Located on Sliema front, this bar was THE hotspot for the gay community last year (not sure if it will be this year too..very fickle community!) Although the outdoor area is a bit small for comfort, its more of a meeting get-together place so having a crowd to shoulder your way through is welcomed. Indoors nice elegant decor of bar and at the back a small dance area. Drinks bit expensive but hey its Sliema.
The Black Pearl ship is better known for its restaurant, the Mare Nostrum, but on Wednesday nights the Black Pearl holds a disco below decks. This occasion is targeted mainly at the over-30 party animals and its well attended. Drinks are VERY cheap (eg. 50c/about 1 euro for glass of wine or local beer). Music is great and its got loads of space to jiggy around in. A fun night guaranteed in a unique ambiance.
Baystreet boasts a broad mix of services, from retail and food and beverage to arts and culture, education and games. There are shops and services to suit all ages and all pockets. The place is specifically designed to make people feel it is open to all, and that they are comfortable to just come in and wander around and not necessarily shopping.
Dress Code: No requirements!!!!
The LoveSexy Free Beach Festival -Paradise Bay, Malta.
Local live acts, dj’s and outstanding nights with a vast variety of music ranging from commercial, house, tribal, progressive and trance.
Last event Saturday 6th July 2002.
None of your malta holidays will be complete without nightlife. Many tourists get out at night from their malta hotel to enjoy a different side of island. Nightlife is one of the important factors in tourism in Malta. There are casinos, bars and night clubs that make nightlife in Malta lively and fun.
Havana Club- It is one of Malta's best nightclubs. Havana Club is open every day, even in winter. A good place to chill out before going home to your hotel in malta. RnB and HipHop music is usually played in this Club.
Dragonara Casino is located at the peninsula just behind the huge Portomaso Complex at St. Julian's on the main island of Malta. It is one of the two most elegant casinos at St. Julian's, the other being The Casino at Portomaso beside Hotel Hilton. Dragonara Casino has approximately twenty classic table games complete with almost 200 slot machines. Live entertainment is held in the casino daily. A bar is also located in the casino for you to chill out!
Dragonara Casino is opened between 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 a.m. during the weekdays and 24 hours during the weekends. No admission fee is imposed for entering the casino. However your photograph will be taken before entering the casino as required by the law. You will be given a membership card which can be kept as a fine souvenir. Regular free shuttlebus services to your hotel are available from Dragonara Casino.
Dress Code: Proper and decent clothings are necessary to enter the casino.
It's amazing how few people outside Malta know about the open air clubs that open during the summer months (June - Sep). Clubs like Gianpula (gianpula.com) and Numero Uno (clubnumerouno.com) are large open air clubs with surrounding gardens and give you a completely different taste of nightlife in Malta. After a hot summer day at the beach (or a hot week working) they're perfect to unwind. Drinks are pretty cheap too compared to European standards.
These clubs attract a slightly more grown up audience (20+) and the atmosphere is much more relaxed than in Paceville. It's not very easy to get to Gianpula (outskirts of Rabat) and Numero Uno (Ta Qali (pronounce "tah aali", close to the national football stadium), but taxis aren't very expensive and travel by "mini buses" is pretty cheap too and great for travelling in groups.
Music styles are mostly club/trance, but also R&B and hiphop in a separate part (Gianpula only). Fridays are best at Gianpula whereas Saturdays and especially Sundays are great at Numero Uno. Well worth it!
Dress Code: Strictly casual - especially in summer.
The Casino is located next to the Hilton at Portomaso complex at St. Julien's on the main island of Malta. This is by far the most beautiful and elegant casino in Malta. No entrance fees are required to enter the casino. Nevertheless your photos will be taken at the entrance and you will be given an entrance card to the casino. As in many other large casinos in Europe, The Casino is no exception. Plenty of classic table games and slot machines are available for the pleasure of the gamblers.
Dress Code: No proper dress code is required to the casino. Decent clothing is necessary.
There are plenty of bars in Bugibba and Qawra, all pretty much situated in the same area.
I went in Murphys Irish bar on tourist street in Qawra.
It has live music each night.
A large red wine costs just 2 euros.
Fat Murphys in Bugibba is popular although i didnt go in.
There are five cinemas in Malta, in St Julians, Fgura, Valletta, Bugibba and Marsascala, all showing the latest movies. The one in St Julians, the Eden Century, is the largest, having sixteen cinema screens and an IMAX theatre as well, plus they also have a special offer on Fridays on a certain film :)
* The cinema in Valletta, the Embassy, is slightly cheaper than the other cinemas.
This isn't a tip as such because I never went in.
On New Years Eve a young man stood outside of steam and asked me to go inside I very politely said no thank you, he tried again and said I would have a good time and again I said no thank you so he said we have girls! and now he is holding my arm so I said a little firmer no thank's his reply was we have beautifull girls come on in you will like so I said you are barking up the wrong tree! He looked very confused and then the penny dropped and we both laughed.
There really is no need to review each of the bars and clubs in Paceville because it really depends on your interests and the atmosphere that you prefer. Most of the bars do not have a cover and they are all so close together, so check them all out. If you are looking for a great dance atmosphere then you will have to wait until about 1:30 when things really pick up. Some of my favorite clubs were...Fuego, Havana, and Plush, but really...they were all fun. We found the best nights (in winter) were Wednesday and Saturday.
Dress Code: Depends on where you go and what you are looking for. Just dress nice and fun!
The Portomaso Tower was a wonderful place to go for an after dinner drink. We did not have a reservation, but were there aroud 11:00, so we were able to get a table. The couches are comfortable and the drinks are great. They make a great mojito. There was also really fun music and a gorgeous view. We left before the rush, but you could tell that it would transform into a great place to dance. It was a really romantic place with an older crowd--quite the contrast to Paceville--but we are at the age where we can appreciate both :)
Dress Code: Dress nice
The music is primarily salsa, but they really mix it up so you do not get bored. It is just a really fun and casual environment. Best drinks in Malta--in my opinion. It was one of the best Sangria's I have ever had. Great place to go dancing after stopping at a few other bars.
Dress Code: Casual, but nice.
The Sun in Splendour is one of the friendliest spots in town. Donald and Daniella The Proprietors are warm and welcoming, with snacks on the tables constantly and Charley the barman will keep you on your toes with his cheeky chat. They have music of all kinds to keep you amused and join in if you want. They have a wonderful enclosed beer garden with a small bar, lighting and heating for those dark and chilly nights, there is also a very large screen which is the back wall actually so you can enjoy what is on and nobody can get in your eye view.
Dress Code: There is no dress code.
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Xlendi Promenade, Xlendi, Island of Gozo, Malta
Good for: Families
I did not stay in this hotel, but I passed by it, when walking through the old town of Mdina. b.t.w....more