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Nightlife in Alicante – bars, clubs and the best parties
January 23, 2023

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 a vivid lifestyle and atmosphere.

Alicante is also famous for its entertainment offerings and nightlife spots. Besides sightseeing, shopping, and sports activities, you can explore the nightlife by visiting a variety of bars and clubs that you can find everywhere around the city. Further, you can read about the most popular party hotspots in Alicante if you plan on having fun at night while staying here.

Alicante

Calle Castaños

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 the 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.

Calle Castaños

Cocktail Bars

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 the best cocktails. You can either enjoy your 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 on is Gatsby Cocktail Club, located at C. Bailén, 18, Bajo Derecha, 03001 Alicante. You will be served the best cocktails by professional bartenders. Moreover, 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 a nice get-away with friends.

Cocktail Bar

El Barrio

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 popular for gathering and drinking outside in the street, known as botellones, and that influenced the 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 is 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 can still enjoy a drink and watch the hustling city.

Bar Austin

Baccus is one of the most visited and thus busiest bars in Alicante that works Thursdays through Saturdays from 12 a.m. to 4.30 a.m. It takes two 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.

El Barrio Nightlife

Alicante Marina

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 lunch with a drink while observing the view of the port.

You should not also miss considering the El Puerto area and the 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.

Alicante Marina

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 hosts 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 a rock atmosphere. If you head inland, you’ll reach the San Juan golf zone that hosts bars focused on cultural 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 the most visited places are Texaco and Copity, there are few more bars and clubs not to miss out:

  1. LalaLand Day&Night Club, located at Av. Países Escandinavos, 9, 03540 Alicante
  2. Pelican Club, located at Avinguda de la Costa Blanca, 148, 03540 Alacant, Alicante
  3. Flamingo English Bar, located at Av. Benidorm, 12, 03540 Alicante

Teatre Day & Night

Another quite popular place, both among locals and tourists, is Teatre Day & Night: Located in the heart of Alicante, Teatre is the birthplace of “tardeo,” a popular weekend tradition where thousands gather every Saturday. As the first bar in Alicante to open at 4 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, Teatre is the ultimate destination for great music, excellent drinks, and friendly vibes. Whether you’re popping in mid-afternoon or dancing the night away after dinner, Teatre Day & Night promises an unforgettable experience.

But what makes Teatre truly special? Let’s explore:

  • Eclectic Music: The theatre’s playlist caters to a variety of tastes. From exciting electronic music to classic rock, there is something for everyone. DJs maintain an energetic atmosphere that enlivens the dance floor.
  • Chic Ambiance: The place transitions seamlessly from day to night. During the day, sunlight streams through the large windows, which is relaxing. As the sun goes down, the lighting changes and the Theater becomes an elegant nightclub with neon sounds and vibrant energy.
  • Signature cocktails: The theatre’s mixologists create innovative cocktails that tempt your taste buds. Drink a “Sunset Spritz” or “Midnight Mojito” while enjoying the company of friends.
  • A focal point of life: A theater is more than just a pub; It is the center of life. It allows communities and visitors to interact, celebrate, and create memories together. Start talking to co-workers—you can make friends for life!
  • Late-Night Bites: When hunger strikes, Teatre has you covered. Their late-night menu features mouthwatering tapas, sliders, and other delectable bites. Pair them with your favorite drink for the perfect combo.
  • Themed Nights: Teatre hosts themed parties, ensuring every visit feels unique. From retro '80s nights to tropical beach parties, there’s always something exciting happening.
  • Tardeo Ritual: Don’t miss the iconic tardeo experience. Arrive early, grab a seat, and watch as the crowd swells. By sunset, the dance floor is packed, and the energy reaches a crescendo. It’s a celebration of life, friendship, and music.

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.

January 23, 2023

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