Fuengirola Nightlife: All Your Questions Answered

Fuengirola Nightlife: All Your Questions Answered

If you’re coming to Fuengirola, whether to stay for a holiday or a night out, you’re probably wondering what’s the nightlife like.

Fuengirola is one of the most popular destinations on Costa del Sol and of course, there is plenty to do in the evening hours. The city has a well-established network of bars and pubs, most of which are operating all year round. There are also nightclubs for those who love dancing and a selection of classic British pubs should you fancy that sort of surroundings.

Most of the popular bars and nightclubs in the area are close to the old town and the coastal promenade (Paseo Maritimo). If you fancy doing a bit of bar hopping, that’s easy to accomplish too as a lot of these are just walking distance from each other.

In this article, I will list some of the popular nightlife options in a few different categories – please keep in mind I have not tested all of these myself, but pass by frequently and I see them pretty busy all the time.

The bars and pubs also close very often, being replaced by new establishments, so that’s something to keep in mind in case you’re checking some older outdated guides or physical travel books.

Fuengirola Nightlife: Where to Go?

You will find the highest concentration of bars, pubs and nightclubs right after the Sould Park or the Fuengirola Marina. On the main road, you will find a number of them, and there are a few on the side of the marina facing the parking lot, although not great quality.

As you continue walking in the direction of Sohail Castle, you will hit the ‘Fish Alley‘ which is a 1km street lined with bars and restaurants, so you will get plenty of options there. At the end of it, if you turn right and continue up the road, you will hit the small square with the post office building with lots of tapas bars and restaurants to choose from. After that, you can get lost in the narrow streets of the old town and find new local establishments along your way.

Calle Francisco Cano in Los Boliches is another great place to walk and find lots of nice smaller bars.

For those who want to venture towards the other side of Fuengirola (in the direction of Carvajal), most of the bars and establishments and scattered around the Paseo Maritimo.

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Views from Monaghans Bar in Fuengirola

Fuengirola Nightlife: A Word of Warning

I can’t finish this post without saying a few words about safety and drugs – it’s something that’s a big problem in Fuengirola.

From the last couple of years, I personally know two stories that involve drinks getting spiked while in a bar, in two different locations. These were also girls in two different age groups, very close to me. One of them ended up in a hospital, with local police present – nobody should go through that after going out to have some fun!

If you’re heading out as a party of girls, especially young ones, you need to be extremely careful who you engage with, and whether or not you should trust a complete stranger.

Always make sure you can see your drink, ideally, hold it in your hand the whole time, don’t let a stranger buy you a drink without seeing it poured into the glass by the waiter. If you’re leaving for the toilet, let your friend watch your drink. Have your belongings with you at all times. Always tell your friends where you’re going if you’re leaving the group.

Do not walk alone at night in small streets, always have someone walk with you. Muggings are another issue that’s pretty common, especially in crowded streets full of bars.

Fuengirola Nightclubs

Almost all the nightclubs are scattered around the area behind the marina, by the main road. This part of the city is not exactly the prettiest, with rundown buildings towering over you as you walk by.

This is also the most popular place for street sellers, they usually block half of the pavement spreading their fake goods and waiting for some unsuspecting tourists to buy something.

I’ve never been to a nightclub here, so this is just a list of places that I know are still open (many close and are replaced with new establishments within a year).

  • Los Brothers Fuengirola – a nightclub in the basement, with small outdoor terrace by the main road. Open till 2am. Address: P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 35, 29640 Fuengirola,
  • Coltan Fuengirola – open only Friday and Saturday till 7am. Location – Cl. Jacinto Benavente, Local 2-3
  • La Botica Copas Fuengirola – open only Friday and Saturday till 7am. Location –  C. del Capitan, 14.
  • Talent Disco Pub – open till 6am every day, Location – C. Olleria, 6.
  • Heaven’s Gate – open till 6am or 7am, location – C. Martínez Catena, 9

Fuengirola Traditional Bars

  • Chaplin Bar Fuengirola – fairly new addition to the street, cozy bar with nice view. Open till 4am. Address:  P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 36
  • The Old Town – I have visited this one myself a number of times, its quite a large place with cosy pub like decor and good service. Bonus point – toilets disguised behind a secret door in the ‘library’ room. Open till 4am. Address: P.º Marítimo Rey de España
  • Sunset Boulevard International Sports Bar – open till 12am, specializing in streaming sports events. Address – P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 36, Local 3 y 4
  • Bar Aperitivos – newly opened establishment, open till 2am. Address –  C. Francisco Cano, 11
  • Caribbean Bar – close to Carvajal direction, elevated terrace so you get nice views. Cool and unique place. Address – P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 134
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Bars on the main Paseo Maritimo promenade

Fuengirola British Pubs

  • The Old London – traditional British pub, quite small space inside and a tiny terrace outside. Open till 1am. Address – Edificio Albamar,, P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 22.
  • The Nag’s Head – popular with local expats. Address: C. Juan Sebastián Elcano, 2
  • POGS The Old Irish Pub – I’ve been here couple of time, a great place for a drink, walking distance to the beach. Open till 4am. Address – C. Lamo de Espinosa, 7, 29640
  • The Dog with Two Heads – another popular local hotspot, says open 24 hours a day. Address –  C. Francisco Cano, local 5
  • Tom’s Irish Bar – on a small busy streets, popular by locals and tourists. Address – C. Poeta Salvador Rueda, 65
  • The Wessex Bar – on Paseo Maritimo with good views, closes before midnight. Address –  P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 102
  • Fibbers Irish Bar – been here a number of times, they have a new location with much bigger space and lovely decor. Address – P.º Marítimo Rey de España
  • Monaghans Fuengirola – my recent find, a lovely place with pretty views, lots of space and great service. Location – EDF. Margarita, P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 107, 103

Bars for Watching Sports

  • Sunset Boulevard International Sports Bar – open till 12am, specializing in streaming sports events. Address – P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 36, Local 3 y 4
  • Paseo 100 – a Finnish restaurant and bar with a dedicated room for sports streaming. Location: Paseo Maritimo 100.
  • Monaghans Fuengirola – my recent find, a lovely place with pretty views, lots of space and great service. Location – EDF. Margarita, P.º Marítimo Rey de España, 107, 103
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Monaghans Bar in Fuengirola

Frequent Questions About Fuengirola Nightlife

Does Fuengirola have Good nightlife?

Yes, well it depends on how you define good nightlife. There are plenty of bars, pubs and nightclubs to choose from, open till very late in the morning hours (nightclubs till 7am). There are not the flashy affair you would expect to see in places like Marbella, but offer plenty of options to have fun and socialise with friends.

Is There Nightlife in Fuengirola

Yes, most of the activity is around the area of Fuengirola Marina and the old town, particularly the ‘Fish Alley’ of Fuengirola.

Where is the Nightlife in Fuengirola

There are a number of places where to find good pubs and bars with nightlife in Fuengirola:

  • Paseo Maritimo promenade next to Fuengirola Marina
  • the old town of Fuengirola
  • the area of the main post office square in Fuengirola
  • Calle Francisco Cano in Los Boliches

Fuengirola: Recommended Day Trips & Experiences

  • Caminito del Rey Day Trip with Guide – explore the world-famous pathway of the king, and admire the stunning views from the gorge El Chorro. Includes pick up in Fuengirola, entrance to Caminito del Rey and helmets.
  • Day Trip to Gibraltar with pick up from Fuengirola with a minibus, with free time in Gibraltar for shopping and an optional tour of the nature reserve.
  • Gibraltar Sightseeing Day Tour – a more structured day trip with a full tour of the nature reserve, showing you all the highlights, with free time for shopping. Pick up from Fuengirola.
  • Ronda and Setenil de las Bodegas Day Trip – see the famous Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, with one of the oldest bullrings in the country, and admire the homes and restaurants built into caves in Setenil. Pick-up in Fuengirola – includes a walking tour of Ronda and a complimentary glass of wine in Ronda.
  • Day Trip to Granada with Alhambra Tour – see one of the architectural wonders of Spain, the Moorish Palace complex of Alhambra, with free time to explore Granada. Includes pick-up from Fuengirola, tickets to Alhambra and a guide.

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