bars in Malta with live music

Bars in Malta with Live Music

  • Dec 26, 2021

...unwind & enjoy some live music!

What better way to unwind after a long week at work than to enjoy some live music and a glass of wine or two? If this sounds like something that’s up your street, here are 6 bars in Malta that you should definitely check out. 

Bridge Bar, Valletta

If you fancy a low-key night surrounded by jazz and good vibes, look no further! Bridge Bar is a candlelit hangout that’s as equally known for its jazz nights as its wine. The bar’s outdoor area is transformed into a gigging space every Friday between May and October. Therefore, if you’re thinking of visiting Malta during these months, make sure that you visit Bridge Bar for some classic jazz coupled with a great selection of wine. 

Storeroom, Ta’ Xbiex

Storeroom prides itself in its eclectic music programme – which includes everything from jazz to electronic pop. Located in the central town of Ta’ Xbiex, Storeroom is easily accessible if you’re staying in Valletta. What’s more – the venue’s small size means that you can enjoy intimate performances from some of Malta’s emerging artists while treating yourself to some wine therapy. 

Yard 32, Valletta

In addition to being the only place in Malta where you can find 200 Gins and 42 tonic waters, Yard 32 also has a live music programme featuring duos and soloists from the jazz and classical music scenes. And if you’re feeling peckish, you’ll be pleased to learn that this bar is also famous for its mouth-watering tapas. 

The Thirsty Barber, St Julians

The Thirsty Barber stands out from the crowd by being a 1920’s prohibition-style lounge bar. Situated in the clubbing hub of St Julians, the Thirsty Barber offers a unique, retro-inspired experience, away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Expect cocktails tailor-made to your taste and musical acts from across the spectrum. 

Skyroom, Sliema

If you happen to be in Sliema, head over to Skyroom, which hosts live performances by local and international jazz and blues artists. This Great Gatsby-inspired cocktail bar specialises in pre and Prohibition-era cocktails, martinis and champagne cocktails…not to mention their exquisite food menu. 

Hole in the Wall, Sliema

This Sliema-based pub has been around for nearly 100 years – however, its current iteration is the most quirky one yet. This tiny pub hosts live musicians from all over the world, art exhibitions, film nights and talks – basically, everything that’s left-field. Hole in the Wall is all about a DIY and independent ethos, so you’ll definitely enjoy your visit if you’re looking for something that’s a bit more alternative than your typical pub.