Bus Stop bar on Avinguda d'Andorra sells (or did sell when I was there) a beer called 'Shag' which I can imagine is pretty popular for its name alone.
Bus Stop was a haunt of my girly holiday and closed for refurbishment on my couples holiday - probably a good thing because there were some lush barmen here the first time round! ;-)
Ah 007. The most recent time I went to Salou I was disappointed to find out from the rep that 007 was being refurbished so this review is from the first time I went.
007 is a James Bond theme bar but the staff dress up in fancy dress. I remember walking past one night and they were all in khaki and combats, another time the man at the door was dressed as Elvis and then the next time we went in I was picked up by a man (presumably Elvis) with a werewolf mask on who carried me through the bar! Great fun!
We ordered Blue Lagoon cocktails and got a free t-shirt :)
Snoepys is a fairly popular nightclub in Salou but both times I went here I found that the music really wasn't my cup of tea (bit too dancy trancy for me).
The first time round however (on my girls holiday, not my couples holiday) I did notice that the barmen were all topless and wearing bow ties. The promotions men are rather friendly but unfortunately I have no photos to accompany this tip as yet because it would mean digging out my old photo album and doing a bit of scanning, so ladies you'll just have to take my word for it! ;-)
Charlie Chaplin's is a popular pub/bar in Salou. They serve cocktails and there's a DJ and live entertainment.
This is not a pub suitable for children. The first time I came here the entertainment was a stripper named 'The Python'. Lets just say there was whipped cream and audience participation involved and you get to see (literally) where The Python gets his name from.
The second time I visited this pub the entertainment was a drag queen. I didn't really see the act as I was sitting outside but I'm sure it was good fun.
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Unless you are a Brit I would give the Rovers Return a miss.
If you are a Brit, however, then the Rovers Return is your typical family friendly holiday pub. I do remember being made to stand up on my chair (with the rest of the pub) to sing along to some song. I also remember that the cocktails here are very strong, mine was tasty though I can't remember what it was called, my boyfriend drank a Zombie which tasted like pure alcohol!
If you're looking for a sophisticated cocktail bar to meet lots of trendy 20 somethings, go elsewhere, but if you're on a family holiday and want a lively pub with a very English atmosphere you might enjoy the Rovers Return.
Dress Code: No dress code
I went to Flashback a few times on my first trip to Salou and loved it! Infact I loved it so much I danced until dawn. The music is a good mixture and one song that always makes me think of Salou is 'Let's get loud' by Jennifer Lopez - which they always play here. The club had an indoor dancefloor, a conservatory and a terrace the first time I went here but when I went back to the club the conservatory and the terrace were closed off and the club was much quieter unfortunately. Still, if you go to Salou, Flashback is definitely worth a look, its much better than Snoepys!
heya i am 19 i have jus came back from salou wit a gang of friends all girls, i would recommend these places to other holiday makers around me age, we were in salou last year and loved it so would we went back charlie chaplins is a great spot if you like goin out dancin the staff are very friendly and always lookin out for every1, after charlies we used to head down the hill to snoppys were it is a bit more mad and not as safe but its good if u like to stay out and party its good cos girls get in free to the vip area xxxxxxxx
Christy's Irish Bar without a doubt must be the best place in Salou for live music and atmosphere. It caters for all ages and there's plenty of song and dance going on. People get up from the audience to join the band from time to time and there's always someone willing to demonstrate Irish dancing. If you have never tried Irish dancing this is the place to go to try without a care!! The band "The Langers" are an excellent three piece that play everything from traditional Irish music to rock and pop. They play Fiddle, Flute, Guitar, Irish drum, Banjo, Accordion, Pipes, Whistles etc and they all sing so it's very lively. Songs from Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Tracey Chapman, U2, R.E.M, Mundy, The Pouges, The Dubliners, The Beatles, The Monkeys, The Waterboys etc. They start at 10.00pm and play on till 1.30a.m with Fergal's Cheezy Cheerfull Free shots give away on their break which is a first there first served music quiz. All major sports are shown on one big screen and three big plasma screens so no matter how buisy the bar is there's always a view in comfort. There are two pool tables if you fancy a game. The bar staff are friendly and up for a laugh and add to the unique atmosphere. The drink is good with nightly promotions. NO SLOPS!! When your night of live music and dancing is over and you feel the urge for a late dance all the local night clubs are no more than a 1 minute walk down the hill and around the corner from Christy's. If you need something to eat at that hour there's also a few places in the immediate area, 2 minutes walking. Enjoy!!
Dress Code: Leprechaun suit and Irish dancing shoes essential!! No dress code
Take care, it's full of vampires, all waiting to suck your blood. It's even got Zoltan hound of Hades behind the bar, she barks and she fetches sticks, what a clever doggie, woof. You can tell shes a vampire coz shes obviously never seen her reflection or the light of day and shes about 500 years old. Leathery pasty skin, anemic, and downright ugly. see thats where she's gone wrong in all my years of vampire hunting all the girlies have been dead pretty and glam, but this one, she must be some lower kind of vampire, a sort of vampire chav. An aspirational vampire, but with no brain and therefore no hope, rot in hell cow bag.
Dress Code: cape and fangs
Ever been to Salou? Bar Zeppelin, that’s the place to go. A stupendous establishment populated by the coolest gringos in the known universe, and their donkeys. And speaking of donkeys, what’s that behind the bar? Tis a donkey. They seem to have trained it to stand on its hind legs and wobble about like a wobbly thing on ice. It must have been ill on the day they taught being pleasant to those who pay for your wages. I wish I was cool like it. All my life I have wanted to be cool enough too walk into such an establishment such as this and not be regarded as some pleb who has to be ignored, or at the very least made to wait for an eternity before being served. But, hang on a minute, like several others at the bar I began to realise that this is probably the best and most entertaining form of nighttime theatre known to man. Well it’s infinitely better than the endless reruns of “Only fools and horses” in every other pub in the town. I started to notice some familiar faces in the old Zepp after a few days. They, like me and mine, had obviously decided that watching the hatched faced donkey woman had way more entertainment potential than the balloon animal making Elvis/Frank impersonating comedians employed in lesser establishments could ever provide. So settle in for a good night of fun and splendour, good beer, good spirits, good big screen video juke box thing (at this point anything not showing “fools and horses” was considered high art) and a brilliant band, but better than that, better than anything…ladies and gentlemen, it’s the ugliest, nastiest, horriblest, most disgustingest bar stewardess in the whole wide world. Give yourself a fright; come to bar Zeppelin.
Dress Code: Copy her, though where you would find a shop that sells such ill fitting clothes is beyond me. Have you never heard of changing rooms? do you get all your clothes mail order from an add at the back of an old Melody Maker?. Send for Trinny and Suzanna, but then again they are almost as bad. Almost!