Nerja Nightlife

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    Good times at Tutti Frutti
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    Late night party in Nerja
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    Jago's bar : Prop. - Roger and Wilma.: Jago's, Late bar (Calle El Bario)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    International Cocktail Bar.
    Jago's (El Carrillon) is one of the few English bars that opens until late without the nausea of loud music. It is a favourite with other bar owners who unwind there after they have closed their own bar.

    Draught Guiness is sold here amongst other beers, and Roger, the owner, specialises in making cocktails as well. The bar is sometimes refered to as "Roger's".

    A feature of the bar is the ginger tom cat which virtually lives there, and can be seen wandering around the bar most nights.
    The bar also has a pool table for those who like that sort of thing.
    Definately a "must go to" bar.
    No sport on TV in here though as Roger hates sport. Might be a place to get away from it , however.

    Price range:
    Good value for money.
    Atmosphere:
    A great place for meeting people and chatting 'til the early hours.
    Theme:
    Comfortable International, with laid back music.
    Opening times:
    From 7pm til about 3 or 4am. Closed Wednesdays.
    Disabled notes:
    Access from the front is level and a wheelchair could easily be got in, (even if the pavements are rather too narrow). Also the toilets are large enough as well.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Jago's Jago's on El Bario. Featureing Ginger the cat.
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    Flamenco Cabaret

    by amapola66 Updated Mar 2, 2005

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    Went out for my birthday to a rather touristy flamenco bar/restaurant in the center of town.

    It wasn't cheap and there was a set menu, but the food was reasonable and we really enjoyed the show, which was mainly frequented by tourists rather than a flamenco crowd, but suited the various ages of the people I was with (including grandparents, child) and perfect for a celebration.

    As a past student of flamenco, it inspired me to go home and start my dance classes again.

    V. Enjoyable. Can take children.

    Book ahead.

    Dress Code: Smart casual.

    Flamenco Dancer - Nerja
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    Durty Nelly's : Prop - Lolly and Bronwyn.: Durty Nelly's, Irish bar (Calle Arropierro)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Irish Bar.
    Durty Nelly's is a bar that you may have to get the map out to find. However, a warm welcome from Lolly or Bronwyn awaits you when you do find it.

    Draught Guinness, Murphys red and Amstel is served here.

    The bar has a low lighting theme and if you are lucky, you may find live Irish music on if Gerry is in town. Both Lol and Bron have been friends of mine for years and I can firmly recommend this bar. "Good craic".

    Price range:
    A bit higher than normal.
    Atmosphere:
    Great craic. Great for meeting people.
    Theme:
    Irish through and through. Great decor.
    Opening times:
    From 7.30 pm until about 1 am.
    Disabled notes:
    Too narrow for wheelchairs with complicated entrance doors.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Durty Nellys Lolly outside Nelly's Inside. Bronwyn. Irish Gerry live at Nelly's.
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    Vinoleto: Vinoleto for wine (Calle Fray Junipero)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    Spanish Wine & Tapas Bar.
    Vinoleto is a fantastic little Spanish wine bar. This bar is smaller than most. (Is that possible ?) But what a great place if you like wine and tapas.
    The tapas are very imaginative as well. (Quails eggs in garlic is just one).
    Totally run by Spanish girls who will try their limited English if you try your Spanish.

    I always feel that we, in England, do not extol enough the magnificent wines of France and Spain often opting for American or Australian types. Since we are part of the EU, let's sing the praises of EU wines.

    They do have San Miguel in case you don't drink wine !

    Price range:
    Very good value for money.
    Atmosphere:
    A great feeling when in this bar.
    Theme:
    Typically Spanish wine bar, tastefully decorated.
    Opening times:
    Some lunchtimes and most nights until quite late. Closed Wednesdays
    Disabled notes:
    Level access but the bar is a bit small for wheelchairs.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Vinoleto A table outside.
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    Bar El Bosque: The Bosque,sunny terraz (Avenida Castilla Perez)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    British Sports Bar.
    The Bosque has a large sunny terrace on the front of the bar which has the sun on it from early morning until after lunchtime and is very popular. One observation is that inside, there seems more room behind the bar than there is this side for customers!

    Multi sports can be watched on TV here - at the same time and a horse racing bet may also be placed.

    Bar food is also available here. The terrace is a firm favourite and I would advise going early to get a table outside.

    Price range:
    Good value for money.
    Atmosphere:
    Not a great deal of atmosphere but the sunny terrace makes up for it.
    Theme:
    The bar counter dominates inside. No real theme.
    opening hours:
    Mid morning until around 1:00pm.
    Disabled notes:
    Level access.

    The picture was part of another of the Acorn so I appologise for the poor quality of the 'blow up' of this part of that picture as this is the only shot I have at present of the bar El Bosque.

    Dress Code: Casual

    El Bosque (Sorry for poor pic. quality)
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    Irish Annie's : Prop. - Annie.: Say hello to Annie. (Calle Almirante Caranza)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Irish Bar.
    A lovely little bar that again serves the black nectar known as draught Guinness, is Irish Annie's. Tables outside and a sunny location mean that in the height of Summer the bar NEEDS both of its two air conditioning units running at the same time. Spacious and comfortable with a warm welcome are the key words here. And Yes the bar owner's name IS Annie !

    Guinness, Amstel and Heiniken are sold here.

    Price range:
    More expensive than most English bars.
    Atmosphere:
    Good craic.
    Theme:
    Great Irish decor throughout.
    Opening times:
    Lunchtimes and until fairly late at night. Open earlier on Tuesdays for the market.
    Disabled notes:
    Level access but toilets are quite narrow.

    Dress Code: Casual. No beach wear.

    Irish Annie's Inside Annie's bar. That's Annie !
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    El Molino Bar Tipico: Spanish guitar nights. (Calle San Jose)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Spanish Guitar Bar.
    Do visit this Spanish bar for a wonderful evening of music. Guitar music at its best. Not played wholy for the tourist, but for the sheer joy of playing.

    You will feel so special when they play without the lights and just with the candles lit for the Icon of the Madonna. It made a tear come to my eye as I was so moved by this.

    Price range:
    Quite expensive for a Spanish bar but it is in a high price area of town and the music is free.
    Atmosphere:
    Magical!
    Theme:
    The best Old style rustic Spanish decor that I have seen.
    Opening times:
    Evenings until very late.
    Disabled notes:
    Not wheelchair friendly as there many steps down to the bar.

    Dress Code: Smart casual.

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    Anchor Inn: The Anchor Inn (Calle Ruperto Arduez)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Irish Bar.
    Another bar that is a bit out of the way in Nerja is the Anchor Inn.
    It is a pleasant little bar but hardly Irish. Where they got that idea from I do not know. I would have thought a nautical theme might have been more appropriate with the name of The Anchor but they may be just 'climbing on the bandwagon' with the current trend of Irish pubs. As in "Seen one so another must also be good".

    Another bar that serves draught Guinness.

    Because it is so out of the way on a Calle that you dont HAVE to walk down to get somewhere, they only have a small portion of the trade available. Do pop in and give them some custom if you're in that part of town.

    Price range:
    Good value for money.
    Atmosphere:
    Good conversations but the place only livens up later.
    Theme:
    An odd mixture of nautical and Irish.
    Opening times:
    From 7pm daily.
    Disabled notes:
    Not really suitable for wheelchairs.

    Dress Code: Casual

    Bar at the Anchor. Main bar picture. Cosy  seating at table. Inside looking out.
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    Bar Cuñaos: The through bar ? (Calle Herrera Oria)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Spanish Tapas Bar.
    A traditional Spanish tourist bar is Bar Cuñaos, more popularly known as the 'Through bar'. This is because if you enter the bar from Calle Herrera Oria side and walk through you can walk 'THROUGH' and come out on Calle San Francisco !

    €1.20 will get you a small beer and a Tapa (free snack) of your choice.

    The bar is quite large and has 3 tables with parasols outside where they catch the sunshine.

    Beer is Amstel but, quite honestly, the white wine is not overly good. The red wine is great.

    If you want a true taste of Spain, visit this bar.

    Price range:
    Excellent value for money and includes 'Tapas'.
    Atmosphere:
    A great Spanish feel.
    Theme:
    Modern Spanish, but quite tasteful.
    Opening times:
    Lunchtimes and evenings.
    Disabled notes:
    Note - Two steps up to the bar entrance.

    Dress Code: Casual.

    Outside the though bar
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    Plaza de Tutti Frutti: Party like a rockstar

    by profuselycool Written May 24, 2009

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    Anyone visiting the beautiful Nerja obviously is in search of fun and sun. With that said, once the sun goes down, head to the Plaza de Tutti Frutti. Ask any local or consult a map, this area will be marked as it is THE nightspot destination of the town.

    This is a really fun place to go - there are about 20-25 bars/nightclubs/pubs that encircle the plaza, with a very large open space in the middle. Here, all of the tourists and locals congregate and observe the various establishments and select which to enter. Some of the dance clubs have a cover fee, but most are open and free. This was some of the most fun I had while in Spain, as I met tons of other traveling students and young adults in the plaza looking to have a good time.

    Dress Code: Anything goes- lots of beach casual, just casual nighttime garb.

    Good times at Tutti Frutti Late night party in Nerja
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    More bars that are OPEN but not featured.

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    Some more bars? Believe it or not. I havn't got round to visiting these yet.
    Yes there's more! Here you go:-

    The Crazy Cow - on Avenida Castilla Perez.

    El Pulguilla - on Calle Pintada.

    Shambles - on Calle Chaperil.

    The Riverboat - on Calle Antonio Millon.

    The wealth of bars in 'Tutti Frutti' square that will apeal to the younger traveller. Includes:-
    Planet Mars, O'Malley's etc. Grid ref. F & G 3.

    Cocconuts - on Calle Antonio Millon.

    The bars at Burriana beach. Includes:-
    Cafe del Mar, The Black Horse etc. Grid ref. G8.

    The bars at the 'El Zoco' complex - abit out of Nerja. Includes:-
    The Sportsman, The Robin Hood, The Bull Ring etc. Grid ref. C 10.

    More Bars at San Juan Pool complex. Includes:-
    Stoker Brown's, The Pool Bar etc. Grid ref A 11 & 12.

    Dress Code: Mainly all casual.

    Shambles - Karaoke bar. The Bull Ring at El Zoco Stoker Brown's at San Juan Pool
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    Bar Canterero : Prop. - Scott.: Orange Square al fresco. (Plaza Canterero)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Spanish Ice creamery/Bar.
    Bar Canterero is situated beneath the Hostal Canterero in Orange Square, or to give it its proper name, Plaza Canterero.

    The bar itself is clean and new but quite small inside, however, Scott, the bar owner, who is Spanish/English and speaks both languages fluently, has comfortable tables and chairs across the road and actually in the pergola surrounded square which has a large fountain at its centre. The fountain automatically switches itself off at 3pm for Siesta purposes but the bar is open until late evening.

    A fantastic place for a drink or an ice cream in the sun. Parasols are provided to keep the hottest sun off and over €1000 worth of ice cream varieties are stocked.

    Price range:
    Very good value for money. Cheaper than most with 'al fresco' tables.
    Atmosphere:
    Being as most tables are outside. Take company with you. However Scott the owner is a great person to talk to if for any reason you are stuck inside the small bar.
    Theme:
    Inside clean and bright. No real theme. Outside you are amongst orange blossomed pergolas and in the centre there is a spectacular fountain which shuts itself off at 3pm for siesta reasons. (for people not the fountain !).
    Opening hours:
    Closed Mondays and exceedingly bad weather.
    Disabled notes:
    Level access. But althought the toilet has been fitted with wheelchair bars etc., it is too small to manouvre a chair around.

    Dress Code: As you please.

    Even sparrows need tapas Outside in the square. Which is the Sparrow? Friends at Bar Canterero. More friends at Canterero
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    El Paso : Prop. - Carmen.: Bars and Pool. (San Juan de Capistrano)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    International Poolside Cafe/Bar.
    Just outside the centre of Nerja, there is an area called San Juan, just past Capistrano.
    Here there is an oasis of bars set around a pool. The pool itself is really for the surrounding property owners use.

    One of these busy bars is the El Paso, where food and drinks can be obtained 'Al fresco'.

    Glass is not allowed near the pool and the El Paso gets around using plastic glasses by serving drinks in terracotta pots.

    Price range:
    Good value for money on drinks and food.
    Atmosphere:
    Very pleasant in the good weather of Summer.
    Theme:
    Poolside bar. No other theme is necessary.
    Opening times:
    Lunchtimes until around Teatime.
    Disabled notes:
    Level access.

    Dress Code: Casual.

    El Paso, San Juan pool The pool at San Juan. (El Paso is left of Pergolas The entrance. (El Paso to left). Another view of the pool. Very pleasant up here by the pool.
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    Malibu: Malibu. Large refitted bar. (Calle Malaga)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    International Cafe/Bar.
    A large and tastefully decorated bar that has recently reopened is Bar Malibu on Calle Malaga.

    There is shaded terrace space outside at the front and plenty of seating inside, both with tables or at the bar counter. The theme is rattan furniture and a very Carribean feel. There is even a dance floor area. Also prices are no higher than in other bars.

    Draught beers on offer are the German Warsteiner and Spanish Victoria (Malaga).

    Price range:
    Very good value for money considering that this bar has just been refitted to a high standard.
    Atmosphere:
    Very good for such a large bar.
    Theme:
    Caribbean throughout, tastefully done.
    Opening hours
    This bar is open all day. Closed Sundays.
    Disabled notes:
    One step up to the bar. Large and level inside.

    Dress Code: Casual.

    Bar Malibu The dance floor.
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    Los Bilbainos: The Commy bar. (Calle Alejandro Bueno)

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    Spanish Tapas Bar.
    Los Bilbainos is otherwise known amongst the English here as the 'Commy Bar' due to the picture of 'Che' over the clock. This bar is very traditional Spanish. Low prices and a tapa are the rule here.

    The bar has 2 tables outside but the views are a bit limited and only limited sunshine gets to this narrow street. You may need to speak a little Spanish (Andalus) here. The beer is good and the wine reasonable.

    Price range:
    Excellent value for money and includes 'Tapas'.
    Atmosphere:
    Very good.
    Theme:
    Old time Spanish which really works.
    Opening times:
    Lunchtimes and evenings.
    Disabled notes:
    One step up from the narrow pavement.

    Dress Code: Casual.

    You may want to look the street up on the map in the Nerja Essential (Website link below) Grid ref. E6.

    Wine label
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