Benidorm at night, even though it doesn’t seem it, is constantly buzzing. One of this city’s main attractions is its nightlife, with different options to suit all publics. These range from varied lounge bars and a casino for older people looking for a relaxing evening, to pubs and nightclubs for younger visitors wanting to dance until dawn. This post details the best nightlife options in Benidorm. Check them out!
Lounge bars to visit in Benidorm at night
If you would prefer a relaxed evening, make sure you visits Benidorm’s two most famous lounges:
Benidorm Palace is an icon of Benidorm’s nightlife. This show auditorium has been around since 1977 when it was the first of its kind, but now it is the oldest in the city. Here you can enjoy a dinner with a show. Options vary so you can see vedette, dance, music, magic and comedy shows that will ensure you enjoy a pleasant, fun night.
Just a few metres away from Hotel Don Pancho, on Avenida del Mediterráneo, you will find Casino Mediterráneo Benidorm. This is a different leisure space where the greatest gaming activity is concentrated on the building’s ground floor. You can try your luck with slot machines, roulette, blackjack, poker and more. A wide range of entertainment is available in Benidorm at night.
Clubbing areas in Benidorm at night
If, on the other hand, you would prefer to dance until sunrise, make sure you check out the best clubbing areas in Benidorm:
In reality, the majority of pubs and bars are located on Calle Esperanto. This is called “Zona 9” due to Pub Zona 9, which was a pioneer in the area when it opened. If you are thinking of a night out this is a good place to start. It doesn’t have a large tourist public but it’s where the majority of young people in Benidorm and other Spaniards congregate. It’s where “pre-drinks” start, which involves a drink or several before heading off to other nightclubs. If you like different kinds of music, make sure you visit Zona 9 for some fun by the sea.
If you continue towards the old town, the liveliest atmosphere can be found on Callejón de los Gatos. This narrow street heads up to San Jaime Church. Here, you will find small pubs, such as Marrs and El Callejón. If you’re looking for a larger pub make sure to head to Portobello, which offers stunning sea views and is located on Carrer del Metge Don Cosme Bayona. If you seek Spanish music, try Pub La Sal, situated on Calle Costera del Barco, where the clientele are usually in their 30s.
When the Callejón pubs close, continue on to Paseo de Levante. You will find Benidorm’s main nightclubs close to Hotel Don Pancho, with these including KM Playa, Penélope Playa, Ku Lounge and Richard New Look Playa. Some of these are famous for being the film set of a television programme. Furthermore, entry to all of these clubs is free, and they don’t usually close until 6am or 7am. However, the drink prices are higher than previously mentioned areas.
The so-called “zona inglesa” (English zone), where British tourists head, is located in Rincón de Loix. Its most famous bars, such as Red Dog, Hippodrome and Jokers, can be found on Calle Gerona, Calle Lepanto and Calle Mallorca. At these venues you can enjoy music shows starring tribute acts to great artists. Furthermore, there is often a carnival atmosphere with costumes, feathers, cowboy hats and mechanical bulls spotted everywhere. The atmosphere in this area is completely different to the rest of Benidorm and it sparks the curiosity of many tourists.
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Known by Benidorm locals as “La Carretera”, this area is home to some of Benidorm’s most important and largest nightclubs. They include Penélope, The Tropical House and Manssion, as well as two after-hours clubs. Each nightclub has its own style of music but house tends to be the dominant genre. People usually head here once the clubs along the beach have closed and, unlike other nightlife choices, you have to pay to get in.
Ready to hit the town in Benidorm at night?
Are you ready for an unbeatable night out? Would you prefer a relaxed night or would you rather paint the town red? We’d love to know the area you prefer visiting. Do you know any others we haven’t mentioned? We’d love to hear your suggestions!