Nightlife in Malta
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Malta is an ideal place to relax, and the capital Valetta winds down considerably in the evenings. Yet night-time revelers need not despair, there is still plenty going on outside the city. Pick up a copy of Guide Me, Malta’s official visitor’s magazine, for full details.
Bars and pubs are very much part of the night scene. Most small villages will have a bar where the locals will welcome you, but don’t expect much in the way of entertainment except good conversation. Those who like their bars lively and loud should head for Pioneer Road in Bugibba, where revelers spill out from the pubs onto the promenade turning it into one big summer party. Popular bars include Bonkers, Coconut Creek and the Victoria, and you can dance the night away at Amazonia. If you just can’t miss that big match, head for Rookies, where you can shout at the big screen along with other sports fans.
The club scene is based in Paceville, and is more enthusiastic than international, but all the more fun for it. The Havan serves up hip hop, reggae and soul, whilst Axis and Fashnbar cater for the house fan. For local bands, head for the Hacienda cafe bar, or dance under the stars with the bright young things at 7 Rooms.
For those who prefer their evenings watching other people do the energetic stuff, the beautiful Manoel Theatre in Valetta is a must. The magnificent gilded interior plays host to concerts, plays, theatre and opera, and there is even a pantomime at Christmas.
Throughout the year there are festivals that fill Malta and the islands with fun, music and laughter. The February Carnival features floats and processions, the Food Festival in March will have your stomach groaning with excess, and the spectacular Fireworks Festival in April fills the sky with colour and light. The Mnarja festival of folk is a chance to hear more traditional sounds, whilst the Historic Cities Festival in October celebrates the rich cultural heritage of the islands.