If you are staying in any village, take the chance to join in any village choir or Sivasiva (dance) performance.
Each village has their own choir and dancers and they are quite competitive with other villages.
The Siva is a traditional dance, very elegant movements by the women swaying gently and moving their hands. The guys are a littler more active moving outside, sometimes trying to impress the girls. It is all in good fun and a joy to see.
The natural voices of a Samoan village choir and the seated arm and dance movements is a delight. Villages also get together for holidays and take turns performing.
The only place of note I found in Pago Pago was Evie's Cantina, which also has a bar and evolves into a nightclub after 8pm on weekends. Otherwise, I couldn't find anything to do on a night out in Pago. American Samoa has its attractions, but for a good knees-up, stick to Apia in independent Samoa.
EyeSpy, I think I went there nearly everynight for three months!!! It is upstairs from Area51 (I am not a fan of Area 51 too sketchy) a block down the street from McDonalds. I also liked Beggars Bar, live music nightly, much more the local after work city crowd, it is next to the Tusitala hotel on BEach road. I also really like the Coast Bar and Grill, it is a little more subdued that the clubs, it is upstairs of the movie theatre on beach road near Sails. Mt. Vaea is also cool, live music but definitely a local place since EyeSpy opened and because it is father from town.
Dress Code: No Sandles at EyeSpy (flip flops) but resonably modern
Rubbles in Pago - about 10min from the airport this South Pacific bar is home to the islands eclectic assortment of expatriots, upper government officials and business people. A good place to get to know Pago Pago on a Saturday night.
WARNING: Stay out of the area of Pago Pago know locally as 'The Darkside'. Found on the eastern side of Pago Pago harbor in the area of the tuna canneries, this zone is known for prostitution, and is generally dangerous. A small collection of 'clubs' characterize this area centered around the 'Fishermans Club'. Visitors are seriously advised to avoid this area.
In Apia there are many more nightclubs, but they change frequently so your best bet is to ask a cab driver 'what's hot' tonight -
Propieter Tom Drabble, a Kiwi expat has done an excellent job of creating a 'cheers' like atmosphere with a South Pacific setting at Rubbles - this place usually begins getting interesting about 4pm and is rock'en by 10... no dancing - but you'll have a good time!
In Apia the general setting of the harbor makes evenings out fun -
Dress Code: Island informal -
Ottoville Road, PO Box 999, Pago Pago, Tutuila, 96799, American Samoa
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Tafuna, Pago Pago, 96799, American Samoa
Good for: Families
Main Rd, Pago Pago, Tutuila, 96799, American Samoa
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business