Which part of Malta has the best nightlife?

Going on holiday is a chance to take a break from daily life, explore new places and relax. But for those who love a party, it’s also an excuse to test out the local nightlife, stay up late and indulge in a few drinks to help them unwind.

If that sounds like you, you’ll want to make sure that your choice of destination has plenty of options when it comes to restaurants, bars and clubs to keep you entertained. Luckily, Malta has a thriving nightlife scene, with lots of late-night spots to choose from right across the archipelago. You’re sure to find some spots that you’ll love – whether you’re looking for local spots that offer an authentic experience, or want to dance the night away to the latest tracks.

Here, we round up some of Malta’s best after-dark offerings.


Despite being the smallest capital city in Europe, Valletta has plenty to keep you occupied both in the day and at night. Fill yourself up with some delicious food from one of the city’s top food spots before heading out to your choice of evening venue.

The city has plenty of small bars, so look out for the ones with the biggest number of locals and you’ll find your spot. The nightlife in Valletta favours a more relaxed vibe, with drinking and socialising being the main agenda. For those who want things to be a bit more lively, head to Django Jazz Bar or Bridge Bar to get live jazz performances served up alongside the drinks.

St Julians

If you’re just looking to focus your holiday on going out, then St Julians is the place for you. The Paceville district is well-known for being home to all the best clubs and bars in Malta, and it packs a lot of party into a relatively small area. The locals that live in this area tend to be quite young, meaning that the pace is lively and the venues stay open late.

St Julians is well connected to the airport and provides public transport to other areas of Malta too, meaning that you can still find a beach to sleep off your hangover on. If you’re only looking for one or two evenings of nightlife though, this might not be the right place for you – it’s always busy, and there are nicer towns and beaches elsewhere on the island.

Summer open air venues

Understandably, summer is a popular season for holidaymakers to visit Malta. The warm temperatures mean that everyone can get out and enjoy the gorgeous array of beaches and cultural sites on offer, but it’s also good news for visitors who want to party.

Outdoor venues such as UNO Malta near Ta’ Qali and the Aria Complex at San Ġwann come alive in the summer months, hosting a variety of special events and weekend dance parties that are popular with locals and tourists alike. These locations offer nightlife on a larger scale, often hosting thousands of guests, making it a vibrant and fresh choice for anyone wanting to soak up a summer club atmosphere.

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