Drag Shows may not be for everyone, and indeed I didn't think they were for me, but this top of the range show has me converted.
We were collected by coach from our hotel and driven to the venu which was a very impressive purpose built entertainments centre in the design of a grand castle complete with moat. We entered a very large (I estimate six hundred seat) club type room, decorated in elegant trashy bordello style (a bit of a contradiction in terms, but it works) and posed for pics with a drag artist in stunning evening wear. At the bar service was very quick and friendly and we were then lead to our seats. We need not have bothered ordering a drink at all, as from that point on, until the start of the show, drinks were free (red and white wines, beer, water, and soft drinks). The waiters refilled glasses before they were empty. There was noting skimpy about this night (apart from some of the costumes).
A three course meal was served - vegetable soup, chicken with mushroom sauce, and ice cream.
The show started at about 9pm-9.30pm. It was hilarious and full of talent. To coin an Irish expression, the glitz and glam of the outfits would take the eye out of you! In other words, it was over the top girlie glamour extraordinaire. At times I found it difficult to believe that some of these amazing women were men. They had legs to die for. They sang, danced, entertained, told jokes, and generally kept us enraptured for an evening of superior entertainment!
If you're a shy guy, don't sit near the stage as they WILL involve you in the act.
If you are celebrating an event let them know as they pass out free pink champers.
All drinks after the meal are bar service and to be paid for. I am told that the cocktails are very good quality and quite strong - they certainly looked impressive.
I wasn't drinking alcohol that night and my only complaint is that it was far more difficult to get a diet coke than a glass of wine during the free drinks session.
The entire night - including transport, show, free drinks session, and meal, cost €49 per person. I thought it represented terrific value for money. Yes, I'd return.
Dress Code: I'd recommend smart casual but, at the same time, anything goes really.
Address: Colliseum which is situated next door to the Casti
Directions: Colliseum which is situated next door to the Castillo in San Miguel, Tenerife South., Tenerife, Spain
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The cafe seems to be quiet about 8.30pm. Then a couple of guys come in and turn on the disco lights, take the covers off the musical instruments and by nine o clock the music starts. The people start to drift in.Trumpet and keyboard to entertain and one of the musicians does a little vocal.
Some of the tables have been taken away to make room to dance. And "Yay" they play Pasa Doble and the Spanish love it but also there is a waltz...a quickstep...even a tango as well.
So you can eat, drink, and be merry, and dance till late. Who would have expected such good dance music? I want to go back for New Year.
Dress Code: There was no set code but those who were up dancing were tidy. I wore something a little more dressy for our last two visits. Some were just sitting watching the dancing from under the umbrellas on the side walk.
On some special nights the dancing is inside in a beautifully decorated dining and dance area. Probably Friday and Saturday .
Address: Porta De La Cruz Promenade
Directions: Just walk along the promenade towards the upmarket beach front hotels. You will notice the cafe sign and all the umbrellas.
The Archi sign is on show about 9pm.
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A massive open air bar which plays host to the resident band the Lizard Kings.The band play a varied amount of guitar based songs and are one of the best live acts i have seen.
Due to health and safety working the Soul Cellar had to close temporarily so the Lizard Kings had to find somewhere else to play.The bar is now open again but I`m not sure if the band will return there.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
Directions: Situated at the right and side lower level of Veronicas, Playa de Las Americas, Tenerife.Related to:
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The Claddagh is one of many Irish bars in Los Christianos & Las Americas, and although i'd never been to an Irish bar before going to Tenerife, i'd imagine that it's what an Irish bar would be like - Good Craic, friendly folk, traditional, fun music, and good beer.
It's probably one of the smaller Irish bars, but arguably one of the most popular - we were there twice, and both times the entertainment was well supported. It opens most days at 8pm, and Music normally starts at about 10ish.
Dress Code: Whatever you happen to be wearing at the time!
Address: 6 C San Telmo Los Cristianos
Directions: On Las Vistas beach (Las Americas) it's one the second floor, across from the fountain - with a balcony overlooking the beach.
Phone: Spain - 677374244
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This is a mixed age karaoke bar where you will receive a warm welcome, locals and holiday makers. Wouldn't have said dancing on the tables bar but definitely great entertainment and great singers. You should give it a try, 9 to late but we usually got there late to later.
Dress Code: casual dress
Address: centralAdd to your Trip Planner
Head down to veronicas strip in central de las Americas. It's where all the shops and places to eat are by day, near the beach, dead centre of de las Americas, but by night it turns into drinking, dancing and clubbing heaven. There aren't lots of huge clubs like in Majorca, Ibiza etc. but there are some decent ones and lively bars galore. Literally veronicas is just 2 roads joining onto each other and all the way along bars, music, pubs and clubs. There's also strip clubs and more relaxed venues too. It's not all aimed at the younger reveller, but late at night will appeal more to the hardened party goer. There are places like Linekers and Bobby's bar(the one famous on sky tv) Everywhere you go you'll get offered ludacrous drinks deals and cheap cocktails. They pour there drinks very large indeed.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
Directions: You can't miss the strip as it's the centre of de las Americas.
Yordys is a bar that seemed to be open 24 hours a day & i ended up there every night.
The owner who i got to know was friendly, he also owned the nearby "Sounds Of Cream" Bar.
After you have been acosted by the PR Guys or Girls, you can buy 2 drinks of your choice plus 2 shots each for 10 euros, very cheap.
Unfortunately, i heard a rumour that this bar closed at the end of the 2007 season. If i have got this wrong, i apologise.
Dress Code: Wear what you want, within reason!
Address: Veronicas Straight
This bar is in the centre of Arona, a small village. I used to go here every friday (sometimes more often) with other volunteers to have a beer (€1). The people here are all from Arona, so the atmosphere is very cool!
Dress Code: Haha, you must be joking!
Zoo Restarant Puerto Mogan Grran Canaria
Stay away from this one. Thats my opinion all smoke and mirrors. We waited one and a half hours for our meal. Then out of the five meals sent two back 'stone cold' and a steak medium on the top but black under.
Address: Zoo Restarant Puerto Mogan Grran CanariaAdd to your Trip Planner
St Eugen's is the best bar in Las Americas!!!
They sell food during the day till about 9:30pm and the entertainment starts from 8pm with music to dine to before the great man comes on stage at 9:30. Mike Carlton is probably the best compere on the island. Great singer great sense of humour and will definitely liven up your evening before and between some excellent cabaret spots. See his website www.mikecarltontenerife.com for details of the acts appearing.
Dress Code: Don't wear white socks , flip flops, tank tops or all 3 unless you want to have the mickey taken out of you as you walk in. Don't leave early as a couple when Mike is on stage coz he will embarass you. Don't come in late as a couple when Mike is on stage coz he will embarrass you but most of all dont be boring or you will not enjoy this bar. Anybody who likes good entertainment in a great atmosphere should come here and go nowhere else. Except Friday coz its changeover night and Mike is off so its a bit quiet.
Address: St Eugenio
Directions: Across the road from the San Eugenio shopping centre big yellow letters on the sign can be seen on the right as you walk from Veronicas area towards Torviscas. Be careful of traffic as it is on quite a nasty corner
This bar is a small offshoot of the Main Moonlight Bar which has a live band playing 3 nights per week called The Lizard Kings. These lads have been playing tenerife for years and have developed from just a bunch of rockers covering well known songs into a superb band both musically and vocally. The singer Ozzy is a magnificent guitarist with an enormous voice range. The bassist Brane is supremely able and gives excellent vocal support and the drummer Lionel is
brilliant. i have been 8 times to tenerife in the last 4 years and one of the reasons i will be making it 9 later this year is this band. Some stunning covers Ozzy undertakes are Another Brick in the Wall, Teenage Dirtbag, Living on a Prayer along with many others which would exhaust the page. If they have moved location by the time you visit then track them down at all costs. It wont be hard and will be well worth it. Bands like Oasis started out in places like this and got a lucky break. The only difference being is that Alan McGee didnt walk into these lads bar.
This tip is now obsolete as Ozzy has relocated to England to continue the band over here.
Dress Code: ANY
Address: Moonlight - btwn Torviscas Market and Fanabe beach
Directions: Get to Fanabe beach by the McDonalds and look up
The attitude from the waiter was atrocious. He's the thin bald one. Have been going to this bar for several years but he is abnoxious. Would not give my friend 2 seconds to look for a space to park her moblility scooter before telling her to move on. He also would not make 2 people move up a space to allow her a seat.
I really can't describe his rudeness to her so BEWARE! He'll gladly take your money for your drink though.
Address: Parque de la Plaz . Behind shopping centre.Related to:
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The island of Tenerife is one of Spain's top tourist destinations. The excellent climate, its splendid beaches, Teide and a varied cultural offer, are its main attractions. One of the best times to visit the island is in February, when the Carnival is held. Some people say that it is even better than that of Rio de Janeiro.
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life and fun on Tenerife doesn't stop or become even a little less intensive during the night.
due to amazing weather all year round 24/7 (during night and day) you may have fun any time you want. However when you go out you should remember several simple things.
1. don't ask for "night clubs" coz on tenerife they understand this as clubs with putas, thus strip clubs.
2. dancing at clubs starts at around 1 a.m. so, have a rest after dinner for few hours and around midnight move dancing.
3. taxi drivers have special tarrif for night drive, plan to take mopre money with you for taxi.
Clubs i enjoyed on Veronicas:
Tramps (R&B, house, pop), Bobbies, Yaki's (rock-n-roll, "classic" music for dancing for all times).
besides clubs you may enjoy- Jumping Jacks, Brannigans and others
Dress Code: nothing special in dress code. there are clubs with foam, then wear your swimming suit under top (for women) and just take off your t-shirt. otherwise dress as you usually dress for clubbing.
Address: Veronicas street
Directions: La Playa de los Americas ( Los Cristianos)Add to your Trip Planner
Great place if you have a pool mad child. Loads of tables, so your not sitting around waiting for a turn. there is also table football. Lino is the owner and makes everyone welcome. The princess Di was only open on an evening but was still serving drinks til 2am. Its on the Patch and surrounded by other family pubs, a chinese take away. there are no touts to drag you in so please find it and say hi to Lino from john diane and kieran.
Address: the patch, lower floor, play de las americas
Directions: on the left going to the beach, down the rampRelated to:
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