Fabulous nightlife in Marbella and Puerto Banus
Marbella and Puerto Banus are famous throughout the world for the fantastic nightlife on offer. Whether you want to boogie the night away in a 70's style disco, trip the light fantastic in one of the hard core clubs, or chill out at a piano bar, Marbella and Puerto Banus offer venues to suit all tastes.
Sinatra´s Bar is one of the all time favourite places to meet and greet friends, and a great starting point for a night out in Puerto Banus. Enjoy a cold beer, a glass of sangria or a mind blowing cocktail in Sinatra´s while star spotting in the marina. Sinatra´s is open until late in summer, and it´s not unusual to see revellers still dancing on the tables at 4am.
If you want to have a flutter at the casino tables in Marbella, head for the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel just outside Puerto Banus. Situated in Nueva Andalucia, on the opposite side of the road to the beach, this hotel boasts over 400 rooms and 58 suites, and the gaming tables open every evening until very late. Enjoy a meal in the a la carte restaurant then wander through to the casino where many of Marbella´s high rollers play. Whether you want to watch the action or take part, you will be more than welcome in the casino.
A fantastic place to go for lovers of all things Spanish, and a real change from the discos and clubs in Banus, is the Tablao Flamenco Ana Maria in the Old Town of Marbella. Situated in Plaza Santa Cristo, this traditional old flamenco house has a small bar and a wooden floor for the dancers, who are among the best performers in southern Spain. Cosy and intimate, this venue is not flashy or over the top, but the music and dancing is incredible. The musicians play at the back of the stage and different dancers grace the stage throughout the evening. Not opening until 11.30pm, this is a great show for lovers of late nights. The first show starts at midnight and the second, around 2am. Last time we went, the charge was €20 per head for the show plus drinks. It may not be the cheapest flamenco night you attend but it will probably be the best.
Whatever you fancy doing in Marbella and Puerto Banus you will find it within easy reach of your hotel or holiday apartment. Whether you fancy a game of snooker, a trip to a pole dancing club, a game of floodlit golf or simply relaxing to the sound of a Spanish guitar after dinner, you will have no trouble finding things to see and do.
If hard-core clubbing is more your thing, then try some of the hottest clubs in Spain, including Tibu Banus, Dreamers and the irrepressible Olivia Valere, which is situated on the Golden Mile, just 2km from Puerto Banus. The wildest nightspots are open until well into the next day, and it´s not unusual, particularly in summer time, to see revellers enjoying a hangover breakfast still dressed in their tuxedos from the previous night´s revelry.
Puerto Banus offers the best of both worlds - superb, sandy beaches and year round sunshine during the daytime, and the best restaurants and night-life you will find in Spain after dark. Only 30 minutes drive from Malaga Airport, this is the perfect resort for families or individuals who just want to have fun. Puerto Banus is as cheap or as expensive as you want to make it, and the prices generally in the restaurants and bars are more than reasonable.
Widely regarded as the best dance club in Puerto Banus, Dreamers is known as the Cathedral of House Music and is a fantastic venue to dance the night away at. Aimed at the younger crowd, and located two minutes from the Marina close to the Alzhambra Apartments, this is the ultimate in dance clubs style, and includes a chill out area, several dance floors and a great cocktail bar. Leather sofas and beautiful lighting add to the slick feel of this club, and it´s a great place to party with friends.
Top international DJ´s take to the decks at Dreamers, and play some of the best dance tracks around. Open from 10pm until very late, Dreamers incorporates everything you would expect from one of the hottest dance clubs in town.
Enjoying a fabulous location, with top restaurants and bars close by, many party-goers have dinner in the Port and finish the evening off in style at Dreamers.
Summer at Dreamers sees a choice of special nights, such as the Ministry of Sound in Marbella, Space of Sound Tour, Hed Kandi and Miguel Picasso, the beat conductor. Top companies sponsor many of the dance nights and promotional drinks and cocktails are offered at amazing prices. Summer is the busiest season at this sensational club and you are recommended to buy tickets early to see the hottest DJ´s on stage.
Tickets for special events may include drinks throughout the evening and represent fantastic value for money, and special concessions can be made for large groups wishing to book for birthdays or similar celebrations. Known for its house music, Dreamer´s attracts many celebrities and is one of the hottest dance clubs in town.
Old Joy´s is part of the Metro Group (also famous for Albert´s in Puerto Cabopino and The Polo House on the Golden Mile), and is situated on the front line of the Marina, and is one of the oldest late night music bars in Puerto Banus. Open for thirty years, Old Joy´s offers 5 different live acts every night, and is open until very late. Also open from 10.30am to 6pm for food, if you are staying in Marbella or Puerto Banus it would be a shame not to visit Old Joy´s and enjoy a night at one of the region´s most famous entertainment venues.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in Marbella or Puerto Banus you will find everything you want within walking distance or a short taxi ride away. Clubs in summer usually open until at least 4am and even if you arrive in the middle of the night, there will be no shortage of places to go. So get your glad-rags on and let your hair down in one of Europe´s premier party towns - Marbella.