Malaga, city of painters, actors and artists. City of good people, great culinary traditions, and lots of partying. What’s the price tag on a brilliant night out in Malaga? It depends on how much you are willing to spend. There are options for all wallet sizes. So learn more about some of Malaga’s night hangouts with a markedly Andalusian flavor in the paragraphs below.
Sunset from the Top of the Cathedral
You can kick off your evening/night from the rooftops of Malaga’s cathedral, commonly known as la Manquita. You’ll walk over its domes and get a unique bird’s-eye view over the entire city. There are two tests you’ll have to pass: not having a fear of heights, and climbing 200 steps. There are night visits on weekends, and you are welcome until 7pm on weekdays. The price: 6 euros for daytime visits and 10 euros at night.
Everyone who visits Malaga ends up going for dinner at “El Pimpi”, a long-standing establishment that has been frequented by a multitude of celebrities, from singers, actors, film directors, writers, politics, journalists, and sports figures. It’s legendary. It has seen the likes of people like Rafa Nadal, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, Antonio Gala, Alex de la Iglesia, Victorio & Lucchino, Pablo Alborán, Ana Belén, Ana Duato, Alaska, Aitana Sánchez Gijón, and José Sacristán. And they’ve all left their autograph on one of the dozens of barrels, all of which include a photo proving the authenticity of autograph. Where? On Granada and Alcazabilla Streets.
If you are a fan of movies like “Zorro”, “Desperado”, “The Skin I Live in” or “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”, I suggest you visit the restaurant of Antonio Banderas in downtown Malaga: La Posada de Antonio. It specializes in meats and tapas. You might get lucky and find him there one day. Location: 33 Granada Street.
Another great dinner plan is heading over to Parador de Gibralfaro, which overlooks the Alcazaba, its walls, and the entire bay. The top of the mountain by the same name is a perfect spot to savor authentic Andalusian cuisine with your love interest in one of the city’s natural lungs. And if heights are not your thing, you can always go on a tapas haul down the legendary Larios Street.
Drinks in the City
You can start out with a beer at Sala Gold, which does themed nights. They hold a different party each night of the week. It’s a designer venue in the heart of the city, and it also hides an Irish Sports Bar. Address: 5 Luis de Velázquez Street.
Velvet Club is a concert venue that has become a point of reference in Malaga’s independent music scene. This famous venue has offered its visitors live music every night for the past 10 years. Without a miss. Where? 20 Juan Padilla Street.
And don’t forget to drop by Coctelería Baraboo. Their specialty drink are gin tonics. They’ll serve you a glass with ice, orange rind, grated lime peel, orange blossom, lavender, and red food coloring. Then, they’ll use a spiral spoon to mix in one of their premium tonics. I can guarantee that drinks at Baraboo are very lovingly made. Where? Head over to 7 Sánchez Pastor Street.