Porto-Vecchio nightlife during the peak season can be described as “relaxed chic”, having gained a reputation for lively sophistication without being overly frenetic. Out of season it transforms back into a fairly low-key coastal town.
There is one nightclub in The Old Town, and on the southern outskirts of Porto-Vecchio is the famous and very stylish outdoor nightclub, Via Notte.
During July and August, Porto-Vecchio’s nightlife really takes off, transforming the town into a hip and stylish place to be seen.
Dressed-to-impress Italians flood the town for pre-clubbing drinks, prior to partying at the famous Via Notte open air nightclub south of Porto-Vecchio. Bars usually open until 2am, clubs until 5am.
Outside of summer, Porto-Vecchio has a fairly low key, mostly café-based nightlife.
Via Notte (Lieu dit Arataggiu, Route de Porra)
One of Porto-Vecchio’s top restaurants, this classy and expensive eatery (located in one of the Genoese entrances to the town) oozes with elegance. The quality of the food, wine and service are excellent. The atmosphere is intimate and there is an attractive terrace. Specialises in sea food.
Clint Club (Rue J.Leandri)
Located in the row of restaurants in the wall of the Old Town (eastern edge), each boasting terraces with spectacular panoramic view over the gulf. This restaurant serves good quality food, with Corsican dishes and even some vegetarian options. Closed Sunday lunch.
Shankabar (Place de la Republique)
Trendy bar with a live DJ most nights in summer (classics and some French hits). Good selection of cocktails and Corsican beers. Popular with Italian clubbers.
Le Bel Ombra (Place de l’Eglise)
Another pre-clubbing bar, which gets very crowded in July and August. Good terrace in Porto-Vecchio’s main square for al fresco drinking.
Le Troubadour (Rue du General Leclerc)
Traditional yet hip music venue, with Corsican singing during the week and jazz at the weekend. Is also a popular restaurant. Private parking
La Taverne du Roi (Porte Genoise)
Cosy bar with traditional Corsica singing and guitar music
Pub le Bastion (Rue de la Citadelle)
Vast selection of beers. Even has a dartboard.
Shirley Bar (Rue Joseph Pietri)
Small, bright and funky gay-friendly cocktail bar.
Le Glacier de la Place (Place de la Republique)
Large selection of international beers, lagers, spirits and liqueurs. Also serves delicious hot chocolates.