Carwash Disco: Carwash Disco
The Carwash gives holiday makers in Ayia Napa an alternative to the many other nightclubs and bars in the centre.
Like all other discos of the same name in other Mediterranean resorts, have some great DJs who get into the whole 70s thing by dressing up and wearing big affro wigs (which are sometimes available to buy as well). The music played is normally from the 70s and 80s and it's great.
From memory, it opened at about midnight and closed at 5am. As with most clubs, drinks weren't too cheap inside the club and it usually gets packed out.
Dress Code: Don't turn up naked or they probably won't let you in (but who knows in Ayia Napa)
Carwash: Hit the clubs
Great club, great music, great DJ! Free to get in before 1.45, but go to the Bull Dog next door for free passes to get all night.
Ladies dance on the bar all night. Cool mini car DJ box and Trevor is cool! BIG dancefloor.
Dress Code: Anything goes! Get those wigs on baby!
Where do you start!?: After dark...
Your liver will thank you not to try out all the clubs and bars. Literally there would be close to a hundred in this relatively small town. My pick list would be:
Bar: The Ambasseden. Say hello to Nicole from Scotland
Clubs: Carwash and Shagwell’s would be my choices. Great variety of music and the over 30’s aren’t pointed at in fits of laughter. My kind of places!
Dress Code: Cool and comfortable
Rock Garden.: An Alternative.
This place makes a refreshing change when you are walking along and have already heard the same song/track repeated four times over, in four different places.
It plays a large selection of rock music. Ballads, Heavy or Soft, it is all played here, the only place I found in the centre of town that does not play dance all night long. (The only other place was the 'Carwash', a little bit away)
What is more, the place looks fantastic, taking full advantage of the Cypriot weather. With the exception of the bars, it is open air with vines climbing up the architecture to give an historical Greek feeling.
The real fun part is that this place is crazy. The barstaff regularly turn the lights out and set fire to the bar, and set up other, equally wild games and activities.
Dress Code: Hahahaha!!!!!! Nope!!!!
Carwash: Boogie On Down At The Carwash
Carwash is like a step back in time with music from the 70s and 80s in particular. There is usally a wide variety of music that appeals to most people from the sounds of Grease to the Bee Gees.
There is usually dancing on the bars as the night livens up. It is worth remembering that sometimes they have the occassional foam party. If you go on one of those nights, don't wear anything that will be damaged if some of the foam should land on you.
Dress Code: Some people wear outfits from the 70s but also normal attire also goes.
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Trotters: Trot Down To Trotters
The bar offers a good range of cocktails and a good standard of snacks. My favourite cocktails come from the Trotters Cocktail list which includes several with my favourite ingredient of Amaretto.
For entertainment you can watch all of the old episodes of Only Fools & Horses in what could be described as a traditional pub atmosphere. Karaoke is also on offer some nights of the week.
The staff in the bar are extremely friendly and good fun. No matter what age you are they make you feel welcome (my mum is dragging me down there when we go on holiday soon!) They often organise theme nights such as a Christmas party and Caribbean nights.
Dress Code: No dress requirements for entry in common with many bars in Ayia Napa.
Ambassaden: City of clubs
Well...FIrst and the most important: NEVER I repeat N E V E R pay for entrance to the clubs. The only exception is the foam party - there is no way to get there for free.
The place where your trip should begin from is called Ambassaden. You will see it coming from the Square - there are big red letters and soap bubbles surfing dark sky. While coming there you will be caught by guys giving you flyers. In Ambassaden while ordering 1 cocktail you get second for free - if there are more than 4, you also get a bottle of shots. That's really cool - 40% but tastes like juice. After so much alcohol waiter should give you ticket to a club(but speak about it before with the guy giving flyers). And from there begins your journey to ayia napa night life.
1)Best clubs are: Castle, Loveshack, Piazza
2)50-50 clubs: Aqua, Black&White, Bedrock, Abyss, Ice
3)Worst clubs ever: Carwash, Starskys
According to these tips go your way and enter any clubs using flyers everyone gives you on the street. One of the most popular ways to make people come - you come, buy 1 shot get second free and free entrance. That's it. So you just spend money on alcohol.=)Wish you luck!
Dress Code: No dress codes.=)You can come even in big pampers.
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Grabbarna Grus: Fun atmosphere and good drinks
Grabbarna Grus is infamous for its party atmosphere. It attracts mostly Scandinavian people as the concept is Swedish. It's an outside bar located in one of the barstreets. The theme is stone age with faux leopard-fur-pillows and cushions, "stone" tables and bar, and lots of plants. The toilets are horrible though. They have an amazing variety of drinks, with fun names and combinations, and they're actually the best ones I've tried in Ayia Napa. The sea breeze was refreshing (the drink that is). It is not sophisticated (is any place in Ayia Napa?) and there's a lot of drunk, silly people, but the atmosphere is unbeatable. They play lots of different Scandinavian hits (such as sing-along tunes, Melody Grand Prix songs, national anthems - embarrasing!) and of course International pop-hits. The place is always packed. Prices (on drinks) are a bit higher than average (I think) but they're worth it. The bar close quite early, but people carry off to other places afterwards so the party continues. Be aware of posters/photos/cd's/t-shirts etc. they have for sale because they may ask you to pay in advance blaming that it's not ready yet and tell you that they will mail it to you when you get home.. that won't happen!
Dress Code: None ..as far as I know..but keep your shirt on (just in case)
- School Holidays
- Budget Travel
Ambassaden: Good offer on drinks
Translated: the ambassy. The name is Scandinavian and it also had Scandinavian flags, but the guests were British and German. They played commercial club and pop-hits on the first floor. It is not a fancy club or anything, it's quite worn down, a pub-like place to go for a few drinks. We went there every night because they had a great drink offer, buy 1 drink and get 4 free shots. I think it was meant to be 2 free shots, but we always got 4.. The drinks were horrible, too strong and just..yuck. There was a podium in the bar with a pole, it was popular among drunk British girls to go up there and dance for a free drink. So if you want a lot of drinks for your bucks, this is a great place to start.. But move on, because there are better places to spend the night!
Dress Code: None
- Budget Travel
- School Holidays
The Entire Place!!!: Where To Start
One of the most Internationally renowned spots for nightlife, this entire village(?) holds nothing back when itcomes to a night out. Traditional small Public Houses. Themed Bars. All-Through-the-Night Night Clubs.
Every taste in music is catered for and if you enjoy a good night out, no matter what sort of night it is, you will find it here.
Dress Code: Always a good idea to go Smart casual, on the grounds that you will stand out if you decide to slum it.
- School Holidays
(Many restaurants): Dance Tradition is popular in Cyprus
Cyprus also has rich musical and dance traditions quite distinctive from those of Greece. Instruments that typically accompany folk dances are the violin and laouto, a lute with four double strings played with the quill of an eagle or vulture. Many Cyprus dances are performed face-to-face and as a suite. Both men and women are very nimble-footed and the dances often allude to village courtship rituals - and are therefore most popular at wedding ceremonies in Cyprus.
Hardly a week goes by in Cyprus without a celebration of some sort, whether it is a colourful festival or homage to a saint on one of the numerous 'name' days. The 'Panigiri', a traditional open-air fete, takes place mainly in the Cyprus villages on the occasion of a saint's name day.
(see my video)Dancing and singing in Cyprus!
- Family Travel
Insomnia: One for the Hardcore
This is the place to go if you are hardcore! It opens at 5am in the morning and shuts at about 9 or 10am!! The first hour was always the hardest to get through but if you could manage it, then you were off! The garage stars (Heartless Crew, Pay As You Go, Slimzee, Roll Deep the list goes on) had there after parties at, its cool as they would just mingle with the crowd!!
Dress Code: Smart & Sexy!
Can be found anywhere!: Nightlife till the Morning Hours!
Tourists usually plan their afternoon siesta if they are to make the most of the sensational nightlife for which the resort has become so popular worldwide.
Locals and Tourists appreciate good life and this comes to the fore after the beautiful sunsets with bars, discos, nightclubs and bouzouki clubs which remain open till the morning hours.
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Gasoline Bar: The Best and Cheapest Cocktails
Be tempted by the £1 coctails and free shots, stay for the RnB and Dance music and cocktails for a £1! Great place with a view of the main street so you can check out the talent and get ready for a night at the clubs. Staff a laugh and nake the best cocktails for a £1. What more can I say?
Dress Code: None, anything goes but you wanna look sexy!
Coyotes Club: Coyotes Club
Coyotes is a great place to go either at the start of the night or when the party is in full swing. More often than not, you'll find some of the dancing girls up on the bar and the bar staff pour some alcohol on there and set fire to it.
Music is great, dancers are pretty and it is always packed.
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