There are a large number of nightspots in Alicante offering all sorts of entertainment. El Barrio Antiguo (the Old District) is undoubtedly one of the liveliest areas, with a multitude of bars and clubs where you can drink and listen to live music. In the surrounding streets there are trendy cafés, upscale restaurants, pubs and clubs. Another area is the port of Alicante, which provides a unique backdrop for pubs, open-air bars, clubs, cafés and restaurants. In summer, nightlife shifts to the chiringuitos (kiosks) on the San Juan and Postiguet beaches.
Bars in Alicante
La Havana is one of the most popular bars in Alicante and heaves at the weekends with young revellers. Get there early before everyone else arrives for a guaranteed good night out.Address: , Rambla de Méndez Núñez 26, Alicante,
The cosy bar El Coscorrón serves the best mint-infused mojitos in Alicante as well as an extensive list of other excellent cocktails. It's a charming, small joint with plenty of character, and staff that will make you feel at home. Not your every-day bar.Address: , Calle Tarifa 3, Alicante,
This is the place in Alicante to come to for a gin and tonic - although the other cocktails, including the house creations, aren't bad either. The interior is sleek and stylish.Address: , Carrer Castaños 22, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 965 216 320
Clubs in Alicante
Down in the port area of Alicante, relaxing cafés double up as crowded clubs every night. In the popular Ay Carmela, you can expect mainstream music and all the Spanish hits, as well as Latin music and a spot of salsa, plus cocktails aplenty.Address: , Muelle de Levante, 6 bloque 1 local 3, Alicante,
El Puerto di Roma
A few doors down Ay Carmela is another popular nightspot in Alicante port: El Puerto di Roma. This Alicante nightlife bar is the biggest in the area. All the clubs in the port are open until the sun comes up.Address: , Muelle de Levante, Alicante,
Set on the beachfront overlooking the Bay of Alicante, Isla Marina comprises of a restaurant, pool area and open-air club. Come for a long lunch and then dance the night away.Address: , Avenida Villajoyosa 4, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 965 265 728
Live music in Alicante
The trendy art gallery Café Loft, on Muchavista beach, hosts live music every night in its lounge bar. Expect palm trees, chilled-out vibes and top-class cocktails. Sit inside for a bit of moody, low-lit romance, or enjoy the night air on the terrace.Address: , Calle Barcelona 15, Alicante,
Telephone: +34 96 565 9536.
Plaza de Toros
Not everyone who visits Alicante will be interested in the bloody sport that is bullfighting, though local fans will argue that it's a vital part of Spain's history and cultural tradition. If you can't bear to watch, at least you can admire the building, which is one of the finest of its kind in Spain. Live music concerts are also held here.Address: , Plaza de España 7 and 8, Alicante,
Telephone: (96) 330 8593.