australia. We had a fabulous dinner in the restaurant and saw the most Amazing Fire show! The staff were all super friendly and we had a great time. They take $AU and there is an Aussie fella who runs the bar and he was a great bloke too. Highly recommend you go there and get a good spot on the sand to watch the fire show. It was brilliant. If you can get there just before sundown you can get some awesome sunset photos too.
Written 14 March 2020
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Serena Y
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
On others recommendation we booked to go early (5.30pm) on a Friday for the Fire Show via our hotel, however on turning up we learned that the hotel hadn't followed up with an email to confirm the booking so we were turned away.... Luckily the family in the queue behind us offered to help as they had seats available at their table and kindly shared. The Fire Show was awesome and worth waiting till 8pm for. Everyone wants to see the show and the place was packed from 5sh onwards, queues for the bar and for food. Average (at best) dinner, took an hour and a half to get to us.... but a good night out. A good 20 mins from town so book your transport.
Written 14 January 2023
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adamsfamily
Adelaide4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
This is a must see event during your visit to Port Vila. The food and drink prices are much cheaper than the resorts. The Fire Show is phenomenal. These young guys and girls demonstrate their pyrotechnic skills to music.
Written 29 February 2020
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