If you like to party, you’re in for a treat in the western Mediterranean. This is where you’ll find some of the liveliest coastal destinations in Europe, so whether you want nightclubs, live music, or chic cocktail bars, you won’t be disappointed.
With so much on offer, you might feel spoilt for choice, so we’re here to tell you about five of our favourite nightlife spots. If you’ve sussed them all out and still can’t decide, don’t worry – these cities are all frequented by Mediterranean cruises, so you can combine multiple visits in one trip.
Ibiza has ruled over the Mediterranean nightlife scene for a long time, and it offers enough choice to satisfy all types of party-goer. Cruises dock in Ibiza Town, and if you stay here you can enjoy live music at Teatro Pereyra, or cocktails at The Rock Bar.
If you’re looking for something livelier than Ibiza Town, a short taxi journey will take you to party hotspot Playa d’en Bossa. This beach resort is home to some of Ibiza’s most famous clubs, including Space and Sankeys, and hosts the best DJs in Europe
A night out in Alicante is guaranteed to be a fun one. The narrow street of El Barrio are packed with bars and clubs, popular with tourists and locals alike. On Calle San Pascual, you’ll find bars with influences ranging from American to French.
The more modern Esplanada area also gets busy at night, particularly during the summer. If you want to dance, head to Alicante’s largest nightclub, Discoteca Oz.
Spain’s second biggest city isn’t lacking in the nightlife department. Start your night in one of many bars in stylish El Born or the atmospheric Gothic Quarter. Beer, wine, and cocktails will all be easy to find, and plenty of places serve tapas late into the night as well
Barcelona’s range of clubs is remarkably varied. In Razzmatazz, you’ll find a choice of five different music types, perfect if you’re partying with a group who can’t decide where to go. For something you won’t find back home, try La Terrrazza, the city’s most famous open air club.
When you think of France, you probably think sipping wine in a restaurant, but Marseille will show you a more upbeat side to French evening entertainment. Bars range from the sophisticated La Caravelle on Quai du Port to the more low-key Le Canebière.
When it comes to clubs, techno fans will love La Dame Noir. Trolleybus is also a classic in the Marseille club scene, offering three floors of music in its converted bunker setting.