Marbella’s nightlife scene is an exciting one, with everything from world-class nightclubs to sleek and sophisticated cocktail bars. For those of you who want to spend an evening listening to some live music, these are the very best spots to head to.
Located in Puerto Banus, La Sala is the only venue in Marbella that offers live music seven days a week, including all day on Sundays. The artists that perform here are wonderfully varied, with everything from renowned musicians to emerging local singers. With their website featuring a regularly updated music schedule, it is easy to pick a night of music that appeals to you, whether this may be hardcore rock or a special tribute act.
An independent American bar and grill, Route 66 first opened in 2012, quickly securing itself a spot as a favorite amongst both locals and tourists. Live music is performed here every week on Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm, while Sundays sees live music from 3pm until 11pm, which can be enjoyed alongside the restaurant’s legendary Sunday roast. The restaurant updates its website with upcoming performances, with the next one being a Saturday night show by Sean Murray, one of Ireland’s most popular singers.
Located in between Marbella and Estepona, Tikitano offers up live music every weekend, with a lavish beach backdrop making the experience even more memorable. From sparkling Abba tribute shows to the hottest local bands, each week sees new artists take the stage at Tikitano. The food served up here is also highly rated, with popular Spanish dishes infused with international flavors, from their signature pil-pil prawns to fresh grilled turbot.
The Playwright has been running since 2011, and is known for the way in which they combine incredible food with toe-tapping live music. The live music is performed here every Thursday and Saturday, with the lineup on the venue’s website. Some of the highlights for this April include Laura Carter, Vicki Reid, Johnny G and Sam Oliver, all of whom are regular performers at The Playwright. The food menu here features a wide range of classics, from the twelve hour slow-roasted leg of milk-fed lamb to the confit cod with a pine nut crust, guaranteeing an enjoyable meal.
For those of you who would rather be performing than listening to live music, Karaoke No. 1 is the place to go. As its name would imply, this lounge bar is dedicated to karaoke, with numerous screens throughout the venue, as well as just about every song that you could think of. With a wide selection of reasonably priced drinks, this is a bar in which you can really let your hair down and enjoy a fun-filled evening out.
There are several different live music venues to be found in Marbella, each one attracting a slightly different crowd. From the down-to-earth vibe of Route 66 to the extravagant shows at Tikitano, make sure that you stop by at each of these spots to catch one of their popular live performances.