The city’s frenetic night clubs are like outlets for all that noise-making, party-loving valenciano energy. While clubs open up around midnight, the Valencia club scene doesn’t kick into high gear until around 3:00am; as the city’s bars start closing up shop for the night, throngs of former bar patrons become dancing fiends tearing up the floor in the clubs.
Music in these discotecas tends to be of the techno variety, known in Spain as bacalao. However, other styles – alternative, rock & roll, pop music – aren’t hard to find either.
c/ Santa Teresa, 19
Go here for: Free nightclub good for post-bar dancing.
Avenida de Aragón, 28
Go here for: Funky music
c/ Bélgica, 5
Go here for: Salsa and merengue music
c/ Periodista Ros Belda, 5
Go here for: Salsa music
Avenida Blasco Ibáñez, 146
Go here for: Large, funky club with a light show.
Avenida Blasco Ibáñez, 111
Go here for: A smallish club attracting a student crowd and blasting house, 80’s and rock music.
Plaza Legión Española, 12
Go here for: A small but incredibly fun club with primarily house, pop and techno music.
Carretera Valencia-Alicante, El Romani
Go here for: The wildest Valencia club experience; Bananas packs people in by the thousands. There’s even a special train that runs from the city out to Bananas and back.
Like most cities along Spain’s Mediterranean coast, Valencia has a thriving nightlife scene full of cafés, bars and clubs that cater to gay, lesbian, or mixed crowds. You’ll find most of the gay community’s favorites within El Carmen, especially around the Calle Quart and the Mercado Central (Central Market).
The Collectiu Lambda de Lesbianes, Gais, Transsexuales i Bisexuales (The Lambda Association of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals) publishes full listings of gay Valencia, which you can find at gay and lesbian nightlife hot spots or at the association’s offices (Calle Salvador Giner 9).
c/ Quart, 32
Tlf: 963 91 36 75
Go here for: One of the gay community’s favorites which also features live extravagant performances on Thursdays.
c/ Quart 26
Tlf: 963 91 73 56
Plaza Músico López Chavarri 2
Tlf: 963 91 50 27
Go here for: A relaxed, tranquil locale with an outdoor terrace with tables.
Portal de Valldigna, 2
963 91 18 38
Go here for: A mixed crowd, but a favorite especially amongst the lesbian crowd.
Plaza Vicente Iborra, 2
Tlf: 656 42 36 77
c/ La Sangre, 9
Go here for: A fun, high-energy locale with a principally lesbian crowd.
Ctra. Fuente en Corts (Fuente San Luís)
Tlf: 963 32 23 27
c/ Embajador Vich, 12
Go here for: A smallish all-night club with an upper-level balcony, electronic music and various nooks perfect for chatting away from the action.
c/ Quart, 34
Tlf: 963 91 73 56
Go here for: A young and trendy crowd frequents this popular gya club with a huge dance floor and glow-in-the-dark gin and tonic.
Plaza Margarita Valldaura, 1
Tlf: 963 57 52 50
Go here for: A bar with a wild west theme.