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Benidorm nightlife – the best party town in Europe

by Benidorm Travel Mart

If you are looking for a holiday resort with round-the-clock entertainment, the nightlife in Benidorm will not disappoint you.

We’re talking flaming shots, party games, clothes swapping, buckin’ broncos, foam parties, and plenty of cheesy Euro discos playing guilty pleasures you can’t help but dance to.

Enjoy stand-up comedy, catch a magic show, sing your heart out at karaoke, or dance until the sun comes up at one of the resort’s super clubs. 

The impressive skyline of Benidorm at night

Benidorm is the most popular party destination on the Costa Blanca and draws a large number of British partygoers. It is not a tranquil retreat, but rather a mecca for those seeking late-night diversions.

When it comes to nightlife in Benidorm, there’s something for everyone. Here is a description of the seven diverse nightlife scenes and what to expect.

Benidorm Levante beach nightlife

If you’re looking for a more sophisticated night out, head to the Levante Beach where you’ll find cool beach clubs with DJs, gogo dancers and lots of gorgeous people. The entire beach is lined with nightlife venues to choose from, ranging from rock to Irish bars and everything in between.

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Levante is where the party’s and there’s a huge number of quality hotels to choose from without breaking the bank.

KU Beach Bar is by far the coolest bar on the beachfront, it might not be the ideal place for the more lively Benidorm stag party but if you are looking for somewhere to chill for a bit then yes.

Moon Beach is an upscale beach bar and nightclub with a large, well-appointed outside terrace offering superb beach and sea views. When the sun goes down the music ramps up, and even if you’re not a clubber you can’t help but shake your booty to the upbeat melodies and throw on a few dance moves while you’re at it.

Moon Beach has a large terrace with fantastic sea views

The most iconic beach bar on Levante is Tiki Beach. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a few cocktails in the sun all day long on the seafront of Levante beach. Tiki Beach has live music every day and a resident DJ from 11:30 am, with non-stop happy hour on certain drinks and snacks of various international dishes available all day long.

Other popular beach bars include Tiki Town, Penelope Beach Club, The Guinness Bar, Heartbreak Rock Bar, The Lazy Cow and the Oasis Beach Club. They all open during the day and stay open until the early hours. Search for accommodation Booking.com

Benidorm ‘The Strip’ nightlife – Calle Gerona

There are a lot of pubs and bars on Calle Gerona. This street is known as “The Strip” and is where the majority of British tourists in Benidorm tend to gather. You’ll find British-themed pubs and bars to sports bars, cabaret, and show bars here.

Tribute Acts are very popular and almost as good as the real deal. In Benidorm you can watch Michael Jackson, Girls Aloud, Boyzone, Black Eyed Peas, Robbie Williams, Sister Act, the Bee Gees, Blues Brothers, the Eagles, Lady Gaga, The Petty Coats, Buddy Holly, and Johnny Cash, all for FREE!

The Western Saloon is a reference point in Benidorm, not only for its decoration, but also for its performances and shows. The best musicians and groups in Benidorm perform here seven days a week, from the afternoon to late at night. Very varied styles and live performances with no shortage of country and rock and roll, don’t miss it! You can’t say you’ve been to Benidorm if you don’t visit the Western Saloon!

The strip benidorm nightlife
Western Saloon – a lounge in the most American style

Jail Rock Music & Cabaret Bar offers excellent live music, the drinks are reasonably priced, the service is fast service and there is no cover charge. This bar is definitely worth a visit.

Stardust Disco Pub have drink offers all day and night, there is a great atmosphere in this pub and the staff are very friendly. DJs are on top of their game here, and you can catch some of Benidorm’s greatest acts performing. There are also two large screens on their sunny terrace where you can watch your favourite sports during the day.

Morgan Tavern is without a doubt one of the best cabaret clubs for shows. Its stage is the greatest and brightest in the whole city. Seven shows are offered every evening, ensuring a nonstop party aboard this pirate ship. Stunning decoration, live performances, and low prices are just a few of the reasons why this pirate ship is so popular.

Calle gerona Benidorm nightlife
Morgan Tavern, one of the best cabaret clubs in Benidorm, where the spectacular pirate and naval decoration make its stage

Other popular bars and pubs on ‘The Strip’ include The World Famous Black Chicken, Rockstar, Planet Benidorm, Rockerfellas Cabaret Bar , Silver Dollar and Waikiki.

Benidorm ‘British Square’ nightlife

‘The Square’ on Calle Mallorca is, without question, the mecca of Benidorm’s nightlife, where pubs, bars, and clubs are all crammed together in the ‘English Zone’.

Beachcomber Disco Pub is open every night of the week, all year round, and thumps out music all night long. A younger crowd generally gathers there. It’s one of the busiest nightclubs in Benidorm.

The Hippodrome Pub is an excellent spot to hear the most recent tunes and enjoy a cocktail. This nightclub is one of the most popular in the city because it offers an excellent environment for all ages.

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The Hippodrome is one of the most popular clubs on ‘The Square’

Other venues worth a visit include Champions Disco, The Square and Bahamas.

‘Rincon de Loix’ nightlife

Rincón de Loix, which is adjacent to the Levante district in Benidorm, is the hub for many of the town’s recreational activities and celebrations. During the day, this already busy area is lit up with a variety of bars, clubs, and entertainment venues that are filled with people of all ages. Nighttime in Rincón de Loix has something for everyone, including dancing, karaoke, bingo, bar hopping, and live performances. Quiz nights, games, and dinners are provided in several establishments, some of which are family-friendly.

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One of the things that The West End Show Bar is famous for is its bottomless brunch, perfect for hen parties, birthdays, and special occasions. Apart from the 2-hour unlimited food platter and drinks package, there are two drags and a comedy compere. Now, who doesn’t love a bit of drag now and then?

The Rock & Roll House is a must-visit If you’re a big fan of rock and roll! Every night, you can catch live music and authentic rock ‘n’ roll tributes. You’ll see the Cabeytu Brothers, the Blues Brothers, Aisha Nicole, Johnny Cash, Tom Jones, Elvis, Dean Ryan, and many other performers. It is a large, comfortable bar decorated with rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia. You may sit outside or relax in the entertainment lounge inside.

Every night, you can catch live music and authentic rock ‘n’ roll tributes at the Rock & Roll House

If you get the chance you should also give these bars a visit Sports Pub Karaoke Benidorm, Red Lion 2 and Tropical Bar Benidorm. Search for accommodation Booking.com

Benidorm Old Town nightlife

If you’re keen to get a taste of the real Spain too, make sure you head to the pretty Old Town at least once and escape the mad party vibe for a sobering 5 minutes. Enjoy the beautiful blue-painted church and cobbled streets over a cold glass of wine in a far more relaxed atmosphere. Head to Calle Alameda for a cocktail at Mia Social Club or a Gin & Tonic at Alameda 20. And If you’re a fan of Spanish cuisine, in the Old Town you’ll find food markets selling fresh produce and restaurants serving delicious tapas and Spanish delicacies.

Cocktails and more at Alameda 20

British bars in the Old Town

The British bars in the Old Town of Benidorm are small and friendly and the prices are very affordable. There is a great atmosphere in these places and you can make friends with the locals very easily.

Bar 69 has the most extensive ‘cocktail menu’ in Benidorm, with ‘Lemon Meringue Pie’ and ‘Southern Twists’ among the many unique drinks. They are renowned for making one of the best sangrias in town. It’s located at the top of Tapas Alley in the Old Town Square and is open every day.

One of the oldest British bars in Benidorm Old Town is Olivers. It’s a great place to enjoy a Magners, Carling, or San Miguel on draught, as well as a wide selection of spirits, including numerous whiskeys and flavoured gins. Enjoy homemade Sangria and watch the world go by on their terrace.

There is a huge choice of budget accommodation in the heart of the Old Town with prices from 25€ per night depending on the season. Many are family run and you’ll get a warm, Spanish welcome.

Pig N Whistle Music Pub is set in the heart of the Old Town. Some of you may recognise it from the TV series ‘Benidorm’ where it was called the ‘Manhole’ for filming. The Pig N Whistle has that traditional British pub feel to it, well known for its darts and pool. You have plenty of choices with drinks, from local to those you would find back home, a popular place for those who enjoy real ales.

Old town benidorm nightlife
DJs and live acts make this

The Thistle Bar is a wee Scottish Bar in the heart of Old Town. Local beers and Scottish ales on sale. Lively music, chat and the odd karaoke night. There is always a warm welcome at The Thistle Bar. Where people enter as strangers but leave as friends.

.Other British bars worth visiting include Little Brittania, Welcome Bar and Harrys Bar.

Benidorm Old Town gay village nightlife

The Old Town is also where you’ll find Benidorms thriving gay scene with over 20 pubs and clubs. The majority of the bars are located near each other and are very ‘straight’ friendly.

One of the most popular bars in the gay village is Company Bar. It’s the perfect place for an early drink before heading off to the late bars. They have a big outdoor terrace as well as a smaller area inside where they play funky house and commercial pop music. The drinks prices are very reasonable and drag queens make regular appearances at the weekend to add a bit of glamour.

Old town benidorm nightlife
Company Bar attracts a mixed crowd of both Spanish and British nationalities

Sensations is a popular bar where people of all ages frequent and you’ll get a warm welcome from Sammy and Marco The drinks are reasonably priced and if you enjoy pop music, you love this place.

A friendly, relaxed atmosphere at Sensations

Established in 1994, Klee Kafe is the longest-running Drag Cabaret Bar in Benidorm. Drag Queens Tina Gloss, Colin Campbell, Lexi Legs, and James McDonald have helped to make this the No1 show bar on Tripadvisor. Entry is free but the show is of an adult nature and therefore not suitable for children.

These bars are also worth visiting Brief Encounter, Don Juan, People, DYMK, Escape and Le Tucan.


La Carretera: Benidorm nightlife at the super club area in Benidorm

There’s no doubt that ‘La Carretera’ is the most popular place for young people in Benidorm. ‘La Carretera’ is the name for the road that heads out of the city and onto the N-332 towards Altea, where large Benidorm clubs and some late-night clubs are located.

It’s the place to be after 4 a.m. and is home to some of the city’s most popular nightclubs, including Penélope, KU, KM, Privilege, and Space. Electronic and house music reign supreme to finish off the night once the pubs and clubs in town have closed. You’ll have to pay anything up to 25€ to get into these clubs but it’s well worth it.

Penelope Disco is one of the biggest clubs in Benidorm, has multiple dance floors and attracts crowds of up to 5,000 clubbers. When it comes to great clubs, few are as legendary as Penelope Disco. Great music, marvelous atmosphere, and the best bartenders make Penelope Disco one of the greatest nightclubs in Benidorm.

KU Disco, a club in the shape of a UFO, a flying saucer. It has 2 dance floors and usually plays house and commercial music. International DJs also perform, with an extensive line-up, especially in summer.

Ku Disco is a must for Benidorm nightlife
DJ Nano on the decks at KU Disco in Benidorm

If you want to party while on holiday, Benidorm is the place for you. This isn’t the location if you’re searching for a peaceful, mellow experience. However, even if you’re not a party animal, once you get to Benidorm, the vibe will keep you alive and kicking! Join in the fun and book a holiday to Benidorm today.

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