Valencia nightlife is diverse and interesting. Valencia of the night is as beautiful as at the day time. One side of it is fresh breathe, dark blue velvet sky with diamonds of stars, the green Moon, warmth and tranquillity. Such nights are described by Joan Miró, who, was living on beaches of Majorca, at a certain period of his life. The other side of “the coin” is bright multi coloured lights of discotheques, night clubs, bars and restaurants. We have to add, of course, tasty local cuisine and rousing tunes, which become more and louder together with the progressing revelry. We will present here our modest description of the reverse of “the coin”.
Bars and restaurants
The place to start familiarizing with the night life in Valencia is the historic Barrio Cármen. The Barrio is full of bars, restaurants, coffee shops. Some of the best bars even do not have sign boards. The best way to find them is just walk along the streets or ask local people. In general, passing from one bar to another is a way to have fun.
The historic centre of Valencia – the Plaza (square) de Virgen and the calle (street) Alta are two more historic places, submersed into the typical Valencia atmosphere. For example, such refreshments as tapas and Agua de Valencia are characteristic for all bars. Valencia bars will offer their guests classic cocktails (Cuba libre, Mojito) and traditional Spanish beverages, such as sangría (red wine, mixed with water, fruit and ice). Typical dishes, with la Reina de Valencia cuisine – Paella, are always in the menu. Anyhow, all the bars and restaurants are also characterized with their special musical (jazz, blues, hip – hop) and gastronomic styles. Come here and investigate!
Summer night life
In summer Valencia night life is held on beaches. The most popular here is the beach la Malvarossa. Dancing in the open air, fresh breathe; paella with various types of rice, with meat and seafood’s, vegetables; wine with cheese Manchego, jamón…You will observe sunsets, sitting in a restaurant on the shore or go boating along the lake Albufera.
Night clubs and their traditions
Valencia is one of the most famous places, where people can get-together for having fun. In order not to put one’s foot in it, one has to come to a night club in Valencia, not before 1 a.m. At this hour the clubs are, practically, empty. Spanish night clubs do not practice any strict dress code. Security guards pay attention only to people, who are too tipsy or are younger than 18. Such persons are not permitted to enter. Very young looking people would better to have some identification document, where the date of birth is indicated. As to some dress code, it is not strict either, although the possibility to enter a club wearing some beach outfit is doubtful. Just for the purpose to eliminate undesirable visitors, clubs collect entrance fee. In general, Spanish night club atmosphere is quite friendly.
One of the most famous night clubs is Pacha. It is popular with beer parties, auto parties, fancy-dress parties and many other things, which are much fun.
The club Venga Aca is for those, who are ready to dance in the beat of latino all the night round.
Every weekend, the club Curu, one of most expensive ones, opens its doors for the most rich and famous public. This public house has an open terrace, where one can sit in a bar and drink refreshing beverages. The public consists of Valencia “golden youth”.
Bananas is the biggest night club in Valencia. This is a three storied building with entertainments, terrace and a swimming – pool. Music of diverse styles is the characteristic feature of the club.
They play techno, house, retro, popular music. Famous people offer their performances in the concert halls of the club. The way back and forth is amiably paid by the club Bananas.
Spook is place, where electronic music super – parties are held. Nearly 5 thousand people participate in such actions. They listen and dance together. The list of cocktails is endless.
The discotheque, called MYA is the place, where modern music is interpreted. The discotheque is situated in the City of Science Arts and Science and very popular among young people. The interior of the club is performed in the futurist style. The club, situated near the centre of the city, is a complex, including a museum, cinema, oceanarium etc.
Come to Spain, come to Valencia!