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Bars In Malta| Tips For The More Mature Over 30’s

  • Jan 13, 2018

Bars in Malta to explore, especially if you are part of the more mature over 30's crowd...

Many of us have been guilty of the odd pub crawl abroad in our youth; of looking for where the best drink deals are, downing shots and following the crowds, only to regret it in the morning as we tried to enjoy the next day of our holiday with a hangover! As we get a little older, we start to treat our holidays with a little more respect, and try to find balance between a good night out, experiencing the local nightlife and music, yet still staying fresh for the morning. Malta has plenty of bars to explore and enjoy for the atmosphere, and most of the nightspots are ideal for the more mature over 30’s and the more discerning party-goer.

Valletta Bars – For Relaxed Friday Drinks

Let’s start with the capital city Valletta, where the locals will all be winding down their week on a Friday after work and having relaxed drinks with friends. Soak up the Friday feeling at The Bridge Bar, where everyone sits outside and there is often jazz music. Or enjoy modern Maltese culture at Café Society or Kingsway with a few pints of Cisk; then grab some good food and end the night at the Streat Whisky Bar for a night cap.

Bars In St Julians – Where The Parties Are

St Julians has the most vibrant nightlife with several cocktail bars and places with dance floors that stay open late. This is where you will find regular party nights, DJs and live music. The Electro Lobster Project has a specialist cocktail menu and a great sun deck over Balluta Bay and several different rooms. You can book a table or sofa seven days a week so it’s ideal for groups.

Or, take a step back in time at the Thirsty Barber prohibition themed bar, where they have live musicians on stage most weekends. For late night clubbing until 4am, head to Level 22 but be prepared for a crowd. Go a little earlier in the night to get a table to enjoy the phenomenal view.

Try Ta Xbiex – For Funk And Indie Vibes              

If you like a more independent, local feel to your music and entertainment, try the Funky Monkey in Ta Xbiex, Manoel Island. Local DJs host a range of different nights from Hip Hop to Reggae to Rock, and there are regular Jam sessions with local bands. The bar has a house party feel to it with furniture made from wooden pallets in the gravel yard that’s shaded by a tin roof. You can expect to make friends here as it’s super relaxed.

Sophisticated Bars For A Grown-Up Drink

If you really just want to sit and sip the evening away with good company, there are several sophisticated bars in Malta that are ideal for just that. Whether you’re entertaining colleagues, enjoying time as a couple or are travelling solo, the Hole in the Wall in Sliema has a great feel to it and has been a local hang out since 1922. This small bar is perfect for a stress-free night out. The Black Sheep in Sliema and Rocksalt in St Julian’s are similarly sophisticated. Black Sheep often have live music plus the food is great too, whilst Rocksalt is great for platters. With a modern urban luxury style to all of these bars, you’ll want to stay all night.

Wherever you choose to take a tipple in Malta, we’re sure you’ll feel welcome!