This blog post was originally posted on August 13, 2015, and was updated on February 9, 2018.
Seville is a city that comes alive in the evening. It could almost be said that without experiencing Seville by night, you may not experience the real Seville.
The city is filled with small bars where you can grab a tapa, along with a glass of vino or cerveza, but when you want to relax with a drink in hand later on the evening, when you are looking for the areas with a bit of nightlife, where do you go? Here is our guide as to where to drink in Seville.
The Alameda de Hercules is a popular spot for many people in Seville. It has a reputation for being the spot for Seville’s alternative crowd, but in reality, you will anyone and everyone in the bars in this area — it really is a place where anything goes.
Bars with outdoor terraces line either side of this long boulevard, making it the perfect spot for an evening drink which can go on well into the night. After 2 am when most of the bars close, there are some late night options in the surrounding area with music pumping for the party crowd. There is a bit of everything going on here!
This street which runs along the riverfront in the Triana neighborhood is another favorite for an evening copa (mixed drink) or cerveza. There are plenty of bars with outdoor terraces lining the sidewalk along the river, so it’s often a case of just finding a free table and taking a seat. Otherwise, you can try our favorite, La Tertuila (Calle Betis, 13) which is famous for its 5 euro mojitos. Here you can grab a drink, then find a spot on the bench outside where you can watch life go by on the riverfront.
Knowing where to drink in Seville is one thing, what about what to order? You may be inclined to order a sangria, but our expert local guide David explains why sangria is not as typical as you may think!
This area is the heart of the nightlife in the center of Seville, and also home to some delicious tapas. Head to Plaza de Alfalfa and Calle Perez Galdos to visit one of the many bars in the area, which become filled with locals socializing with a drink in hand, both in the bar and out in the street in front. For a really unique experience, one that could only be possible in Seville, stop by Garlochi (Calle Boteros, 26), a Semana Santa (Holy Week) bar where the religious decoration is borderline kitsch.
Roof Terrace Bars
What better way to enjoy a drink than with an amazing view to go with it? Seville has many great rooftop bars offering cocktail, beer, and wine, with priceless views. There are many good options, but we definitely have some favorites which include the terrace bar at Hotel Doña Maria (Calle Don Remondo, 19), for views of the Cathedral and Roof at Casa Romana hotel (Calle Trajano, 15), for views of Las Setas.
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Since 2005, Cyra has lived in the UK, Portugal and Spain working as a professional tour guide. But it was Seville’s charm that captured her heart, and she hasn’t looked back since moving to her favorite city for food, wine and quality of life.