Panorama of the old town in Valencia from Serranos Gate - Spain

The Ultimate 2019 Guide to Valencia Nightlife (Bars & Clubs)

14 May 2019 By Danielle Gunner
Panorama of the old town in Valencia from Serranos Gate - Spain

Before Ibiza was put on the map, Valencia took the crown for the best nightlife in Spain. To this day, this city’s reputation exceeds expectations with its diverse music, endless bars and year-round clubs. Whether you fancy Mojitos in the Old Town, shots in El Carmen or champagne by the marina – there’s a DJ-filled venue and neon-lit dancefloor calling your name.

Thanks to its hot climate throughout the year, the partying doesn’t stop. Terrace cocktails are aplenty and beach clubs are overflowing with guest performers, themed events and top-shelf spirits. The question is, which music-pumping hotspot should you hit first? Here’s our ultimate guide to Valencia’s nightlife.

The best clubs in Valencia

Electropura

 

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Location: Based in the heart of the city centre find this larger-than-life venue at Carrer del Pintor Salvador Abril, 20, 46005 València. It’s only a short 15-minute stroll from Valencia Cathedral, so you’re amidst all the action.  

Why visit? Since opening its doors in 2010, DJs and live bands have graced the stage of this indie style club. The venue holds monthly concerts by national and international acts, where you can enjoy acoustic performances at their finest. Carefully selected vinyls provide music from Daft Punk, Mumford & Sons and Iggy Pop, while the dancefloor anticipates your arrival.

Electropura collaborate with big-name brands such as  Jägermeister and Heineken, so when it comes to drinks you’re in expert hands. Its rustic atmosphere and rock ‘n’ roll vibe will make your experience all the more memorable.   

Events:

  • Chromatic Presents Delay: Never Miss A Boat
  • San Miguel On Air Presents: Lux Naturans

Best for: Concerts and indie pop music

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday – closed

Thursday to Saturday from 7.30pm – 3.30am

Sunday – closed

Hotels nearby:

  • Valenciaflats Catedral: Just a 20-minute walk to the club and the centre of Valencia, this hotel’s stand-out location will win you over. If not, its fancy 4 stars and raving TripAdvisor reviews will. Accessorised with a rooftop terrace, modern rooms built with your comfort in mind and an international restaurant – what more could you need?
  • Senator Parque Central Hotel: Your Spanish city break wouldn’t be complete without a stay in this stylish establishment. Situated within moments from the Old Town, enjoy soundproof rooms, free Wi-Fi, a hearty buffet breakfast and many other perks.

Top tip: Valencia’s clubbing scene starts at midnight and ends in the early hours of the morning. You can head here beforehand, but you’ll likely be the only one there ( at least you’ve got an all-access pass to the bar).  

La3 Club

 

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Location: Situated next to Valencia’s famous football stadium on Av. de Blasco Ibáñez, 111, 46022 and within walking distance to the city’s Old Town and wealth of restaurants – this weekend-only spot hides away among high-rise buildings.

Why visit? La3 may have only been open a few years, but it’s now one of Valencia’s best clubs. It’s  currently only open on weekends, but due to its high demand the venue will be holding events every night of the week with special appearances from guest DJs. Mixing it up with R&B and electric tunes, you’re bound to find a beat that will get your toes tapping and body moving.

Spanning over three floors, each one boasts something unique and features local or international talent. Techno artists including Ellen Allien, Carl Craig, Yuksek and The Magician have previously entertained the club’s young and cosmopolitan crowd.

Events:

  • Girl Power
  • F Mondays

Best for: Dance and techno music

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday – closed

Friday to Saturday from 1am – 7am

Sunday – closed

Mya

 

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Location: Right next to the City of Arts & Sciences on Av Autopista Saler, 5, 46013 and among the area’s university zone – it’s the go-to place for students and revellers.

Why visit? Holding 2,500 people with three different music floors, you won’t get bored at this all-singing, all-dancing joint. It’s also home to Valencia’s major events including fashion shows and sports ceremonies, and in doing so sees plenty of famous faces. Celebrating something special? Take advantage of the VIP areas with exclusive bottle service.

EDM is the main type of music here, but there’s also a variety of Latin and hip hop on the other dancefloors. So, grab yourself a glass of sangria and get down low to Kanye West and Jay-Z.

Events:

  • Champ Party
  • Dollar Party

Best for: Celebrity-spotting and major events

Opening times:

Monday to Wednesday – closed

Thursday to Saturday from 12am – 7:30pm

Sunday – closed

Hotels nearby:

  • Hotel Sercotel Sorolla Palace: Take your pick from superior and junior suites where 24-hour room service and top-of-the-range facilities await. The hotel’s showstopper has got to be the rooftop pool, which is heated in the winter perfect for year-round soaks. There’s also free Wi-Fi, an onsite restaurant and bubbling hot tubs.
  • Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes: This accommodation places you two minutes from Europe’s largest aquarium and the City of Arts and Sciences museum. You can even witness the Palau de les Arts opera house from the junior suites. Other highlights include a games room, heated indoor pool and a fitness centre.

Need to know: Tickets are €10, and this includes one free drink as well as allowing you to skip the queue. Free entry is available before 1.30am on the Xceed guest list.

Akuarela Beach Club

 

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Location: Just 100 metres from the sea and among the palm trees, find Akuarela Beach Club at Carrer d’Eugènia Viñes, 152, 46011. Placed on the stretch of Platja del Cabanyal and near City Park, enjoy the wealth of beachfront restaurants before hitting the club’s bar.

Why visit? Step away from the indoor venues and enjoy Valencia’s scorching climate at this beach spot which holds over 2,000 holidaymakers. Renowned for its foam parties, resident DJs and mix of R&B and Latin Spanish hits – you don’t want to miss this extravaganza. Revel in early morning celebrations on the terrace and check out the venue’s themed evenings including fancy dress and specific genres such as 90s nights.

VIP areas are also available which feature a personalised butler service, a choice of spirits by the bottle and fruit platters or sweets.  

Events:

  • Far West Party
  • Back to the Beach
  • Maybe Friday Nights

Best for: Partying every night of the week

Opening times:

Monday to Sunday from 1am – 7:30am

Need to know: Tickets are €20 with two drinks included and bottle service starts at €200. However, free entry is until 2am on most nights.

The best bars in Valencia

Radio City

 

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Location: Hidden away among graffiti stone walls find Radio City at Carrer de Santa Teresa, 19, 46001. El Carmen is the beating heart of Valencia’s nightlife meaning you’re in a prime position to bar hop after experiencing this cocktail spot.

Why visit? Welcoming creative holidaymakers to showcase their talents, Radio City is a playground for aspiring artists. Open mic nights are common here, so if you’ve got a secret talent this is the place to be. The atmosphere is electric, as are the guest performers with captivating flamenco dancers taking to the stage every Tuesday and local DJs spinning the decks.

Book yourself onto the cocktail making class, where expert mixologists whip up fruity concoctions and invite you to give it ago. Alternatively, relax with a Ambar Especial lager or glass of wine from the vineyards and soak up the entertainment.

Events:

  • Funk time
  • Live music with Devonte
  • Open mic nights

Best for: Live music

Opening times:

Monday to Sunday from 10pm – 4am

Hotels nearby:

  • Casual Valencia De Las Artes: Ideal for solo travellers, couples and families alike with its chic rooms and exceptional location. Start your day at the breakfast buffet, before checking out nearby sites. Then retire to your well-equipped suite which features a smart TV, air conditioning and Wi-Fi connection.
  • Hotel Valencia Oceanic: Managed by the iconic Melia hotel group expect the best of the best. Situated in Valencia’s modern district you’re surrounded by style and the nearest beach is only two kilometres away! There’s an outdoor pool, sauna and fitness centre all at your disposal too.

Hawaika

 

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Location: Sitting on the edge of the city at Carrer de l’Heroi Romeu, 6, 46008, this themed venue is worth the visit. It opened in 2003 and is ranked among the best bars in Valencia, although not in the core of the resort, you’re still just a short ride from other major highlights.

Why visit? Admired for its tropical decor and bamboo furnishings, this drinking spot will have you in awe of its exotic ambience. There’s vivid vegetation, mysterious artifacts and aquariums dotted around the venue – transporting guests to the shores of Hawaii. Cocktails are served in Tiki style glasses and with smoke  adding a magical mythological flare. They have non-alcoholic drinkers covered too, with a range of smoothies and slushies on offer.

The music is laid-back and mimics Polinese culture with its rhythmic drums and bass beats. And when it comes to entertainment, you’re in for a treat. Hawaika welcomes Tahitian dancers to its neon-lit floors and there’s themed events throughout the months.

Events:

  • Luau Party
  • German Vilar Magic Show

Best for: Colourful cocktails

Opening times:

Monday to Thursday from 5pm – 12:30am

Friday to Saturday from 5pm – 1:30am

Sunday from 5pm – 9:30pm

Top-quality ratings:

Hawaika gets 5 stars from Facebook follower Sean Mac Dermot who said: “Absolutely great spot, good atmosphere and savage cocktails”.

Café Negrito

 

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Location: Once again this popular bar is in the bustling neighbourhood of El Carmen, at Plaça del Negret, 1, 46001 València. The outside seating area allows you to soak up the vibrant atmosphere that the borough is known for and the weather if you hit this drinking delight before sunset.

Why visit? As a celebrated pre-drinking spot, start  your evening with a beer in hand or a crazy cocktail before tackling Valencia’s major clubs. The biggest draw at Cafe Negrito is its supersized terrace and its dance anthems. The drinks are affordable and they come in a variety of flavours to tantalise your taste buds. Whether you’re after a classic Cosmopolitan, a hot coffee or even a bite to eat – there’s something to satisfy everyone.

Since it was opened in the 90s, you could say this artsy bar has become a local legend and has homed many exhibitions.  Its TripAdvisor ratings are through the roof and highlights include the exceptional customer service and diverse music range.

Events:

  • Closing Party ‘Soul on Fire’
  • Natali Mcpears and Pablo Monleón Concert

Best for: Pre-drinks

Opening times:

Monday to Sunday from 4pm – 3:30am

Hotels nearby:

  • Hotel Valencia Centre: As the name suggests, it’s within close proximity  to the city’s core. It’s also within walking distance to the closest beach, meaning guests can enjoy the best of both worlds. Of course, the hotel’s amazing service and contemporary rooms will captivate you from the moment you enter.
  • Ilunion Valencia: This elegant establishment promises comfort and convenience with its culture-rich location. The property’s terrace provides taste bud tantalising al fresco dining and there’s a pool boasting sweeping vistas of this Spanish delight.

Terraza L’Umbracle

 

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Location: Situated inside the City of Arts and Sciences building at Av. del Professor López Piñero, 5, 46013 – this beautifully decorated open-air venue won’t be hard to find.

Why visit? Made up of ponds and lush garden areas, this extraordinary bar enjoys unparalleled views of Valencia from its rooftop. It’s also one of the hottest party venues in the area with its cushioned chairs and brightly lit floor-to-ceiling windows. There are two trendy places to grab a drink, one serving colourful concoctions and the other catering to hungry guests.

It’s worth getting the VIP package if you want guaranteed access,  this includes a table with bottle service. Dance under the stars to artists such as Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Drake. Entry is free of charge, but events may require tickets so be sure to check with Terraza L’Umbracle first.

Events:

  • Summer Brunch
  • Night of Wine & Music
  • Pink Party

Best for: Rooftop drinks

Opening times:

Monday to Sunday from 8am – 12am

Valencia nightlife by months

January

What to expect: Regardless of the month you visit, Valencia isn’t short of nightlife. Although January may be on the quieter side there’s still plenty going on in El Carmen and beyond.

Events:

  • Radio City Brazilian Night
  • Cafe Negrito Marta Margaix live

February

What to expect: With massive occasions such as Valentine’s Day on the calendar, watch the clubs come alive with themed parties. It’s still one of the most laid-back months, but don’t be fooled the bars are still bustling.

Events:

  • Radio City Reggae DJ Session
  • Cafe Negrito Juanjo Navarro Trio Concert

March

What to expect: Head to the city centre for tribute acts, karaoke nights and terrace drinks under the sun. As this is one of Valencia’s calmer seasons, you’re better off sticking to the core of Valencia where you can hop from one bar to the next.

Events:

  • Radio City Hip Hop Jam Session
  • Radio City Bob Marley Tribute

April

What to expect: There’s not much going on in terms of events this month, however you can still expect the clubs to be energetic. As Easter falls in April, many university students will be occupying all the local venues keeping up the lively ambience.

Events:

  • Hawaika Tahitian dancers

May

What to expect: As the peak of summer starts to draw in, many opening events welcome holidaymakers in. From foam parties to 90s phenomenons – you’ve got the pick of the bunch when it comes to nightlife.  

Events:

  • Electropura San Miguel On Air Presents: Lux Naturans
  • La3 Girl Power
  • La3 F Mondays
  • Terraza L’Umbracle 8th Anniversary Party

June

What to expect: Before the school holidays creep in, couples and friends alike can take advantage of Valencia. That includes hitting its most famous spots including Akuarela Beach Club where themed events are aplenty.

Events:

  • Akuarela Remember the Music 80s and 90s
  • Akuarela Raul Plater Birthday
  • Akuarela Far West Party

July

What to expect: Check out magic shows, try your hand at flamenco dancing or celebrate with the locals. July has plenty of perks along with perfect weather for rooftop drinks – it’s a haven for revellers.

Events:

  • Radio City Funk Time
  • Hawaika Magic Close Up
  • Terraza L’Umbracle Fiesta Formula 1

August

What to expect: Pack your fancy dress costumes and head to the Old Town where you’ll find hidden bars with exclusive parties. It’s busy in August, so we’d suggest heading to the hottest venues early before the capacity is full.

Events:

  • Cafe Negrito Country Blues
  • Terraza L’Umbracle Secret Party

September

What to expect: As the kids go back to school, the resort gets a lot  quieter. This means you can take advantage of the biggest clubs and bars including Hawaika and Radio City without the hustle and bustle of summer crowds.

Events:

  • Radio City Jazz Jam
  • Hawaika Magical Thursdays
  • Terraza L’Umbracle Fashion Night

October

What to expect: The beginning of October may seem on the peaceful side with cosy cocktail spots becoming a prime choice among travellers. But as Halloween fast approaches, there’s numerous celebrations across the city.  

Events:

  • Hawaika Halloween party
  • Cafe Negrito Tip & Toes Swing Band
  • Terraza L’Umbracle Closing Party Halloween

November

What to expect: La3 is your go-to drinking hub for November with a wealth of events in offer including guest performers. In general it is fairly quiet, but El Carmen is still bustling and venues are open until the early hours.

Events:

  • La3 Ben Sims
  • La3 Wise Men Project
  • Cafe Negrito FOR YOU concert

December

What to expect: With Christmas festivities in full swing, locals and holidaymakers will celebrate with a hearty drink. Much like at home, the pubs will be busy and clubs will be bringing in the New Year with a bang.

Events:

  • Cafe Negrito Old Blues Train Songs

Whether you’re after the perfect hen or stag destination, fancy dress parties or relaxing drinks under the Spanish sun – we’ve covered the best nightlife in Valencia.

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