A guide to nightlife in Los Cristianos

There are many ways to let your hair down on a Tenerife holiday to Los Cristianos. Just start the evening with a bite to eat and see where the night takes you. Whether you’re looking for a live band, cabaret bar, some cocktails or a disco, you’ll find it in this lively town.

The arched terraces of San Telmo in the Playa las Vistas bay area provide the liveliest scene as the night progresses and are full of upmarket cafes, international restaurants and a good selection of cocktail bars and nightclubs. Here are our top ten choices for a night out in Los Cristianos.

Dance like you mean it at Casablanca Disco Pub

One of the oldest venues in the south of Tenerife, the Disco Pub Casablanca in San Telmo has formed a strong fan base over the years. You can use the games room or sit and enjoy the last of the evening sun on the terrace overlooking the sea, before dancing the night away.

A taste of the Emerald Isle at Claddagh Irish Bar

Claddagh is an Irish bar in the truest sense. That’s because it’s run by Gerry, the resident entertainer, who originally hails from Galway. There is live music every night until around 2am, as well open mic nights and ‘paddaoke’ available on request. If you’re a sports fan, the biggest games are shown on the bar’s TV.

Music and moving at Sayeah Rock Bar

The place for live rock music, you’ll find top bands here every night, as well as an excellent cocktail menu. Open until the small hours, this venue in the Passarela Oasis Commercial Centre often puts on free food too, so once you’re there you won’t want to leave.

Unwind at The Wild Side

A quirky bar with a retro feel, you can choose to sip your drinks in a swing or hammock or lounge on one of the day beds. Chill out and dance music plays in the background to set the mood in this trendy lounge. The Wild Side is a great place to watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand.

Laid back lounging at Mestizos Café Bar

This small colonial-style bar is a laid-back alternative to the others in San Telmo. By day you can sip coffees or cold beers in a wicker chair on the terrace, and by night settle down with a bottle of red. Although it’s mainly populated by locals, everyone’s welcome at this Spanish bar.

Anything but...at Shambles

This British bar is open throughout the day for reasonably priced drinks and a tasty Sunday roast, but when you’re ready for fun night out, Shambles hosts entertainment and karaoke every day of the week. If you’re planning a cheap holiday to Tenerife, be sure to put Shambles on your to-do list.

Dinner and drinks at Chill Out Bar

Half bar and half relaxed Spanish restaurant, Chill Out Bar is situated overlooking the beautiful Las Vistas beach. With plush decor and a tranquil atmosphere, pianist Kenny G. provides low-key music, ideal for dinner conversation.

Beach beats at Sensual DJ Café

The Sensual DJ Café welcomes DJ’s who play only the freshest house and electro beats. Enjoy the small terrace bar while looking out onto views of the beach. Sensual also serves food until late and drinks at a reasonable price.

You know what to do at Jamming Reggae Bar

Reggae is a big influence in Tenerife and Jamming’s resident DJ, Brinsley Forde from Aswad, brings you the best in reggae, dance hall and Calypso. Live reggae bands play on Thursdays and Fridays and on Saturdays.

Kid-friendly evenings at Balu Family Bar

Families are certainly well catered for at this bar in San Telmo. There are pool tables, a safe kiddies’ play area and five internet stations, which are free for paying customers. Open from 10am until late every single day, there is live entertainment twice a week and a varied food and drink menu. The large terrace also has fantastic views across the beach and water.