Don’t turn in for the evening when the sun goes down. Instead, do as the Sevillanos do and soak up the buzzing atmosphere of Sevilla’s nightlife. Whether you spend the night in a laid-back bar chatting and sipping Cuban mojitos or getting down at an adrenalin-pumping night club, the nights you spend de marcha in Sevilla are sure to stand out in your mind.
When you get to Sevilla you will immediately realize that people just seem to be full of energy. There are lots of people on the streets and in hangouts having a good time every day. You would be amazed that everyone will have something to do even the young ones.
If you want to drink beer or wine, the bars are your destination. Again, the tapas are usually their specialty so you might as well order some while drinking. You should try the traditional way of pairing beer with tapas. Most bars are open till morning so you can drink all you can.
If you want to go dancing and enjoy some drinks as well, you should visit some of the nightclubs in Sevilla. Beers and copas are also served in these establishments until 6 or 7 in the morning.
There will be more drinking for you when you head to the pubs. You should try the copas. It is generally a gin tonic concoction of whiskey and coke. In some pubs, it could also be rum and lemon or vodka and orange.
If you want to go to a more intimate setting, you should go to the pubs where seats are generally comfortable and there is generally dimmer lighting. Music is usually played in the background or through a live band. Pubs are also open till morning so you can definitely enjoy more time there too.
You will be charged with an entrance fee when you go to discotecas. However, you should be aware of the dress codes in these places before heading there. If you are into dancing going to discotecas will certainly be so much fun. Among the popular discotecas are Palacio Gaviria, Joy Eslava, and Empire in Paseo de Recoletos.
Whether you are just about to go to a bar or a pub or just came from such establishments, you’ll probably want to get something to eat. In Sevilla, it would be easy to find a cafeteria to serve you and your family or friends. These are actually bars that serve mid-evening to late dinners. You can order sandwiches to traditional tapas.
Bars and Clubs
Seville is great for going out due to the huge variety of venues in a small area. You can easily visit four or five completely different bars or clubs without walking more than ten minutes between any of them.
The main areas for bars and clubs are the following: Alfalfa, where Pérez Galdós gets so packed with people on Friday and Saturday nights that cars can’t drive down it; Alameda, which has a more alternative scene, with lots of gay bars and clubs; and Calle Betis by the river in Triana, which is wall-to-wall with venues, from quiet bars to all-night clubs.
Sevilla’s many bares de copas serve as great places to spend an entire evening or as stepping stones before continuing to one of the city’s energetic discotecas. These bars help form part of the core of the city’s nightlife, so be sure to grab a few cocktails, take in the music and kick back before moving on.
To bask in an alternative atmosphere, simply stroll down the Alameda de Hércules and one of the many nightspots is sure to grab your attention. If you’d rather head there with a place already in mind, check out the popular Bulebar, a late-opening cocktail bar with a fantastic terrace looking out upon the Alameda. Aside from the bohemian Alameda de Hércules, two other great areas chock-full of fun little cocktail bars are the plazas Salvador and Alfalfa, where you can easily move from locale to locale.
To maintain its reputation as a city of wild nightlife, Sevilla boasts a widespread open-until-dawn discotecas that will keep you dancing well into the wee hours of the night. For straight techno, Bestiario certainly knows how to do it upright, while Boss is famous for its great house music.
For mixed genres, the often live music will have you dancing up a storm at the Fun Club. Cathedral, on the other hand, is a smaller, stylish disco with anything from techno to soul popping up on the playlist. Finally, the pirate-themed El Dóblon plays a lot of Spanish pop music and is great for practicing your Spanish, as it attracts a primarily Spanish crowd.