The island is known not only for the beaches, sunny climate or water sports, but there are also plenty of options for nightlife in Gran Canaria. You can choose from different nightclubs, pubs, bars, karaoke bars, casinos, bowling alleys, floor shows. The southern resorts together with Las Palmas are the most popular nightspots on the island.
Southern Gran Canaria nightlife spots
Yumbo Centrum, Avda de Estados Unidos 54, Playa del Inglés. By day it is one of the largest shopping malls in the resort, but by night it transforms to the centre of the island’s gay nightlife scene. Some places in the centre have a dress code, while some are strictly men only. The party starts around 10.30pm.
Bachira, Avda de Italia 27 (opposite CC Kasbah), Playa del Inglés. It is one of the most popular resort’s nightspot, working Thursday – Saturday from midnight till morning. Many local people also like this place. The music is a mainstream pop-dance.
Pacha, Edifi cio Maritim, Playa del Inglés. It is one of the best known club brands in the world. This spot is more popular between more mature visitors of Playa del Inglés (25-45 years). The music is a Latin flavoured dance and pop. If you simply want to relax and listen to the music, there are comfortable sofas and chairs outside. Pacha is open daily, from 8pm to 4am.
JPM, Holiday World, Avda Touroperador Tui, Campo Internacional, Maspalomas. It is one of the largest clubs in Gran Canaria. 2000 people can dance here to the rhythms of the dance, hip-hop or Spanish pop music. There are regular themed nights at Saturdays, such as Mexican or Hawaiian parties.
Chic & Cream, Plaza de Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés. It is another club at the CC Kasbah, associated with Cream in theUnited Kingdom. Chic & Cream is one of the old favourite places to enjoy your nightlife in Gran Canaria. This industrially decorated club is a perfect place for those who like loud techno and house music.
Casino Tamarindos, C/Las Retamas 3, San Agustin. If you are not a fan of clubs or bars, the casino might be your best solution for nightlife in Gran Canaria. The casino is offering not only to spend your time playing poker, roulette or Black Jack, but also enjoy their choreographed floorshow or decent restaurant.
Kiss, Centro Comercial, Puerto Rico. It is a biggest club in Puerto Rico and situated in the former club Fibber Magees site.
Chinawhite, CC Kasbah, Avda de Tenerife, Playa del Inglés. The minimalist decor, R&B and hip-hop music attract lots of visitors, including many locals. The bar works daily from 10pm to 4am.
Las Palmas nightlife spots
Jellyfish, C/Pelota 16, Vegueta. It is one of the newest club in Las Palmas with the mainstream house music. The crowd is 25–45 years old.
Floridita, C/Remedios 10–12, Triana. It is a large old house with a garden out back and the Latin and Caribbean atmosphere. The music is a pure salsa, Latin hits and Spanish pop. A crowd in Floridita is older, around 30-50 years old. There is no cover charge, but drinks are expensive.
Cuasquías, C/San Pedro 2, Triana. It is one of the best places for listening to live music in Las Palmas. The music varies from jazz to Latin, rock or funk. You can also enjoy a game of pool. There are not many people on a regular day, but the place gets crowded at weekends.
Pacha, C/Simón Bolivar 3, Santa Catalina. It is a part of the world’s famous club empire and the hottest place on the harbour. The crowd is a little bit more mature than usually in the clubs. Pacha is open from 11pm till the early morning, as it is getting filled by the people late at night. The admission is free, but the drinks are quite expensive.
Dojo, C/Presidente Alvear 69. It is one of the newest nightspot in Las Palmas with cool decor and is preferred by those, who like to party till the morning. Although the club opens at 0.30am, many people come here even later. The Dojo closes at 5am, but sometimes works longer. The admission is free and there are many themed parties in the club.
Wilson, C/Jose Franchy y Roca 20. Near the beach of Las Canteras, Wilson can guarantee a party everyday with a different program. The place can offer local DJs, karaoke bar, go-go dancers, themed nights. For those who are getting tired of dancing, there are plenty of comfy couches.
Las Brujas, Barranco Seco, on the way to Tafira, about 10 minutes from the Old Town of Las Palmas. A huge 16th century mansion was converted to one of the best spot for nightlife in Gran Canaria. There are many small rooms with the comfy couches in the place, where you can eat or simply chill. On the outside there is a terrace where young and older people like to party till the early morning. At weekends you can take a free minibus from the centre of Las Palmas to get to Las Brujas.
Treinta y Tantos, C/Franchy Roca. It is a favourite place between people in their thirties. Treinta y Tantos is not the biggest place in town and usually is filled with guests. The music is Spanish and international hits mainly from the 80s and 90s.
Soultrain, C/Mendizábal 37, Vegueta. It is a very popular place between the local youth. If you are a fan of R&B and black music it is a perfect nightspot for you. The admission is free and drinks are cheaper or even half-price till 1.30am.
These are just some of the best clubs and bars on the island, as there are many other great places for every kind of taste. Not only weather, beaches or landscapes, but also the nightlife in Gran Canaria is fabulous. Click here for the best resorts in Gran Canaria. Go to this website for the best things to do in Gran Canaria.
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