If you go to Valencia, you definitely have to ‘taste’ the nightlife! You can start calm & easy with a nice, tasty cocktail and later you can go to one of the many discotheques. Because, just like we eat late, we also go out very late. I know most people already go to the clubs at midnight, but here it’s normal to arrive at 2 AM or even later. Don’t worry though, our cozy bars with lovely music are welcoming you already at 11 PM 😉 So first, grab an Agua de Valencia in a lovely bar in the city center, where you can either sit outside at a nice square or have a little dance inside, and then when you are ready for the dancefloor you can hit the clubs!
My favorite bars & nightclubs in Valencia
Neighborhood El Carmen
El Carmen is a nice and local area behind Plaza de la Virgen. It has many bars and pubs and also delicious tapas bars. Lots of different bars will welcome you inside for cocktails or spirits. The neighborhood is known for its pleasant and relaxed mood and it’s just lovely to go there after your dinner. There are also many squares, where it’s really nice to have your drink outside if it’s still warm.
If you like jazz, you shouldn’t miss Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar. It is really a Valencian jazz temple with dimmed lights, jazzy background music, music art on the walls and great performances. You can find many locals here and it is a great place for a relaxed chat, a nice drink and special concerts. Check their program for live concerts, with great vibes and lots of love from the crowd. The entry fee varies from 4 to 7 euros. It can get very busy, so come early.
Calle Baja, 28
Café del Negret
If you are looking for a cozy bar where you can sit in an attractive place, you certainly have to go to Café del Negret. You can find this pub in El Carmen at Plaza del Negrito. You can choose whether to sit inside or outside and enjoy the peaceful music. Inside, it’s really modern and the drinks are not that expensive. Furthermore, there is a real Spanish atmosphere, because not a lot of tourists find this place, so ssssttt don’t tell them 😉
Plaza del Negrito, 1
You will not only find other kinds of music here, but also theatre and dance performances. If you like to discover different styles of music and always wanted to see a spectacular flamenco performance, Radio City is your place! In the weekend you can enjoy seventies music, electro, disco and every Tuesday there are amazing flamenco acts for only 10 euros. Their program is really varied and changes every week and that makes it always surprising!
Santa Teresa, 19
This is a lovely quarter next to the Turia garden and around the street la Gran Via Marqués del Túria. At noon you can find chic boutiques here and stores with nice Valencian products. In the night you can enjoy a cocktail in one of the many modern bars and restaurants. In this area, you will find more adults than youngsters. The public that comes here always wears nice clothing. You will see stylish men and a lot of women with high heels, but this is of course not obliged (because if I am honest wearing high heels for 6 hours is also not really my thing 😉 )
If your favorite cocktail is gin tonic, you definitely have to go to Doce. It is located in one of the best streets for restaurants and bars (Almirante Cadarso 12) and they stock over 125 different gins!!
Just on walking distance from Canovas, you can find the district Ruzafa. Ruzafa is a cool, young and artistic neighborhood in the southern part of the old village of Valencia. Sometimes it’s even called the SOHO of Valencia! You will not only find lovely food and vibrant bars here, but also a lot of famous sites like Plaza de Torres, the cathedral Iglesia Parroquial de San Valero y San Vicente Mártir and the Ruzafa market. After 10 PM and in the weekends, the district is very lively with lots of ambiance.
One of my favorite bars there is Ubik Café, where you have concerts, movie nights, language exchanges and walls full of books. It´s a place where locals meet and where you can have a tasty drink in the evening.
Taberna Cubana Salsavana
If you are a big mojito fan, visit Taberna Cubana Salsavana! They make them so fresh and tasteful, a lovely start to your evening!
Calle Cadiz, 27
Mya & Umbraclé
Mya is a club in the City of Arts & Sciences and that makes it very unique. With a bar outside and inside and several DJ’s, you can party here all night long. The location puts music and art together and that’s why the atmosphere is very cool and vibrant. Don’t arrive here before 1.30 AM though, because almost nobody will be there yet.
The open air night club opens its doors from the beginning of May until the end of the summer and it’s worthwhile to go there. Dance or chill at one of the VIP tables underneath the lovely futuristic complex of Santiago Calatrava & palmtrees. The music is not that loud, but the trendy and relaxed location makes it perfect to enjoy a lovely Valencian night out in the open air.
Calle Avenida del Saler, 5
Thursday till Saturday starting at 00:00
Just above Mya, you have the beautiful Umbracle.