If you have more than thirty years, you should try this place. Near the latest hotspots of the city nightlife, opens until 4.30, and its ideal for taking the first two bowls of the night.
Lots of gin brands, like Hendrick's, Citadelle (my favorite), Bulldog, London n1, Brecon, etc
Always playing not spanish music. Indie, house, and pop styles, nicely mixed.
I did not find French speaking waiters, and English level is average :)
In other pubs, keep away of low quality alcohol... in Spain its called "garrafon" :(
Dress Code: No dress code, but we find elegant dressed people, VERY FASHION!
Zaragoza is a city of 800,000 people. Obviously with that and a large university in the city, there will be countless neighborhoods and places to entertain you through the nights.
The city is large enough that there is something everyday of the week. That "something" is not always at the same place, but if you look, you can find entertainment 7 days a week.
A few places that I hit and were worth remembering:
Carpe Diem - Carrer Sta Isabel - good mix of music, from old to new, dance to rock. The crowd is young and tends to be lively. The later in the night, the more smokey it gets.
El Bedel - Carrer Maestro Luna - There is an upstairs and a downstairs. Both offer rock and alternative music and lots of people. The downstairs is dimly lit and with the old brick walls and earthy texture gives a cool atmosphere.
Generally speaking the streets of Sta Isabel, Maestro Luna, Contamina, el Temple are door to door bars.
Dress Code: Casual. There are many bars/clubs that really have no enforced dress code. However, if you are going to go bar hopping, wear shoes, because sandals are not accepted at all places.
La Esfera is a small cafe with a relaxed atmosphere, great for a taste of a quality cup of coffee in the evening or a nice mojito in the night time. They offer a great variety of cocktails and the music taste of the owner varies from jazz to country depending on the mood.
20 Mariano Barbasan
I'm a greaser honky tonk type that was working in Zaragoza for 4 months. I found out about kezka the first week and ended up going there every weekend. I have really made freinds for Life.
Dress Code: Cuffed Jeans and Greasy hair. Most people speak a bit of English but all the music 100% traditional rockabilly. If you have a fav, Ricky the owner probably has it and will play it for you.
It's incredible the quantity of people that go to the "Pilar" (12nd October). In the bar's zone streets are crowded of people talking, drinking, laughing, ect. No matter the temperature people is happy.
This is a very strange site. It´s an artist studio reconvert into a pub. The painter-sculptor named 'abraxas' welcome you and also play the guitar in a live concert. If you want you can play too. I love this site.
If you want to take a breakfast after a night where you´ve dance and etc.
There is a restaurant specialized in breakfast (eggs,bacon,'migas',...) called 'El Loro' , try it if you are alive
The pub 'Luces de Bohemia' next to the university is a cool site. You can eat delicious salads or take a drink listening good music.
Sometimes you have some live concerts.
I recommend you a series of pubs
Jonathan zoologic house (very impressive) you can take a drink between sharks, snakes and a lot of different animals (calle Zapata next to avenida Madrid)you can visit his homepage.
Juan Sebastian Bar. A pretty pub, near the university (calle Lorente). Decorate with a lot of musical instrument.
La Alcagueta in the 'casco viejo' it´s a typical night pub, no chairs, music very hight and a lot of people, specialy the week end (night of course!)and if you go to see the owner (Mati it´s her name) ask her about the (pitufo salido) it´s a good shot (the pub speciality).
Dress Code: you can put everything you want.
we are in a democracy!
But it´s true that in definite place the people get dressed in diferent style.
There are several zones of nightlife to spend the time from 12 p.m. until 5 or 6 a.m. The people use to visit several bars in the zone chatting, earing music and drinking.
You can try 'El Casco Viejo' zone if you are 25 to 50, or 'El Rollo' zone if you prefer heavy look and music.The Cafes and Pubs (there is a lot of Irish fashioned pubs in Zaragoza) have more quiet atmosphere, live music some times and good beer.
Don't forget that Zaragoza has a reputed University and there is a lot of young people ready to enjoy the night.
Dress Code: Informal dress is usual, and the colors prefered by the young people are black and dark grey, but there is not a dress code, mainly.
If you want to take a drink or a coffee go there !
It´s more peaceful than another dance pub.
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