As with most Andalucian towns Velez-Malaga is a place that knows how to have a good time after dark. If you’re thinking of a night out in one of the bars below, just don’t expect things to get going until well after 11pm…
Epocca – Coffee & Drink
This newly opened bar from the team behind top tapas spot, Montera 24, replaces the popular La Gramola Que Tanto Mola. With its glittering chandeliers, dramatic curtains, velveteen armchairs, lots of black and gold and Baroque twiddles, it’s very much a bar de copas (or late-night bar) in feel. It’s early days, but the signs are good, and it has an inviting happy hour from 20.00 to 23.00. To cap it off, the interior courtyard is one of the most inviting places to spend a summer night.
Address: 35 Calle Felix Lomas. Tel: 605 85 51 95. Open: till late. Epocca – Coffee & Drink Facebook Page
Terraza El Convento
On Plaza del Carmen (a short walk away from El Convento Restaurant) is their late night bar. As the name suggests there’s two rooftop terraces with great views of the town. On entering the terraces aren’t immediately obvious but find the starts and on the first floor you’ll find a little oasis of summer night drinking. Opening times vary but largely from 22.00hrs every night other than Mondays when it’s closed. It’s a lively place with four different rooms, two have seating. There’s a cracking bar with seemingly the best selection of gin in Velez – the pink gin with hibiscus tonic is a particular favourite of ours.
Address: Plaza del Carmen. Tel: 658 30 47 95. Open: till late. Terraza El Convento Facebook Page
With great drinks deals including €2 pints and two Cuba Libres for €5 this wooden-clad bar is very popular, unsurprisingly. As well as keeping the alcohol flowing they have some interesting tapas on the menu with Mexican and American influences. Think mini hamburgers, quesadillas, nachos and loaded fries, which can be a welcome change from the Spanish fare on offer elsewhere (don’t worry you can still get old classics, too). There’s also a foosball table, a patio out the back and tables laid out in the alleyway to the front.
Address: 6 Calle Juan Fernandez Palma. Tel: 610 38 54 12. Open: Tue-Thu 19.30 – 02.00, Fri-Sun 19.30 – 03.00. The End Facebook Page
A fun and unique bar, this venue plays rock music, screens football games (both Spanish and English) and serves beer in pints (a rarity in Spain). At just €2 a pint, regular themed parties and loud music at weekends this is a great place to come to let your hair down.
Address: 4 Calle Juan Fernandez Palma. Tel: 622 90 18 57. Open: Every day 17.30 – close.
Sala Casarte Azul
Located at the south end of Velez New Town, this bar has a real neighbourhood feel. With extravagant décor, a relaxed atmosphere and delicious cocktails it’s a great place to catch up with friends. The bar includes an exhibition hall where regular art displays are held. Tango and Salsa dance classes are also offered from time to time.
Address: 22 Calle Camino Viejo de Malaga. Tel: 657 90 80 11. Open: Every day 15.00 – close
Area Quattro is a firmly established venue, having been open for 30 years. It’s set in an intimate courtyard shared with a neighbouring pizza restaurant and enjoys a great atmosphere. Generally known for great coffee and tea, it’s a fantastic bar de copa during the Feria de San Miguel, Semana Santa, Christmas and New Years Eve when it throws busy, popular parties. They often have good value drinks offers and offer shisha or ‘cachimba’ for a reasonable price.
Address: 4 Calle Porteria del Carmen. Tel: 952 55 80 72. Open: Tue-Sun 15.30 – 02.00. Area Quattro Facebook Page
Teteria Soho Reyero
Conjunto El Carmen
Opening Hours: Everyday except Thursday from 4pm
A new establishment, this teteria (tea shop) has become very popular very quickly with the young Veleños. Specialising in shisha, you’ll find throngs of youths smoking and chatting while enjoying a beer, milkshakes, soft drinks and teas. Busy both at lunchtimes and in the evenings.
Address: Conjunto El Carmen. Open: Fri-Wed 16.00 – close