“It is a great place. Good music. Reasonably priced drinks. Good atmosphere. Clean and well maintained. I recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a good night out – I did!”
Where to go out in Málaga
Amongst the many tourist attractions and things to do in Málaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, there is also its wide range and large number of leisure and clubbing places. Below we have detailed the best discos for a night out in Málaga, in addition to bars that play live music and other popular places where you can go for a dance.
Sala Gold, a great option for clubbing in Málaga
In the historical
centre of Málaga
We begin our guide of the best discos and bars in Málaga with a classic option of local nightlife in Málaga – Sala Gold – which is located in Calle Luis de Velázquez 5, right in the city centre.
It is open every day from Mondays to Sundays, so you can go there any day of the week, and even return because every night there is a different theme.
Hydraulic stage, video walls, huge LED screen… at Sala Gold no expense has been spared to put on a show for everyone who goes there.
One of its main features is that it has up to four booths or VIP areas. There is a main VIP area with a capacity of up to 140 people.
Additionally, it has the VIP DJ area, with a maximum capacity of 70 people, and a VIP LED area for up to 20 people. Finally, it has an exclusive Super VIP area, which can only be occupied by 12 people at a time.
Please note that Sala Gold also has an annexed room where you can watch televised football matches and those who like singing can do karaoke.
Customer reviews on Sala Gold
“It is a place that gets busy quickly, the prices are the same as at any other disco in Málaga and the waiters are friendly with the customers. Commercial music and mainly younger crowds”.
“It is quite fun. It has some good VIP areas. I have rated it 4 stars as prices go up the later it gets and I paid 10€ for one drink”.
Wengé Privé, a disco where every night is different
+ 630 reviews
REGGAETON, YOUNG CROWDS
In the city
centre of Málaga
Wengé Privé is a great option to go clubbing in Málaga for those looking for a modern place with younger crowds to have a good night out.
The disco plays the current modern hits and it is nicely decorated. A good night out is guaranteed every weekend, but this does not mean that during the week the fun stops.
Except for Tuesdays and Sundays, every night there is a different theme. For instance, Mondays is the day of “Follow the rabbit”, which refers to Alice in Wonderland, when participants have the chance of winning some rabbit ears or a mask.
On Wednesday nights at Wengé Privé the themes vary, but they are always related to an international festival called ESNIGHT.
Thursday nights is student night, when reggaeton and Latin music are the most popular types of current music to dance to.
The weekends kick off on Fridays with Love from Málaga, with a great live DJ. Gifts and surprises are guaranteed throughout the night.
Saturday nights are the biggest night and Wengé Privé pulls out all the stops with its One Night Only. Who wants to enjoy a night out?
Customer reviews on Wengé Privé
“Great music and it wasn’t bursting at the seams like other places where you can’t even move. There was also an entertainer teaching his choreographs for everyone to join in. Good experience”.
“Overall it was quite good. Good entrance fees with drink included, current music, mainly reggaeton. It is a good place to have fun with friends”.
“Reasonable prices, good music and great atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly from the waitresses to the DJ. I enjoyed it and will definitely be returning soon”.
Discoteca Andén, a true classic of nightlife in Málaga
YOUNG CROWDS, 2 ROOMS
In the city
centre of Málaga
In the central and renowned Plaza Uncibay several of the popular places for nights out in Málaga are located. One of them is Disco Andén, which was opened in 1988. Since then it has been a popular nightlife place for locals and visitors – dance until you drop!
Its slogan makes it clear: “Get on the midnight train until sunrise”. The station at the entrance immerses you into an experience which you are sure to remember.
Disco Andén in Málaga is well equipped to ensure a great night out. It is divided into two large and completely independent rooms to suit different tastes and styles. Everyone can choose the place and music they like best.
Although it gets very busy there are four bars to order drinks from, which means that waits are never very long.
It also offers other services and extras such as fabulous cutting-edge lighting, many screens, robot system, two cloakrooms and six VIP booths. So many extras are available to customers.
If you are looking for VIP treatment, these six booths offer it, firstly because of their position, from where you can see the whole club, but also because you can buy bottles of drink and enjoy an exclusive waiter service.
Customer reviews on Discoteca Andén
“A club with modern music where you can dance to a bit of everything. I only had one minor issue as the dress code for men is a little stricter, but nothing to worry about”.
“The main feature of this disco is the space it offers. It is very spacious for a central place. Great music and younger crowds. Highly recommended. I will be returning soon”.
“It is a great place to end a night out because it closes late and it is very spacious, so there is plenty of room to dance around. Music is varied (dance music and reggaeton)”.
Sala Ritual VIP Club, where the night is as young as its crowds
PARTYING, YOUNG CROWDS
Not a central
area in Málaga
This disco might not be as popular as the previous one, but Sala Ritual VIP Club has also been a nightlife reference in Málaga since it opened its doors in 2009 along Avenida Isaac Peral, 43. This place was previously known as Sala Época, but its name and image were changed some time ago to bring it up to date.
Its aim is to make every night special and different and full of surprises. This is something it has always fulfilled in spite of the years gone by.
How do they do it? Thanks to the varied entertainment they offer and the shows they put on, guaranteeing fun for everyone. In case you are wondering, the crowds tend to be young people, normally in their 20s and 30s, looking to enjoy a fun and unforgettable night out. Many people consider the terrace one of the best parts of this disco, equipped to use anytime of the year.
Sala Ritual VIP Club belongs to the Moliere Group , which also manages several other popular places in the city, does not have any audio-visual and sound effects, so dancing to the hits on radio format is more enjoyable than ever. It is not just a disco, but it also doubles up as a restaurant where events and company gatherings take place.
Customer reviews on Sala Ritual VIP Club
“I do not know what older people will think of it, but for me it is the best disco for university students. Great atmosphere and fun guaranteed. Very recommended”.
“Generally the disco is quite big, the atmosphere is nice and the subway is fairly close. We went to the Secret Club event and had a lot of fun”.
“I went to the club with a group of friends to celebrate a stag do and, although it could have been a bit more organised, we had a great night”.
Malafama: time to dance in Málaga
BAR AND DISCO
Close to the
Cathedral of Málaga
The name of this disco is clearly misleading (bad fame), because one of the main features of Malafama is that it is respected by its clientele, which includes regular customers, those who only visit occasionally and those who have just been once whilst on holiday.
Where is disco Malafama located? It is easy to find when walking through the centre. It is located in Pasaje Mitjana, 1. When is it open? From Thursdays to Saturdays from 11pm until 4:30am. Time will definitely fly by here.
Its name catches the eye because it only has one vowel sound (the vowel a), like the name of the city. This is the main reason that it attracts passers-by. However, it is worth paying it a visit not just for the name.
It is known for its theme nights set around local festivities, such as the Málaga Feria, Halloween and Christmas. It is during these events when costumes, gogo dancers, gifts for participants, raffles and other surprises are the main attractions.
The atmosphere is another one of the highlights for regular customers, with hits blasting out from the DJ’s booth blowing up the dance floor, making everyone want to get up and dance. There are also booths for up to 10 or 20 people. In the booths you can order bottles of drink and also shishas.
Customer reviews on Malafama
“Somewhere suitable for a drink and a dance. People of several ages but mainly between 25 and 45. Although the ladies’ toilet could have been a bit cleaner, I would go back”.
“Pros: entrance fee normally free, normal atmosphere with age ranges of 25-35. Cons: they mainly play reggaeton and similar genres. I would recommend it overall”.
“I have to admit that I had a great time. I would also like to thank the staff because they were very good. I am looking forward to going back”.
Liceo: live music in a fantastic place
Close to the
Cathedral of Málaga
With such a stately name (lyceum) some might think that we are referring to a place of high culture where opera and classical music are the focus. But Liceo is, in fact, one of the most popular discos in the whole of Málaga.
Its name is not just coincidental though, as the building where it is located also has its history. It is small palace which formerly was the provincial government building in the nineteenth century.
Here space is not a problem as Disco Liceo can hold up to 450 people. Opening times are also not an issue as its doors are open until 7am. So if you are a true party animal, this is just the place for a great night out.
Live music is very popular at Liceo. Many concerts of different genres regularly take place here. If we had to highlight a particular style, it is fair to say that the most popular ones are pop rock and flamenco fusion. However, DJs are of course not out of the picture. It has two floors which offer enough diversity so that everyone can find the place where they feel most comfortable.
Due to the type of atmosphere, the average age of the crowds tends to be a little older than the other places we have mentioned previously. Save it on Google Maps as a place to go out in Málaga. Liceo is located in Calle Beatas 21, also in the city centre.
Customer reviews on Liceo
“I have been going to this place for some time and I have never had any trouble here. It is a nice place with a good atmosphere. I hope to be able to return many times”.
“I enjoyed the flamenco show. The room is a little small so I would recommend getting there early to get a good spot, but everything else is good”.
“Great atmosphere whenever I have been. Its decor makes it different and the place is big although it can get very full and a bit difficult getting through the crowds”.
Theatro Club: fun in Málaga has many sides
DISCO, NIGHT CLUB,
Founded in the year 2014, the Theatro Club proudly separates itself from the traditional sense of disco and focuses on offering the public something different, which can be presented in many forms, but mainly always centred around live shows. And without any breaks! Therefore, we can enjoy its culture and leisure options every day of the week. However, before we tell you any more about it, please note that it is also located in the city centre, as are most of the places that we have mentioned here. Theatro Club is in Calle Lazcano 5, very close to Plaza Mitjana.
As we said before, Theatro Club was started up with the idea of offering something else than what we find at any other nightclub. Its atmosphere proves that it is a special place, with its cabaret style décor. The first time you walk in you are sure to be amazed by the décor, as it is very unique and striking.
However, beyond the decoration, the most significant feature is what it offers: from burlesque theatre to monologues, flamenco concerts, tributes to renowned musicians, singer-songwriters, theatre, dance, screenings, etc. At Theatro Club variety is commonplace, which means that the type of visitors is also diverse.
We are ultimately talking about a place where visitors can enjoy a very complete and eclectic choice, with something practically for all kinds of public. Additionally, the managers unmistakably support local artists, therefore boosting local talent, through aspiring artists and familiar faces in the local world of culture.
Customer reviews on Theatro Club
“I am rating it 5 stars as a concert hall. The concerts take place before midnight and the hall is spectacular. I cannot give an opinion on the disco as I have not been yet”.
“I generally do not go out much but next time I do I will return to this place because I liked it very much, mainly because it is very well decorated”.
“The room is a little small, but the waiters are very friendly. It is good and, depending on the day, they have different music themes to suit all tastes. This is a great bonus”.
Barsovia: your usual disco playing all the hits
Close to the
Cathedral of Málaga
If you are visiting the Costa del Sol or live here, you may have asked yourself which is the oldest disco in Málaga, the one which has been entertaining the local public and visitors the longest. The answer is this one: Barsovia. It is the oldest bar in Málaga with over three decades of history behind it.
Just the name of this disco and its long serving years catch everyone’s attention, making it difficult not to pay it a visit to find out in person what makes it a popular place for going out in Málaga. In order to do so you do not have to leave the city centre, as it is located in Calle Méndez Núñez, number 3, next to Plaza Uncibay.
We should mention that the clientele tends to be in their 30s and 40s, mainly due to the selection of music played here. If you like to enjoy the hits from the past then you are in luck as Barsovia has a preference for music hits from the 80s and 90s.
Another of its attractions are private events, theme parties, stag and hen dos, booths…Barsovia has moved with the times to ensure they receive a considerable amount of people each night. Nevertheless, it has done so without having to give up its original proposal, which is to guarantee fun with lifelong hits. They always work…
Customer reviews on Barsovia
“The music is very varied and the sound is great. Great atmosphere, for me it is the best place to have some drinks and dance in Málaga, without a doubt”.
“It is a classic place for going out for drinks in Málaga. On this occasion we went in the afternoon. Good music and nice atmosphere. I give it 4 stars”.
“The actual place is a little small, but the music and atmosphere are a lot of fun and friendly. I recommend paying it a visit to find out for yourself”.
Sala Premier: Looking for a cinema themed bar in Málaga?
BARS AND DISCOS
Saturdays to Sundays: 1pm – 4:30pm
In 3 different places
As everybody does not have the same idea of fun when going out, leisure options in Málaga are not only limited to discos and nightclubs. On the contrary: in Málaga there are also bars where you can go out for some drinks and have a good time. One of them is Sala Premier, a place which we are sure you will remember and will want to return to with friends, if they do not already know it. Particularly if you are a group of friends who like to spend hours talking, discussing and debating about films and television series – you will love it!
Please note that there is more than one Sala Premier. There are three in the city: Sala Premier Centro (located in Calle Molina Lario, number 2), Sala Premier Teatinos (located in Avenida Plutarco, number 63) and Sala Premier Huelin (in Calle Río Rocío, number 16).
What is special about Sala Premier? The answer is its truly wonderful atmosphere, where cinema and series are the main focus. All the cinema classics and latest television wonders decorate the walls, making it a unique place. The first time you visit Sala Premier you are sure to spend a while looking at the numerous details of films and series that make up the atmosphere.
On one side, the Sala Premier in the centre of Málaga is distributed over two floors and offers its visitors a number of different board games. You will also get the chance to watch the broadcast of sporting events on huge screens. We must not forget an important element: it has an enviable terrace which visitors love.
The pioneer was Sala Premier Teatinos, located in the university area of Málaga. Last but not least, there is Sala Premier Huelin, the youngest of the three. Good vibes are guaranteed at any of them, so do not think twice about going.
Customer reviews on Sala Premier
“A nice place with all types of beer and board games. The decoration is impressive (not to be missed). The service is also good. Highly recommended”.
“Fabulous bar in the city of Málaga. Incredible décor, every corner has something eccentric. Many different areas. You can go with your partner, friends or on your own”.
“It is the best nightclub I have ever been to. The music is varied, drinks are not that expensive, but mainly because of the atmosphere…it is FABULOUS. I loved this place”.
ZZ Pub: concert bar in Málaga par excellence
ROCK, LIVE MUSIC
The last place we would like to mention for spending a night out in Málaga is a character place called ZZ Pub. Its name is a reference to the American group ZZ Top, which gives us a clear clue as to what type of bar it is. If you are a true rock fan, save this address: Calle Tejón y Rodríguez, number 6, because here is where ZZ Pub is located.
This bar is proud to say that it has been hosting concerts since 1991. Since then it has been playing the soundtrack to many nights in Málaga. In fact, in the year 2018 it had reached 10,000 concerts held, a very impressive number.
Therefore we are talking about a true classic where live music is concerned in Málaga. Not only have local bands taken to its stage, but also national and international artists which may not be on the front pages but have enough talent and showmanship to make the public dance and jump. Amongst the regular bands at ZZ Pub we have Sugar & The Spankers, El Trío del Saco, Los Culpables, Children of Queen and Switch.
Music on stage in Málaga makes no sense without ZZ Pub. And because music never rests, they do not either and open every day of the week. Every night ZZ Pub opens its doors to a public eager to enjoy live music.
We would like to point out one last thing and that is that the music genres played on the instruments here are not only focused on rock, but you can also enjoy other genres such as jazz, soul, indie, blues and funk.
Customer reviews on ZZ Pub
“Good music, nice atmosphere, the waiters are great. The only negative is the price of the drinks, which is a bit high. Apart from that highly recommended. And you can go any day of the week”.
“ZZ is rock in its pure state. Live shows and good ones. It is a small place and it is always very full, sometimes too full. If you do not like cramped places, this is not for you”.
“If you like going out, but do not like reggaeton music, you should go. You will have live music, a good atmosphere and acceptable service”.
More bars and discos for a night out in Málaga
Although we have provided you with a good selection of places for a night out in Málaga, nightlife in the capital city of the Costa del Sol offers much more. We cannot finish our selection without mentioning other bars, discos and nightclubs that entertain locals and visitors. Additionally there are places such as Bar 30 y Tantos, Discoteca Tennessee, Boat Copas, Gee’s Club, Sala Spectra, Chiquita Cruz, Atrévete, Natural Club, Rosse Vip Club, Bambu Music & Drinks, Bubbles Lounge Club, Atlantic, Toulouse Club and La Guarida.
Lastly, we would like to mention the shot bars in Málaga that are La Botellita and El Urbano, where you can also have a great time.