With clubs and bars open until the wee hours of the morning, Spain’s vibrant nightlife is famous the world over – and with good reason!
We must admit, when Friday night comes, there’s nothing better than heading out for a fiesta with friends. However, Seville’s nightlife is certainly not for the fainthearted, with dedicated party-goers dancing until as late (or as early) as 6 or 7 o’clock in the morning!
With clubs for those with never-ending stamina, late bars where a boogie is optional, and outdoor terraces to enjoy the summer air, there’s something for everyone! Read on to find out where to party in Seville and make sure you find the area with the best fiesta for you!
Alameda de Hércules
Once an undesirable area of the city, the Alameda de Hércules has been reinvented into not just a foodie haven, but also a great place to enjoy the Seville nightlife. Well known as a more alternative part of Seville, this is a hangout for the younger, hip crowd, and also home to some of the most popular gay bars and clubs in the city.
Hop from the modern and cozy Gigante Bar to local favorite, and always lively, Café Central for some casual drinks on the Alameda square before getting your dancing shoes on. If you’re hoping to enjoy some popular reggaeton music, without the temptation of a 7am return home, head to Carambolo, a recently opened late bar with three floors. If you’ve got a serious commitment to partying, there’s the indie rock stylings of Fun Club along with Obbio by Holiday (Calle Jesús del Gran Poder, 73), one of the most popular gay-friendly clubs in Seville, both of which are open until the early morning.
There’s always something going on in the Alameda de Hercules, both inside the bars and out!Photo credit: Tales of a Wanderer
One of the most historic parts of Seville, and home to some exceptional restaurants, it’s funny to think that Alfalfa is also a hotspot for university-goers looking for a party. Students gather on a nightly basis along the strip of bars that slopes up towards Discoteca Tokyo (Cuesta del Rosario, 12), so the vibe along that stretch is definitely geared towards a younger, international crowd – and is also home to some of the best, budget-friendly drink deals in the city!
If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed in the area, check out some of the amazing cocktail bars nearby, especially The Second Room (Calle del Placentines, 19) for a great espresso martini, or head along to the rooftop bars by the Cathedral and catch the amazing views from the Hotel Doña Maria Terrace (Calle Don Remondo, 19), where you’ll regularly catch live music in the summer months.
Paseo de Cristóbal Colón
Down by the river, you’ll find Paseo de Cristóbal Colón, home to a strip of more sophisticated, modern late bars, perfect to enjoy a mixed drink in Seville. From clocking off time on Friday onwards, this weekend hotspot is hugely popular with locals looking to blow off some steam after a long working week, gin tonic in hand.
Head to the super trendy MKC or local favorite Boga and make sure and try the local specialty gin, Puerto de Indias, a pink gin distilled in Seville. If you’re looking to extend your night, nearby, three-floor nightclub Uthopia (Plaza de la Legión) has different styles of music on each floor, just make sure not to leave it too late– the queue is known to be enormous at the weekends.
Bilindo is one of the popular summer terraces on Paseo de las Delicias to enjoy the long summer nights!Photo Credit: Psicologia Morelia
Paseo de las Delicias
In the summer months, a string of amazing terrace bars and nightclubs open up down the riverside, past the Torre del Oro and onto Paseo de las Delicias. With great music, lively atmosphere and open air surroundings, these are great places to party in Seville while enjoying the light summer breeze after the sun goes down.
For a starter drink, head to Chile or Muelle New York, late bars loaded with smartly-dressed locals downing copas of rum and cokes, before hitting the terrazas. Alfonso is typically very popular with students and often has themed, Erasmus nights geared towards the international crowd, but terraces like Libano and Bilindo tend to be a slightly older, more local crowd, so there is a terrace for everyone!
Over the bridge in the Triana neighborhood, you’ll find another great strip of bars along Calle Betis with a variety of different types of music and atmosphere. This is the perfect place to do as the locals do and hop from bar to bar, having a drink or two at each stop.
You’ll even find a number of authentic flamenco bars along this part of the city, such as T de Triana which has great flamenco on Thursday and Saturday nights. If you’re in Seville in July, Calle Betis hosts a huge, April Fair-like celebration called the Velá de Santiago y Santa Ana with tents full of plenty of drinking and partying into the night.
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After studying in Andalusia, Jaimie made sure he was on the first possible flight back to Seville—the day after graduation! Many years later, he is fully immersed in Spain’s culinary world and has shown thousands of guests the secrets of sherry and tapas.