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Mellieha Bay

Nightlife in Mellieha Bay

The nightlife in Mellieha Bay and its old town begins in the fantastic restaurants and ends with an after dinner drink at one of the bars the area has to offer. The scene's pretty low key, but there's a nice selection of venues to tickle your fancy, whether you want to catch up on the football or enjoy some sea views with a gin and tonic or glass of local wine. Most of the bars are scattered around the hillsides that surround the town's beautiful 19th century baroque-style church.

Unrivalled scenery at Sea View Bar

This hidden gem is popular with the locals and does as the name suggests – it offers sea views from its prime location up on a hill. Located beside the cemetery, this small bar perches precariously on the side of a cliff on the fringes of Mellieha Town.

For some of the best views across the bay, order yourself a glass of chilled white wine and take a seat on the outdoor terrace. The indoor space is cosy and rustic and music plays in the background, adding to the relaxed ambience of the place. They're open for breakfast too, so there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the views from here.

Centrally located at Square Bar

This well-known bar is easy to find as it's located in Mellieha Square in front of the church, which is lit up at night offering a gorgeous backdrop to your evening. It's the ideal choice if you want to relax outdoors on a warm evening and take in a bit of the colourful local life.

You can also catch up on some of the latest sports action on the screens that are located throughout the bar, relaying a variety of coverage. Head down for a themed evening, or just enjoy the atmosphere late into the night, and you can always pick a pizza or pasta dish from the simple food menu, too.

A warm welcome at Charlie's Bar

Owned by a British couple, it's hardly surprising that this is a favourite haunt for the many ex-pats that live in the area. However, it does also attract a good smattering of Maltese residents and tourists, too, giving it more of a cosmopolitan feel. The friendly owners and staff will welcome you with open arms to their pub-style venue. They offer a great selection of drinks with happy hours and fun quiz nights, and if you're lucky they'll also impart some invaluable knowledge about the best places to visit during Malta holidays.

Fun and food at Reflections Sports Pub & Grill

This cosy bar is a great all-in-one option for families enjoying cheap Malta holidays. If you're after a hearty British meal such as ribs, burgers, or everyone's favourite snack, cheesy chips, this really is a great place for a pit stop. Combine it with a few pints and get set to stay late into the night.

You can also catch up on some sports coverage, and there's a pool table for some alternative entertainment. Expect some fun live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays at this great-value-for-money bar where the staff are very welcoming.

Live music at 120 Bar

As this is one of the most popular bars in the area, there's plenty to choose from when it comes to the drink – spirits, beers and wines, and everything's great value for money.

The interior is warmly decorated and spacious, and yet again, the TV screens beam all the latest sports coverage so you won't miss out. Otherwise you can enjoy a game of pool, or watch the world go by on the outdoor terrace. Head down on a Saturday night for some live music when you can expect a mix of well-known tunes.