Top ChoiceBar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

La Buena Vida

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 small glass or €2.90 for a pint glass. Choose between the...

Top ChoiceCafe in Agüimes


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 sofa, a wind chime or two and a scattering of secondhand...

Top ChoiceCocktail Bar in Puerto de Mogán

Olivia Lounge

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 wines, liqueurs and more, from a terrific, lengthy list...

Cocktail Bar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

La Azotea de Benito

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 and all-weather furniture amid the greenery on the roof of...

Cafe in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

El Modernista

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 on high with ceramic clusters of fruit. Sit out front...

Bar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Bar La Tienda

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 that goes on forever and a pervasive sense of seasoned...

Cafe in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Cafe Madrid

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 the good-looking historic heart of town, with grand...

Club in Maspalomas


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

Bar in Arucas

La Dolorosa

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 ringside view of the town's principal sight, this bodega...

Bar in 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-timer serving cheap rum and Cokes to start the evening. It's...

Bar in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Bodegón Lagunetas

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 fascinating sepia photo exhibition of late-19th-century Las Palmas.