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Toledo Nightlife

Toledo is traditionally a day-tripper's excursion and generally quiet after dark. The exception to the rule is provided by five multipurpose establishments which switch by day and night and by days of the week between laid-back cafés to trendy cocktail bars and buzzy nightclub-style venues. Most are located in atmospheric historic venues.

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Bars in Toledo

Cevecería el Trébol

Set at the end of a narrow lane, this is a smart bar that boasts a pleasant outdoor terrace and a certain amount of medieval charm inside. Built on Roman foundations, an old stone wall dominates the interior, making for a special atmosphere. A decent drinks list and excellent tapas attract a well-heeled clientele – get in line early.

Address: , Calle de Sante Fe 1, Toledo,
Telephone: +34 925 28 12 97.
Website: http://cerveceriatrebol.com

O'Brien's

It may seem odd to recommend an Irish pub in a city with such a rich Spanish history, but make an exception for O'Brian's if you get tired of vermouth and tapas. A treasure trove of old street signs, posters, newspaper clippings and more from the old country, there are some good beers on tap, not to mention Guinness – which you're unlikely to find anywhere else in Toledo.

Address: , Cuesta de las Armas 12, Toledo,
Telephone:

Taberna Maxi's

A cool place for a drink, a bite to eat and a bit of table football is Taberna Maxi's, a poky, laid-back establishment a stone's throw from the cathedral. Apart from the great bar snacks, or para picar, the wide range of drinks and hip furniture, there are screens showing sporting events for those into that sort of thing (they love their football here).

Address: , Cordonerias 4, Toledo,
Telephone: +34 925 22 38 03.

Clubs in Toledo

La Nuit

Formerly known as the Dodici Café Teatro, La Nuit is where Toledo's hot young things gather to hit the dancefloor and shake their bits. If you don't like Vodka shots, 'til-dawn clubbing and anthemic DJs, this place probably isn't the place for you. But in in a relatively small city with limited late-night options, it's a welcome new addition.

Address: , Calle Recoleto, Plaza Campanas, Toledo,
Telephone: +34 699 71 95 49.
Website: http://lanuitoledo.es

Los Clasicos

Formerly called Garcilaso – a local legend of a discoteca dating back to the 1960s – this venue reopened its doors in 2012 with a fresh direction. Big on rock music and with regular live bands gracing its stage, Los Clasicos is also a nightlcub open Thursday to Sunday from 1900 until dawn. There's a wide selection of beers and cocktails to choose from, too.

Address: , Calle de Sante Fe 1, Toledo,
Telephone: +34 925 28 12 97.
Website: http://cerveceriatrebol.com

Live music in Toledo

Circulo de Arte Toledo

There are few live music venues as grand as this in the whole of Spain, let alone Toledo. The Circulo de Arte Toledo is based out of a converted church, and is stunning from top to bottom, with great acoustics to boot. The unique venue offers live music (blues, jazz, soul, rock, pop) by night, frequent clubnights, as well as a pleasant café and art space by day.

Address: , , ,
Telephone: +34 925 25 66 53.
Website: http://www.circuloartetoledo.org

El Ultimo

This poky, blink-and-you'd-miss-it spot down a dark street in the old town is worth seeking out. El Ultimo hosts lives blues and jazz bands from the city and sometimes far beyond, and is easily one of the coolest joints in Toledo. Things don't get started until late at El Ultimo, so early evening drinks are best sought elsewhere.

Address: , Plaza del Colegio de Infantes 4, Toledo,
Telephone: +34 925 212 236.

Pícaro Café Teatro

At the Pícaro Café Teatro, you may find up-and-coming pop, rock and reggae bands playing depending on the night. The handsome venue is one of Toledo's livelier spots, with performances on almost daily. But with its stylish interior and atmospheric lighting, plus a wide range of drinks, it's worth stopping in even when there's no concert.

Address: , Calle Cadenas 6, ,
Telephone: +34 925 22 13 01.
Website: http://www.picarotoledo.com

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Hotel Pintor El Greco

This charming and characterful 17th-century former bakery set around a courtyard and boasting light fresh modern colourful bedrooms enjoys a peaceful location in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo. It's named after the city's favourite painter, El Greco, whose museum is right next door.

Fontecruz Palacio Eugenia de Montijo

Toledo's newest luxury hotel is set in a medieval palace in a quiet street 200m (656ft) from the cathedral, is equipped with five-star classic French-style luxury bedrooms, a state-of-the-art spa and one of the city's top restaurants. It doesn't get much more glamorous than this for the price.

Cigarral de Caravantes

Set in a very quiet location across the river and enjoying magnificent views of Toledo from its bucolic patio and outdoor swimming pool, this well-equipped country-style Toledo hotel has a real rustic charm, yet is only a 10-minute walk from the Jewish Quarter of the city.

Hotel del Cardenal

In a wonderful garden setting just inside Toledo's city walls by the main Bisagra gate, this former 18th-century palace of the Archbishop of Toledo has been tastefully restored offering simple rooms and an excellent restaurant. Relatively out of the way, it's something of a quiet haven.

Hostal Centro

Set in the very heart of Toledo, this basic hotel offers great value, with all rooms having their own shower and air conditioning plus a good-size roof top solarium (sunbathing area) with loungers looking onto the Toledan skyline.

Posada de Peregrinos

It's not exactly luxurious, but you'll be hard pushed to find a better value-for-money bed for the night in Toledo. What's more, it's set in a handsome historic building right next to the hulking medieval gateway Puerta de Bisagra, while the lady who runs the place is an expert on what to see and do in Toledo – and she likes to talk.