Nightlife in Alicante – bars, clubs and the best parties
Alicante region, often called Costa Blanca, is one of the most popular destinations for people in summer. Those who come here to have fun have a chance to enjoy warm weather, delicious Mediterranean gastronomy and vivid lifestyle and atmosphere.
Alicante is also famous for its entertainment offerings and nightlife spots. Besides sightseeing, shopping, sports activities, you can explore the nightlife by visiting variety of bars and clubs that you can find everywhere around the city. Further, you can read about most popular party hotspots in Alicante if you plan on having fun at night while staying here.
Calle Castaños is one of Alicante’s central streets that is famous for its bars, restaurants and clubs. The bars located on this street start serving beers and tapas quite early in the day, and many people simply stay here for late drinks too. The number of bars and clubs here is countless. However, most of them work until morning, about 4 a.m. The must visit spots here are alternative bar Confetti that plays specific electronic-indie music, modern NIC that serves fantasy cocktails, Irish pub The Globe, and Havana club that is famous for marvelous parties with positive vibes.
Another sparkle of Alicante is its cocktail bars. The highlight spot is Bar 26 Cocktail room, which is a must visit cocktail bar for tourists. It has friendly staff and serves best cocktails. You can either enjoy you cocktail sitting in their outdoor space or inside the bar where you can observe the whole performance of cocktail artists preparing the drinks. The Bar 26 Cocktail Room is located at Pl. Portal de Elche, 6, 03001 Alicante.
Another great place not to miss out is Gatsby Cocktail Club, located at C. Bailén, 18, Bajo Derecha, 03001 Alicante. You will be served best cocktails by professional bartenders. More so, the beautiful music and special atmosphere will only add to your time enjoying drinks here.
Some other spots to visit for cocktails include SOHO Parc, which is found in Plaza De Elche park, Monkiria Alicante in La Rambla, which serves cocktails in extravagant shapes of animals, and a fancy Oculto Alicante cocktail bar, which is a great place for a date or nice get-away with friends.
El Barrio is the area just in the historical heart of Alicante city between the squares of Sant Cristòfol, El Carmen and Santísima Faz and La Rambla. El Barrio hosts numerous bars, restaurants and clubs. Some time ago it was a popular for gathering and drinking outside in the street, knows as botellones, and that influenced appearance of various nightlife spots that include bars with live music and restaurants with haute cuisine menus, as well as gastrobars that offer to spend your time enjoying boho vibes at their outdoor terraces.
One of the most beloved places by locals is the Havana Barrio. People say that the special atmosphere of the place, warm red-colored interiors, and soft music in the background help locals, tourists, and expats living in Alicante blend together. The only thing to keep in mind is that the place is usually crowded on weekends, so you should come earlier to get a place. You can visit the Havana Barrio at Rambla de Méndez Núñez, 26 03002 Alicante.
Another famous and popular place in El Barrio is the Bar Austin, which located at Carrer Llauradors, 6, 03002 Alacant, Alicante. The bar is rather conventional and small but it gathers football fans as football games are regularly aired here. If you are not a big football fan, you still enjoy a drink and watch the hustling city.
Baccus is one of the most visited and thus busiest bars in Alicate that works Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 4.30 a.m. It takes to floors and serves special cocktails and drinks. You can usually hear Latin and some international music. The place is very popular among young people.
Generally, El Barrio can be said to be a paradise for bar-hoppers. In reality, you don’t have to have a specific place in mind to visit heading to El Barrio, you will find a bar or restaurant that will suit your taste for sure. Baccus is one of the most visited and thus busiest bars in Alicate that works Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 4.30 a.m. It takes to floors and serves special cocktails and drinks. You can usually hear Latin and some international music. The place is very popular among young people.
Generally, El Barrio can be said to be a paradise for bar-hoppers. In reality, you don’t have to have a specific place in mind to visit heading to El Barrio, you will find a bar or restaurant that will suit your taste for sure.
When bars close usually at about 4 a.m., the nightlife continues until the sunrise in Alicante marina, which hosts Latina music clubs, several nightclubs, and chill-out bars. On the list of the most visited and popular places are Marmarela with two terraces that play different music, Samoa that serves anything from excellent cocktails to breakfasts, and Bar Cayote where you can have a lunch with a drink while observing the view on the port.
You should not also miss considering the El Puerto area and most trendy bars there. While the prices are usually higher, the atmosphere and abundance of dance floors with the most popular music will pay off in partying until the sunrise.
San Juan Beach
San Juan Beach is also a place to head when you’re looking for pleasant atmosphere, nice music and dance. The reason is that parallel to the beach there is Avinguda de la Costa Blanca, which host many bars and tents where you can have a drink and dance to lively and popular music until the sun rises. And don’t worry – you won’t have to pay too much as prices are reasonable.
Most popular spots are Texaco nightclub that has themed nights and Frontera and Harley, both of which are in the American style providing rock atmosphere. If you head inland, you’ll reach the San Juan golf zone that hosts bars focused on culture food and excellent cocktails. A popular bar here is Copity, which is known for parties and atmosphere for meeting up with friends for several drinks.
While most visited places are Texaco and Copity, there are few more bars and clubs not to miss out:
- LalaLand Day&Night Club, located at Av. Países Escandinavos, 9, 03540 Alicante
- Pelican Club, located at Avinguda de la Costa Blanca, 148, 03540 Alacant, Alicante
- Flamingo Enlgish bar, located at Av. Benidorm, 12, 03540 Alicantengo English Bar
Nightlife in Alicante is vibrant and lively, and you should experience first-hand. If you have a plan on visiting specific restaurants, bars and nightclubs in advance, then be prepared to alter it. Most likely you’d want to turn into a bar or club that is not on your list. Nevertheless, you will surely find the whole partying atmosphere amusing and relaxing. Come to Alicante to live the life to the fullest, and we will help you get around all the must-visit spots.