Most of the bars in Tossa de Mar are casual and laid-back, excellent for enjoying a quiet night cosied up with loved ones along the waterfront during holidays in Costa Brava. Here, you can sample light bar eats and fresh tapas before heading out to dinner, or settle in for the night with a pint of beer and a sporting match on television. But that's not to say there aren't livelier bars for a big night out – you'll also find the occasional dance spot, whose colourful cocktails and upbeat music keep going until the early hours.
This British pub is a little pocket of home in the middle of Tossa de Mar, featuring pints of your favourite ales and ciders. Stop in for darts and a sporting matches on the bar's big screen television, as well as a friendly owner that makes every trip through his doors both welcoming and memorable.
The name 'romantic' isn't here by accident – the Romantic Bar offers an incredibly intimate experience in an outdoor garden underneath colourful umbrellas. Most nights there'll be live music playing lightly in the background while you sip on creative cocktails and glasses of wine.
Visitors to Bar el Far de Tossa are treated to unrivalled views of the coast, as the quaint cafe directly overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The atmosphere is very laid-back compared to a bustling Spanish club, but it's a top choice for quiet evenings of toasting wine glasses and watching the sunset with the sea breeze cooling your skin.
The Sa Barraca is where casual meets authentic, with a dark, cherry wood interior, cool spirits and beers and classic rock music playing overhead. Plus, the homemade hamburgers here are renowned for being some of the best in Tossa de Mar.
Located along the coast and looking out toward the medieval castle across the bay, Scuba Libre offers tasty cocktails and a light menu of Spanish eats. It's also stationed just beside the Andreas Diving School, making it a great place to stop after a day exploring the underwater world. Plus, the castle lights up at night with brilliant colours, so the views only get better and better as the day gets longer.
Throughout the week, visitors flock to this British pub for sporting matches on television and quiz nights, plus a classic plate of fish and chips on Fridays. Pets are welcome in the garden area while their owners enjoy a pint of back-home beer or a pitcher of sangria.
If it's wine you're after, this is the place to go, as once you've ordered you're given a glass and the opportunity to pour it yourself from a barrel. But fear not – there's also beer and a cocktail menu, if that's more your thing. Diners here are also treated to plates of tapas and a pool table for a few rounds in between drinks.
Just off the beach, this bar is expertly located for those looking to grab a quick drink after a day of lounging on the shores, or for settling into a comfy chair on the outdoor terrace and sipping wine until nightfall. The menu here features traditional Spanish food and a surprising selection of sweet crepes.
At this bustling nightlife spot visitors will find pumping music, décor depicting famous Hollywood celebrities and an energetic atmosphere to keep you going until the early hours of the morning. The cocktails here are fresh and delicious, and the staff will gladly help point you in the right direction if you need a little guidance around the menu.
Bars like Discoteca Sivas are what Spain is famous for – great music, sweet drinks and dancing until sunrise. The DJ makes sure to change his rotation every evening, so no two nights of music are the same. It's only open on the weekends, so make sure to leave an opening in your busy holiday schedule so you don't miss out.