7 places for the best nightlife in Spain

Looking to hit up the biggest party spots in Spain? We’ve got you covered. Whether you are looking for an epic all-nighter in a superclub with a superstar DJ or are looking for something a little more low-key, you’re guaranteed a fun night out in Spain. When it comes to after-hours fun, there are some places that are better than others. From its islands to cities to small towns, here are some coolest places for the best nightlife in Spain.

7 places for the best nightlife in Spain

1. Valencia

Valencia is where you’ll find one of the liveliest party scenes in Spain. The city’s beautiful streets are lined with chic cafes, buzzing bars and cool clubs. It is also a terrific destination for those who love a good festival, as there are loads every month. Valencia’s most popular nightlife districts are Barrio El Carmen in the Old Town, the port and Malvarrosa Beach. If you are a slightly younger party-goer, head on down to Avenida d’Arago, close to local universities, where you’ll find great student pubs and live music venues.

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2. Bilbao

Bilbao is a brilliant city in northern Spain for nightlife. Here, the port city’s after our bars, restaurants, cafes, and clubs are lively and fun. The city has a pulsating late-night culture for both eating and drinking, so whatever time you make it out, you’ll find something fun to do. The Old Town and the Abando area are the two areas that have the most options when it comes to bars, places to eat and clubs.

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3. Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar in Catalonia is a Mediterranean coastal town famous for its nightlife. It has more than 300 entertainment clubs, so is one of the best places for nightlife in Spain’s Costa Brava. In fact, in Lloret de Mar, you can party all day, night, and year-round. The biggest and the best clubs are Disco Colossos, Disco Tropics, Millennium Party and St. Trop. You’ll regularly find superstar DJs playing these famous party spots.

4. Benidorm

Benidorm is infamous for its raucous nightlife, especially around Levante Beach in New Town. This lively area has a 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. Prepare to party until the sun comes up.

5. Marbella

With the most exclusive venues and prolific parties on the Costa del Sol, Marbella is famous worldwide for its glitzy, glamorous nightlife. You’ll find exclusive venues in Puerto Banus and on the Golden Mile, where there is no shortage of late-night bars, music bars and clubs. Some of Marbella’s most popular places to party include Olivia Valère, Pangea, Aqwa Mist, and the Funky Buddha.

6. Barcelona

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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7. Ibiza

Ibiza is one of the most popular party islands in the world. It has everything from laid-back beach bars to glitzy beach clubs and super clubs. Some of our favourite beach bars in Ibiza include Cafe del Mar and El Chiringuito. The super clubs are mainly in Playa d’en Bossa. The nightlife here is unparalleled. That’s where you’ll find Amnesia, DC10, Pacha, Ushuaïa, and many more. If you want more of a classic ‘strip’ vibe, with countless bars, pubs, and clubs, head to San Antonio’s West End strip. This isn’t to be confused with Sunset Strip, which, as you can imagine, is the place to be for sunset. This is where you’ll find the iconic Café Mambo and many other bohemian bars.

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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