As Paceville is Maltas main spot for nytlife, it guarantees big crowds all year round. I recently went in August an found it xtremely busy. Over the wkend in particular it can b very dificult 2 find space @ the main bars/clubs, but this will by no means ruin the nyt, only leav u in awe at the splendor of talent on show evrywher u look. Wkdays wer brilliant in Paceville as the place is stil busy but with slytly mor space 2 move on the dancefloors (only slytly). Buses run evry 15 mins frm all over the island, followd by nyt buses at 12am, 1am n 3am!
The best way 2 enjoy Paceville is 2 start late an finish early. Arrive 10pm an find a table outsyd a pub, The Blackbull Pub bein a favourite spot of ours. 11pm we make our way to Empire, a club always busy on both floors. Empire plays dance music, but durin the summer u do get occasional 80's n pop songs. Nxt up, Wild Koyote, a pub/club tht mor than livs up 2 its name. Good music an beautiful girls dancing seductively on the bar says that 2nyt myt just b your lucky nyt. Afta rolling up our tongues n knockn bak our Cisk (cheap,tasteful n gassy local beer) we'd move on 2 Havana. Havana has 2 floors, mostly R&B and hip hop playd upstairs, dance n R&B downstairs. Upstairs is constantly heavin, downstairs is a littl less crowded wiv 4 luxury seatin areas and a fantastic cocktail bar. Here u can boogie til the sun comes up :) On Fri's n Sat's we cut our tym in Havana short 2 go 2 Axis. Axis is the only club wiv an entrance fee, but @ Lm1.75 its a complete bargain. A wide array of dance, pop n 80's music combined with fun in the foam, Axis is truly the place 2 b ova the weekend.
Pros: beautiful women, multipl pubs/clubs, open all hours, minimal troubl
Cons: drink prices vary evrywer, pervy maltese lads, drinkin age 16 so few young 1s about
3 tips: Get a hotel in Sliema, u wont get mch sleep in St.Julians. Wear smart/casual clothin, white stands out. Dont go out every nyt, thers FAR 2 much 2 do in malta than jus go 2 Paceville.
hope this review was helpful.
Here I spent a part of my last New Year's Eve.. Lots of Fun!!!
This place gets really packed every night and luckily they put air-conditioning.. drinks should cost around 1 maltese pound and they serve you a small quantity (1 mtp is 2.50 euro).
Dress Code: You can dress casual but nicely
Yep, right on the top floor of the largest phallic symbol in Malta -the Hilton Tower in St.Julians -is a cool nighclub. Not for those who get vertigo. The vista, even post-midnight and after one or three mugs of wine, is awesome. This is Malta's over-30s finger to Paceville and its plethora of underage drinkers. Used to be exclusive membership until they realised the rich only buy on credit so it opened its doors to the plebs like me who dont know when to stop drinking..which can be a costly affair at this venue. First time I went there I nearly choked on my spliff when I ordered 3 bottles of Cisk, (the local beer which is normally 40-60 cents/1 euro approx) and was charged LM.4.50 (11 euros). Flat rate per drink madam, whether you order beer or wine or spirits! Yikes. Inspite of this downside, its popularity may prove to be its undoing-its small(ish) and usually packed to the gills. But so far no-one seems to mind getting their shirt buttons tangled up in someone's spagetti straps!
As far I'm concerned, the funnest place to go if you like to combine the outdoors with eating drinking and dancing. What shoes to wear you may ask! Well this place is one of the many outlets featured on the new Valletta Waterfront (which is one of Malta's few recent success stories in urban development). The location is divine, wide promenade, tree-lined (god I think the traditional Maltese tree-killing spree is over!), amazing vista of Valletta harbour and spoilt for culinary choice with the many restaurants. But Heat is the only one with a bit of a wild buzz and fortunately its not favoured by EU English students who still stick to Paceville. The menu offers interesting dishes, the wine list is quite well-ranged and whats best of all, come midnight and the DJ gets itchy and cranks up the volume. Well, he doesnt have to worry about neighbours complaining because the nearest residential area is a taxi ride away. This is where the Med cruise liners park;sometimes its a bit wierd when you're sitting out on the promenade and all you can see before you is a 5-storeys high white wall of steel and chrome.
This is a so cool place for an evening of wining and dining. Its a very hip and elegantly furbished spot, converted from a huge domed warehouse set in the Valletta bastion wall. It has a lovely wide outdoor terrace with romantic lighting which will surely prove to be very romantic on summer nights since you can see the other side of Sliema harbour from this side of the Valletta bastions. Fantastic and very reasonable huge platters for those who dont want a serious meal; great wine list.
Tra Buxu, pronounced "tra booshoo" (yes the name's got that Maltese x means sh), meaning corkscrew, its a tiny cant-swing-a-cat-round place, a converted cellar located on the corner of the start of Strait Street in Valletta. I think you go second left after you enter Valletta and then first right (I usually go there when I've been drinking and leave when I've been drinking some more so I never remember directions to it precisely). There are a few stools and tables precariously placed on the steps outside, and inside there's about 10 tables (so dont plan on holding Friends Re-United reunions there). A good selection of wines and tasty platters. Its always crowded.
Naturally we didn't go in here but when I saw this sign I said to Ian Bar and spa my arse it's a gay feel up joint! He laughed at me so I explained why I said it. Gay men can't keep it in there pants at the best of times get them naked and plied with drink and it's a glorified brothel.
Dress Code: Naked I would guess.
In Malta there are lots of clubs and discos where you can go and party all night long. There is this place called Paceville, that is full of clubs, discos and even restaurants. Maltese people usually they go out to dinner and then have a drink in a bar and then party all night in a disco or night club. If you come to Malta you'll enjoy it for sure
The trend nowadays for people in their late 20s onwards is to go to one of the many wine bars sprouting all over the island. more often than not, they are situated in converted old houses in the heart of the historic villages, In summer you can sit youtside in the square and watch the world, (or what passes for the world in these sleepy villages!) go by. Some of the more popular ones are Del Borgo in Birgu, Fra Giuseppe in Balzan and Etienne's in Attard.
Dress Code: casual
Paceville is the night club area....loud, neon-lighted teeny and not so teeny bar area. Bars and restaurants cheek by jowl, overall standard a bit iffy. Bouncers at clubs notoriously bad-tempered and often racist. Slightest protest and you can end up in hospital. Havana is worst for this kind of thing.
St.Julians bay is a bit quieter, restaurants certainly better, and overall age a bit higher. 2 Irish pubs with outdoor terrace in summer (Ryans and Dubliner) are very popular (Dubliner more 'Irish-ey'). Other good places are Gigis, Saddles and Muddy Waters, all around Spinola and Balluta Bay.
Dress Code: casual
If you want some night time fun and maybe a drink or two then head down to paceville/st julians is where the night time action happens. You will be able to find a nice place to have a drink and listen to some music if you chose.
Dress Code: When you are out and about it is a good idea to dress for the occassion. Neat casual is always appreciated because when Europeans go out they make an effort to impress.
In Malta there are 2 casinos (or were 4 yeras ago when I was there). I was located close to Dragonara with my hotel. It is worth going over there, gambling a bit (or more-due to ones own prefferences) and snoop watching people. I saw several life time gamblers I'll never forget.
Entrance-free as in every casino. Bring passport and you'll get a casino ID usable in 18 months period
Dress Code: any stuff would do
...maybe *a bit* nicer, yet not neccessary fansy fansy :)
Me and Jonny in St Pauls. As you can see we had sampled a lot of nightlife in Bugibba, we used to go from one happy hour to the next. We had worked out quite a good route around the resort.
St Julians is much better but we really enjoyed it in Bugibba.
Look at Jonny's face to see how much he enjoyed it, he was so pissed this night.
Dress Code: Shorts anything really look at us two.
The clubs are nice and they play all kind of music from RnB to techno.... i liked it but one thing very strange in the disco's.... No men i mean it's all filled with women at first we thought we came to some kind of you know exclusive club but then i reckon there is a kind of virus in Malta that hit all the men,i guess it must be the men in the army or navy...
so all the single men out there haheha....
they have salsa classes most of the places.... so i guess the night life is as vibrant as Dubai...or say London
Dress Code: Its kool...
It's a small casino (compared to the ones in Las Vegas and in Connecticut) by the bay, next to Westin hotel in St. Julian's, much like the ones in Prague.
When you go there for the first time, they will take your personal information and ID photo, and issue you ID card. There are slot machines, card tables, bars, lounge areas, non-smoking section, etc.
Weekdays - 10am to 6am
Weekends - 24 hours
July, August, and September - open 24 hours, everyday!
You must be 25 or older (Maltese citizens) or 18 or older (non Maltese citizens) to enter.
Dress Code: Smart casual. No need to dress up, but put more clothes on than when you go to Las Vegas.
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