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Granada Nightlife

Granada's nightlife scene buzzes around Plaza Nueva and the Calle de Elvira area, at the foot of the Albaicín. Carrera del Darro and Paseo de los Tristes, heading northeast from Plaza Nueva along the narrow Darro valley below the Alhambra, harbour further drinking spots.

Don't miss Granada's flamenco scene either: away from the more touristic shows, several bars and clubs host authentic music and dance. Many Granada bars also maintain that magnificent tradition of free tapas with your drinks.

Bars in Granada

Bodega Castañeda

This polished nightlife option does decent tapas, but expect to rub elbows with other drinkers due to its popularity. Be warned: there's a neighbouring restaurant called Antigua Bodega Castaneda that is less atmospheric, and the proximity of the two often confuses tourists.

Address: , Calle de Almireceros 1, Granada, 18010
Telephone: +34 958 215464.

El Rincón de San Pedro

If you like your bars to come with astounding views, check out this hip watering hole with vistas of the Alhambra. Live DJs play on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, so there's a small dancefloor for revellers who fancy a boogie.

Address: , Carrera del Darro 12, Granada, 18010
Telephone: +34 645 310 155.

Le Chien Andalou

This intimate little bar, set inside a former water cistern, is a fantastic place to catch a flamenco performance for half the price of the bigger shows. The performers vary, but are often magical. Reserve in advance and make sure you're not seated at the back as you won't be able to see the performers' footwork. Drinks and tapas are available.

Address: , Carrera Darro 7, Granada,
Telephone: +34 717 709 100.

Clubs in Granada

Industrial Copera

Industrial Copera is an all-night electronic and hip-hop club located in Warehouse 7. It regularly hosts internationally renowned DJs and artists, and has a reputation for being one of the youngest and funkiest nightlife venues in the city.

Address: Parcela 13, Calle Desmond Tutu, Granada, 18640
Telephone: +34 958 637 837.

Mae West

Dress up to the nines if you want to get through the door of this uber-stylish nightclub, which is famous for turning away partygoers who don't live up to its exacting standards. Once in, Mae West is a symphony of exposed wood and far-eastern décor, with a dancefloor that thrums to the beat of pop, commercial dance and Spanish music.

Address: , Centro Commercial Neptuno, Calle Arabial, Granada, 18004
Telephone: +34 638 872 279.

Planta Baja

Planta Baja is a two-level club with top DJs. It's arguably Granada's most popular nightspot, thanks to its conveniently central location and stellar line-up. Downstairs the tunes cross the genres of old school, hip hop and funk, while upstairs is more relaxed and lounge-like.

Address: , Calle Horno de Abad 11, Granada, 18002

Live music in Granada

Discoteca Forum Plaza

This shiny modern club has quickly established itself as one of the most exclusive nights out in the city. Live acts perform throughout the year, with the focus on commercial music and old school DJs.

Address: Calle Jose Luis Perez Pujadas, Edificio Forum, Granada, 18006
Telephone: +34 677 447 068.

La Tertulia

This funky pub boasts a calendar packed with live acts, as well as other cultural activities such as poetry jam events, tango classes and life drawing sessions. Its famously cosy interior and the fun, easy-going atmosphere make it a favourite with locals.

Address: , Calle Pintor López Mezquita 3, Granada, 18002
Telephone: +34 958 291 796.

Los Jardines de Zoraya

Tucked away in Granada's historic Albaicín quarter, this bar-cum-restaurant doubles up as one of the city's premier flamenco venues. It hosts two performances per day, each lasting around an hour and featuring guitarists, dancers and singers. The food is excellent as well.

Address: , Calle Panaderos 32, Granada, 18010
Telephone: +34 958 206 266.

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Fonda Sanchez Hotel

One of Granada's best value hotels, Fonda Sanchez boasts a central location close to the cathedral in the university district. No frills, but perfectly clean and comfortable with helpful English speaking staff. Following a recent renovation, the rooms are modern and all have balconies, air conditioning and a TV.

Hotel Molinos

It might only have a single star to its name, but this surprisingly chic city centre hotel is a comfortable and welcoming place to stay. To add interest, it holds the Guinness World Record for being the narrowest hotel in the world. The roof terrace, with its spectacular views, is an added bonus.

Pension Suecia

Set in a former house in a quiet residential area, the rooms here are small and simple but attractively furnished in traditional style, and the owners are welcoming. Breakfast is served for a small surcharge on a terrace with lovely city views. There's also a sitting room and small garden.

Hotel Anacapri

This cosy and comfortable 3-star hotel is located just off Plaza Nueva in the heart of the historic centre. The staff are welcoming and palm trees enhance its 18th-century patio, while highlights inside include the still lifes in the reception and cafeteria, plus several silk screen prints from well-known modern painters throughout.

Hotel Plaza Nueva

It's all about location at the Plaza Nueva, which overlooks Granada's oldest and most central square. This is a 3-star boutique hotel with 25 rooms spread over three floors, which has built up a reputation over the years for sterling service. The Alhambra is just a 10 minute walk away.

Hospes Palacio de los Patos

This 42-room boutique hotel combines 19th-century palatial surroundings with strikingly modern interiors of stone, glass and metal. Rooms are elegant and comfortable, combining old and new such as wooden floors and free Wi-Fi. The UNESCO-protected buildings feature a garden with Arabian-style water fountains as well as a spa, sauna, indoor pool and Turkish bath.