Must-see nightlife in Spain

  • El Tiburón


    A fun beach tavern, just south of Platja Illetes, that tends to attract locals for fish, salads, sangría and, of course, sunsets.

  • Urban


    This DJ bar with a 20s clientele gets hotter and busier as the night progresses. The rhythms run from urban to reggae to funk.

  • La Cucaracha


    The omniously-named Cucaracha (Cockroach) is great for well-priced cocktails in near-darkness with crashing music.

  • Glass Bar


    In the lobby of Hotel Urban, Glass Bar is a high-class cocktail bar with impeccable service and top-shelf spirits.

  • La Bodeguita del Medio


    A popular, friendly little salsa bar near the marina, with a more mature crowd than you’ll find in Cimadevilla.

  • Libertad 6.8


    A fashionable, half-open-air space in El Tubo serving 22 types of gin and plenty of cocktails. Does meals too.

  • Azucar

    Puerto de la Cruz

    This dark and sexy Latino nightclub goes on all night and is located in an atmospheric colonial building.

  • Casa del Café & Té


    This cute little blue teashop sells loose-leaf tea to take away or you can sit and sup your brew in situ.

  • Bar Cacatúa

    La Gomera

    Live music, DJ sets and laid-back vibes on a leafy garden terrace just inland from Vueltas' harbour.

  • El Angelote


    A lively bar with terrace seating on the picturesque square; it offers occasional live music.

  • Jazz Bar


    This reliable jazz spot has a sophisticated scene with regular exhibitions and live jazz.

  • Fitzpatrick's


    This Irish pub has a suitably blarney atmosphere and all the predictable ales on tap.

  • Espantaperros Café


    Among the liveliest options near the cathedral, it has live jazz nightly.

  • Tropy Sol


    Playa Burriana’s top place for coffee and ice cream.

  • La Recogida


    Late night bar on aromatic Calle Temple.

  • Bar Ca'n Tomeu


    A typical Mallorcan bar through and through, this traditional local is a welcome spot just off the main square and a good bolthole for a cafe con leche …

  • Pub Terraza Limbo

    Puerto de la Cruz

    Located over a restaurant and accessed via a traditional Canarian courtyard, this thumping nightclub has a series of atmospheric rooms offering varying…

  • Scandic Coffee & Bar


    One of a slew of similar places around Plaça Ricard Vinyes, Scandic serves up goldfish bowl–sized gin and tonics plus other potent mixed drinks. There are…

  • Tasca Calentito


    This bar in the zona de tascas (tapas zone) has a lively atmosphere and a younger clientele (20s) than most others, with everything painted in bright…

  • El Candil


    With its decent selection of beers and cava, this central cave-like cafe-bar on popular Plaça de la Font makes a solid choice for daytime drinks or the…

  • 20th Century Rock


    A perennially popular, gaudily US-themed music bar, where decor includes an entire yellow taxi.

  • Buqué Enoteca


    An inviting Old Town wine bar, with wine barrels for tables and shelves full of bottles.

  • Casablanca

    Los Cristianos, Playa de las Américas & Costa Adeje

    A long-standing club at the western end of the Centro Comercial San Telmo.

  • La Tierra

    Ibiza Town

    Just off Carrer de Barcelona in the Port Area, this cave-like bar was a prime hippy hang-out back in the day. The ambience remains lively with hard…

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