Going out in Valencia city, from drinks spot to nightlife

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Going out in Valencia? Count on an evening of fun. Valencia has a vibrant evening and nightlife that locals and tourists alike eagerly take advantage of. Valencia has it all. From lively nightclubs to cozy terraces and stylish cocktail bars. We tip you off to some of the best places to discover Valencia’s nightlife. Venga!

Drinks in Valencia

Start the afternoon or evening with a drink at one of Valencia’s hundreds of bars. From cola to cocktail, these are the places to be for a first drink in a cozy setting.

Drinks in Ruzafa

Café Berlin – in the heart of Ruzafa you will find this cozy drinking spot. You’ll find that this place is always busy. Locals and tourists alike know how to find this café as the perfect start to a night out. Café Berlin, Calle de Cadiz 22-24 – website (Facebook)

La Bella de Cadiz – never a dull/doll moment when you go for a drink at this quaint café, because here you will feast your eyes. The place is full of antique furniture, dolls, lamps and other frills. Bargain Hunt will be jealous! La bella de Cadiz, Calle de Cadiz 54 – website (Instagram)

Comic Café – this is one of the cafes in Valencia with a larger terrace, where other cafes in the district are often limited to max 4 tables. But despite those extra spots, this place is often full! Luckily, there are then also adjacent terraces to defect to. As a result, it is also often one of the cosiest corners for drinks in Ruzafa. Comic Café, Calle de Sueca 33 – website (Instagram)

Drinks in Canovas / Gran Via

Apotheke – this is a speak-easy cocktail bar, which more or less means it’s a secret bar. Of course, it’s not that secret, but it’s handy to keep their Instagram bio close if you want to go in here without a reservation. Apotheke, Calle de Ciscar 18 – website

El Conde Belga – a Belgian café in Valencia! Then of course you already understand: here you can go for a whole range of Belgian speciality beers, optionally with a typical snack to go with it (fries!). El Conde Belga, Calle de Conde Altea 16 – website

Mercado Colon – this monumental building in Valencia must be seen from the outside, for its beautiful architecture. But it is also an impressive building on the inside and the great thing is that it now houses several cafés, making it a cosy and vibrant drinking spot. Mercado Colon, Calle de Jorge Juan 19 – website

Mercado Colon uitgaan in Valencia
Having drinks in a monumental building like Mercado Colon. Isn't Valencia great?

Drinks in Ciutat Vella (the old town)

Café Madrid – this is a stylish café in the middle of the city and reputedly the ¨birthplace¨ of the cocktail Agua de Valencia. Although it is often crowded, thanks to its two floors, you can usually still find a seat. Café Madrid, Calle Abadía San Martín 10 – website

Café de las Horas – Housed in a beautifully restored 18th-century building, this elegant bar is known for its delicious cocktails. The bar also regularly hosts live music events. Café de las Horas, Calle de Conde de Almodóvar 1 – website

Blanq Rooftop – on the roof of hotel Blanq del Carmen on the outskirts of El Carmen, you’ll find this hip rooftop bar, overlooking Turia park. Note: closed in winter, but thankfully it only lasts a very short time here. Don’t worry if you’re not a hotel guest, the terrace is open to all. Blanq Rooftop, Calle de la Blanqueria 11 – website

Plaza del Negrito – this square in Valencia’s historic centre is the epicentre of conviviality at night. Several cafés have terraces here and there is a lot of drinking and chatting by locals and tourists alike. The address is Plaza del Negrito – no website

Blanq rooftop Valencia
A cava on the rooftop terrace of Blanq hotel in El Carmen

Shows and concerts in Valencia

Music and dance are an important part of Spain’s culture and you will definitely see that in Valencia. Don’t be surprised if you are walking through the city one evening and suddenly, out of nowhere, a dance is organised on the streets!

Valencia also has several places to spend an afternoon or evening enjoying a wide variety of performances. Here are some of our favourite spots.

Black Note Club – this small bar can be found in the Mestalla district and has live music almost every night of the week. The programme changes every night and the music styles usually range from jazz and blues, to rock. Black Note Club, Calle de Polo y Peyrolón 15 – website

Fabrica de Hielo – literally translated the ice-cream factory and that immediately indicates the industrial style of this space. In its programming, you can come across the most diverse art forms, but mostly you can come here for music and (flamenco) dance. You will find Fabrica de Hielo near the beach, in the Cabanyal district. Fabrica de Hielo, Calle José Ballester Gozalvo 37 – website

Loco Club – this small concert hall is located in the La Petxina neighbourhood, just outside the El Carmen district. It often hosts bands and artists in the styles of rock, pop, punk, indie and many more musical genres. Loco Club has a loyal fan base of regular visitors thanks to its cosy atmosphere and good acoustics. Loco Club, Calle Erudito Orellana 12 – website

Sala Repvblicca – this concert hall actually sits just outside the city, in Mislata, but is worth mentioning because you often find some better-known bands and artists here. This makes it comparable to venues like the Koko in London or the Webster Hall in New York City, also in terms of capacity. Sala Repvblicca, Calle Baja Vinalopó 2 – website

Uitgaan in Valencia: Fabrica de Hielo
Industrial, but cozy: La Fabrica de Hielo in Cabanyal

Clubs in Valencia

If you want to dance the night away, Valencia has plenty of great nightclubs to choose from. Here is a selection of five options, something for everyone.

Umbracle / Mya – one of the most popular nightclubs in Valencia is probably Mya Club, which is known for partying late into the night, with DJs playing the latest music (mostly Spanish top 40). If you go during the summer season then you’re in for a treat, as open-air discotheque Umbracle is also open then. Although the music here is a little softer (logical), it is a spectacle to behold, with the palm trees and light projections. One entrance ticket gives you access to both clubs. Umbracle / Mya, Avinuda del Professor López Piñero 5 – website

Marina Beach Club – for house music lovers, this fancy open-air club on the beach is a favorite spot. In addition to the resident DJs, the program regularly features better-known, international DJs. If you prefer not to party until the early morning, Marina Beach Club is ideal; the parties start a little earlier in the evening and usually last until midnight. Marina Beach Club, Calle Marina Real Juan Carlos I – website

Oven – If the music styles of techno and electro suit you, then club Oven, in the Ruzafa district, is the place to go. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday here you can go wild to the beats of national and international DJs until it gets light again, as opening hours are usually until 7:00/7:30 am. Oven Club, Gran Via de les Germanies 31 – website

Akuarela – another club that goes on until the early hours (and as early as Tuesday!) is Akuarela near the beach. They mainly play Spanish music and reggeaton here. It is an open-air disco and therefore open only from June through September. Nice plus: the sun rises in Valencia from the sea. If you still have some energy left after a night of clubbing, enjoy a sunrise before going to sleep. Akuarela Playa, Calle de Eugenia Viñes 152 – website

Piccadilly – Ruzafa is home to several nightclubs, but one that should definitely not be left out of this list is Picadilly. This club has several rooms with a variety of music styles, so there is something for almost everyone. The best part (we think): this club also has a silent disco room! Picadilly Club, Calle del Tomasos 14 – website

Umbracle Mye
Have you ever seen a club like this? Umbracle in Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias

These are some of our favourite spots in terms of going out in Valencia, but there are many more! We recommend starting in the afternoon at one of the nicest terraces in Valencia. If you get hungry afterwards, you can go to a restaurant from our top 10 restaurants in Ruzafa. In any case, you won’t have to be bored for a single day in this lively city. Cheers, and have a good evening!

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