7 of the Best Places in Spain for Nightlife

Heading to Spain and want to party? Spain is a country full of art, culture, incredible food, great music, wonderful landscapes, and of course, a buzzing nightlife scene. You’re guaranteed a fun night out in Spain, wherever you go. However, there are some places that are better than others when it comes to after-hours fun. From its islands to cities, here are some of the best places in Spain for nightlife.

Best Places in Spain for Nightlife

1. Barcelona, Spain

With its lively tapas bars, late-night beach clubs, boat parties, street fiestas, and music festivals, Barcelona is one of the world’s best party cities. As for which areas of the city are best. Well, if you want to party until the early hours, Barceloneta beach is the place to go. Looking to mingle with tourists in British and Irish pubs? Head to the Gothic Quarter. You’ll find some of the best bars in Barcelona in L’Eixample. And for hip bars, cocktail joints, as well as traditional tapas spots, El Raval is the place to be. For parties on the water, head to Port Olimpic, and catch a party boat for nightlife right out on the Mediterranean sea. For great tapas bars, make your way to Gràcia, Barcelona’s trendiest neighbourhood.

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2. Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the most popular party islands in the world. It has the best nightlife in Europe, from laid-back beach bars to glitzy beach clubs and super clubs. Whatever your style, you are guaranteed the party of a lifetime. Some of our favourite beach bars in Ibiza include Cafe del Mar and El Chiringuito. Our favourite bars in Ibiza include Paradise Lost and The Ninth. And our favourite clubs are the original and legendary Pacha and Amnesia.

3. Madrid

The capital city of Spain is a mecca for partygoers due to its legendary all-night-long nightlife options. For the ultimate night on the town, head to one of the districts that are famous for after-hours activities and bar hop and party till the sun comes up. The main artery of the Literary Quarter, Calle Huertas has some brilliant taverns where you can drink Spanish wine and try lots of different tapas. Malasaña is one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Madrid and has some very cool bars. Some other districts to check out for nightlife in Madrid include Chueca, Avenida de Brasil, and Argüelles-Moncloa.

4. Magaluf

Magaluf is the party town on the Spanish island of Majorca. It is famous and infamous for its wild nightlife and bars and cafes that line the seafront promenade. With a capacity of 5,000 party-goers, BCM Magaluf is consistently voted one of the top ten clubs in the world. The Puenta Baena or the Strip is half a mile of pure notorious nightlife with over fifty bars and five nightclubs.

5. Marbella

Marbella is famous the world over for its glitzy, glamorous nightlife. You’ll find exclusive venues in Puerto Banus and on the Golden Mile – one of the most luxurious addresses on the Costa del Sol. There is no shortage of late-night bars, music bars and nightclubs in Marbella. Some of our favourite places to party in Marbella include Olivia Valère, Pangea, Aqwa Mist, and the Funky Buddha.

6. Benidorm

Benidorm is designed so that party-goers can have the most fun possible. Levante Beach in New Town is one of the more lively areas of the city and is famous for its nightlife and wide selection of bars and clubs. You’ll find the majority of pubs and bars located on Calle Gerona. This is “The Strip” and is where the majority of tourists congregate. This is where most of the carnage takes place. You have been warned.

7. Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia. It is a wonderful place for nightlife and with more than 300 entertainment clubs, Lloret de Mar is the best place to go for nightlife on the Costa Brava. In fact, you can party 24/7 all year round. The biggest and the best clubs are Disco Colossos, Disco Tropics, Millennium Party and St. Trop. You’ll regulary find superstar DJs playing these famous party spots.

Melanie May

Melanie is an intrepid solo traveller, endlessly curious about people, places and food. She is a fan of slow travel and loves exploring the world by mouth, discovering a culture through its food. Having backpacked her way around the world she turned her wanderlust into a career and is now a full-time travel writer.

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