Venom Bar
Bars & ClubsDance Clubs & DiscosWine Bars
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Venom is the the Oldest and the biggest bar on the Island. This is the place where Havelock meets and greets. You can enjoy live singing by various artists depending on the month you visit. Venom gives you the feel of the perfect shack on the Island where you can enjoy your beer and cocktails. Must try is the sea food and appetizers from the clay oven. Venom serves delicacies from all around the world. It is conveniently located at Symphony Palms Beach Resort, right in the center of Havelock Island. Also, if you are lucky try to make it tone of the TRANCE Parties which happen once in a while and the full month of December.
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  • Curiosity01744372203
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place for bachelors party
    Great place to have fun with friends. Grab the drinks and choose the best food out of the menu you have a great time at your hand. Best place to visit with friends to catch up. We went here for my friends bachelors party. Had a blast.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Elvish
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice place
    Visiting Havelock Island? Don't miss out on Venom Bar. It's one of the few places with a good cocktail selection and some beer choices. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the live music adds to the experience. Definitely worth a visit during your stay.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Mickey
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, friendly place for grabbing a drink and dancing by the beach.
    Nice ambience for the night, if you are looking to move your body. One of the few places that has a dance floor and a resident DJ. The music was good and the crowd was alright. It is a very short walk from the beach, so that's a big plus. They also have Hookah.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 12, 2023
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Panda & Fig
London, UK
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
After seven in the evening, the thumping music eminating from Venom can be heard from afar, but it wasn't quite what we expected.

Service: ordinary. Peanuts were served with our drink

Drinks: I was excited to see gin on the menu even if it was relatively expensive at R390 for a single, but who drinks gin neat? Sadly the tonic water was not available so I tried mixing with the fresh lime soda. The only problem was that they aren't allowed to mix drinks that aren't on their cocktails list. It was the worst gin and lime drink I have ever had. It was warm and extremely salty. I couldn't bring myself to finish it.

Food: not sampled

Vibe: very loud music but plenty of space if you want to dance the night away barefoot (you have to take your shoes off before stepping inside). Seating area is comfortable with a nice view and plenty of people-watching opportunities

Value: cocktails average R500 each but whatever it was I ordered was worth a fraction of that. But I suppose in part you pay for the atmosphere and cool setting

Go again? Wouldn't bother
Written March 11, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020 • Family
This is the best bar I have visited at Havelock Island. If you are a party person or you like to explore night life in some other area, you should definitely visit Venom Bar. It is a shack like bar which serves amazing cocktails and sea food starters. They have the best sea food available at Havelock Island. There you can celebrate with your friends and family, they have quite a good space if you want to arrange parties for your closed ones. Along with that, this is the most happening place in the Island as you can connect with lots of people there. I highly recommend to visit this bar once.
Written February 20, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Friends
Special mention to the bartender of venom bar Pankaj, who is a part of symphony palms, who is an excellent bartender. His selection of music, selection of vibe is exceptional! You can count on him to make your party full of vibes, and he’ll make sure you have a good time here! He has made me and my friend feel so comfortable here, we had the best time only because of him!! Make sure you ask for him when you visit here. Samrat is another friendly bartender who will make your stay here worthwhile!!!!
Written April 10, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great place to have fun with friends. Grab the drinks and choose the best food out of the menu you have a great time at your hand. Best place to visit with friends to catch up. We went here for my friends bachelors party. Had a blast.
Written August 8, 2023
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Akshay Varma
Nashik, India
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We visited this place in the evening with friends for drinks. It had very good live music. I would rate the cocktails 3/5 though. The pizza was very good.

Overall the vibe is very good though and it’s open till 10:30pm, which is also a bonus in Havelock.

Definitely a must visit place if you want to chill place to hang (not a fine dining experience), with nice live music & good food. I would suggest giving the cocktails a miss and going for beer or booze instead.
Written February 24, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Venom is the best hangout to party and chill with friends and family in all of Havelock.
The place has a quirky touch with very welcoming bartenders. They have a wide variety of drinks and cocktails. Must try the biryani nd even live music concert are also really amazing.
Written July 22, 2022
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ankur kandoi
Siliguri, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
This is the best party place in havelok.. I was there in havelok for 5days and i tried almost all the places in havelok and found this place to be the best..thats the reason i went to this place twice..

Mr. Pankaj (our waiter) was there and he was very friendly and polite.. He is a very cheerful server..👌

I highly suggest this place to all..
Written November 29, 2021
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice ambience for the night, if you are looking to move your body.

One of the few places that has a dance floor and a resident DJ. The music was good and the crowd was alright. It is a very short walk from the beach, so that's a big plus.

They also have Hookah.
Written December 12, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Venom is the best hangout to vibe in with friends and family.
The place has heating decor with best hospitality. They have a wide variety of drinks and cocktails. Must try the food along with live music.the dishes were quite good. Must try place!
Written February 13, 2023
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Ronaldphillip
Bengaluru, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
I've Spent My Last Three New Year's In Havelock Island. Venom Bar Has Always Been The Place With Good Vibes Along With The Amazing View Outside With A Cold Beer Giving You The Moment To Say This Is Life With Your Loved One. The Perfect Place to Call It A Night In Havelock Island.
Written March 20, 2015
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