Must-see nightlife in Spain

  • Amnesia

    South Ibiza

    Amnesia is arguably Ibiza's most influential and legendary club, its decks welcoming such DJ royalty as Sven Väth, Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tiësto…

  • Pacha

    Ibiza Town

    Going strong since 1973, Pacha is Ibiza's original megaclub and the islanders' party venue of choice. It's built around the shell of a farmhouse, boasting…

  • Ushuaïa

    South Ibiza

    Queen of daytime clubbing, ice-cool Ushuaïa is an open-air megaclub, packed with designer-clad hedonistas and waterside fun. The party starts early, with…

  • Hï Ibiza

    South Ibiza

    A glitzy newcomer to Ibiza's superclub scene, Hï is part of the ever-growing Ushuaïa empire. Refreshing the site originally occupied by Ibizan clubbing…

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    South Ibiza

    The world's biggest club, Privilege is a mind-blowing space that regularly hosts 10,000 clubbers. The venue was originally an open-air affair called Ku:…

  • People are walking at Joy Eslava theater under Christmas decorations on a sunny day in December next to the Royal Theater and Puerta del Sol central square downtown Madrid

    Teatro Joy Eslava


    The only things guaranteed at this grand old Madrid dance club (housed in a 19th-century theatre) are a crowd and the fact that it’ll be open (it claims…

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    Nomad Coffee Lab & Shop

    La Ribera

    King of Barcelona’s third-wave coffee scene, Nømad is known for its seasonally sourced, small-batch, Barcelona-roasted beans and experimental techniques…

  • Café Comercial in Madrid was established in 1887, this bi-level restaurant & bar offers Spanish fare in an old-world setting.

    Café Comercial

    Malasaña & Conde Duque

    The city’s oldest cafe has a special place in the hearts of many madrileños. Open for more than a century, it’s still pulsing with life. Any day of the…

  • Museo Chicote: cocktails & bar snacks in an iconic 1930s locale with old photographs & live music performances.

    Museo Chicote


    This place is a Madrid landmark, complete with its 1930s-era interior, and its founder is said to have invented more than 100 cocktails, which the likes…

  • Dr Stravinsky is an upscale cocktail bar serving up imaginative drinks & elevated bar bites in stylish surroundings.

    Dr Stravinsky

    La Ribera

    At this alchemist-inspired temple to crafted-cocktail wizardry, named one of the World’s 50 Best Bars in 2019, mixologist Antonio Naranjo and team prepare…

  • El Pimpi Bar, traditional bar in Malaga, Andalusia, Spain

    Bodegas El Pimpi


    This rambling bar is an institution. The interior encompasses a warren of rooms, and there's a courtyard and open terrace overlooking the Teatro Romano…

  • Paradiso is a dramatic, dimly lit haunt offering imaginative cocktails & classic bar bites, plus mixology classes. Ranked one of the best bars int he world.

    Paradiso/Pastrami Bar

    La Ribera

    A kind of Narnia-in-reverse, Paradiso is fronted by a snowy-white wardrobe-sized space, with pastrami sandwiches, pulled pork and other home-cured…

  • Madrid's La Violeta is a quaint bistro

    La Violeta


    This breezy little Chamberí bar has many calling cards – among them, great music and a sense of being a real old-style Madrid neighbourhood bar. But we…

  • Entrance to Café Negrito.

    Café Negrito


    Something of a local legend, Negrito has had a bit of a facelift in recent years and boasts a rather handsome interior. It hasn't changed its character…

  • Bobby Gin in Barcelona at Carrer de Francisco Giner 47

    Bobby Gin


    With over 80 varieties, this whitewashed stone-walled bar is a haven for gin lovers, and arguably Barcelona's top spot for a perfectly mixed, artfully…

  • Diurno Cocktails & global dishes served in a sophisticated restaurant & bar with a DVD rental service.



    One of the most important hubs of barrio life in Chueca, this cafe-bar has become to modern Chueca what the grand literary cafes were to another age. It’s…

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    Chocolatería de San Ginés


    One of the grand icons of the Madrid night, this chocolate con churros (Spanish doughnuts with chocolate) cafe sees a sprinkling of tourists throughout…

  • Corner House Roof Terrace bar hotel entrance

    Corner House Terraza

    La Macarena & Alameda de Hércules

    With its wooden decking, handmade tables and grandstand views over the vibrant, tree-lined plaza below, the rooftop terrace at the Corner House is a top…

  • Street view of La Fusteria

    La Fustería


    This former carpentry workshop is now a likeable jumbled bar and restaurant with mismatched furniture and exposed brick walls. It's a great venue for an…

  • Café Belén in Madrid

    Café Belén


    Café Belén is cool in all the right places – lounge and chill-out music, dim lighting, a great range of drinks and a low…

  • 1862 Dry Bar features signature & classic cocktails served in an elegant street-level bar or in a cozy vaulted cellar.

    1862 Dry Bar

    Malasaña & Conde Duque

    Great cocktails, muted early-20th-century decor and a refined air make this one of our favourite bars down Malasaña's southern end. Prices are reasonable,…

  • Hostal La Torre

    West Ibiza

    Big international names such as DJ Harvey join resident DJs for daily in-season sessions at this clifftop, sea-view, in-the-know terrace bar-restaurant…

  • La Confiteria

    El Raval

    This evocative tile-covered cocktail hang-out is a trip back to the 19th century. Until the 1980s it was a confectioner’s shop, and though the original…

  • Delic

    La Latina & Lavapiés

    We could go on for hours about this long-standing cafe-bar, but we’ll reduce it to its most basic elements: nursing an exceptionally good mojito or three…

  • Monvínic


    At this rhapsody to wine, the digital menu details over 3000 international varieties searchable by origin, year or grape, with 50 selections available by…

  • Café Iruña


    Opened on the eve of Sanfermines in 1888, Café Iruña’s dominant position on the main square, powerful sense of history and belle époque decor make this by…

  • Vermutería Victoria


    This wildly popular bar is a Burgos classic perfect for first drinks. That time-honoured Spanish tradition of a pre-meal vermut (vermouth, or martini)…

  • Two Schmucks

    El Raval

    Originally a wandering pop-up bar, seriously edgy yet refreshingly unpretentious Swedish-run Two Schmucks has become one of Barcelona's (and Europe's)…

  • Bar Zim

    La Rambla & Barri Gòtic

    From the welcoming team behind the terrific Formatgeria La Seu (next door) comes this teensy, intimate, cavern-like bar where Catalan (Penedès, Empordà)…

  • La Tetería


    There are numerous teterías in Málaga, but only one La Tetería. While it's less Moorish than some of its more atmospheric brethren, it still sells a wide…

  • Bar Arrantzale

    Biscay Province

    With its delightful plane tree–shaded cobbled terrace cooled by the afternoon sea breeze and its charming setting in Getxo's whitewashed Puerto Viejo,…

  • La Venencia


    La Venencia is a barrio classic, with manzanilla (chamomile-coloured sherry) from Sanlúcar and sherry from Jeréz poured straight from the dusty wooden…

  • Cova d’en Xoroi


    For a night on the rocks, head to Menorca's most famous bar-club, perched like an eyrie in a vertiginous cliffside cave. Sunset is primetime, with…

  • El Coscorrón


    Mind your head – actually, it's more like bend double – as you enter this intriguing cellar bar, presciently named 'bump on the head'. Once inside enjoy…

  • La Bodeguita de San Segundo


    Situated in the 16th-century Casa de la Misericordia, this superb wine bar is standing-room only most nights, though more tranquil in the quieter…

  • La Fábrica de Hielo

    Valencia's Beaches

    It's difficult to know how to classify this former ice factory, converted with great charm into a sizeable multi-purpose space that does cultural events,…

  • Mon de Vins

    Southern Mallorca

    A wonderful place to sample the wines of Mallorca (and further afield), this outpost of Robert Chaves' burgeoning Llum de Sal empire is strewn with…

  • Atlantico Café

    Palma de Mallorca

    Spangled with an upended cornucopia of bric-a-brac, blessed with welcoming, laid-back staff and capable of cranking the merriment up to 11, this is one of…

  • Taberna El Tempranillo

    La Latina & Lavapiés

    You could come here for the tapas, but we recommend Taberna El Tempranillo especially for its wines, of which it has a selection that puts numerous…

  • Bier Kraft

    La Macarena & Alameda de Hércules

    Sporting high ceilings and a retro-industrial look, Bier Kraft has been flying the flag for craft beer since 2017. Its collection of national and…

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