The Puerto Marina
The Paza de Solymar is the best place for cheap prices and late night partying, but if you’d rather something a little more upscale with stunning views then The Puerto Marina might be a better fit. Surrounded by expensive yachts and busy restaurants, the bars in this area offer top quality drinks and great service for a tipsy last night of freedom. One of the most popular bars in this area is Kaleido Puerto Marina. Also serving food, this venue has ample seating for large groups of giggling girls and an extensive menu packed with colourful cocktails.
For a more authentic atmosphere that’s slightly less expensive, head over to the lounge-like Brezo’s bar. Covered in cream interior with comfortable seating, they serve incredible milkshakes by day and equally as good cocktails by night so you can visit both times! Another lounge style bar that prides itself on a circular bar and funky cocktails is Los Brothers, which doesn’t get as busy as most other places while still keeping the same high quality as the rest of the Marina. Alternatively, just around the corner you can catch up on sports and get rowdy in the Wild West style Mombasa Sports and party bar which is open until late on summery weekends.
If you’re looking for some unique bars and pubs to visit and make the weekend is one to remember, there’s plenty of options for that too! At the Marina you will find the only ice bar in Benalmadena. Boal’s Ice Bar serves sub-zero temperatures inside with a nice outdoor area to enjoy your drinks without freezing! And last but by no means least. Joy’s Disco Karaoke provides all the girls an opportunity to sing their heart out until 6am every single day of the week.
Nightclubs in Benalmadena
Late night partying is what Benalmadena does best, and you can find a surprising number of nightclubs dotted around the town and surrounding area of Costa del Sol. Sticking with the Marina area, here you’ll find Sala Caramelo that’s exclusively open on Saturdays. One thing to note is nightlife in Benalmadena (and Spain as a whole) is that venues open late and close early! Sala Caramelo starts the party at midnight and doesn’t close until 7am! If you’re looking to celebrate on any other day than Saturday, don’t fret. Forever Beach Club is the total opposite of Sal Caramelo in that the nightclub is open 24 hours a day, every day, 7 days a week.
If you want to venture outside of the Puerto Marina, there’s plenty of nightlife options all around the town too. BOA VIP Club is where you could find yourself at the weekend, enjoying entertainers and performers, smoke machines and bright lights while you dance until you drop. One of the largest clubs in Costa del Sol, this venue has 2 different rooms creating an entirely unique experience of sound, music and VIP exclusivity. Dare to adventure on the outskirts of Benalmadena altogether and you’ll be treated to Octan club, technically making it’s home in Malaga. If you’re craving live DJ sets, dancing and drink deals for the last night of freedom this is the place for you.
Plaza de Solymar
Plaza de Solymar, more frequently known as the 24-hour Square, is exactly what it says on the tin. This cubby hole of nightlife is booming from sunset to sunrise and provides the perfect place to dip in and out of bars without breaking the bank. Most famously, the square is home to the hugely popular Molly Malone’s bar. Boasting an Irish pub exterior and friendly interior, this venue is more than just Guinness on tap. You can dance until dusk, drink pink gin by the bucket and electric DJ sets inside. Right next door you’ll find the more modern Mango’s nightclub, which will welcome the girls with neon lights and a spacious dance floor to bust some moves!
For more pub vibes, you can find St Andrews pub across the way on the 24-hour square. Similar to Molly Malone’s, this venue poses as a traditional Irish golfing pub with cosy interior, screens for sports and incredible drinks deals that makes it the perfect place to start the night. On the opposite end of the spectrum you can find dancing and disco at Jules bar and a more modern design at Linekers just next door. And when you finish the night? Get some greasy grub just round the corner at a whole host of burger and kebabs shops open until late.