Nightlife in Malta: bars, pubs and clubs
Malta’s nightlife is particularly exciting; in fact, many tourists are attracted to Malta because of the number of clubs, concerts and events happening throughout the year.
The Nightlife around Paceville and St. Julian’s
The nightlife in Malta is mainly concentrated in the areas of Paceville and St. Julian’s, which are literally dotted with discos, lounge bars, clubs, restaurants and casinos waiting for you to have the best nights of your life. Most clubs and discos are side by side and have free entrances. Clubs and discos are open until 4:00 and alcohol sold inside is not so expensive – around €2 for a beer, €2.50 for spirits and €6 for longer drinks or cocktails.
Maltese law states that there should be no smoking indoors, and that only plastic cups are allowed outside, so be careful not to get any fines; policemen roam the area throughout all evenings for security purposes.
Nightlife in Malta in summer
In the summer season, the nightlife expands from Paceville, as some outdoor clubs open its doors for clubbing events. Concerts by internationally renowned artists and DJs are often held in outdoor venues. Apart from that, you can also try the bars and clubs of Bugibba, which are popular amongst the locals as well.
Gentlemen’s clubs around Malta
There a number of new gentlemen’s clubs, also known as adult clubs or strip clubs, around Malta especially around Paceville and St. Julian’s.
It is becoming increasingly popular to organize stag parties and events inside these clubs, where beautiful women dance in little clothing, or none at all. Entrance is usually free, and drinks are not more expensive than other clubs.
A lap dance costs around €20, a topless one is around €40 and a strip is around €70. The crowd is strictly restricted to adults only, and security people check ID cards upon entrance.
Casinos in Malta
In Malta, casinos are gaining higher popularity with many locals and tourists who visit Malta with the purpose of gambling. In the recent years, Malta became a core of the online gaming sector and therefore local casinos are using this to organize international gaming events, especially poker ones.
You have to be 18 years old to enter a casino if you’re a foreigner or 25 years old if you’re Maltese