Dubbed as Benidorm’s English square, you’ll feel right at home as thousands of tourists venture to multiple pubs and bars in this area. As well as being a popular place to stay (especially for groups) The square becomes a giant adult playground after dark. Situated right next to Levante beach, one of the acclaimed bars in this area is RockerFellas, the place to be for live music and cabaret on the weekends. Just next door to RockerFellas you’ll find Bar Why Not for all your karaoke nights.
We know what you’re all thinking – what about Neptune’s Bar? The famous set from the hit series Benidorm is in fact a real place, but with a different theme and name – Morgan’s Tavern. Also found in the square, you can visit this bar and entertainment parlour for a full evening, meal and all. If you want to swap cabaret for prime tribute acts, hop down the road to Talk of the Coast because we’ve heard their Tom Jones tribute is the best in the business.
It’s not all flashy entertainment, singers and brightly-coloured cocktails in Benidorm. If you’d prefer a quieter spot to have a few drinks or your bride to be is a pint-loving gal, there’s plenty of pubs to visit too. It’s an inside joke for us Brits that every town or village has a Red Lion pub, and Benidorm is proof! Similarly you can find an array of Irish pubs dotted around the seaside resort for a pint of Guinness, with the Shamrock Irish pub being a popular choice for holidaymakers in the Spanish sun.
A weekend doesn’t have to be solely filled with British in bikinis, if you want a sneaky flavour of Spain then take a trip to the Old Town. The architecture and cobbled streets instantly give a more authentic atmosphere, and in between the winding lanes you’ll find a few pubs and bars to dip in and out of. For wine drinkers find a haven in the underground, stone-built bar Sherry, a hidden gem in the old town. If you’d prefer a more flamboyant atmosphere with a warm welcome just head up the road to Sensations, a hit gay bar in this district of the city.
Just because you’re further away from the square doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of little bars with a British flare. You can find pints of beer and lager for 1 euro each in pubs like Marrs Bar and the slightly more upmarket New Fábula bar. The latter bar offers white décor and a place to smoke shisha while you sip on your drinks after the sun goes down. If you want to throw in some dancing and cheesy pop from the 80s, complete your weekend at the People Disco Pub and you won’t be disappointed. Found on Carrer de Santa Faç, it’s a friendly place that’s popular with the LGBTQ+ community to. Top tip – like a lot of bars in the Old Town, the People Disco Pub gets busy after midnight so don’t arrive too early.
Nightclubs in Benidorm
The term nightclubs is thrown around a little differently when in Benidorm, and your average club can be found in many forms around the seaside resort. A perfect example of this is Vincent’s Old Town, which has a pub style venue serving food in the day, karaoke bar and nightclub dancing until 4am every single night. It might not be flashy or filled with smoke and neon, but it’s definitely fun and popular! On a similar vein, Casino Mediterraneo Benidorm may not be a traditional nightclub, but it’s also open until 4am serving drinks, games and casino croupiers to punters.
For a true last night of freedom that will make the girls proud, Benidorm has you covered. This Spanish seaside city refers to it’s late-night clubbing as ‘disco pubs’, spilling out onto the street and entertaining the crowds until as early as 8am the next morning! Two popular places that can end your night on a high are Hippodrome and the Bahamas disco pub, both on opposite sides of the street for easy access and selling cheap as chips drinks all year round.