Calliope: A bar with a history

By Zaskiya Lesa 19 January 2016, 12:00AM

Calliope Bar and Bistro in conjunction with Traveller’s Point Hotel is the new local spot for visitors to come and enjoy the smooth sounds of their live band and signature Manu Samoa Cocktail.

The venue was first established in late August of 2014 and has since been a renovated project of owners and couple, Tuala and Sarona Ponifasio. Tuala Ponifasio is also a member of their resident band in which they serenade guests to the smooth sounds of 80s classics and a few Samoan songs every Thursday and Friday. Calliope Bar and Bistro is a conversation piece in its name alone. 

The owners wanted to incorporate a bit of history with the name.

Calliope was a British war ship that was the only one to survive the infamous hurricane that hit the shores of Samoa in 1889.

In their tranquil, sleek bar and bistro hangs a portrait of that very same war ship.

Despite its location being in the busy streets of Apia, once inside it is a quick escape from the fast pace that surrounds town.

Inside you find yourself surrounded by a lovely garden and pool and are greeted by their friendly staff. The location is convenient and accessible and their breakfast, lunch and dinner is worth the visit.

Calliope is well known for their signature garlic prawns, steak and lobster, and locals have come to find their fish and chips as a favourite choice. Calliope Bar and Bistro is open every day from 7 AM - 11 PM.

They are located on Vaitele Street opposite the MESC Headquarters in Apia.

Phone: 33001 Facebook: Traveller’s Point Samoa

By Zaskiya Lesa 19 January 2016, 12:00AM

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