Life in Seville: La Marcha - Nightlife


Some of the spots to enjoy the nightlife in Seville. During the summer most people head to the river and the terrazas where it's cooler during the night. Winter the bars in the center often offer the best places to keep warm. I am working on this page, for now it's kind of a mess. Update coming soon!



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El Arenal - located between the Cathedral and the river.

Cervecería Internaciónal
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.

La Fabrica
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 the evening.

Calle Betis:

Boss (disco)
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.


Sopa de Ganso
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 pop.

La Rebotica
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.

El Mundo
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 at night.


Santa Catalina

El Perro Andaluz
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.

La Cara B
Located 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.

La Carboneria
Famous 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.

Texas 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 Spain.

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 Antiguedades.

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.

Pub Madigan's
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

El Tremendo
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.

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