Arenal - located between the Cathedral and the
If you want to try a sampling of beers from around the world
or are just missing a beer from back home head here where
you'll have a choice from over 300 beers. Choose from the
display of bottles along the wall or their menu which lists
nation of origin, alcohol content, size and price. Speaking
of price it can get pricey drinking here.
Looking for the brew pub experience? Sevilla's only true
micro-brewery can be found in the Plaza de Armas, located
in the (fairly) new and renovated Córdoba train station
which is now serves as a mall. A choice of five or so beers
as well as some good tapas bring in a mixed crowd, although
it's not the cheapest place around. A good place to start
One of the biggest discos around is Boss, located across
the river from the center on Calle Betis. With 3 bars and
a very large, stadium type dance area it's a favorite of
many for the late night scene. Dress well and go in small
groups to get in, but as with many discos be prepared to
be truned away at the door. You'll find plenty of Spaniards
as well as internationals.
Offering a wide range of tapas as well as copas this bar
offers a bit more space than some of the others. You can
find some good food in the early hours but later in the
evening the place is set up for drinking. Music varies but
they play more rock and spanish pop than anything else.
Being a bar de copas the beverages of choice are mixed drinks,
but note that beer is a little pricey here at 2€ a
If chupitos, or shots, are what you're looking for this
is the place to go. A definite "hole in the wall"
bar with a list of over 50 different shots is opposite the
bar, some named for celebrities ("Harrison Ford",
"Kim Bassinger" - the names show the bar opened
in the mid-80's) while others are a bit more clever, like
"Pipi de Burro", "Orgasmo", "Moco",
"Cerebrito". Each shot costs about 1,20€.
The walls were papered in old comic books, and retro '80s
tunes were playing all night when we were there. This has
since changed since a recent redecorating effort and more
modern music. The shot menu is still there but much smaller
and hard to read. Liked the retro bit before, but still
a good place for cheap shots and copas.
Located down a side street from the Alfalfa it's often not
open until after 12pm, the bar is dimly lit with what I'd
call an eclectic atmosphere. While many call this a gay
bar it is generally a good mix. A painted wall mural with
nudes - male and female - are featured on the left when
you walk in. The bar is towards the back, with a companion
bar behind a gate at the front which is open when things
are very busy. When you need to use the bathroom just make
sure you know if you're a tigre or a vaca.
A smaller disco located just down the street from Plaza
Alfalfa, La Catedral offers copas and dancing until late
Recent, extensive renovations
including much needed air conditioning and the third paint
job in the last 4 months have transformed the bar from a
dive into more of a hip atmosphere. Unfotunately the last
color they chose was grey. Paint aside they offer live music
4-5 times per week, with mostly local acts but some out
of towners as well. Clientele includes local musicians and
actors as well as your everyday folks. A decent DJ plays
tunes when nobody is performing with a mix of Spanish and
other rock, none of the pop/disco type music you'll hear
on Calle Betis.
next door to El Perro Andaluz and owned by a former local
musician it gets some overflow from El Perro Andaluz, but
it's typically a different crowd. A never used stage with
a large mural/back drop of a singer, a faux dinosaur skeleton
and other strange "artifacts" behind the bar are
part of the atmosphere. Smoky and dark, it's a mellow crowd
for a late night copa.
from it's mention in almost every guide book about Sevilla,
it's still worth a trip. Free music, often Flamenco, can
be found in the back covered Terraza, popular in the summer.
The front bar with a more rustic, winter pub atmosphere
includes a piano, stone walls and floors, fireplaces and
wooden tables and chairs. A mix of people, from pijo
to earthy, spanish to every nationality under the sun, with
plenty of Americans if here for only a day or two. Aside
from it's reputation as tourits bar, when there's a live
act and I've got a friend in town they always come away
liking the place.
Just down a side street from the Cathedral, Antiguedades
is a good stopping place with a mix of old and young. Likely
a good place for Haloween considering the morbid stuff hanging
from the ceiling: bodies, faces and other creepy stuff.
Large bar allows you to find a corner to order a copa and
head into the street with the rest of the crowd.
Lone Star Saloon (aka: Tex-Mex Bar)
Get your fill of American atmosphere the minute you walk
in the door, which is within site of the Giralda. Walls
are covered with college banners, assorted stuff from Texas
and military memorabilia. Owned by a director of a study
abroad program in Sevilla it's more of a place for beer,
sports and American/Tex-Mex bar food. If there's a game
on somewhere it's likely to be here. Weekly NFL games, the
Superbowl, NCAA Basketball championship, NBA games and playoffs
as well as every Sevilla or Betis away game. You can also
catch episodes of Friends, the Oscars and other events,
just check the chalkboard in the street. Front bar area
has a pool table and 4 televisions. Back dining area offers
more seating with another 4 screens. Free popcorn often
comes with your drink (Bud on tap if you wish to drink it)
and the burgers are pretty good.
The action never stops in the biggest tourist bar and Irish
pub in Sevilla. Located a few meters from the Cathedral
you'll never enter without hearing English as well as a
few other languages. Outdoor seating, a few bars and a back
dining room give you plenty of choices. Very large screen
TV used for European soccer games only - no other sports!
A favorite of many visitors and despised by some locals
go late at night to get your fill of raucous crowds, shots
and heavy drinking. During the day a favorite place for
displaced tourists looking for pub food. Flaherty's is a
chain, with a few other locations in the larger cities of
Another Irish bar, although this one is likely less authentic
than Flaherty's. Nice bar on the smaller side, it's a place
for cheap copas, as they still advertise the 3€ mixed
drink. Another location to catch a Spanish soccer league
game or simply join the action close to the cathedral and
Place close to Michelle's ( name?)
My question: is this place ever open? I've heard from the
neighbors that they do open, but in my time here I've seen
the doors half-open one time. Offering Guiness is about
the only thing I can tell they do. If they open one day
when I walk by I'll learn more. I'd just say don't bother
unless you get a call from someone actually inside the bar
when they're serviing drinks.
Located in the Plaza de Cuba just across the bridge to Los
Remedios there's an authentic Irish feel to the inside of
the pub. Large amount of outdoor seating you can choose
from a decent selection of the beer on tap or in bottles.
Also a good place for a coffee. Prices can be a little steep.
O'Neill's Irish Pub
It's a cerveceria located in Santa Catalina which specializes
in one thing: cold beer! And this is the definition of one
ugly hole in the wall bar. While they bartenders may push
what they like to call tapas, there's nothing hot or cooked
offered. Mojama, a salty dried fish, is the closest thing
to a tapa. Otherwise your choices are chips and nuts, and
did I mention the cold, cold beer? With larger glasses and
prices under a 1€, El Tremendo is a common place for
a beer after work or to get the evening started. Stand outside
(no chairs) with the rest of the crowd where tables are
set up along the corner of the street. Next door is another
bar which takes advantage of the spillover - the two kind
of blend together.