Cantabria drinking and nightlife

Bar in Santander


One of Cañadío’s buzziest bars, Canela is fun, friendly and unpretentious, with tall tables dotting the square outside and a busy cultural calendar encompassing live music, film, cabaret acts and more. It’s forever …
Club in Santander


Hold off until 2am, then party on until dawn at this long-standing, dimly lit bar-nightclub, where DJs spin everything from rock to reggae. You’ll catch free comedy shows around 11pm on Thursday.
Cocktail Bar in Santander

Bar Caribe

This unassuming gin-and-tonic specialist sits just back from Playa del Sardinero (next to the casino). Settle into a streetside table over light snacks and a perfectly mixed copa (drink).
Bar in Santander


Named after an Italian explorer, jam-packed Malaspina has a seminautical theme, giant G&Ts, Spanish and international chart-toppers and the odd ’80s night. It’s just off Calle de Santa Lucía.
Bar in Santander

Pub Blues

Spilling out onto the superbusy Plaza de Cañadío, Pub Blues is good for copas (drinks) with a mixed crowd and sometimes has live jazz, rock or blues from about 9.30pm.