Nightlife

Top Choice Pub in Sliema & Around

Hole in the Wall

Indie rock and craft beers combine at the latest incarnation of Sliema's oldest pub. Posters of gigs you really wish you'd been to, including Joy Division and Nirvana in their prime, paper the walls while friendly l…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Valletta

Yard 32

Almost 250 gins from around the world partner with traditional Spanish-style pinchos tapas at this stylish bar at the quieter southern end of Strait St. There's regular live music too, usually kicking off around 8.3…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Nadur

Gebuba

With more than 300 brews from around Malta and the world, the team at Gebuba are big beer fans. Seating is either on Nadur's pretty main square or amid Gebuba's cosy interior, and friendly owner Giovanni can also re…
Top Choice Pub in Mġarr

Gleneagles Bar

This is the social hub of the village and a glorious place to head for a sundowner, with views over the harbour. It fills up in the early evening with a lively mix of locals, fishermen, yachties and tourists. It's n…
Top Choice Bar in Valletta

Bridge Bar

The Bridge Bar is a weekly event, with brightly coloured cushions all over a junction of steps in the eastern part of Valletta. There are views, live jazz from 8.30pm to midnight and the feel of an impromptu party.
Bar in Valletta

Cafe Society

Customers spill out onto tables set on Valletta's limestone steps at this cool and compact bar. Often there's a DJ dispensing beats inside, and a considered approach to mixology is partnered by international and loc…
Wine Bar in Valletta

Cru

Set amid the shimmering shopfronts of Valletta's traditional jewellery street, Cru is an excellent place to try wines from around Malta and the Mediterranean. The owner is very knowledgable, and the regular lunch sp…
Bar in Sliema & Around

Electro Lobster Project

This bar-club-restaurant has outside seating in a lovely spot overlooking Balluta Bay. There's nowhere else like this on Malta, with a bar and restaurant upstairs, and a small club/venue downstairs with live gigs. C…
Club in Rabat

Gianpula

The sprawling open-air Gianpula Village, just east of Rabat, is more than just a club. Areas include 'Groove Gardens', with an underground vibe; 'Marrakech', with a 'VIP' look; and 'Phoenix' (complete with flaming t…
Pub in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Cheeky Monkey

Our pick of the bars along the Qawra promenade. Ocean views southeast to the Ghallis Tower are best enjoyed from one of Malta's biggest decks, and indecisive drinkers may take a while deciding from a mega cocktail l…