Old town - Casco antiguo
You can go out at night in Puerto Banus and the old town, but in my very personal opinion, the old town has a younger atmosphere and it's very good. I have been in differents pubs along Isaac Peral and Caballeros streets and two of them in "Plaza de los Olivos". There are pubs where you can dance or just drink something with your friends and/or couple.
Puedes salir por la noche por Puerto Banús o el casco antiguo, pero en mi opinión personal la zona histórica tiene un ambiente más juvenil y está muy bien. He estado en diferentes pubs a lo largo de las calles Isaac Peral y Caballeros y en dos de ellos en la plaza de los Olivos. Hay pubs para bailar o simplemente para tomarte unas copas con tus amigos y/o pareja.
La Notte: For a great night out!
La Notte is a great place to spend a partying night or to go for a drink or two. It's very fashionable and elegant, nicely decorated in Moroccan style, with a large terrace and a pleasant garden with tables. You will always see beautiful people here.
There are shows and live music performances later in the night. If you want to have a dinner first, you can have it at the restaurant that belongs to the same owners, next to it, the Meridiana.
This is my favourite nightclub in the world. It has an excellent atmosphere!
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La Comedia: Goin' clubbin'
This was a fun nightclub. There was no cover when we got there at midnight. It didn't really get bumpin till about 3:00am. The drinks were expensive. They played a variety of music from hip-hop to pop to Reggae to Spanish to Techno, though some of the music was kind of outdated. There was a better mix of people here than in the surrounding bars of Puerto Banus, including locals from Marbella and San Pedro. This was the only nightclub we went to, so I don't have anything to compare it to in Spain.
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The OLD TOWN: The best place in Marbella
After the last dinner of the VT meeting,Carmen and Stace told us to go all of us to have the last drink in one of best places in Marbella mostly for the young people of the city.The Old Town,it is full by nightime of small pubs and "discos" with nice music and also with outdoor tables and chairs,we had lots of fun listening nice music that night in Marbella,some of the guys and girls in the group,asked for our National Drink: THE SANGRIA,and it was very nice!!!.
El Tanguito at old town
Is a pub with a nice terrace and interesting music also they do exhibitions of paintings.
At the top there is an Argentinian restaurant. We went last month and if you get recomended the Argentinian steak, thinki it twice, is massive and not as good as it should be as personal opinion.
I always liked the pub ... and took some vt members as: Krista and Zuzu (a dangerous night lol) and Stace, Olga and Miguel (well Olga and me we used to go there often before lol)
Closing hours: Puerto Banus updates .....
Bars are to close two hours earlier. (written on 02/12/2002)
The Puerto Banus council has synchronized the closing time of bars in Puerto Banus with the rest of Spain.
The old closing times were 5 on week days and 6 on weekends but after the new law was enforced the time has moved back to 3 on week days and 4 on weekends.
Bar owners have protested against the new times but the council’s decision was unaffected. Disco closing time will remain unaffected, which it is 6 on week days and 7 on weekends.
This is likely to damage all businesses in the port.
At Puerto Banus: SALDUBA or SINATRA
In the entrnce corner of Puerto Banus you can find these two bars with terraces.
The people that go here is normally Northern European, lots of Brits, Swedes, Danes...
Another place to go if you like to be seen by people , again not my style, but well on vacation always is diferent!
drinks expensive (in comparation with pubs in marbella)
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Open only in summer: CAFE DEL MAR
This is on the promenade at Puente Romano Hotel.
In the midle of the beach outside, beautiful setting.
I would suggest to go with your special person as when they close is beautiful to be on the beach but friends are welcome to have some fun dancing good music
It's a very chilly place and often not crowded which is nice.
Puerto banus Nightlife
A good night, have some nice food in a restuarnat for dinner, then go to have some beers at thye Irish pubs, the you can visit CAfe Banus.
Other suggestions could be Comedia Pub, or Samba ...
Dress Code: Later on, you can always go to Dreamers disco (www.dreamers-disco.com) or Olivia Valeire disco .. until the morning
The Costa del Sol boasts a wide array of nightlife, with Marbella and nearby Puerto Banús playing host to the most exclusive venues.
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La Abadia, a little more expensive than the rest, but good music (4 or 5 euros the drinks)
Also Calle Peral has lots of places: (Opposite Cafeteria Marbella going up the road, and around the corner to your right): Some places are: la lavadora, Alaska, el huerto, la teteria and el frutero.
Then in Plaza de los Olivos, there are a few pubs open until very late, and near in Jacinto Benavente , la Bastilla and la Botellita ...
Also there are two difernt Irish pubs on fashion: on is Maverick Maverick in Calle Tetuan Behind Cartier,stay on the little street, you can't miss it And Morrisons behaind ZARA shop in Ricardo Sriano
Hope you like it
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All over the Old Town!: Street Singers
It's a kind of roving unplanned live entertainment which is what makes it so special for me. The unexpected delight of a song you know and some you don't really makes those warm starlit evenings in small cafes. The first guy was very lively, so Hansi and I danced in the street, unfortunately I couldn't keep up with him! He has more energy than a barrel load of monkeys!
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La Lavadora: Bohemian hippy bar
I´m not sure how to really describe this bar, its close to some of the more unusual bars seen in Ibiza. A mixture of people attend it and I supposed its best described as Hippy chic. A great place for people watching though.
Dress Code: Anything goes, literally anything.
Many bars and nightclubs in the Marina area.: Puerto Banus
Puerto Banus has many Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs. They tend to be fairly expensive, due to the exclusiveness of the area.
But with many yachts and villas in the area, belonging to the rich and famous, who knows who you could be rubbing shoulders with.
Dress Code: Smart for most establishments.
Olivia Valere, Café del Mar...: Do U wanna dance?
It's worth staying up late for this night club disco which is located on the Istan road near the Marbella Mosque. Housed in a purpose built Moorish/Andaluz style structure with a vast dance floor, several bars and outdoor terrace for al fresco sippin'. Be careful not to choke when you see the bill. Seriously swanky nightclub, always delivers a euphoric punch, great to celebrity spot but only the disco shiny likely to get in. Ctra. Istan Km 0.8.
Café del Mar
Part of the Hotel Puente Romano, this is one of Marbella´s coolest clubs. Dreamy beachside setting. Popular with the Baywatch babe lookalikes.
Dress Code: Elegant, casual, trendy
Hotel Don Carlos, Marbella. Always a favourite. Open during the summer months, internationally known DJ's spin the tunes at this, one of Marbella's most popular disco's. If the legs start to weaken about 04.30 they'll change DJ's and 'bring on the late night hard man'. His beat keeps even the faint hearted dancing till dawn.
Scream Disco - (Puerto Banus)
Name says it all - one for lovers of loud music!
La Comedia - (Puerto Banus)
Puerto Banús's most popular club, La Comedia is a great place to drink, dance and have a rocking good time to the latest hits until the early hours
Various bars near the marina: Nightlife in Puerto Banus
Puerto Banus is a flashy marina and definitely a nightlife center. There were some cool bars that played good music. In general, the drinks are expensive and the scene smells of money. Everyone was dressed fancy and the women wore fancy jewelry and alot of makeup. It was fun, but I felt like I was back home in the US or I could have been in London, and I didn't feel that it was a genuine Spanish experience. Most of the people were from the UK and they all seemed to know each other well, although everyone was friendly. It was fun enough, but next time, I think I'd skip it and go find tapas bars instead.
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