A guide to nightlife in Sliema

We all know that the nightlife you’ll find on Malta holidays is as vibrant as it is varied. You can just as easily enjoy a night partying under the stars on the beach as you can cosying up in the corner of a warm pub. However you choose to while away your evenings after a day of fun in the Sliema sun, this Maltese city offers plenty of nightlife options suited to giving you the good time you deserve.

Meet some Maltese mates at Nappa Bar

As much as it’s an old adage, it’s definitely true what they say about visiting a new destination. If you’re looking for its real character, you need to eat where the locals eat and drink where the locals drink.

At Nappa Bar you can do the latter, with downtempo flair over cool beers and in good company. The bar serves as a community hub and is perched on a street corner that is down to earth yet filled with fun. In fact, the whole area is definitely worth a look during your travels.

Sip a fruity tipple at Ta' Bajri Wine Bar

Run by a family team that demonstrates a very real passion for what they do, this wine bar has won quite the following from visitors to Sliema. Its exterior evokes the classic style and rustic charm of Maltese architecture, with weathered wood and stylish signage that will transport you back to yesteryear in an instant.

Indoors it’s a different story however, with warm, varnished furniture and quirks aplenty. The locally produced wines that they serve here are consistently delicious, while the beers, lagers and spirits ought not be ignored either.

Shiver your timbers at the Plough & Anchor

Full of character and equally packed with whisky and gin, the Plough & Anchor is a pub that has never forgotten the real roots of a good community hub. As such, good cheer and good beer are very much the order of the evening here.

Nautical knick-knacks adorn the walls and speak of Malta’s close relationship with the sea in times gone by, as well as its continuing ties to Mother Nature today. It’s the perfect antidote to the more bustling clubs and bars in the city and the venue of choice to kick back and enjoy a few drinks with friends.

Let loose with cocktails at One38lounge

Rich, vibrant colours, big comfy sofas and a bar bursting at the seams characterises One38lounge. The cocktails here are held in particularly high esteem, while the venue also has a dash of sports bar flair thanks to its interior screens.

If you’re not too fussed about catching the big game however, you’ll be pleased to hear that this place is known as a party destination. Prepare to let loose on the dancefloor to some enticing rhythms among huge crowds of fellow revellers.

See how sweet life can be at the Sugar Lounge

A good mix between the livelier clubs and quieter pubs can be found at the Sugar Lounge, which has screens for watching music videos or sport. The friendly staff here always have plenty of recommendations for how to best spend a Sliema holiday.

A big dancefloor awaits the bold, while snug corners await the romantic. The drinks on the shelves range from the simple to the sophisticated, meaning you can tailor your time in the Sugar Lounge to suit your kind of evening.