Torremolinos nightlife is the liveliest on the Costa del Sol. Start off early with tapas and drinks in any of the bars and restaurants.
Torremolinos bars sometimes seem to outnumber the people two to one and stay lively all through the night until morning. So just take your pick or go bar-hopping along the long stretch of the Paseo Maritimo promenade all the way to the Benalmadena area.
Some bars are open even during the day time – convenient for working on last nights’ hangover.
Try La Bodega at San Miguel 40, is well known for their excellent tapas and is a favorite place among tourists to have their meals, an excellent spot to do some people-watching, that is, if you succeed in getting a table.
Another would be Bar Central at Plaza Andalucía, Bloque 1. A nice spot to meet new friends over some coffee, tapas and hard drinks. We recommend sitting by the terrace, so you could enjoy the Torremolinos nightlife view. You might just find yourself still in these very same bars, come sunrise the next day.
For some late night beer-runs and rock music, Garfields – just across the Nogalera square, is a favorite hangout for workers and their tourist friends alike.
Also in plaza Nogalera, you could find Viking, a quaint little bar with friendly prices on their drinks – and El Open Arms for some Karaoke-tripping. Oscar’s, a disco catering to the more mature and paying crowd, could be found at La Nogalera. Nogalera is also home to famous discos Tension, Abadia, Contactos and Morbos.
Palladium at Avenida Palma de Mallorca 36, caters to the younger set of Torremolinos’ party-goers.
On the same street, you could party at Europe’s biggest disco – the Fun Beach . With multi-level dance floors and swimming pool along with skimpily-clad waitresses to serve you your poison.
Passion, is worth experiencing as well. Kiss bar, located in the Plaza near Calle San Miguel (La Nogalera, near Torremolinos train station), is another favorite among the teenaged set.
El Gato tapas bar is conveniently located right across Kiss – in case you get famished from the long hours walking and dancing. For the ladies, enjoy some well-chosen pop and rock tracks at Anfora. Expect serious and dedicated partying in these areas.
At the end of September, Torremolinos’ biggest fiesta – The feast of San Miguel and it’s “romerias” or outdoor parties, attracts more than 250,000 punters in honoring the town’s patron saint.
This is a Torremolinos end-of-season festival, so expect a lot of people partying their hearts and souls out. Religious processions amidst the late-night parties and rock concerts, depict how this town’s culture and heritage are still going strong, yet ironically, still gives way to the foreign and new. It is a sight you will never forget.
If you’re gunning on absorbing some culture. You might want to check out the list and schedule of events in the Torremolinos tourist office. If you’re lucky, you might just be able to catch some theater, classical concerts and ballet performances at the 8,000-seater Torremolinos Principe de Asturias Municipal Auditorium.
The Torremolinos nightlife has a life of its own. But you will have to choose your own adventure in this seaside playground – Be it a relaxed stroll, a high energy party, conversations by the moonlit sea or simply contemplating by the seashore. It is yours to decide.