All the city’s nightlife
There are a couple of things to bear in mind before hitting Granada at night: there are lots of different enticing things to do (going out for tapas or for dinner, enjoying the views of the Alhambra on a starry night, having a drink or heading straight for the dance floor) and each area in the city has different options and people. Welcome to Granada by night!
A nighttime stroll through the different neighbourhoods in Granada
Granada is the envy of the world for its tapas and its architectural gem, the Alhambra. Throw in its nightlife and Granada is almost the perfect destination. Here are some pointers for making the most of Granada by night.
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón: One of the city’s newest areas, it is home to lots of bars, nightclubs and other options. If you’re going out for tapas, we can recommend Capitol and Triangulillo.
El Albaicín: One of the most typical areas in Granada, it also has plenty of tapas bars among its narrow streets (fried fish and snails are the most popular), as well as beer, wine and soft drinks to quench your thirst. You’ll also find designer bars and beautiful gardens if you fancy a quiet drink.
Around the Alhambra: Right below the Alhambra, the Paseo de los Tristes has a wide range of bars to enjoy tapas in Granada. It’s a great option for kicking off a summer evening before heading up to a classical music concert in the Generalife gardens.
Campo del Príncipe: This lovely square is just below the southern part of the Alhambra hill, one of the most charming areas in the city and perfect for dining out in Granada. Its wide selection of restaurants with open-air tables means you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Plaza Nueva and Calle Elvira: This area is less popular with students. You’ll find plenty of tapas bars and restaurants, together with lots of Arab tearooms, including the highly recommended Tetería Alfaguara, where you’ll find traditional pastries, fruit juices and smoothies —our favourite is the Granada smoothie, with almonds, honey, raisins and yogurt.
Sacromonte Caves: Here you can discover the Zambra (a typical Flamenco dance created by the gypsies of Granada and Almería), and enjoy Casa Juanillo, a restaurant with stunning views. Over dinner you can take in the Alhambra, Generalife, Silla del Moro and, of course, the Sacromonte valley.
If you’re not yet ready to hit the sack and are in the mood to paint the town red, we recommend heading over to Granada 10, one of the most famous nightclubs in Granada. Another one of our favourites is Sala Prince, a multifaceted performance space that also puts on live concerts and other cultural events. Discoteca Kapital, in Plaza Gracia, is another great option. Don’t stop the party!
Noelia – Equipo de Marketing