Of course you’ll go out with your friends in the evening to enjoy the city and have a good time. For this reason, we want to recommend the best places to go out for evening drinks in Alicante and Benidorm, two cities with the perfect weather and atmosphere. You’ll love it!
Evening drinks are known as ‘tardeo’ here in Spain. This post explains it all in detail. Are you ready to dive into the Alicante and Benidorm evenings? Keep reading!
‘Tardeo’ in Alicante: the best way to unwind
Spain is famous for the great atmosphere in its cities. As a result, people head outside to take a break from their routine and enjoy some good company. One of the cities that is most widely known for its festive atmosphere is Alicante. The Mediterranean weather this city offers invites you to leave your house and fully enjoy the day. Consequently, ‘tardeo’ is becoming a ritual for everyone who visits the area.
‘Tardeo’ is the Spanish term used to define the practice of going out for a drink in the period of time between after-dinner conversation and night time. The benefit of going out at this time is by starting earlier you head home earlier, meaning you can make the most of the following day and enjoy the Mediterranean setting given that you won’t have stayed up all night the previous night. It’s perfect, right?
To ensure you enjoy the finest places and you have a great time relaxing, here’s a list of establishments in the best areas of Benidorm and Alicante for evening drinks.
Zone 9: the starting gun for ‘tardeo’ in Benidorm
Zone 9 is an area in Benidorm known as the starting point of any night out. As there aren’t many tourists here, you will mainly come across Spaniards. Calle Esperanto and Calle Gerona are two streets where you will find numerous establishments that will serve as the perfect venue for your first drink.
This area offers a wide variety of tapas, seafood and grill dishes. The most famous locales here are Las Gaviotas, La Salamandra and La Toscana. Make sure you visit one of them!
Levante Beach: a night out with a fantastic backdrop
Another of Benidorm’s most popular evening zones is Levante Beach. Here, you can sit down on various terraces and order a drink while you take in the stunning sea views. Furthermore, at night you can head to Benidorm’s nightclubs that are located here.
Moon Beach, Richard New Look, Penélope and KM, among others, will give you a warm welcome. What are you waiting for?
The Zona de los Vascos in Benidorm: enjoy some northern fun!
The Zona de los Vascos (Basque Zone) in Benidorm is one of the ideal places to prolong your night out. Its main advantage is that with every drink you order you can choose a tapa or sharing dish of your choice. Its variety of options range from a piquillo pepper bite to a portion of Extremaduran ‘migas’ or a small rice dish.
Calle Santo Domingo, Calle Jose Martínez Oriola, Calle Costera Hostal and Plaza de la Constitución offer a sensational, northern atmosphere. Make sure you check them out!
Castaños and the most popular terraces for ‘tardeo’ in Alicante
Calle Castaños in Alicante is the best ‘tardeo’ area by far. Here, you will find all kinds of bars with terraces filled with people eager to have a good time. This street is home to the city’s most popular establishments. Havana Castaños, Ten10 and The Globe serve a wide selection of drinks and cocktails accompanied by the latest music.
El Barrio: the traditional Alicante fiesta
If you ask any Alicante resident, we’re sure they’ll tell you they’ve been to El Barrio on a night out. This zone has played host to nights out in Alicante for many years as it is the heart of the city’s nightlife scene.
Nowadays, with the growing trend of ‘tardeo’, it continues to bustle with people keen to have fun and a great night out. Among the pubs in this area you will find El Mítico and Carabassa, which are among the most popular with people looking to enjoy some evening drinks. You have to try them!
Now you know everything there is to know about ‘tardeo’ in Alicante, where will you be heading?
Now you know everything you need to know about ‘tardeo’, which of our recommendations did you like best? Do you prefer a more relaxed setting? Do you know of other places in these areas? Tell us here! Our staff at Hotel Don Pancho are here to recommend places that best suit your needs.