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Malta is known for its rich history, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. When the sun sets, this archipelago transforms into a night owl's paradise, offering a wide range of experiences to suit all tastes and preferences. From pulsating discos and chic bars to quiet waterfront cafes and cultural performances, Malta's nightlife is as varied as it is exciting. Whether you're a party-goer or looking for a relaxed night out, Malta has something to offer. Let's discover the dynamic nightlife of this enchanting destination.

Where to go for night out in Malta

Paceville: The epicenter of nightlife.

Located in St. Julian's, Paceville is undoubtedly the hub of Malta's nightlife. This neighborhood is full of energy and is home to a plethora of nightclubs, bars and lounges. Here the streets come alive with music and laughter, and locals and tourists alike flock to popular venues such as Havana Club, Axis, and Footloose. The variety is immense, from hip-hop and R&B to techno and house music, ensuring that everyone can find their own beat.

  • Havana Club: A multi-story nightclub famous for its eclectic mix of music and lively atmosphere.

  • Sky Club: Known for hosting international DJs and large events.

  • Native Bar: A popular spot with a lively ambiance and great music.

  • Bacchus by Hugo's: Renowned for its incredible cocktail promotions.

  • Soho Lounge: Offers a stylish and relaxed environment.

The best places in Valletta

Malta's capital city offers a different kind of nightlife experience. The city is renowned for its historic charm, which also extends to its nightlife. Imagine sipping a glass of Maltese wine in a bar housed in a 16th-century building or enjoying an evening at the theater.

  • Bridge Bar: Famous for its jazz nights, set against the backdrop of the historic Grand Harbour.

  • Strait Street: Once known as "The Gut," this narrow alley is now bustling with elegant bars and live music venues.

  • Teatru Manoel: One of the oldest working theaters in Europe, offering a range of performances from opera to contemporary dramas.

Best clubs in Sliema and St. Julian's: Modern and trendy

A short walk from Paceville, Sliema and St. Julian's offer a slightly more upscale nightlife experience. These areas are known for their trendy bars and waterfront venues. Here you can start the evening with a sunset cocktail and then move on to a relaxed bar or lounge.

  • The Thirsty Barber: A speakeasy-style bar with high-quality cocktails.

  • MedAsia Playa: Combines beach club, lounge and restaurant, offering a chic evening by the sea.

  • The Hole in the Wall: One of the oldest bars in Sliema, known for its cozy atmosphere and live music.

  • Step Down Bar: Our favorite place to have a beer and watch soccer.


Don’t Miss: Café del Mar

When the summer season approaches, Cafe del Mar, located in Qawra, opens its doors.

Cafe del Mar is a world-class beach club and entertainment venue known for its stunning sunset views, chill-out music, and vibrant atmosphere. It is the perfect place to relax with a cocktail and soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere. Check this place out!


Live casinos in Malta

For those feeling lucky, Malta's casinos offer an exciting way to spend the evening. Dragonara Casino, located in St. Julian's, provides a luxurious gaming experience with beautiful sea views. Casino Malta by Olympic Casino, also in St. Julian's, is the largest on the island and offers a range of table games and slot machines.

Late-Night Dining in Malta

If you find yourself in Paceville and looking for something to eat, start your search from Triq id-Dragunara and move slowly toward Triq Dragunara. Here, you can find a variety of food options to suit all budgets.

The top 3 restaurants are nocturnal:

  • Barracuda Restaurant (St. Julian's): Known for its fresh seafood and elegant setting by the sea.

  • Nenu the Artisan Baker (Valletta): Perfect for sampling traditional Maltese dishes, especially ftira (Maltese pizza).

  • Ta' Kris (Sliema): Offers hearty Maltese home cooking in a cozy atmosphere.

For Affordable eats:

  • Wagyu takeout in Paceville: Some good Asian Taste.

  • Chimba in Paceville: Colombian food

  • Kebab ji in Sliema: Who does'nt love Kebab

  • Istanbul Kebab House Sliema: The best of the Turkish cuisine.


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Our favorite place to drink, eat, watch TV, and play pool is Il-Fortizza. It’s a perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a lively evening.


Malta's nightlife is a testament to the island's vibrant and diverse culture. Whether you want to dance the night away in a lively nightclub, enjoy a sophisticated evening of jazz in a historic setting, or simply relax with a cocktail by the sea, Malta has it all. Its blend of modern entertainment and rich tradition ensures that every visitor will have an unforgettable evening. So, as the Maltese would say, "Il-lejl it-tajjeb" – have a good evening!

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