Surrounded by single-story designer boutiques with terra-cotta roofs and illuminated storefronts, you'd never know that this courtyard DJ bar was one of the top lounges in Corsica. A cobblestone courtyard is exposed to the elements with the exception of a covered bay and umbrella-topped DJ podium attended by rotating mixers from the local electronic scene. The courtyard in covered in teak outdoor furniture with candlelit tabletops and tapas menu of Italian specialties and sandwiches. The crowd ranges between post-beach locals making their way through town for afternoon coffee and snacks to a late-night cocktail crowd in dressy club attire en route to nearby Via Notte.
The best time to visit is for afternoon happy hour (4pm-7pm) and when the DJs hit their evening stride around 11pm.
Courtyard DJ bar in Corsica’s Porto-Vecchio lures island hipsters and cocktail-craving locals in cozy village setting.