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11 Things to Do in Malaga at Night

If Malaga is already a city to fall in love with, making plans at night is something you have to consider. Here are some options

Andressa García

Andressa García

11 min read

11 Things to Do in Malaga at Night

La Malagueta | ©Jose Antonio Rodríguez

One of the best things about Malaga's nightlife is the great variety of plans that you can do during the night. Unlike other cities that suddenly give you only bar options, Malaga offers a wider range of nightlife options.

Obviously, going out at night is one of those things you can't miss in Malaga, no matter how long you are going to stay in the city. From flamenco evenings to pub crawl tours, you're sure to love enjoying a night out in this historic yet cosmopolitan city.

1. Don't miss a show of the purest flamenco in Malaga

Flamenco Tablao Alegria| ©Lena Isabella
Flamenco Tablao Alegria| ©Lena Isabella

One of the things you can't miss at night in Malaga is, without a doubt, the flamenco night show. The tablaos become the most sought after alternative in the city and I recommend you to book your tickets for a flamenco show at the Tablao Alegria in Malaga, located on Paseo del Muelle Uno, a cultural and gastronomic place where you can enjoy unforgettable flamenco performances with rhythms such as soleás, bulerías and fandangos, with singing, guitar and traditional dances.

In addition, you can enjoy a typical Malaga dish with your favorite drink. Of course, I recommend you not to take your children to this kind of shows.

Details of Interest

  • Location: C. Velez Malaga, 6, Malaga.
  • Price: It has an approximate price of about 25 euros per person.
  • Schedule: The show usually starts at 6 pm.

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2. Take a night tour of wines and tapas

Tapas and wine night| ©Pepe Marina
Tapas and wine night| ©Pepe Marina

This is undoubtedly one of the best night plans, it is a tour guided by experts in the wine area. In this tour you will visit the best wine and tapas places in the city of Malaga.

This is considered one of the best gastronomic tours in Malaga, because besides knowing the nightlife of the place, you can taste the most exotic tapas that this city located very close to the Mediterranean Sea offers you. For 3 hours and a half you will enjoy the cultural and musical atmosphere of the nightlife of Malaga, plus the whole tour is done on foot, so you can enjoy the food and drink without remorse, because after you can release those calories walking through the most popular areas of Malaga.

One of the best things that this night and gastronomic tour offers you is that you can taste the best flavors of traditional Spanish cuisine, as well as different types of Iberian products that will leave you wanting more. The sweet wines are on another level.

Details of Interest

  • Location: From Marqués de Larios street to Plaza de La Merced.
  • Price: This tour can have an approximate price of 74 euros per person.
  • Schedule: The tour can last approximately 3 hours and a half and is done in the evening, with a mutually agreed schedule.

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3. Take a Pub Crawl through the best bars of the city

Malaga Pub Crawl| ©Andreas Mordhorst
Malaga Pub Crawl| ©Andreas Mordhorst

If you want to enjoy the best bars of the city, then this is the tour you have to do. During this tour you will have the chance to get to know the most incredible places in Malaga. A guided tour with an expert in the area that besides showing you which are the best places to have cocktails, will tell you some history of the city and let you taste exotic flavors of the Malaga cocktail bar.

This is definitely one of the best tours in Malaga and is for you if you are traveling with friends or if you want to meet new people. The entrance to the different clubs is included, as well as the amount of drinks you want to have. It is a tour of 3 to 5 hours of complete fun.

Details of Interest

  • Location: The tour goes from Plaza La Merced to Plaza de La Constitución, where some of the best bars in the area are located.
  • Price: You can get this experience for approximately 17 euros per person.
  • Time: It lasts approximately 3 to 5 hours, and usually starts at the time chosen by the tour guide.

Enjoy a Pub Crawl tour of Malaga

4. Relax in some Arab baths

Arab bath| ©www.twin-loc.fr
Arab bath| ©www.twin-loc.fr

What better plan than pampering yourself with a spa session in the Arab baths Hammam Al Ándalus. A relaxing session, lasting approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, in which you will enjoy a treatment designed to revitalize your body and mind with therapeutic Jacuzzis and three pools with water at different temperatures, hot, warm and cold.

In addition, to make your experience as top as possible, you will receive a traditional Kessa massage with grape oil and taste a tea that will awaken all your senses. Recharge your energy levels with this relaxing experience in the Arab baths Hammam Al Ándalus!

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5. Visit one of the busiest squares in the center

Night in Malaga| ©Images by Brian
Night in Malaga| ©Images by Brian

Plaza Mitjana and Uncibay are two of the busiest squares in the center of Malaga and are, without a doubt, those nightclubs that you will not want to miss on your tour of the city. In the first one you will find the best pubs in Malaga, so it is a good area to live the nightlife to the fullest.

Also in Mitjana you will be able to find incredible offers in the different pubs, especially if you visit the place in the early evening and late afternoon, so it is a good place to start the night tour in Malaga.

Once you leave Mitjana, going to Uncibay square is an excellent option to continue the night and that is because you will be able to see different emblematic places of the city with the unique air that the night brings. Pubs are scarce in the place, although you can find several proposals that will make you stay in some of them. What you can see in Plaza Uncibay is the Cathedral of Malaga.

Details of Interest

  • Location: Both are located very close to each other. They are located in the center of Malaga.
  • Price: This walk is free, although you must pay the entrance to each of the pubs.
  • Schedule: You can do this activity from afternoon to evening.

6. Do not miss the city from the viewpoints and terraces

Viewpoint of Malaga| ©Leo V
Viewpoint of Malaga| ©Leo V

If what you are looking for is a much quieter plan that allows you to see the skyline of the city of Malaga while you have a few drinks and enjoy a tapa or two, then I recommend you to visit the best terraces of the city. These places are specially designed to offer tourists a much more comfortable, spacious and quiet view of a city so hectic at night.

If you visit the city in the summer season it will be a great idea to get some fresh air. If you are passing through in winter, I recommend you to go with jackets and coats so that the cold of the night does not damage your evening; but do not forget to count it as one of the 10 best things to do in Malaga in winter.

There are viewpoints that are located in the center of Malaga and give you a very nice view of the city. There are others further away that allow you to see it from the outside, more like a spectator than a protagonist of the Malaga night. One of the places I like the most to enjoy the view, without a doubt, is the viewpoint of the Gibralfaro Castle, because it gives you a complete view of the city and is one of the most emblematic places to visit.

Details of Interest

  • Location: Some viewpoints are in the center and others are further away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
  • Price: Some of the best viewpoints in the center are paid and the price depends on the entrance fee charged by each commercial establishment. The Gibralfaro viewpoint has an entrance fee ranging from 2.5 to 5 euros per person.
  • Hours: The viewpoints are open all day and night, so it will not be a problem to enjoy them.

7. Enjoy a dinner in La Malagueta

Around La Malagueta| ©KAMO KAMOEIRAS
Around La Malagueta| ©KAMO KAMOEIRAS

La Malagueta is perhaps the most emblematic neighborhood of Malaga, so it is a must visit especially at night. In this place you can enjoy an atomic nightlife that will take you to experience flavors, smells and popular routines of the night in Malaga.

Visiting this place is a good plan, whether you go with friends or with your family, and it is even a good idea to do this tour if you are going to meet people. This is the trendiest place, where young people gather and where going out to have fun is not very difficult.

You can find a lot of pubs, but you will also find very exclusive bars and above all very good food. In La Malagueta you can find restaurants of excellent quality that offer traditional Spanish food and also a varied international and Mediterranean menu.

Details of Interest

  • Location: It is located right next to the pier, so it will not be very difficult to find this place.
  • Price: The prices in the different bars can vary according to the type of food and cocktails they sell and also according to the day of the calendar. Each pub has its own entrance fee and in each of them the menu usually varies in price.
  • Hours: La Malagueta is alive at night, so you can stay from and until whatever time you want.

8. Take a cosmopolitan maritime tour in El Palo and Pedregalejo

Pedregalejo| ©yomismo31
Pedregalejo| ©yomismo31

One of the walks that I definitely love and recommend is to tour the areas of El Palo and Pedregalejo. Nowadays they have become reference places for cosmopolitan life in Malaga. In these places you can find the most exquisite Spanish and Mediterranean food. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy multiple pubs and bars dedicated to the enjoyment of tourists and locals. Generally in these places they serve the best of European cocktails.

If you don't want to go to any bars or pubs, but are rather looking for a quiet walk with the family, then the coast is a good place to do it. There are a lot of outdoor experiences even at night that you can get to do in Pedregalejo or El Palo, and you can easily consider them as part of the top 10 best activities in Malaga.

One of the best features that this pair of locations has is that in every corner there is always a celebration or something good to do, so if you are looking for fun, this is the right plan for you.

Details of Interest

  • Location: It is located very close to La Malagueta, also in the coastal area.
  • Price: Ticket prices at nightclubs in both locations may vary. The prices on the menu may also vary from one town to another.
  • Schedule: You can start with this activity in the early afternoon, so you can see the sunset on the coast.

9. Enjoy a night walk to the Botanical Garden of La Concepcion

La Concepción Botanical Garden| ©Liam Con
La Concepción Botanical Garden| ©Liam Con

One of the most incredible places to visit at night is the Botanical Garden. If in your list of what to see and do in Malaga you are looking for a place that is quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the bars and party plans, then you have to try a visit to the Botanical Garden that offers you a spectacular night tour.

An expert guide will take you around the garden, showing you each of the plants that are preserved in this place, which include prehistoric species to other types of strange plants. In addition to that, you will have the opportunity to see the play of lights that is constantly on in this place.

This visit can be done during most of the year, although there is a season in which this type of night tours are not done and that is in the winter season. Anyway, this is a good place to visit with anyone. You can even include this activity among the list of things to do in Malaga with children.

Details of Interest

  • Location: It is located 15 minutes walk from line 2 of public transport. It is located on the way to the Botanical Garden.
  • Price: The entrance fee per person ranges between 3 and 5 euros. While the entrance fee for groups of people ranging from 20 to 30 people can cost between 2 to 4 euros per person. During the winter, free admission is offered on Sundays.
  • Hours: From April to September it is open from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. And from October to March from 9:30 to 17:30. The night tours take place between 5:30 and 8:00 and last one hour.

10. Visit the Baños del Carmen

Baths of Carmen| ©Maria Jose Martínez
Baths of Carmen| ©Maria Jose Martínez

Baños del Carmen is one of the most emblematic and historic places in Malaga. They opened to the public in the first decade of the twentieth century and since then have become a meeting point par excellence for locals and visitors. They are terraces on the seashore that offer privileged views of the city and the sea.

Inside this place you can not only enjoy great views, but you will also have the chance to taste traditional Spanish and Mediterranean food and taste some of the best wine flavors of the city.

It is a good plan for the evening. In fact, you can arrive at the place from the evening hours so you can enjoy the sunset and the sunset of the city. Besides the beach atmosphere, the pleasant climate and the breeze that is felt in these terraces is part of the advantages of choosing this plan to spend the early evening hours away from the bustle of the city, especially it is ideal to include among the 10 best things to do in Malaga in summer.

Details of Interest

  • Location: It is located on the beach of Pedregalejo, right on the coast.
  • Price: Entering the baths is completely free, although there are some restaurants in the place that do charge an entrance fee to enjoy the view and the menu.
  • Hours: You can get to this place from late afternoon until late at night.

11. Don't miss a wine experience at the Antigua Casa de Guardia

Antigua Casa de Guardia| ©Omenthethomen
Antigua Casa de Guardia| ©Omenthethomen

In this place you can live the experience of tasting some of the best wines of Spain. If there is something you can taste in this city is its great variety of sweet wines. That is why this place is one of those you can not miss on your tour of Malaga.

One of the best features of the Antigua Casa de Guardia is that its history goes back more than 175 years. The wines offered in this place are aged from tried and tested processes over the years. This is an experience to live as a couple, with friends or with family.

If you visit this place you will have the opportunity to know at least five types of wines of different years of aging, but all of the same quality. The attention inside the place is something that you can not overlook and is that from the moment you arrive you feel like family and, in addition, the local managers are responsible for showing you and give you a taste of the best creations of wines they have inside the place.

Details of Interest

  • Location: Located at Alameda Principal 18 in Malaga.
  • Price: Admission is free, but you must pay for the consumption you have inside the premises.
  • Opening hours: It is open from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 22:00 and from Friday to Saturday from 10:00 to 22:45. On Sundays it is open from 11:00 to 15:00.