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The Ultimate 2019 Guide to the Best Nightlife in Tenerife

02 Feb 2019 By Danielle Gunner
Neon blue, yellow and pink stobe lights flashing at a club with people dancing to the music

Looking beyond the music-pumping famous Veronicas Strip in Playa de las Americas,  our ultimate guide to the best nightlife in Tenerife will explore the island’s epic party scene.

Covering the top happy hour drinking spots, hottest clubs, beachfront venues and even the best time to visit this Canary Island delight for themed events and firework-filled festivals – your clubbing holiday starts here. Join us on a journey through Tenerife’s colourful cobbles for an all-access pass to its most exclusive spots.

The best clubs in Tenerife

Tramps

Location: Based in the south of the island in the vibrant resort of Playa de las Américas, you’ll find Tramps in the heart of all the action.

Why visit: Recognised as ‘The King of Clubs’ in the Canary Islands, Tramps is one of the best clubs in Tenerife for house and R&B music. It’s also popular among stags and hens for its international guest DJs, celebrity guest appearances and VIP areas.

Holidaymakers can take advantage of two rooms, one featuring hip hop, grime, and old-school anthems. While the other includes tunes from the 80s, 90s, and 00s – spice girl fanatics will be in their element.

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Events:  

  • Monday – Throwback Classics
  • Tuesday – Tramp Dance Anthems
  • Wednesday – Go Home or Go Hard
  • Thursday – Top of the Pops
  • Friday – Black Diamond with DJ Snoopy
  • Saturday – R&B and Dance Anthems
  • Sunday – Planet Pop

Best for: Party animals

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 10pm – 6am

Hotels nearby:

  • Mediterranean Palace Hotel: Close to all the action including Playa de las Americas’ clubbing scene, Siam Waterpark and Safari Shopping Centre – this 5 star All Inclusive oasis ticks all the boxes.
  • Columbus Apartments: The ideal base to soak up the nightlife in Tenerife, these modern apartments boast first-class amenities including Wi-Fi, restaurants and bars.

Papagayo Beach Club

Location: Nestled by the sun-soaked black sand in Playa de las Américas, Papagayo is a classy venue which provides direct access to the beach.

Why visit: Enjoyable day and night, this beachfront party-goer’s paradise has all the elements you need for a fun-filled time in Tenerife. Oozing glamour with its extensive cocktail list to its cosy cabanas and its waterfront location – this is one of the most exclusive spots on the island.

Guests can expect to see a few famous faces, alongside foam parties and top-level artists. The music varies from pop, techno, and electronic beats – allowing you to dance the night away.

Best for: 18-30’s crowd

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 10am – 6am

Hotels nearby:

  • Best Tenerife Hotel: The name says it all! This 4 star hotel boasts a lagoon-style swimming pool and places you in the heart of the resort.
  • Sol Tenerife: Alongside its central location, you’re footsteps from the beach and with two adult only swimming pools you can well and truly relax at this fancy establishment.

Blanco Bar

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Location: Situated in the northwest of the island in the resort of Puerto de la Cruz.

Why visit? A mixed bag of entertainment, there’s more to this dancing spot than big-name DJs and house music. Experience a night to remember with one-of-a-kind performances, from cabaret to comedy acts – regardless of the night you choose, there’s always a star-studded performance ready and waiting.

Open until the early hours, your toes won’t stop tapping to the never-ending stream of live bands and chart tunes at Blanco Bar.

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Best for: Clubbing couples

Opening times: Sunday to Thursday: 8pm – 3am  and Friday to Saturday: 9pm – 6am

Hotels nearby:

  • Hotel Blue Sea: This huge complex is made up of seven floors, each boasting top-of-the-range facilities and modern rooms. But the real showstopper is its humongous pool area – the perfect hangover cure.
  • Hotel Diamante Suites: Alongside its breathtaking views of Mount Teide, this 4 star hotel has numerous highlights including two delectable restaurants, two chic bars and a location that leaves guests within walking distance of the resort’s must-see spots.

5 star reviews: A huge hit with holidaymakers this is what Facebook follower Shay Taylor had to say about Blanco Bar: “Very nice cocktails. Definitely recommend going here if you’re staying in the North”.

Magic Lounge Bar

Location: In the centre of the ‘Golden Mile’ and next to the Hard Rock Cafe in Playa de las Americas awaits the Magic Lounge Bar with its rooftop terrace and wide selection of premium spirits.

Why visit? Don’t be fooled by its name, there’s nothing casual about this drinking haven. The club has 10 private areas, 5 bars and a VIP zone for those seeking a special night out. Three times a week you’ll be surprised by guest performers including DJs, dance acts and live bands.

Meanwhile, avid party animals can lose their inhibitions to 70s, 80s and 90s classics we all know and love.

Best for: Hens and stags

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12pm – 3am, Friday to Saturday: 12pm – 4am and Sunday: 8pm – 3am

Hotels nearby:

  • Las Piramides: This budget-friendly accommodation is the ideal base for young travellers looking to be close to Tenerife’s clubbing scene.
  • Cleopatra Palace Hotel: This upmarket hotel features hot tubs, hammocks and 13 top-quality restaurants, all ready to prepare you for the night ahead or help you relax the day after.

Top tip: Travelling as a hen party? Take advantage of the silver, gold and platinum packages supplied by the club.

Kaluna Beach Club

Location: Overlooking both Puerto Colon and Torviscas Beach, you’ll find Kaluna Beach Club in Costa Adeje with its unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Why visit: This day time clubbing haven combines Tenerife’s scorching climate with Balinese-style beds, infinity pools and the sound of chart-topping DJ sets. There’s a terrace bar allowing guests to bask in the Canary Island sun with a cocktail in hand, while VIPs can enjoy their own secluded cabin with Champagne at their disposal.

After hitting the dancefloor or foam party, fill your face with top-notch cuisine with gastronomic delights such as piri piri wings and steak wraps on the menu.

Events:

  • New Year’s Eve by Day
  • New Year’s Eve by Night
  • Day One the Party Continues

*We’d recommend booking in advance for any yearly events here at Kaluna Beach Club with tables selling fast. Keep your eyes peeled for other pop-up themed parties!

Best for: Groups and hens or stags

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Hotels nearby:

  • Labranda Isla Bonita: Just 300 metres from the beach, this cosy hotel places guests next to some major island attractions. Not forgetting it features its own first-class amenities including a stylish bar and large pool area.
  • Playa Real Resort: As this accommodation is All Inclusive, guests can relish in its a la carte restaurants, around-the-clock bars and enjoy the daily entertainment.

The best pubs in Tenerife

Bulls Head

Location: You’ll find this vintage pub on the Parque La Paz strip in Playa de las Américas.

Why visit? If its rustic charm doesn’t lure you in, its nightly live music will. It has a reputation as being the island’s Rock ‘n’ Roll pub with local artists the Vagabonds belting out tunes from Bon Jovi, Jimi Hendrix and Kings of Leon.

The beer is cheap at this British style bar with prices at around 3 euros for a pint, and cocktails are aplenty for those seeking a fruity Tequila Sunrise.

Best for: Live music lovers

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 8pm – 3am

Hotels nearby:

  • Hotel Andorra: Upload last night’s epic selfies with the super speedy hotel Wi-Fi, while sipping Pina Coladas by the poolside.
  • Hotel Bitacora: This accommodation has a first-class childcare service for those wanting to explore Tenerife’s nightlife alone. Alongside this, guests can enjoy a range of restaurants, free Wi-Fi and waterslides.

A Rock ‘n’ Roll hit: Facebook follower Karen Paulin shared her raving review on the Bulls Head: “If you like rock music you will love this pub. The excellent resident band play for three hours every night, except Wednesdays. Best nights of the holiday.”

Dreamers Cabaret Bar

Location: Find one of the longest established cabaret bars in the neon-lit area of Los Cristianos.

Why visit? Owned by Roy Crewdson, a 60s guitarist from the band Freddie and the Dreamers, you’ll get an authentic experience at this pub. Its large terrace is the perfect suntrap for day time refreshments, while the evening entertainment will lure you inside with its cabaret acts and karaoke nights.

It has a family-friendly atmosphere and the flat screen TVs circulating the bar will keep sport enthusiasts happy with major matches played through the sound system.

Best for: Families and football fanatics

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 10am – 1:30am

Hotels nearby:

  • The Suites at Beverly Hills: Just 1 kilometre from the city centre, this 242 room hotel ensures guests are next to the hottest clubs and pubs.
  • Castle Harbor Apartments: An ideal base for families, take advantage of the hotel’s heated pool, sports facilities and nightly entertainment.

Dubliner

Location: Found at the top of the Gaelic Corner just moments from Los Cristianos and in the heart of Playa de las Americas.

Why visit? As the name suggests, the Dubliner is an Irish bar. As previous winners of the Tenerife Entertainment Awards, it comes as no surprise that holidaymakers flock to this Guinness fueled pub. Sip your evening tipple, while soaking up the hourly entertainment as bands sing your favourite hits from over the decades.

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Best for: Laid-back holidaymakers

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 11am – 4am

Hotels nearby:

  • Marola Park Apartments: Pre-drinks start at your hotel with this swanky establishment boasting a plethora of bars. The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beach is a 5-minute walk and the pool area urges you to take a dip.
  • Gara Suites: Located by the resort golf course, your vistas are jaw-dropping. This lavish hotel was designed with your comfort in mind,  and there’s penthouse options for those looking for added luxury.

El Faro

Location: Hidden away between Puerto Colon and Fanabe Beach, find this open-air bar in Costa Adeje nestled next to the Atlantic and underneath the stars.

Why visit? El Faro’s stand-out boat shape and neon-lit lighthouse draws in the crowds. As well as its unique shape, this chic bar is accessorised with huge flat screen TVs and surround sound making it a real hit with football lovers.

When dusk falls, the place really comes alive. Holding around 800 people and spanning over two floors, holidaymakers can either relax under the moonlit sky or showcase their best moves on the dancefloor.

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Best for: Party-goers

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 8pm – 2am

Hotels nearby:

  • GF Gran Costa Adeje: When you’re not strutting your stuff at the nearby pubs and clubs, this 5 star deluxe hotel awaits. There’s 19 lavish suites and 434 double rooms with superior facilities as standard.
  • Laguna Park II Apts: Surround yourself in great value for money accommodation with this hotel’s mesmerising sea views, all-you-can-eat buffet and swimming area for adults and kids alike.

Soul Suite

Location: One of the number one bars for live music and performances in Parque La Paz.

Why visit? It’s all about the Motown, Soul and Reggae at this entertainment venue. The Soul Suite will have you belting out iconic tunes such as ‘My Girl’ and ‘Pappa Was a Rolling Stone’ with decades of classics playing every evening.

The nightly live acts with entice you to boogie and the cocktail selection will keep the drinks flowing – its energetic vibe will have time escape you.

Best for: Mature adults

Opening times: Monday to Sunday: 8pm – 2am

Hotels nearby:

  • Gran Oasis Resort: This 4 star colonial style hotel places you on the outskirts of Playa de las Americas, allowing you to take full advantage of the surrounding bars and clubs, but escape the hustle and bustle.
  • H10 Las Palmeras Hotel: Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and footsteps from the ocean, find all your basic amenities at your fingertips including fancy a la carte restaurants, two swimming pools and daily activities.

Top tip: Take advantage of the Soul Suite’s top shelf spirits as happy hour runs from 8.30pm – 9.30pm.

Tenerife nightlife by months

January

What to expect: One of the perks of visiting the Canary Islands is the year-round weather, so even in off-peak seasons clubs and pubs remain fairly busy. However, nightlife in Tenerife in January is at its quietest. But that doesn’t mean its La Paz Strip, among many others are not bursting with entertainment and drinking spots.

Events:

  • Tramps Rewind – Every Monday
  • Fun in the Sun – 18th – 25th January
  • Tenerife Boat Party – Every Wednesday & Saturday
  • Camera Soul – 24th January

Where is open:

  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Dubliner
  • Veronicas
  • Casablanca Gin Bar
  • Crystals Palace

February

What to expect: The clubbing scene in February is busier than expected due to the island’s famous festival, but it won’t be overcrowded. So, whether you decide to revel in the beach clubs of Costa Adeje or take to the streets for some traditional carnival fun – there’s no shortage of entertainment in this month. 

Events:

  • Tenerife Carnival – 27th February – 10th March
  • I Wanna Pop Papagayo Beach Club – 15th February
  • O’GZZ Best of R&B – 1st February
  • Craft Beer Festival – 2nd February
  • Hard Rock Rocktail – 25th February

Where is open:

  • O’neill’s
  • Tramps
  • Los Reunidos
  • Lineker’s Bar
  • SAX Rock Bar

March

What to expect: As the climate gets warmer, the busier the atmosphere. Tenerife nightlife in March contains a mix of lively pubs and chic cocktail bars. Holidaymakers often find it’s more lively after 11pm in the more popular resorts such as Los Cristianos and Playa de las Americas.

Events:

  • Tenerife Carnival – continues until 10th March
  • Santa Cruz Parade – 5th March
  • Tenerife Club Tour – Every Monday & Thursday
  • Tramp St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – 17th March

Where is open:

  • Kaluna Beach Club
  • Fresh Torviscas
  • Magic Bar
  • The Anchor Bar
  • Route 66

April

What to expect: Picking up the pace with more families visiting due to the Easter holidays, you’ll find  greater bars open for business. April nightlife in Tenerife kicks off at 12am until 4am and areas such as ‘The Patch’ are where you’ll find an abundance of vibrant bars featuring live bands and karaoke.

Events:

  • Canaries Folk Fest – 11th April
  • Infinity Pool Party Kaluna Beach – Every Thursday

Where is open:

  • Monkey Beach Club
  • The Pub Tenerife
  • Las Salinas
  • Highland Paddy
  • Moonlight Bar

May

What to expect: As summer is fast approaching, the main resorts on the island will start to become more crowded. But, don’t worry! If you’re looking to take advantage of the most exclusive dance areas without the hustle and bustle, Tenerife’s nightlife in May will have you covered.

Events:

  • Fireworks at Fiesta de la Cruz – 3rd May

Where is open:

  • Lava Lounge
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Bulls Head
  • Brewers Droop
  • Bee Hive

June

What to expect: It’s the calm before the storm in the month of June, where the neon-lit bars begin to come alive before the July rush. The streets are slowly becoming fuller and fuller with partygoers hitting all the delicious cocktail bars and lounging around in cabanas in the beach clubs.

Events:

  • Fiesta San Juan  – 24rd June
  • The Boss Live Band – 2nd June

Where is open: All major clubs and pubs will be open in June.

July

What to expect: One of the busiest months of the year, Tenerife nightlife in July is in full swing. Almost everywhere is open for families, couples and clubbers alike – there’s a venue for all walks of life. It can get pretty crowded, but that makes the atmosphere all the more inviting.

Events:

  • Hard Rock Happy Mondays & Open Mic Night – 1st July
  • Choose from 25 parties at Monkey Beach Club – All Month
  • Black Label Nights at Papagayo Beach Club – Every Thursday

Where is open: All major clubs and pubs will be open in July.

August

What to expect: As the warmest month of the year, the nightlife in August is just as hot as the weather. Expect quirky bars featuring live bands, 6am closing times at the island’s best clubs and themed summer parties along the strips.

Events:

  • Arona Summer Festival – 5th August
  • Sunblast Festival – 12th August

Where is open: All major clubs and pubs will be open in August.

September

What to expect: The kids are back at school and it’s the end of summer, however September still remains lively with major club events and big-name DJs. And with the football season beginning, a lot of the bars will be screening major matches, so crowds of football fanatics are to be expected.

Events:

  • Tramps Summer Closing – 13th – 16th September

Where is open: All major clubs and pubs will be open in September.

October

What to expect: Veronicas Strip will still welcome a lot of people, in particular stags and hens. But sadly, Tenerife nightlife in October is a lot quieter. Despite that, you’ll find the odd themed party around Halloween and bars are still thriving with entertainment. We’d recommend staying in Playa de las Americas at this time of year for guaranteed partying.  

Events:

  • Tramps Halloween Party – 31st October

Where is open:

  • The Emerald Lounge
  • The Swan Bar
  • The Britannia Bar
  • Fancy’s Bar
  • Irish Times

November

What to expect: There’s no such thing as an early night in Tenerife, regardless of the month you travel. November is no different, although calmer than July and August you’ll still find an influx of bars and clubs to keep you bopping until the early hours.

Events:

  • Festival of San Andres – 29th – 30th November
  • Tramps Top of the Pops – Every Thursday

Where is open:

  • St. Eugene’s
  • Harry’s Bar
  • Soul Suite
  • Wishes Bar
  • Sound of Cream

December

What to expect: With Christmas fast approaching, the local drinking spots will be full of festivities. It is a peaceful month to visit, nevertheless there’ll be plenty of New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations across the island. The nightlife in Tenerife during December won’t disappoint.  

Events:

  • Monkey Beach Club Beach Parties – Every Sunday
  • Kaluna Christmas Party – 24th, 25th & 26th December
  • Kaluna NYE by Day – 31st December

Where is open:

  • Kaluna Beach Club
  • Heads & Tails
  • Brahams & Liszt Showbar
  • Monkey Bar & Grill
  • Matrix Club

Now you’ve got the low-down, it’s time to hit the best clubs and pubs in Tenerife for around-the-clock drinks and a night to remember.

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