The Maltese nightlife scene is as vibrant and diverse as it gets! So, whether you’re looking for a quiet drink in an English-style pub or to let loose in a club while one of the world’s most famous DJ plays live, you’re sorted!


If you’re hoping to spend your night sipping cocktails alfresco or dancing to the latest pop and R’n’B tunes till the wee hours of the morning, then this is the place to head to. As Malta’s very own party-mile, Paceville, which is located in St Julian’s, has the highest concentration of bars and clubs anywhere on the island and almost all of them offer free-of-charge entrance. Here, you’ll also find Malta’s two gay bars located within close proximity to each other, as well as fine-dining and fast-food restaurants. Clubs and bars normally close at 4am, but some more ‘underground’ bars stay open for longer.

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If you’re looking for a hotel where you’re away from all the noise but just a couple of minutes’ walk to Paceville, the Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian’s is a great option!


Although one of the least known nightlife spots, Bugibba is the ultimate destination for an authentic or quirky bar to while away an evening. From pubs named after members of the British Royal Family to holes-in-the-wall with bucket-loads of charm, there is really no place like it.


A cacophony of live music, old shop signs and period furnishings will greet you as soon you turn into Strait Street, the heart of Valletta’s buzzing nightlife scene. Although relatively new, Valletta’s popularity as a nightlife haven has grown among both young adults and adults, resulting in a mix of bars and wine bars serving everything from expensive wines and craft beer to the more traditional vodka-Kinnie.

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If you’re heading to Gozo for a day or a weekend, rest assured that you’ll find loads of things to do in evening. In the summer, La Grotta (a disco-club in Munxar) hosts some of the world’s top DJs; while, at weekends, bars in Victoria and Marsalforn have music playing until the early hours of the morning.

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