5 hottest bars in Alicante
Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark.
Great for a G&T
Take on the new trend in Alicante and head for the terraces of Calle Castaños on a sunny afternoon to sip your favourite tipple at Nic Bar. Stylish and minimalistic, it serves the most artfully created gin and tonics you’ll ever see, along with every other mixed drink (or copa, if you follow the local lingo) you can imagine. Cocktails aplenty will keep you coming back for more… or you might just stay all day and into the night.
Calle Castaños 22, Alicante
Tel: 00 34 96 521 6320 www.nicalicante.com
For a mean mojito
You’ll soon understand when you visit this little Alicante bar why it is named after the Spanish for 'bumped head'. The tiny little door leads into a completely unique concept in the town. Sit back and sip on the best mint-infused mojitos to a soundtrack of modern jazz and try to decipher a decade's worth of graffiti on the walls. Most people come here to start their night out but, after trying some of the potent cocktails on the extensive list, many end up staying.
Calle Tarifa 3, 03002 Alicante Tel: 00 34 60 955 0749
The Lazy Cow
Best beach bar
If you like loud tunes blasting out over the beach, this is the place for you. Lazy Cow is set on the sands of Levante Beach in Benidorm, and plays the sounds of a live DJ every day from Thursday to Monday. Drinks promotions are some of the best in the area, with offers like three Buds for 5 euros, as well as a lengthy list of cocktails including Lazy Cow specials and shooters. Take the mic for karaoke, choose a snack from the menu or catch up on live sports in the sun… the choice is yours!
Rincon de Loix, Levante Beach, Benidorm
Tel: 00 34 96 585 3762 www.marinahotelbenidorm.com
Best rooftop bar
Located within the Hotel Marina, on a terrace above a casino, Secret Fountain is a drinker’s oasis by day or night. Lounge around in the sun with a cocktail, then take a shower and get ready for the evening entertainment. Take your pick from a range of branded spirits and mixers at great prices, or choose a chilled beer along with complimentary snacks. This is probably the most secluded, serene spot you’ll find in Benidorm – perfect when you need a break from the bustle.
Av de Cuenca 6, Hotel Marina Resort, 03503 Benidorm
Tel: 00 34 61 013 8602 www.realbenidorm.net/intimatebar.html
The Intimate Bar
Best for finding friends
The longest-running karaoke bar in Benidorm, there’s nowhere more welcoming than The Intimate Bar. Get chatting to hosts Ian and Rob from 9pm every night in this fun-packed venue in the old town, where you can sing your heart out to your favourite tracks with no inhibitions. Everyone here is friendly and outgoing, while the branded-only drinks are served in generous measures to keep you happy all night. Fun on a grand scale.
Calle de Palma 6, 03501 Benidorm