A guide to nightlife in Benalmadena

Benalmadena is effectively a party venue for those that like dancing long into the night on their Costa del Sol holiday. The party-hard holidaymaker is quite spoiled for choice when it comes to finding places to drink in the town centre. Here are a selection of some of the best in Benalmadena.

Late night vibes at Kiu Nightclub

The largest and most popular nightclub in Benalmadena, Kiu is located just off the 24-hour Square, making it a logical choice if you’re looking to inject some rhythm into your night. Three different levels provide different styles of music for all-comers, while Ladies Night on a Thursday is a particular hit.

Bigger is better at Elefante

This restaurant/bar/cabaret venue always has a lot to enjoy. With a different show each night of the week, most of which are free entry, the entertainment covers comedy, magic and music, making any night you visit an unforgettable experience. There’s even a bouncy castle to keep the kids entertained.

Warm welcomes at Bar Ole

This cute and cosy bar has three main things going for it – the warm welcome afforded to clientele by owners Richard and Annette, the picturesque location by the promenade and the extensive list of delicious cocktails. But be warned, Bar Ole is closed on Tuesdays.

Cool off at Boal's Ice Bar

This novelty bar allows patrons to imagine what it might be like to step inside an alcohol-serving igloo! Everything inside, including the walls, bar, seats and even glasses are made completely from ice – don’t worry, the staff have woollen knitwear available to borrow, so you don’t catch a chill! Several drinks are included in the price of entry, so it’s a good deal.

It is what it is at The Friendly Lounge

This classy establishment lives up to its amiable name as the owners Linda and Barry do their utmost to put you at ease. There are no TV screens, flashy performances or food served here – just good alcohol, great prices and even better company.

Have a go at CJ's Karaoke Bar

Fancy yourself as the next star of the X Factor? Why not give it a trial run at CJ’s? Holidays to Costa del Sol wouldn’t be the same without kareoke, and this family-friendly locale welcomes singers of all ages and abilities with open arms – and offers great promotions during happy hour, such as two-for-one drinks and cut-price Jagerbombs.

Feel at home at Casey Duke's Irish Bar

Wherever you go in the world, you’re bound to find an Irish bar… but perhaps not one with the atmosphere of Casey Duke’s! Drinks are reasonably priced and a number of widescreen TVs make it a great place to watch the big match. They don’t serve food, but you can bring in your own food from surrounding eateries.

Fun and games at Mad Ass

Serving great food and reasonably-priced drinks, this busy pub puts on live music several nights a week and even has a downstairs karaoke room. The ball-pool and play area will keep the young ones entertained, while the restaurant also opens for breakfast. Large TVs make it another option for watching sports.