A guide to nightlife in Denia

Dwarfed as it is in size by the neighbouring cheap holiday hotspots of Benidorm and Alicante, don’t expect to find the same variety of nightlife in Denia as in those cities. That being said, Denia is still a popular tourist destination in its own right, and as a result, there are a number of bars and pubs in and around the town that can cater to those looking for a tipple.

Hit the dancefloor at Encore Encore

Open until 2am from Thursday to Saturday, this eatery and bar features live music and is a great place to let your hair down and show off your moves. The ample dancefloor has plenty of space to cut some shapes and the friendly welcome at the door comes directly from the owner himself! For good tunes and a great ambience, Encore Encore is truly deserving of a repeat performance.

Beachy vibes at Saladino

Saladino is probably as close as Denia comes to a nightclub – but instead of being housed in a big venue, it’s a beach bar tucked away at the end of the strand! Doubling up as a relaxed place to kick back and relax during the day, it really comes alive at night and generally doesn’t close until the last straggler has packed up and gone home. Entry price includes one drink.

A taste of the green isle at Paddy O'Connell's

This typical Irish pub comes alive at the weekends, when the live music on its small stage attracts locals and tourists alike. A good selection of imported beers on draught and in bottles – including Guinness – caters to connoisseurs of amber nectar, while the cosy interior will remind many Irishmen and Brits of their favourite haunts back home.

Tipples and tapas at Bar Dianense

This lovely tapas bar is housed in a quaint and charming setting, located on the busy Calle Loreto in the town centre. The extensive food menu will make sure you don’t go hungry, while a selection of delicious cocktails, beers and wines should keep your cup overflowing, metaphorically, of course. The owner is a friendly sort who will do his utmost to get to know his customers and meet their every desire.

A roof with a view at Zensa Marina

Open all day and late into the night, this rooftop bar has a private pool, stunning views across the bay and great food. Furthermore, the cocktail list is diverse, high quality and good value for money, especially when you factor in the idyllic setting. Comfortable sofas and tasteful decor round off this relaxed gem, one not to be missed on your holidays to Costa Blanca.

Sports galore at The Railway Tavern Bar

Want a place to watch the big match? The multiple screens in The Railway Tavern Bar will surely serve your needs, regardless of whether it’s football, rugby, cricket, tennis or other event you want to watch. What’s more, it offers an extensive menu combining hearty British favourites with authentic Spanish classics, as well as boasting a fully-stocked lending library for books. Not bad at all.