Hectic day? Restless week? Why not go and relax in one of the countless bars and pubs located all around Malta and Gozo? You deserve a fun night out with a couple of drinks amongst family or friends. Whether you're yearning an ice cold draught beer, a neat whiskey, a tangy spirit, a refreshing cocktail, a luscious glass of wine, gin on the rocks, a distinctive liqueur, or a tray of shooters, most local bars would have a wide range of both local and foreign renowned drinks. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try out the signature drinks which some pubs create.
Sports Bar, Gastropub or Cocktail Bar?
Malta is a place well-known for its vibrant nightlife, especially in touristic areas like St Julians, Paceville and Bugibba. Tourists and locals alike can enjoy their evenings in one of the multiple bars and pubs found in every corner of our small island. Where you choose to go depends on what you feel up to. You can find classy and casual bars, loud and quiet ones, with indoor or outdoor seating, presenting all sorts of diverse entertainment.
If you're a football fan, you can pop by a sports bar and watch live sports on big screens, while savouring some refreshing beer. If you're looking for a place to have fun with your friends, you can stop by a karaoke bar and sing your hearts out. Karaokes are usually held on Friday and Saturday nights and are quite acclaimed. Otherwise, you can opt for a bar which provides live music, sit down and just enjoy the tunes.
If you're into a particular musical genre, you can find a jazz bar or a rock bar which would play their respective genres. Gay bars and singles bars can also be found in touristic areas. If drinking opens up your appetite, worry not. Finding bars in Malta with appetizers is not challenging. A large number of bars and gastro pubs serve pungent appetizers and nibbles such as meat platters, tapas or nachos. A few pubs also serve free appetizers while you're ordering drinks but this is not the norm. Do explore their menus to check out what they offer if you're into specific kinds of food. If you feel like tasting a couple of foreign beers, Irish pubs and other international bars specializing in German or Belgian beers, are also scattered around Malta. If you're more a wine person, check out the wide selection of wine bars. A lounge bar or a cocktail bar would be the solution if you're into a quieter and more intimate environment, as it has the perfect setting for chats and gatherings, while at the same time providing a vast range of spirits and beers. Some bars around Malta also offer amusement games such as pool tables and table soccer.
Can local wine bars be booked for special events?
Need to book a place for a private function? Several bars and pubs around Malta and Gozo offer tailor-made packages for private events. Whether you need to organise a birthday party, a reunion or a bachelor or hen night, you can tick the venue off your checklist and book a bar. Some bars also provide catering and open bar packages. Moreover, several places organise public events such as football screening, celebration of Irish or Scottish holidays, concerts, themed parties and comedy shows.
What's the booking process like?
Bars and pubs can be found dispersed all around the Maltese Islands but you are especially spoilt for choice in touristic areas like Valletta (Strait Street in particular), Sliema, St Julians, Paceville, Smart City and Bugibba. Bars located just next to the sea notably offer spectacular views of the night city lights.
It might be hard to find a place on Friday and Saturday nights when most bars would be packed with young adults, but unless you're planning a large gathering, booking isn't generally required. In many bars and pubs, you can also enjoy your drinks outside, in case the space inside is constricted.
Explore the vast selection of bars and pubs around Malta and Gozo listed on Yellow. An evening at a reputable bar will provide you with delectable food, an assortment of drinks and diversified entertainment. Most bars are open till late and some also offer happy hour which are usually perfect for after work drinks!