15 Places to Visit in Pondicherry at Night: 2020 Updated
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Places to Visit in Pondicherry at Night includes Le Club, Kofi Bar, Toxic, L’ Aqua, The Storytellers' Bar,  Bay of Buddha, L’e Space and many other amazing places.

Pondicherry, the French Capital of India is one of the few places in the country where you can have as much fun during the night as in the day. Fall in love with this place when you step out on the serene beaches like Paradise Beach and Rock Beach during the night. As the vehicles are not allowed at some of the beaches after evening, trust us, it gets a lot better to roam around on the seashores. It is altogether a different experience when the beach breeze kisses your skin under the moonlight. 

Apart from this, if you are a party animal, you have fun like the Europeans at the pubs here that offer the best music and the wildest cocktails. With places like Le Space and L’aqua, you can dance all night long. Additionally, late-night restaurants and eateries like Poudu Poudu are iconic places to enjoy some delicious local and international food. The erstwhile French colony is also abuzz with several colourful shops, temples, and ice cream parlours that are open till late at night for visiting. 
So if you ever visit Pondicherry, don’t waste your night sleeping in your hotel room. Go out and have loads of fun!

Here is the list of best places to visit in Pondicherry at night:

01

Le Club

Le Club

Claiming to be the first restaurant in Pondy to serve French food, Le Club is at a close-range from the Promenade beach. This restaurant is famous for its cosy and comfortable ambience along with the Continental, French and North-Indian cuisine it serves. Le Club is also renowned for its seafood and a wide variety of alcoholic cocktails and beverages.

Location:
Le Club is located in the outdoor garden of the old French Villa at Hotel De Pondicherry, 38 Dumas Street.

Timings:
Travellers can visit this multi-cuisine restaurant between 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 11 PM. This authentic restaurant is open to greet visitors all seven days of the week.

02

Kofi Bar

Kofi Bar

A great place to enjoy coffee and snacks under a rustic atmosphere, Kofi Bar also serves for various things to do in Pondicherry at night. Apart from the general night-clubbing scene, the place is an ideal example for one of the best places to serve coffee around town. Kofi Bar is highly acclaimed by the travellers for its picturesque old-rusty bar looks and its home-style dining. The cradles are an added attraction and provide a raw and cosy feel in this quaint little place.

Location:
Main Auroville road, next to Farm Fresh.

Timings:
Kofi Bar is open for visits between 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.

03

Toxic

Toxic

Nothing can set a better picture for places to visit in Pondicherry at night other than Toxic, the rooftop cafe with an open bar. This rooftop bar is known for serving a variety of cocktails, mocktails, alcohol and seafood at affordable prices.

One can also enjoy a wide variety of lip-smacking finger food. This restaurant has a perfect ambience, which sets the ideal picture for nightlife in town and is a perfect place to have a great time with friends and family, without burning a hole in the pocket. 

Location:
Inside Hotel Atithi at 26 Sardar Vallabhai Patel Salai, Ponnaiyapet.

Timings:
This cafe is open to welcome visitors from 07:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day.

04

L’ Aqua

L’ Aqua

Probably the best place to enjoy drinks with a sea view on a rooftop, L’ Aqua has established itself as one of the best lounge bars in the city and is wildly popular among the tourists and locals.

The visitors vouch for the delicious cocktail and the cool breeze that flows around this lounge along with the gentle sounds from the beautiful rock beach. The bar at L’Aqua offers drinks that range from inexpensive beers to fancy scotch and wines. 

Location:
Located on the roof of Hotel Ajantha Sea View at 50, Goubert Avenue. L’Aqua is a must in the list for things to do in Pondicherry at night, for almost every visitor. 

Timings:
The place is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

05

The Storytellers' Bar

The Storytellers' Bar

The Storyteller’s Bar seems to reveal the stories from Pondicherry’s past, served with great ambience and live music. The place beholds beautiful and exceptionally well decor in the form of books when you descend down the staircase.

With welcoming and accommodating staff around the corner, The Story Teller’s Bar mark's things to do in Pondicherry at night. The Bar witnesses special dedicated music or events every day with a limited set menu and quality food. Inside the pub, there are frames telling a story related to Aurobindo or Pondicherry.

Location:
The place is located in the basement of Promenade Hotel,  23, Goubert Avenue, White Town.

Timings:
The place is open to all between 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

06

Bay of Buddha

Bay of Buddha

The main characteristic of this beautiful rooftop ambience alongside the pretty lighting is the iconic location of this bar. Known for having a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Vietnamese to Korean, this bar is a perfect place for romantic dates with the view overlooking the Bay of Bengal.

The cosy ambience along with the welcoming staff enhances the travel experiences of visitors. The food served at Bay of Buddha tends to satisfy the soul and the well-stacked bar is just a cherry topping on the dessert. 

Location:
Promenade, Goubert Avenue.

Timings:
This rooftop multi-cuisine restaurant cum bar is open for business from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

07

Asian House

Asian House

Famous for its location and the Asian cuisine it serves, this multifaceted lounge and resto-club is famous amongst the youngsters. The Asian House serves the nightlife of Pondicherry with some wild music, quality food and a variety of alcohol without burning a hole in the pocket. 

This restaurant is sure to make heads turn with its large hoardings and beautifully decorated lights. Asian House also brings out the vibe of old Chinese towns via its interior design along with the best of both worlds through its delicious servings and varieties in alcoholic drinks. 

Location:
Guest House, 7 Beach Road, South Boulevard 

Timings:
Travellers can visit this picturesque and pocket-friendly restaurant between 11:00 AM to 11:30 PM.

08

L’e Space

L’e Space

A party magnet, L’e Space features exotic interiors with a stunning luxurious ambience and some addictive food that make it a must-visit place in Pondy.  This club also features a rooftop along with outdoor and indoor seating and is the answer for things to do in Pondicherry at night.

The terrace is well lit and greets the guests with a cosy ambience to fit in. The menu at L’e space widely contains meat dishes with a long-range of hard liquor and cocktails, the staff here is welcoming and this place offers some priority to its customers. 

Location:
Situated at 2, La Bourdonnais St, White Town. 

Timings:
Open for guests from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM for serving lip-smacking dishes and liquor.

09

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach

Also known as Plage Paradiso, this little isolated beach is adorned in golden-sand and witnesses high waters and cold sea-breeze. Featuring a few shacks along the entrance of the beach, visitors do not get the taste of any fancy street food here.

A great spot to be in early morning, Paradise Beach witnesses picturesque sunrise from the eastern coast. This beautiful location can be reached from Chinna Veerampattinam via availing the ferry services to reach and have a trip back from the island. Tourists get to try their hands at the adventurous sport of fishing, as fishing rods and nets are available for rent. 

Location:
Chinnaiyan Peth Main Road.

Timings:
The island is open for visitors from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays and from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM on Sundays.

10

Private Midnight Cruise with Dinner

Private Midnight Cruise with Dinner

A major attraction in the list of things to do in Pondicherry at night. Enjoying a private midnight cruise with dinner on the seas near Pondicherry are sure to add on to the memorable moments in any traveller’s life.

This cruise trip offers delicious buffet dinner on board alongside some amazing music in the presence of all the essential safety measures. The cruise is set to sail freely in the dead of the night and is anchored at the time of dinner, taking the passengers back to the jetty at the end of a smooth sailing experience.

Location:
Nonankuppam, Cuddalore Main Road. Pickup, Seagulls Chunnambar Beach Resort.

Timings:
This amazing experience starts from Chunnambar Boat House between 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM and requires the presence of at least 10 passengers to begin sailing.

11

Rock Beach

Rock Beach

Rock beach is a beach covered in rocks on the shore. This place is considered to be the most happening place around town and witnesses beautiful views and restaurants which serve lip-smacking French cuisine.

Rock Beach consists of a lot of sightseeing places and usually has a herd of tourists who visit the place to have a walk in the fresh air amidst clear water along the sea-shore. This place is considered by many tourists as one of the places to visit in Pondicherry at night due to the eye-catching lighting and the various food delicacies that are served on the streets as well as the restaurants. 

Location:
Goubert Avenue, Beach Road,

Timings:
The beach remains open 24 hours for the people to come and spend time with nature.

12

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Constructed in the 19th century, this monument tops the list of places to visit in Pondicherry at night. The lighthouse provides a panoramic view of the sea and the following areas around Pondicherry, travellers are charged with a ticket of Rs.10 to witness this wonderful experience.

The absence of lift makes it hard for tourists to climb up this ancient piece of architecture, which is referred to as one of the must-visit places to visit in Pondicherry in night. Though this rustic beauty adds on to the ambience around the beach and witnesses regular festivals and cultural activities, which attract a lot of travellers to this place. This lighthouse was restructured in the 20th century.

Location:
Dubrayapet. 

Timings:
open to visit from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday to Saturday,  3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sundays and from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Monday.

13

Poudou Poudou

Poudou Poudou

A bar cum restaurant, Podou Poudou serves its customers with a vibe of the beach accompanied by alcohol and Continental, Indian and Chinese cuisines. The restaurant features an open kitchen where customers can embrace the sight of live-cooking.

The interiors at this place are minimally done and the sporting dim lights create a cosy ambience. Poudou Poudou is a pocket-friendly restaurant for the travellers and gives them the experience of having a quality time by the beach. This air-conditioned beach restaurant also provides indoor and outdoor seating to their visitors. 

Location:
Located at La Bourdonnais St, White Town, Poudou Poudou. 

Timings:
Open for business between 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, this place is under the radar of travellers for things to do in Pondicherry in night.

14

Promenade Beach

Promenade Beach

The pride of Pondicherry, Promenade Beach is often crowded with groups of people and features magnificent landmarks along its stretch for approximately 1.5km. Often referred to as wonderland for travellers, this place is home to some of the major restaurants serving the best cuisines around town.

Promenade Beach also features some significant landmarks nearby like the heritage Town Hall, old lighthouse, the statue of Mahatma Gandhi amongst many others. A lot of hawkers can always be spotted near the beach, selling handicrafts and soul tempting street food to the visitors. The beach becomes lively at night and serves under the list of places to visit in Pondicherry in night for the nightlife seeking travellers.

Location:
The remarkable beach starts from War Memorial and ends at Dupleix Park on Goubert Avenue. 

Timings:
Open 24x7

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