Must-see nightlife in Gran Canaria

  • La Buena Vida

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    Although it looks like a regulation Canarian bar, this place is one of the best spots in town for its crop of Viva craft beers, starting at €1.60 for a…

  • Almogaren

    Gran Canaria

    Run by welcoming Carmen and Roberto, this delightful place is a very tasteful choice with a small courtyard, shafts of sunlight, a handful of tables, a…

  • Olivia Lounge

    Puerto de Mogán

    Set back from the marina and behind the bandstand, this is the bar to come to for ambience, chillaxing and superb cocktails (from €8), highballs, Canarian…

  • La Azotea de Benito

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    It's not cheap, but this relaxing cocktail bar in the historic heart of town is a pretty suave and appealing choice as the sun sets, with bamboo chairs…

  • El Modernista

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    This extraordinary kiosk in lovely Parque San Telmo is a stunning art-nouveau confection from 1923, with pretty tiling and stained glass, and garlanded up…

  • Bar La Tienda

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    This place has genuine character, with shelf upon shelf of liquor, an old black-and-white chequered floor, cabinets stuffed with books and more, a ceiling…

  • Cafe Madrid

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    With a lovely perspective directly on to Plaza de Cairasco, this cafe – part of the hotel of the same name – ensconces you in a superb ambience right in…

  • Pacha


    A vast nightclub with big-name DJs. Admission is €15.

  • La Dolorosa

    Gran Canaria

    With its outdoor tables mere steps from the vast and vertiginous facade of the Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and therefore with a rather dwarfing and epic…

  • Pachichi

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    This poky place puts little effort into its decor, but Bodega Don Juan Pachichi – generally shortened to just Pachichi – is a local institution and old…

  • Bodegón Lagunetas

    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

    One of several tapas bars on this street, Bodegón Lagunetas also has a restaurant. Hang out in the bar with a caña (draught beer) and enjoy the…