A guide to nightlife in Tenerife

Holidays in Tenerife will expose you to nightlife of all forms – and plenty of it. As well as the house music and all night parties of Las Americas, you might stumble upon traditional dancing in town piazzas. You can watch a brilliant band in a small music bar or have a chilled out night eating tapas and drinking ice cold beer in a hip beach club. As the night goes on, the party winds up a notch€¦ or three. If you go home at midnight you won’t know what you’ve missed as the streets can be busier at 3am than at 3pm. Here are our top ten picks for nightlife in Tenerife.

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Bouncing beats at Papagayo Beach Club, Playa de Las Américas

Papagayo is Playa de las Americas newest and chicest beachfront bar. Ideal for a daytime chill-out, sunset cocktails or an evening meal that turns into a party. On Saturdays and party nights DJs pump out techno, funky tech and house music to a packed dance floor. It also has a fantastic food menu, serving beachside breakfast, meals from sushi to hamburgers and snacking dishes to have alongside your drinks.

Sultry sunsets at Azucar Cuban Bar, Puerto de la Cruz

There is a big South American influence in Tenerife and a number of Latino clubs in Puerto de la Cruz – the steamiest of which is Azucar. Located in an atmospheric colonial building, it’s a dark and sultry Cuban bar with an electric atmosphere. Its four rooms are packed beyond capacity at weekends, when you can watch the fantastic dancing whilst drinking a refreshing mojito.

Big name nights at Tramps, Playa de Las Américas

Calling itself ‘The King of Clubs’ is quite a claim but this three room nightclub in Las Americas’ Starco Centre deserves it. The club attracts big names in dance and RnB such as Trevor Nelson and events run by Gatecrasher and Godskitchen. It’s easy to see why it’s the main clubbing force in Tenerife]. Expect pumping music and wild dancing all night and into the morning. What you might not expect are its reasonably priced drinks.

Chill out at Faro Chill Art, Costa Adeje

Follow the neon lighthouse above the marina of Puerto Colon to the three terraces of the retro chic and uber-stylish Faro. This is a favourite spot for locals as well as tourists. Faro has DJs and live bands at weekends – providing some of the best music in the south. At sundown you can sink into the cushions on the decking and experience a Tenerife sunset in outstanding surroundings.

Emerald life at Claddagh Irish Bar, Los Cristianos

Voted number one on TripAdvisor for Los Cristianos nightlife, Claddagh is an Irish bar in the truest sense. It is run by Gerry, who originally hails from Galway, and is the resident entertainer. We all know the Irish love a good sing-song and there is live music every night here until around 2am as well open mic and ‘paddaoke’ available on request. You’ll get beautiful views over Las Vistas Beach in this fun bar, which also shows sports on the TV.

North African vibes at Bulan Chill Out Bar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Within a maze of Moroccan-inspired rooms, terraces and patios, Bulan serves mouth-watering Spanish food as well as irresistible cocktails. The hammocks on the rooftop terrace are the perfect place to gaze up into the warm night sky with a drink in hand. Sip after-hours cocktails on their pavement tables, ideal for people-watching, or sit in low lighting inside for a more chilled out vibe.

Cocktails and dancing at Sayeah Rock Bar, Los Cristianos

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

Great music at Route 66, Puerto de Santiago

The fun starts at 9pm in this rock bar in the otherwise fairly quiet town of Puerto de Santiago. Live bands are the main draw, including the acclaimed house band ‘Old Dogs, New Tricks’. It’s worth a trip if you’re staying on the west coast and like a bit of Blondie or The Who.

Relax at Moonlight Bar, Costa Adeje

Aptly named, the moon sits above Costa Adeje beach making the view of the moon and the sunsets pretty spectacular. This British pub has a good range of reasonably priced drinks plus karaoke and entertainment. Enjoy the evening entertainment including The Blues Brothers and Comedy Elvis or just sit back and watch the world go by.

Popular parties at Lineker's, Playa de Las Américas

Run by Gary Lineker’s brother, Wayne, this is – rather unsurprisingly – a sports bar, with screens in every corner. As the night winds up so does the banging music and electric atmosphere. Popular with the locals once they’ve knocked off for the night, many tourists who stay nearby visit every night.