A guide to nightlife in Sardinia

Despite being the second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia holidays have secured a reputation as a hub of calm and relaxation. That’s not to say that the island stays quiet all night though, you’re always just a stone’s throw away from a cocktail lounge or a trendy beachside bar. While many are perfect for enjoying long drinks with a view of the ocean, some venues stay open late and transform parts of the island into a clubber’s paradise – it’s just about knowing where to look.

Beach parties after dark at Maracaibo Cocktail Bar, Alghero

Backed by the sandy shores of Lido beach, this cosy bar is set in a prime location for watching the sun set over the bay with a refreshing cocktail in hand. Sit back and relax in the outdoor lounge, sheltered by a thatched roof and surrounded with towering palms trees.

Maracaibo serves drinks and snacks throughout the day, but it’s at night that this place really comes alive. Expect plenty of themed nights and a funky disco playlist, all set against a view that secures its reputation as one of the hottest nightlife spots in Alghero.

Flirt with the dark side at Devil Kiss, Olbia

Devil Kiss is a great rock bar set away from the hustle and bustle of central Olbia. They host regular live music nights here, with everything from stoner metal to classic rock on the set list.

Visitors to Devil Kiss are sure to have a night to remember, made better by the vast selection of beers available at an affordable price. The staff are friendly and welcoming, as well as being eager to make sure you’re having the best evening possible on your cheap Sardinia holidays.

Cocktails galore at Bar Gilbert, Alghero

You’ll never tire of options at Bar Gilbert, where the mojitos are touted as some of the best in Sardinia. The bar continues to be popular with the locals, and it’s easy to see why once presented with the extensive menu of beers, wines and cocktails.

Bar Gilbert is open until late and also serves a great selection of snacks, with everything from mighty sandwiches to thin crust pizzas to enjoy. No matter what time of evening you visit, you’re sure to find a cosy, welcoming vibe here.

Style and comfort combined at Blu Beach, Olbia

A secluded beach bar at the end of a dirt track in Olbia, you may not be expecting it when you stumble upon Blu Beach. Draped in white canopies and with rows of sunloungers and sofas to recline on, this is the place to go if you’re after a relaxed evening by the sea, complete with a few cocktails of course.

Come nightfall the main seating area is transformed into a lively dancefloor, complete with the resident DJ playing the latest in funky house. Locals and tourists flock here to enjoy the fun, laid-back vibes in a stunning beachfront location.

Dance the night away at Estasi's Disco, Olbia

Estasi’s Disco is perhaps as close as you’ll get to a traditional nightclub around the area of Olbia. The venue has a trendy outdoor setting, complete with a huge dancefloor that helps to ensure a real party atmosphere come nightfall.

DJs and live bands regularly take to the stage here during the summer, while the party continues on other nights with a little help from some playful disco tracks. Estasi’s is very much the centre of nightlife within the area and is the perfect spot for those looking to really let their hair down.