A guide to nightlife in St Paul's Bay

Once a humble fishing region, St Paul’s Bay has come far over the last 50 years to establish itself as a sparkling tourist hub. Nearby Bugibba is commonly thought of as the main spot for nightlife in the area, but that’s not to say those staying in St Paul’s Bay will find themselves short of things to do. There are plenty of cocktail and wine bars in which you’re free to kick back and enjoy all that balmy Maltese evenings have to offer.

Step back in time at the 1930s Carpentry Wine Bar

As you might expect from its name, this humble wine bar is home to a fantastic selection of 1930s artefacts and a visit here is just like stepping back in time. Take your pick from a fantastic selection of wines as you soak up the truly unique atmosphere that the venue has to offer. There are tools and machinery on show that hark back to Malta’s booming carpentry industry as it was over 80 years ago.

The staff here are as knowledgeable about wine as you’d hope and are on hand to give advice and recommendations, ensuring that you have the most enjoyable experience possible.

Relax with friends at D-Club Bar

This swanky bar is just as popular with the locals as it is with tourists and comes complete with modern decor throughout. The atmosphere here is notoriously laid-back, making it the perfect venue to catch up with the friends that you meet during Malta holidays over a drink or two.

The bar boasts a pool table and regularly shows live sports games. There’s also free Wi-Fi available here, so sending pictures of your holiday adventures to friends and family at home won’t be a problem. Settle in with D-Club’s fantastic range of drinks and bar snacks, all of which are offered at a great price.

Let your hair down at Euro Bar

Euro Bar is one of the more vibrant nightlife spots that St Paul’s Bay has to offer and hosts regular karaoke evenings. They’re particularly popular with those who live in the area, meaning you can kick back and get to know the locals over your favourite tipple.

The bar is open from 10am and is great for enjoying pre-dinner drinks or long, leisurely lunches. Come nightfall the party atmosphere really kicks in, yet the friendly owners help to make a visit here a warm and inviting experience no matter the time of the day or night.

Catch the game at O'Reilly's Irish Pub

A trip to O’Reilly’s is like stepping back into the pubs and bars of home. The service here is particularly warm and friendly, while the overall atmosphere of this cosy venue invites you to put your feet up after a long day of exploring.

Alongside the vast range of drinks on offer, O’Reilly’s serves a great selection of bar snacks and nibbles, with everything from crisps and nuts to the famous Jack Daniels Burger available to order. The cocktails have earned a reputation as some of the best in St Paul’s Bay, too. Try the Blue Lagoon – available by the glass or by the pitcher.

A night to remember at The New Drive Inn Bar & Lounge

This modern venue has been recently refurbished and brought up to date with a striking red and white decor. It’s known just as much for its food as its cocktails, but being open until 4am means friends and couples can enjoy good drinks and good company long into the night.

Even if you’re just visiting for the cocktails, there are plenty of bar snacks and appetisers to try should you get peckish. The bar staff are extremely knowledgeable and able to create just about any drink you ask for, so take the opportunity to try something new when you arrive.