Best Bars In Marbella

As the prolific party destination on the Costa del Sol, Marbella has no shortage of bars. With a well-established drinking culture, whether you want to drink champagne in one of Marbella's exclusive bars, taste some tapas in a traditional Bodega, sip on a cocktail in a chiringuito or join the 'craic' in an Irish bar, discover a selection of the best bars that Marbella has to offer. 

Best Bars In Marbella

Marbella is home to some of the worlds most exclusive, glamorous and expensive bars. If you are staying in Puerto Banús you will be situated next to the most opulent venues in Marbella, visit a couple to experience the glitz and glamour that everyone talks about. 

One of the most elegant and elite bars in this port is Seven. With a mix of Arabic and Asian style decoration, a VIP area and a terrace that can host 100 guests, Seven attracts glamorous and wealthy clientele. 

News Café is also located in Puerto Banús and is one of the chicest bars in Marbella. In the day it is a cool, laid-back Café, but at night it is a venue you will want to be photographed in. With a fun and sophisticated atmosphere, table service and VIP area, this lavishly decorated venue is one of the most exclusive in Marbella.

Another luxury bar in Marbella is La Sala, situated on Puerto Banús, the tables at this restaurant/bar are some of the most sought-after in Marbella. With nine different seating areas to choose from, drink in style on the terrace with panoramic views of Puerto Banús or dine in the cosy terrace at the back of the venue, with a menu boasting a range of high quality international and Spanish dishes. 

Marbella's Best Beach Bars

If you are staying in one of Marbella's beach villas you will not be far from a beach bar. From traditional chiringuitos serving 'espetos' alongside your G&T to funky beach bars with music continuing well into the night.  

Trocadero Arena is located on one of the best beaches in MarbellaPlaya Rio Real. Decorated with an exotic African theme, this is a chic and stylish restaurant/bar that has retained the charm of a classic Spanish chiringuito. Relax in the romantic setting next to the sea in the large lounging area and enjoy the expansive drinks and food menu. 

Although this bar is located in Estepona, slightly outside of Marbella, Sonora Beach is a relaxed, bohemian style beach bar. Famous for it celebration of San Juan's eve, one of Spain's most prominent festivals, they host a big beach party with BBQ and a never-ending flow Sangria bringing in the start of summer in style. Sonora Beach has the perfect, laid-back beach atmosphere ideal for spending a lazy day lounging in the sun. 

Mahiki Beach is one of Marbella's most popular beach clubs and is just a few minutes walk from the centre. Often boasting celebrity attendees, this beach bar also hosts various parties throughout the summer with famous DJ's on the decks, a fun atmosphere and 'tiki' decor. Chill here on a sunlounger in the day, then experience some of best nightlife in Marbella by night. 

Best Cocktail Bars In Marbella

Delicious cocktails are a must when you are on holiday on the Costa del Sol. Astral cocktail bar is located just at the entrance of Puerto Banús and is a favourite among visitors to Marbella. Enjoy delicious cocktails in a bar made entirely of wood with spectacular views overlooking the beach with the Concha mountains in the backdrop.

Just behind Puerto Banús on Paseo Maritimo is Barrocco Cafe Cocktail bar, a fun and quirky venue with a great selection of cocktails. A chilled-out cafe by day that transforms into a lively drinking spot by night. 

Bijoux Banús is one of the best bars in Marbella for a lively party. Modern and trendy, this bar boasts a large terrace and is famous hosting an array of celebrity clientele. Sit here and sip on a cocktail to soak up the luxury atmosphere of Puerto Banús.

For a cocktail with unparalleled panoramic views of the marina, head to El Gran Gatsby. This stylish and cosmopolitan venue is set in the tower of Puerto Banús, with a large open-air terrace it is perfect for spending the day lounging in the sun. 

Sinatra's Bar is one of the most successful bars on Puerto Banús and is the perfect place for admiring the activity in the port. Watch the rich attend to their super yachts and the wealthy drive by in their top of the range cars whilst enjoy a refreshing cocktail. 

Best Irish Bars In Marbella

Irish bars and pubs have always been popular overseas due to their lively and fun drinking atmospheres and Marbella is no exception. Famous for showing live sports and hosting live music they are always a popular drinking spot for hen and stag dos in Marbella

O'Grady's was the first Irish bar to open in the area of Puerto Banús, claiming to serve the best pint of Guinness in Marbella. This bar is decorated in a traditional Irish tavern style bringing a bit of Ireland to the Costa del Sol. In the day this bar has a relaxed vibe where you can enjoy a drink outside on the terrace, by night this bar is bustling with people ready to party on Puerto Banús. 

The Hogans Stand is another one of the best Irish bars in Marbella, located on San Pedro de Alcantara. The hogan stand lounge is perfect for a chilled afternoon sinking a few pints of Guinness and watching sport or sipping on a glass of wine on the terrace. This Irish bar is also family friendly located near children's play parks. 

With a reputation for a fun and lively atmosphere firmly established in Marbella, The Claddagh Irish Bar hosts live music six nights a week. With resident musicians taking to the stage and a mixture of music styles drop by and join in with the 'craic.' 

Best Sports Bars In Marbella

Just because you are on holiday doesn't mean you have to miss out on a game. The best sports bars in Marbella have more than one screen displaying different games so you can catch up on your favourite sport while relaxing in the sun. 

The Claddagh Irish Bar popular for live music is also one of the best sports bars in Marbella, with five TV screens showing GAA, Rugby, Football, Golf and more.

Linekers is firmly established as one of Marbella's best bars. Known for its lively, fun and sometimes raucous parties, Linekers shows regular big games and sporting events on its screens. Chill-out and watch sport by day and join the energetic party by night. 

The Spaniard Irish Bar and Sports Lounge in Marbella's town centre shows all the main sports games on its screens. Hang out here and play a few rounds of pool enjoying their selection of drinks and of course a Guinness or two. 

Best Bars In Marbella Old Town 

There are two sides to Marbella, the glitz and glamour associated with The Golden Mile and Puerto Banús and the more authentic Spanish experience that can be found in the Old Town. Stay in Marbella's Old Town to be close to the best tapas bars such as Taberna Del Pintxo. A traditional bar that offers a fusion of cuisine from Northern and Southern Spain, tapas, 'pintxos' and selection of Spanish wines.

El Patio de Mariscal in Marbella's Old Town is set in a traditional Andalucian courtyard which is over 200 years old. Sit here and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere and enjoy some of the best Spanish cuisine. 

Another one of the best tapas bars in Marbella's Old Town is Buenaventura. Try some local wines and tapas in the garden terrace surrounded by history and charm, or inside the renovated cosy 18th-century townhouse. 

Bodegas La Venecia-La Fontanilla is everything you would expect from a traditional Spanish tapas bar. With the authentic decoration of 'jamon' hanging from the ceiling and wine barrels used for tables, this venue is full of Andalucian charm and is always popular with the locals.

Located on one of the most beautiful streets of Marbella's Old Town is Bar El Estrecho on Calle San Lazaro. This family-run tapas bar and has been a favourite since 1954. A hidden gem and far removed from the glitz and glamour of Puerto Banús, it has some of the most highly acclaimed tapas and atmosphere in Marbella. 

Best Live Music Bars In Marbella

As well as being a clubbers paradise, Marbella has a fantastic live music scene. From bars with authentic flamenco to the hottest venues with live Latin music and cabaret. 

As one of the most prestigious venues on Puerto Banús, La Sala famously draws wealthy and celebrity guests to its tables. With live music seven days a week, choose from shows in the main bar, live lounge or see a tribute act. 

If you are in Spain you have to see a traditional Flamenco show and Marbella is home to one of the most iconic venues in the region, Tablao Flamenco Ana Maria. Experience the raw and authentic talent of the dancers and musicians alongside typical Andalucia tapas. It is essential to make a reservation to attend a show here. 

Buddha Marbella Music Bar is located in the centre of Marbella and is one of the best live music bars in Marbella. With frequent exotic dancers, cabaret shows and live Latin music, Buddha Marbella Music Bar is at the forefront of live music in Marbella. 

Located in the town centre, Beckett's has been described by locals as the best live music bar in Marbella. This stylish venue hosts live music throughout the week for diners but also welcomes those who just want to enjoy a drink at the bar. 

Offering a variety of drinking venues, whether you want to relax in a beach bar, experience live flamenco or party with the rich and famous, in Marbella you will be spoilt for choice.