If you're looking for a lively nightlife scene filled with bars and clubs, Roquetas de Mar may disappoint you. This tranquil resort town in Costa de Almeria is not known for having a raucous party scene – it is much more common to find a quiet tapas bar on the beach where you can watch the sun disappear beneath the waves with a glass of your favourite spirit or bubbly in hand. There are a couple of spots in Roquetas de Mar that enjoy a bit of karaoke and dancing, alongside a few British pubs and Spanish cafes that are ideal for a casual evening.
This upbeat karaoke joint is well-known for its friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff. Come to their Tuesday Cabaret night for large cocktails at reasonable prices, or give your vocals a workout with some cheesy karaoke. Manhattan Karaoke Show Bar is popular with both tourist and locals alike and has no entry fee at the door. Join in with the sing-alongs at this upbeat bar and make some new friends as you belt out your favourite tunes.
Located in the main city of Roquetas de Mar is this family-run business. With its welcoming atmosphere and lively music you'll be coming back night after night. La Goleta serves up enormous measures of spirits and a must-try are their delicious strawberry daiquiris and classic sangria.
Spend your evening at this cosy bar serving delicious tapas alongside their wines, cocktails or Belgian and English beers. Ole Cafe is open late and if you love their house wine it's available to purchase by the litre, so you can take it back to your hotel.
Calling all young adults and those young at heart! If you're looking for a classic nightclub experience, head to El Bribon de la Habana and you'll be sure to have a wild time dancing to the non-stop contemporary club music from their in-house DJs. El Bribon de la Habana has an exciting and pumping atmosphere, but if you need someplace to chill out from the dance floor you can grab a table on the terrace and enjoy the sea views.
This traditional tapas bar is located near the beach with a sunny terrace and outside seating. Come for the array of different tapas and stay for the affordable prices. Cerveceria Victoria is a local hotspot – arrive early or book a table in advance so you're not disappointed.
Enjoy a low key and quiet evening at this friendly bar. You might only go in for an evening meal of burgers and steaks, but you'll stay for the night as you work your way through their varied drinks menu. You'll be greeted like part of the family at Bar Casa Cele – the hospitality and fantastic prices will have you coming back again and again.
Mojito Beach is located right on the coastline's front door, with gorgeous views of the sea. Drink your favourite cocktail as you sit out on the back patio watching the crashing waves, or spend time in the front seating area where you can take in the busy marina. Mojito Beach has everything you would want in a bar including lively entertainment of cabaret, disco, live music, hypnotists and dance music, all happening weekly.
Check out this English pub, a home away from home for all British visitors to Roquetas de Mar. Try some classic English meals for dinner and then spend your evening watching your favourite game on Sky Sports with a Guinness or cider in hand.
This may be a small bar but it is big on atmosphere and boasts a lively and friendly environment. Come to Chaplin's Bar for the affordable cocktails and spirits, and stay for the spirited good times. This establishment has an outdoor patio ideal for enjoying the summer heat with a cold glass. If you're itching to know the scores of the football games back home, Chaplin's bar can help you out with a TV showing all of the recent matches.
For something a little different, go and watch a stage show at the impressive Roquetas de Mar Theatre and Opera House. There are a variety of performances ranging from concerts to dance and musicals. Some of the more famous performances at Teatro Auditorio include Grease, the Russian ballet and the Spanish favourite, Don Quixote.