Fancy long drinks in a club? Or cocktails at a quirky bar?
Malaga is a busy place on a Friday and Saturday night!
On the up-and-coming Calle Carretería, this trendy gastrobar can be enjoyed at any time of day or night. Whether for an early lunch, an afternoon tapa, or an evening drink with a quick bite, Gloria Hoyos has got you covered. With a menu consisting primarily of local, Spanish dishes that have been given a new and refreshing twist, Gloria Hoyos […]
Plaza de la Merced is one of the largest and most iconic public squares in Malaga city centre. The square has been a key part of the city since the Roman era, operating as a marketplace since at least the fifteenth century. This beautiful square is a must-see for many different reasons: Picasso’s birthplace Firstly, Plaza de la Merced is […]
Central Beers is a craft brewery right in Malaga city centre, on the semi-pedestrianised Calle Cárcer. In a modern yet inviting setting, Central Beers has a brew for everyone’s taste. With 15 rotating taps (check the screens for information about taste, where it’s from etc.) and more than 150 other bottles, there’s something for even the most discerning beer lover. […]
If you’re looking for an international flavour as you take a break from soaking in the sun at the beach, pop into the impossible-to-pronounce Cervecería Untertürkheim. The German-style bar (or rather Central European-style) on La Malagueta beach has a vast selection of both bottled and draught beers. Imported beers As well as local Spanish beers, they also have a menu […]
La Polivalente is a popular venue in the arty-yet-edgy Lagunillas area of the city. The bar is a diamond in this somewhat rough neighbourhood located between Plaza de la Merced and Plaza de la Victoria. It’s a real melting pot for artistic types, with the venue offering a full schedule of shows and live music. This almost impossibly small bar, with […]
This place is a feast both for the stomach and the eyes. Fiel de Fechos, tucked away in a small side street between the Cathedral and the bustling Calle Granada, can only be described in one way: spectacular. Roses on the ceiling invite you in, then bright lights and zany 70s patterns lead you to one of the ornate bar […]
What was once a legendary concert hall in Malaga has in recent times moved from Calle Comedias and converted itself into an alternative bar on the parallel Calle Convalecientes. With rock, indie and funk vibes, that concert hall past is still maintained with regular live music shows and DJ sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (check website for details). […]
English-style pub in the heart of Malaga, The Shakespeare is a hub for expat activity. Run by Peter Edgerton, musician and writer, there is a strong sense of community here. Right in the centre of Malaga, just off Plaza de la Constitución, there is always something going on with a full itinerary of events each week (follow The Shakespeare on […]
El Carmen, located on the iconic Plaza de la Merced, is an LGBT+ friendly bar that is open throughout the day. Enjoy a tapa and a beer on the outdoor terrace in the sunshine, or equally a lively and colourful show over food in the evening. One of the most popular events organised at El Carmen is the Drag Bingo […]
La Madriguera Bar is a beer lover’s heaven. This colourful brewpub on the busy Calle Carretería has a broad selection of artisanal beers from breweries from across Europe and around the world. Having trouble deciding? The barmen are thoroughly knowledgable – it’s their passion, after all. Ask them for their advice. With dozens and dozens of draught and bottled beers, […]
If you’re a fan of beer, and especially craft beer, La Fábrica is a must for any trip to Malaga. With capacity for up to 450 people, this craft microbrewery, in the heart of the fashionable Soho district (just off the main Alameda), is vast (1,200 m2 divided into different areas and spaces). Run by the international manufacturer Cruzcampo, it […]
La Terraza de San Juan is a rooftop bar with a lot to offer – above all excellent views of the mountains. This hotel bar, which opened in 2017, is on the fifth floor of the swanky Hotel Malaga Premium and is (quite literally) within touching distance of San Juan church’s tower. The public can access this terrace via the […]