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Valencia Nightlife

Valencia packs a serious punch after dark. The narrow streets of Barrio del Carmen is where most of the action takes place, but don't expect an early night, things pick up pace around midnight.

Other popular areas for nightlife include Avenida de Aragón, Plaza de Canovas, and the university zone of Avenida Blasco Ibáñez. In summer, the Paseo Neptuno at the beach and the new port are exceptionally lively, attracting the city's trendiest urbanites.

For updates on the city's hotspots, check out the free, English-language magazines Cool Carmen and 24/7 Valencia, visit the VLC website (www.visitvalencia.com), or pick up a copy of Eventos en Valencia from the tourist office.

Bars in Valencia

Barcode

Hip, sophisticated and friendly, this contemporary cocktail bar offers a creative drinks menu with plenty of twists - from cheesecake to watermelon. Mixologists are happy to whip up brand new concoctions to suit individual taste, while every drink is served with a pot of sweets on the side.

Address: , Carrer de l'Almirall Cadarso, 11, Valencia, 46005
Telephone: +34 963 444 228.
Website: http://thebarcodebar.com

Sol i Lluna

A popular haunt with locals, this casual bar serves up simple, affordable menus of classic Spanish cocktails and tapas. Head for the terrace and enjoy a spread of treats like chorizo, tortilla and serrano ham paired with an oversized mojito - all for a fraction of the price tourist venues are charging one street over.

Address: , Calle Del Mar, 29, Valencia,
Telephone: +34 963 921 015.
Website: http://www.solilluna.net

Urban Café

Close to the City of Arts and Sciences, this stylish lounge bar is well known for its live comedy shows and themed parties. It's a good spot for pre-party dinners and drinks, and events such as wine tastings. Cocktail classes are offered regularly.

Address: , Calle Antonio Sacramento, 13, Valencia, 46013
Telephone: +34 695 949 994.
Website: http://www.urbancafevalencia.es

Clubs in Valencia

L'Umbracle

This sophisticated venue in the iconic Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias, or City of Arts and Sciences, is open until dawn from Thursdays to Sundays in the summer. There's an outdoor terrace and a basement club, Mya, with three rooms playing electro, Latin and hip hip/r 'n b respectively.

Address: , Avinguda de l' Autopista del Saler, Valencia,
Telephone: +34 661 68 00 68.
Website: http://umbracleterraza.com

Las Ánimas Puerto

Situated next to the Port of Valencia, this ultra-trendy club has excellent views over the beach and the ocean. Offering numerous dancefloors across different levels, Las Ánimas Puerto plays a mix of R&B, house and electronica, plus retro tunes from the 1970s and 80s.

Address: , Carrer d'Eugènia Viñes, 5, Valencia, 46011
Telephone: +34 678 672 158.
Website: http://www.lasanimasdelpuerto.com

Radio City

Spacious and atmospheric, Radio City oozes character with its jumble of neon signs and comic strip-covered ceiling. A late-night bar, disco-club and music venue, this multi-purpose hotspot plays host to a diverse range of performances from theatrical acts to flamenco shows to emerging talent contests.

Address: , Carrer de Santa Teresa, 19, Valencia, 46001
Telephone: +34 963 914 151.
Website: http://www.radiocityvalencia.com

Live music in Valencia

Café del Duende

Café del Duende specialises in flamenco music, with performances held here from Thursdays to Sundays. However, the range of entertainment on offer is constantly evolving, so expect everything from jazz to tango to bossa nova. On Sunday, there's poetry, storytelling or music from a local independent artist.

Address: , Carrer del Túria, 62, Valencia, 46008
Telephone: +34 630 455 289.
Website: http://cafedelduende.com/en

Loco Club

Pulling together a musical programme that's brazen enough to sway between blues, jazz and rock, and soul, power pop and indie, Loco Club is an industrially styled bar that's often crammed to the gills with music lovers. Its monthly, new music showcase and flamenco night are among its most popular.

Address: , Carrer de l'Erudit Orellana, 12, Valencia, 46008
Telephone: +34 963 518 521.
Website: http://www.lococlub.org

Wah Wah Club

Funky interiors and a laidback vibe make Wah Wah Club one of Valencia's most popular after dark spots. This lively music venue showcases upcoming Spanish bands and DJs, mainly in the alternative, electronic, rock and indie genres. Themed nights run regularly alongside a variety of drinks promotions.

Address: , Calle de Ramón Campoamor, 52, Valencia, 46022
Telephone: +34 963 563 942.
Website: http://www.wahwahclub.es

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Hotel Las Arenas

Set on the beach, this resort-style hotel dates back to 1898 and offers bright, modern rooms with city, garden or sea views. Its renowned spa and wellness centre includes indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, bubble beds, ice fountains and a relaxation garden. Its brasserie offers the best in modern Spanish gastronomy.

Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel

A unique example of Valencia's architectural heritage, this boutique hotel is set in an elegant former palace that dates back to the 19th century. A contemporary, design-led interior patio offsets the classical nobility of the property's overall architectural style, and rooms and suites offer modern decor and amenities.

SH Valencia Palace

Situated between the Palau de la Música and the City of Arts And Sciences, this upscale hotel is best known for its relaxation facilities, which include a thermal hydro-spa, a salt solarium, a heated pool and several Jacuzzis. Rooms are decorated traditionally, many with views of the Palau de la Música and Turia Gardens.

Hotel Villacarlos

This simple, traditional hotel benefits from easy access to Valencia's beaches and cultural attractions via nearby bus and metro links. The functional rooms are decorated in creams and wooden furnishings and offer free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs. Ask for the rooftop suite; it has its own sundeck.

Hostal Antigua Morellana

Set in an 18th-century townhouse, this classic Spanish inn is run by four sisters and situated in a narrow lane close to Valencia's historic silk exchange and cathedral. Its cosy, no-frills rooms feature memory-foam mattresses and private bathrooms, as well as TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have small balconies.

Hotel ibis Valencia Alfafar

Opposite Albufera Natural Park, this straightforward, chain hotel features modern, budget rooms with flatscreen TVs and Wi-Fi access. Hotel amenities include a restaurant, a bar and a fitness centre, plus guest parking, a business centre and an all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.