Both Manuka and Kingston are two of the best spots to get something to eat and catch some music. Plenty of streetside dining choices for all tastes and budgets. Manuka is a bit more upmarket but neither area will break the bank if you check out the prices.
Dress Code: Casual works well
For dining and the cafe scene visit Manuka or Kingston. Both have plenty of good restaurants. They are about 10 mins drive from the centre of the city. The city itself seems to get very quite after dark although there are some lively looking pubs hidden away just waiting to be discovered.