Get Ready to Party in Malta: Discover Our Top 5 Must-Visit Hotspots
Malta’s vibrant nightlight, offering an array of bars and clubs, most open 24 hours and are absolutely INSANE. Whether clubbing it in the center of St. Julian’s or heading out to an actual party village with 11 different venues to suit every music taste, this island is something else.
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Here are our top 5 Malta clubbing it suggestions…
1. UNO Village Nightclub (Crafts Village, Ta’Qali)
The venue’s Main Area can hold up to 5,000 visitors and comprises six large, fully stocked bars, a fully equipped DJ, state-of-the-art lighting, a 3D mapped stage, and a Funktion One sound system. There are also 11 VIP tables for private bookings during club nights, with exclusive access to 2 VIP bars, VIP parking, and a VIP entrance.
2. Qube Vodka Bar (St George’s Road)
Qube Vodka Bar offers a delightful range of flavored vodkas. Drinks are served to your preference, as a shot, over ice or with a mixer, whilst contemporary music is played by local resident DJs. Spread across two floors, this bar this the perfect place for a wild night out!
3. Henry J Bean’s (Corinthia Hotel, St George’s Bay)
Famous for its flamboyant cocktails and extensive choice of house favorites including classic martinis, this colorful American bar and grill is definitely worth a visit. Serving delicious burgers, mouth-watering steaks, ribs, salads, and wraps straight from the open grill this is a great place to sit back, relax and watch a live sporting event shown on the big screen.
4. Skye Club Malta (St. Julian’s)
This thriving club, recently refurbished, has state-of-the-art sound systems and showcases the best of local DJ talent–this club offers a cutting edge clubbing experience. Close to hotels and airbnb’s, this makes it an easy walk from the heart of St. Julian’s with no need for transportation.
5. Gianpula Village (Żebbuġ area)
How about a “nightclub destination” with more than one place to party? Insane! Insane! INSANE! This ultimate revelry destination is literally a complex; offers 11 venues– outdoor nightclubs, sun-kissed rooftop lounges, pool clubs to festival arenas. They host over 200 events a year and say that they play 1,500 plus hours a music annually.
Did you know?
While Malta is a relatively small island nation, it has a surprisingly diverse range of nightlife options. In addition to the popular nightclubs and bars, several unique and alternative nightlife experiences can be found.
For example, Malta has many open-air nightclubs that offer an unforgettable party experience under the stars. These clubs are typically on the coast, featuring stunning sea views and top international DJs.
Malta also has a thriving underground music scene, with some venues and events showcasing local and international electronic music acts.
A little history:
Malta’s nightlife scene has evolved, but several factors have made it a popular destination for party-goers worldwide. Here are some key moments in the history of Malta’s nightlife:
- The arrival of British military personnel: In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Malta was a British colony and a key strategic naval base. As a result, the island was home to British military personnel. These soldiers brought with them a love for drinking and partying, so pubs and bars began to increase around the island.
- The opening of Paceville: In the 1960s, a new development called Paceville was built in St. Julian’s, a seaside town near Valletta. This area quickly became the center of Malta’s nightlife, with various bars, clubs, and restaurants catering to locals and tourists.
- The rise of tourism: In the 1970s and 1980s, Malta began to attract more and more tourists, particularly from the UK and other European countries. This influx of visitors fueled the growth of the island’s nightlife scene, with more bars and clubs opening up to cater to the demand.
- The introduction of 24-hour opening hours: In the 1990s, Malta became one of the first countries in Europe to allow bars and clubs to stay open 24 hours a day. This move further cemented the island’s reputation as a party destination and helped attract more visitors worldwide.