Clubbing in Marbella: 20 clubs and hot spots you cannot miss
When you go on a trip, it’s good to know not only the culture of your destination city but also the leisure opportunities on offer. Marbella, besides being a resort with superb beaches and a unique urban landscape on the Costa del Sol, gives you the opportunity to have fun in an extensive list of clubs and pubs where you can have a drink and enjoy the music that you like. Here are twenty locales where you can come to dance and have a cocktail. The style of music is up to you. Pay attention and choose the place that you like:
1. Nikki Beach
The Nikki Beach is a popular location on the Marbella beach front and is frequented by both national and international celebrities. Only 15 minutes from the city centre, this property offers you the opportunity to sunbathe while enjoying a glass of champagne under swaying palms.
At night, the place comes alive with renowned DJs playing funky house and Latin rhythms. The entertainment is assured until morning. Party under the stars in a classy place with exquisite food.
For over a decade, Dreamer was one of the coolest clubs of Marbella with nights of music and entertainment for people with high purchasing power. International DJs have played in this club such as Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclair, Tiesto, John Digweed, Erik Morillo and David Guetta. The predominant musical style is House and you can enjoy the same rhythm as professional go-go dancers. A dance floor you can’t miss in the Marbella night.
3. Funky Buddha
Located just off the Golden Mile, home to the rich and famous of Marbella, it’s no surprise that this elegant London-style nightclub attracts the most attractive people on the coast and, of course, those who enjoy a high purchasing power.
As the name suggests, it is decorated in an oriental style with figures of Buddha, Indian rugs and colourful cushions that provide it with a particular elegance. This is an expensive place where you can enjoy a huge dance floor and several VIP tables to reserve.
TIBU is right in the centre of the luxurious Puerto Banús. Inside, the dancers occupy podiums while DJs mix a funky rhythm. The drinks are reasonably priced despite being an exclusive spot and usually has a young and fashion loving audience. The elegant and secluded VIP areas are perfect for escaping the bustle of the dance floor and relaxing with friends or someone special.
If you like house music, another spot to visit is Pangea located on the marina in the heart of Puerto Banús. This property features an outdoor rooftop that oozes luxury and offers unrivalled panoramic views of the Mediterranean, the Strait of Gibraltar and North Africa. In summer, you can dance to sensual rhythms while enjoying a cocktail in the moonlight.
6. Finca Besaya
The Finca Besaya nightclub is located in the picturesque Upper Green River and offers a great mixture of fine dining, exquisite interior design and classy nightclub. For over a decade, this impressive venue has provided the perfect setting for evenings full of dance, music and romantic summer meals under the stars as it has an outdoor area. Here you can listen to all kinds of commercial music and, especially, Latin rhythms if you fancy dancing a salsa or merengue.
7. The Mansion
If you like pop and house music, there is nothing better than The Mansion where both styles are alternated throughout the night. This club generally attracts a young Spanish audience. Here you can book a VIP table if you go in a group of friends and want a place to rest between dances. This VIP area has comfortable sofas and chairs where you can rest before another round of songs.
If you want to spend a night in Puerto Banús, don’t hesitate to come to Glam. When all the clubs have closed, this disco stays open so you can stay up until dawn. Before three o’clock, admission is free and its doors don’t close until seven o’clock. Every summer, many celebrities come to enjoy their funk music. If you want to visit this club, make sure you don’t arrive too late as it is one of the busiest in the area. Its decor is in a luxurious Marbella style.
9. Olivia Valere
One of the most luxurious and popular clubs in Marbella is the Olivia Valere. A long list of celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Enrique Iglesias, Joaquín Cortés and Dolph Lundgren, among others, have visited this club that offers all kinds of music. The hotel has a fine restaurant, “Babylon”, and spectacular outdoor patios with Moorish arches that give off an aura of magic. An unforgettable experience that you should have if you visit Marbella.
10. Sunset Marbella
The disco Sunset is one of the most popular fashion nightclubs in Marbella in both summer and winter. The room is not too big but, at night, the terraces of the pub are combined with the disco to create a nice atmosphere, especially for the environment that is none other than the Marbella promenade. Every Thursday at Sunset, they celebrate “Ladies Night” with catering and Lambrusco on the terrace and drinks in the nightclub. If you are with a group of friends who want to have a great time, make sure you come to Sunset.
If you love the exotic and Arab food and culture, Suite is for you. A central spot with a mystical atmosphere and unique charm. It is decorated with bright colours and elements reminiscent of the best of North Africa.
Arab cuisine is one of its strengths. Its dishes are inspired by the deepest and exotic flavours of Morocco and the sophisticated tastes of Lebanon. Try its menu which is full of attractive, appealing and tempting tastes.
Suite is the ideal location for meetings and to enjoy special moments with friends. Choose between a drink inside the club or on its terrace, enjoying the atmosphere. On Fridays and Saturdays, it is open from 21:00 to 4:00, and on Thursdays, you can visit Suite from midnight onwards. Enjoy evenings in the centre of Marbella with cocktails and the best live music by Mike Molina, Scott Larok or Lola Z.
12. AQWA MIST
Aqwa Mist is the club in which you can admire design and sophistication in true Marbella style. It has a cutting-edge sound system and top DJs. The club has a capacity of 600 people and it is open from Monday to Sunday, from 1:00 to 6:00 (except on Fridays and Saturdays, when it closes at 7). If you’re looking to enjoy your evening in a more private area, you can book one of the VIP rooms which have a private bar, terrace, exclusive waiter service and jacuzzi.
The entrance is impressive from the beginning with a huge silver waterfall covering the façade which opens to allow you in. Inside, it continues with the theme of water in its decor and luxurious design. That is why so many celebrities choose it when they come to Marbella. Aqwa Mist has played host to singers like Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, Tinie Tempah and Tyga among others. Eva Longoria, Silvia Van Der Vaart or international football players like Arsenal’s Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain.
13. NEWS CAFÉ
News Café is one of the hot spots in Puerto Banús. It is very close to Tibu Banús and has a very similar and exclusive atmosphere. If you’re a fan of celebrities, make sure you come here at weekends because you can find people like DJ Bob Sinclair or CSI Miami actor Gary Dourdan.
You will want to stay for the atmosphere and music: the best of funky, house and R&B. The Marbella night opens before you, with the boats on the harbour below you on one of its two terraces.
News Café has a capacity of 100 to 250 people and is open every day of the week. Monday to Thursday from 9:30 pm to 3:00 am, but until 4:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
14. MOMA FIFTY SIX
The heart of Puerto Banús surrenders to the disco Moma Fifty Six, one of its most famous clubs. Its elegant decor and lively and daring atmosphere promise a memorable night.
Moma Fifty Six has a large terrace with a lounge included, modern tables combining decor with a futuristic style, contrasting with the luxurious aesthetic of Puerto Banús.
Funky, house and disco-Latin music accompany you throughout the night and it acts as a meeting place for football players, actors, singers and many more celebrities.
If you want to spend a night in Puerto Banús in style, come to Sleek. It is the largest building in the entire area and has a capacity of 1,500 people. It is very popular among celebrities and attracts big DJs to the Costa del Sol.
The main room has a great place to dance and also seats and tables where you can drink at the same time. It features an outdoor section where you can drink while enjoying the evening.
It has a VIP terrace and the Penthouse Club, the Ultra VIP part of Sleek.
Theme nights can be hip-hop, R&B, pop, dance or electro at night, with artists, acrobats and dancers during the hours in which Sleek is open (all week from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 am and Friday and Saturday until 7:00).
Dream about the Far East in Seven. The decor is inspired by India with Buddhas, oriental-style chandeliers and dim lights which take us to an idyllic and exclusive place.
The roof terrace on the top floor, makes Seven a jewel within the Marbella nightlife. The club is open all week from 22:30 to 4:00 am, with live music by the best DJs.
If you’re looking for entertainment venue in Marbella, stop by Scream. It one of the places which has been in Puerto Banús for the longest time. It has recently been remodelled and is a must for lovers of loud music as the club’s name indicates. It is a place mainly frequented by young people, where you can dance until the wee hours of the morning (it is open from 23:00 to 6:00 all week and, on Friday and Saturday, it closes at 7:00).
Kube is one of the latest clubs to open its doors. It is located at the end of the port, just behind the Louis Vuitton boutique, and is a place of extreme luxury and glamour. Nights at Kube are so spectacular that will be hard to forget an evening at this Marbella nightclub.
You can book one of the VIP sections and enjoy the evening just having a cocktail or wine while dancing or lounging on your private couch.
Shout offers something different to the rest of the clubs in Puerto Banús. This club is committed to live music. If you go to Shout, you can enjoy the best music from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. This club is becoming famous in the Costa del Sol and more and more people come to listen to The Shout Band.
Nightlife in Marbella has its greatest exponent with the club Mask. It is located on the Milla de Oro (The Golden Mile) and has gained much importance on party nights and in the entertainment district.
The clean, luxurious design focuses on cutting-edge lines where purple and white tones are mixed. The main motif are the elegant masks scattered around the room that evoke what you will experience inside: an evening of elegance and exclusivity surrounded by the Marbella elite.
It is a club that seems to be in another dimension, where you can also book and organise VIP parties.
WHERE TO STAY
The Hotel Fuerte Miramar is an open door to the sea, a unique resort aimed at adults on the beach and near the historic centre of Marbella, especially recommended for those seeking a unique atmosphere to relax in with a partner, or fun with friends at the Amàre Club, its private grounds on the shores of the Mediterranean area with deck loungers and pool or Balinese beds.