You’ll find Calle Betis on the verge of the Guadalquivir River, bustling from early evening until the wee hours of the morning. This street has a more chilled atmosphere than some of the nightlife areas in Seville but is an excellent place to start the night with a bit of tapas and local beer. Right on the river, restuarants like T de Triana are famed for pairing classic tapas cuisine with stunning views and another thing Seville is famous for – flamenco shows! Watch sensual Spanish dancers, tuck into tiny dishes and wash everything down with cheap beers and wines for a true Seville experience.
As for bars, there’s an overwhelming amount to choose from for just one single street. Calle Betis boasts some of the most popular late-night watering holes in the city, mainly because of the river drawing people in. One café come bar that’s worth visiting if you like strong cocktails is Press Triana, a more modern style venue with both indoor and outdoor seating depending on the weather. For something a bit more traditionally Spanish try La Tertulia for Cruzcampo beer and a welcoming atmosphere. And if all else fails? You can always find an Irish Pub, and the one on Calle Betis is Pheonix Pub and is always bustling.
Known as the place for ‘trendy tapas’, El Arenal is where a younger crowd like to spend their evenings drinking and dancing. Found right alongside Seville’s largest bullring and the gothic cathedral, it creates quite a unique backdrop for some of the stylish and modern cocktail bars around this area. You may not be able to visit all the venues in this area in one night, but you can certainly give it a go! One must-try bar in El Arenal is Cervecería Internacional, a place full of beers from all over the world, a wooden plated bar and plenty of booze that flows until 12am most nights.
An awesome place to start the last night of freedom right next to the river is DadáBar Sevilla, which is a buzzing piano bar once night falls. Drinking cocktails is the norm for groups now, and this place packs a punch when it comes to strong drinks and plenty of personality throughout the venue. From classic negroni’s to custom concoctions they’ll look after you for the evening! You can’t find Irish pubs everywhere you go if you look hard enough, but what about some Scottish tipple? The Clan Scottish Pub is there for all your British beer needs, but if you hop down the road you’ll find slightly more expensive taste at Le Xix cocktail bar, the choice is yours.
Alfalfa in Seville
Found far away from the river banks, Alfalfa sets a different tone for the night and has one gleaming quality – the price! You don’t need to pay extra for the river views in this nightlife district, and that means the prices for drinks and entry hits the floor! If you’re having a stag do in Seville on a budget, Alfalfa is the place to be. The king of late nights in Alfalfa is Ruko ‘N’ Roll bar on Calle Pérez Galdós, a cool and quirky bar with a lot of personality that’s been up and running in Alfalfa for years. This bright bar is situated next to Bodega La Espuela, a dark and moody bar that you’d probably miss if you just walked past it! Both have a great character and worth a visit if you’re down this neck of the woods.
A lot of the action after dark happens surrounding and underneath the Setas de Sevilla structure, an impressive sculpture that’s not hard to find. A popular bar that’s housed underneath the Setas de Sevilla is MOSS Lounge bar, a sophisticated watering hole that offers quality cocktails and comfortable seating to ease you into the last night of freedom. Right next door you’ll find the more chilled out MOTTO bar, home to gallons of Tanqueray and a clean-cut look. When you’ve visited a few bars, finish off the night at one of Seville’s best clubs – KOKO Club Sevilla!