Bars and Clubs

 

Seville is great for going out due to the huge variety of venues in a small area. You can easily visit four or five completely different bars or clubs without walking more than ten minutes between any of them.

The main areas for bars and clubs are the following: Alfalfa, where Pérez Galdós gets so packed with people on Friday and Saturday nights that cars can’t drive down it; Alameda, which has a more alternative scene, with lots of gay bars and clubs; and calle Betis by the river in Triana, which is wall-to-wall with venues, from quiet bars to all-night clubs.

Sevilla’s many bares de copas serve as great places to spend an entire evening or as stepping stones before continuing to one of the city’s energetic discotecas. These bars help form part of the core of the city’s nightlife, so be sure to grab a few cocktails, take in the music and kick back before moving on.

To bask in an alternative atmosphere, simply stroll down the Alameda de Hércules and one of the many night spots is sure to grab your attention. If you’d rather head there with a place already in mind, check out the popular Bulebar, a late-opening cocktail bar with a fantastic terrace looking out upon the Alameda. Aside from the bohemian Alameda de Hércules, two other great areas chock-full of fun little cocktail bars are the plazas Salvador and Alfalfa, where you can easily move from locale to locale.

To maintain its reputation as a city of wild nightlife, Sevilla boasts a wide spread of open-until-dawn discotecas that will keep you dancing well into the wee hours of the night. For straight techno, Bestiario certainly knows how to do it up right, while Boss is famous for its great house music.

For mixed genres, the often live music will have you dancing up a storm at the Fun Club. Catedral, on the other hand, is a smaller, stylish disco with anything from techno to soul popping up on the playlist. Finally, the pirate-themed El Dóblon plays a lot of Spanish pop music and is great for practicing your Spanish, as it attracts a primarily Spanish crowd.