Bars and Pubs in Alicante City

There's a staggering (no pun intended) variety of bars and pubs in Alicante. Whether modern, or traditional, big or small, there's a common denominator amongst nearly all of them - atmosphere. The small town, 'villagey' feel of this elegant city permeates its friendly hostelries. We've picked out just a few where you'll find a friendly welcome, lovely ambience and prices that won't break your budget.

Café Bar Noray
Café Bar Noray
Relaxing classical music and sea breezes
Alicante City Centre

Paseo Conde Vallellano
This is the bar to wash away those stresses and strains. Sit here in the cooling sea breeze and listen to the gentle strains of classical music whilst looking out over the expensive yachts and motorboats in the marina. Open all through the day and evening you can enjoy simple baguettes with your coffee or an aperitif in the evening as you watch the sun go down.

The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Alicante's only Spanglish pub!
Alicante City Centre

Plaza San Cristobal
It looks like a small cute British pub but is Spanish run. It has a great atmosphere - particularly in summer when the tables spill out into the square - and serves all the brands of alcohol you would expect. So try a slice of the Spanish version of England!

Bar Bordabelli
Bar Bordabelli
Popular local bar and meeting place
Alicante City Centre

Calle Labradores, El Barrio
Always popular with the locals, this is a bar where chatting takes precedent! Sitting outside on the cobbled street is the place to be - save this bar for evenings when the atmosphere is at its best

Desden Cafe Bar
Desden Cafe Bar
Chilled wine, tapas and Jazz - yeah
Alicante City Centre

Calle Labradores, El Barrio
A jazzy bar that has snacks as well as drinks. Order a tapa and a chilled glass of vino and kick back and listen to the sounds of jazz on a balmy summer evening. In winter move inside and perch yourself near the window where you can watch the comings and goings of street life

Los Mejillones
Los Mejillones
Relaxing cafe bar in a great location
Alicante City Centre

Esplanada de Espana
This little café bar is the perfect place to sit and watch the mass exodus from the beach on a summer's evening when a range of fish tapas is offered from around 3 euros. Also open during the day, it’s great for a mid morning coffee whilst you watch the hustle and bustle of the Esplanada.

La Sidreria Escondida
La Sidreria Escondida
A popular bar for sampling cider - Spanish style
Alicante City Centre

Plaza San Cristobal
If you haven't visited a Sidreria before - now is your chance. Serving a 'scrumpy-like' cider, the Asturians in the North of Spain have turned drinking into an art form. Order your bottle of Cider, and the waiter will pour it from a great height into your glass, causing the cider to froth. Drink it down in one mouthful and whatever is left over - throw it into the trough! Then start again!
If that proves too complicated for you then they also serve beer, wine and spirits.

The Little Duke
The Little Duke
Popular pub with Guinness on draught
Alicante City Centre

Avenida Del Dr Garcia
If you can't do without a nice cold glass of Guinness - then this is the place. As popular with local students as it is with ex-pat holiday-makers on a daytrip, it has a unique atmosphere. Open all day, everyday it's very easy to find and you'll be sure of a warm welcome.

The Red Lion
The Red Lion
El Pub in El Barrio
Alicante City Centre

Calle San Pascual
Another version of an English pub - it's amazing how many there are in Alicante city. This one however is on the main drag in the El Barrio area and is a great place to sit and people watch on hot summer nights or cool winter evenings when you can keep warm under the outdoor heaters.

Celestial Copas
Celestial Copas
A bar that's worth a visit just for the decor
Alicante City Centre

Calle San Pascual, El Barrio
A kitsch little bar and a definite must see - the deco inside is a combination between religious art and a high-class brothel! Chandeliers, sumptuous red velvet curtains and golden cherubs vie for your attention. Back outside you can relax on the terrace and listen to the sound of the fountain in the cathedral garden.

Bar Austin
Bar Austin
Street bar popular with American students
Alicante City Centre

Calle San Pascual, El Barrio
This bar is very popular with American students and American football is shown regularly on the TVs perched precariously on the window ledges! Like all the bars in the Barrio - the inside is tiny, but sit outside on its very busy corner and watch the world go by!

Bar Epoca
Bar Epoca
Arty, French themed bar in El Barrio
Alicante City Centre

Calle San Pascual, El Barrio
Enjoy a cocktail and expand your artistic horizons at this French themed bar. Its cozy dark wood interior is lifted by the colourful paintings on the rich red walls and behind the bar is a genuine penny-farthing. Sketches by Aubrey Beardsley can be found on the stairs leading to the loos.

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