Marbella has built a reputation as the ”St Tropez of Spain', with expensive yachts, restaurants, bars and nightlife. Most Marbella nightlife is centred around the ”Golden Mile' and Puerto Banus. Puerto Banus is Marbella's famous port. Known as a millionaire's playground, the marina is lined with designer boutiques, bars and clubs.
Famous for its beach clubs, Puerto Banus is the party hub of Marbella, with celebrities heading here from all over the world in the summer months to enjoy the world-class DJs and wall-to-wall sunshine. But even if you're not an A-lister, Marbella bars and clubs offer a variety of nightlife. These resorts are known all around the world for their service, drinks and friendly welcome.
If you're looking for a place to enjoy a drink next to the sea, then Marbella and Puerto Banus don't disappoint with their beach bars. Marbella and its sandy beaches are lined with places to eat and drink. Head to Trocadero Arena a restaurant and bar located on the Playa Rio Real. Why not try one of the most popular bars in Marbella, Mahiki Beach?
Just a few minutes' walk from the centre, it has a tiki theme and is seriously chilled out and relaxed. Another popular bar is Astral Cocktail bar in Puerto Banus. Overlooking the beach with the Concha Mountains as a backdrop, it's a favourite cocktail spot for visitors to the marina.
The Barrocco Café Cocktail bar is a café by day, and bar by night. It's a very popular place to enjoy a coffee or cocktail in Marbella. If you're after a bit of people watching, then head to Sinatra's bar in Puerto Banus.
Beach clubs in Marbella
When in Costa del Sol you're bound to be looking for the best beach clubs. Marbella is the perfect location for beach bars and clubs with its sandy beaches, and there are quite a few to choose from. The most famous beach club in Marbella is Nikki Beach. It's an open-air club with tropical gardens and white mattresses for you to lounge on. It's prime location on one of Marbella's best beaches, makes it a popular choice. It's free to get into Nikki Beach in the day and for a limited time in the evenings. If you want a lounger you'll need to make a reservation.
La Cabane was the first luxury beach club in Marbella and on the Costa del Sol. With panoramic views of the Mediterranean, it is one of the most exclusive destinations on this stretch of beach.
If you're looking for somewhere that will take you through the day and into the night, then Ocean Beach Marbella is one of the largest beach clubs in Europe. The days are filled with soulful house and chill music. The club is renowned for its pool and champagne parties. A salt-water pool and large Bali beds make it the perfect place to laze in the sun.
Near Old Town Marbella you will find Amare Beach Club. This is an adult-only venue, set on its own private beach. It's known for having some of the best events, shows and performers on the Costa del Sol.
Funky Buddha beach club in Puerto Banus is known for its young and lively scene. With pool parties throughout the summer and a great place to enjoy the sun, this beach club has a fun reputation. By night Funky Buddha beach turns into one of the most popular nightclubs in Marbella.
Hitting Marbella's best nightclubs
If you're looking for nightclubs then Marbella has many to choose from, like La Suite Club. This nightclub is inspired by the iconic Studio 54 in New York. Known for attracting the celebrities, La Suite is said to offer some of the best music in Marbella. You can enjoy drinks on the open-air terrace and relax to the sounds of world-renowned DJs, while enjoying a dedicated table service.
Another famous nightlife spot is Olivia Valere. Made up of open-air patios and Moorish arches, it's known as a meeting place for the very famous. Home to the Babilonia restaurant, you can enjoy something to eat before partying till dawn. If you're looking for something more intimate, then head to Finca Besaya. Enjoy a meal under the stars with your loved one before heading off to dance the night away to some hip-swaying Latin rhythms.
One of the most popular nightclubs in Marbella is Seven. It's known for its atmosphere, decoration, and performances, and the famous clientele it attracts. Marbella nightlife prices can vary from a few euros a drink, to a few hundred euros, depending on where you are. Head to Marbella Old Town bars for a more authentic Spanish experience and one that isn't as expensive as the bars you find in the marina at Puerto Banus, or on the Golden Mile.