Nightlife

Lounge in Tarifa

Tumbao

The ultimate Tarifa-cool beach hang-out, Tumbao serves up cocktails, tinto de verano (cold, wine-based drink similar to sangria) loungey sunset beats on a grassy, beanbag-strewn patch overlooking the kitesurfing act…
Bar in Tarifa

Tangana

This mellow beach bar is set around a boho-chic boutique and two chill-out lounges, one with deckchairs looking out across the beach, 11km northwest of Tarifa. Turquoise-washed bench-style tables set a lazy-life sce…
Cocktail Bar in Cádiz

La Colonial

This chic cocktail bar sits at the northern edge of old Cádiz, dressed in neon lighting, and with sea-view tables around a gurgling, palm-fringed fountain on the promenade opposite. Mixologists whip up a world of or…
Lounge in Los Caños de Meca

Jaima Meccarola

This massive, super-popular multipurpose venue is set into the cliffs above Caños' main beach. You can dig into grilled fish in the alfresco beer bar or sip beachy mojitos on the Atlantic-facing cocktail terrace, wh…
Wine Bar in Jerez de la Frontera

Tabanco Plateros

Join the crowds spilling out from this lively drinking house for a glass of fino, oloroso or amontillado glugged alongside ingeniously simple meat and cheese tapas (€2 to €3). There's tortilla at weekends, and sherr…
Wine Bar in Jerez de la Frontera

Tabanco Las Banderillas

Decked with bullfighting memorabilia, this yellow-walled tabanco is forever popular for its wonderfully simple, meat-heavy tapas, from chacinas (cold cuts), tortillitas de camarones (shrimp fritters) and patatas ali…
Wine Bar in Jerez de la Frontera

Tabanco A la Feria

One of just a few venues offering daily shows, A la Feria gets taken over by fiery flamenco at 10.30pm each night. Sherries and tapas are a bargain at €1, or arrive early to secure a table for the four-tapa, two-win…
Cafe in Cádiz

Quilla

A bookish cafe-bar encased in what appears to be the rusty hulk of an old ship overlooking Playa de la Caleta, with coffee, pastries, tapas, wine, art exhibitions, gratis sunsets and lightly modernised Andalucian di…
Wine Bar in Jerez de la Frontera

Tabanco El Guitarrón de San Pedro

Revitalised by sherry-loving owners (who offer pairings and tastings), El Guitarrón hosts regular flamenco dancing (Thursday) and singing (Friday and Saturday), plus art exhibitions – all best enjoyed while feasting…
Teahouse in Jerez de la Frontera

Tetería La Jaima

Recline with a fruity, aromatic brew (chilled versions available) in the cavernous depths of this atmospherically dark tea room, decked out with breezy curtains and Moroccan lanterns. If you're hungry, try some humm…