Handpicked by a Malta Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Bars and Pubs in Malta'.

When it comes to experiencing the vibrant nightlife of Malta, there's no shortage of bars and pubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a relaxed evening sipping cocktails or want to dance the night away to live music, Malta has something for everyone. Here are the top 5 bars and pubs in Malta that you won't want to miss:

1. Surfside Beach Club - Located right on the water, this beach club offers stunning views, delicious cocktails, and a lively atmosphere that's perfect for enjoying the sunset.

2. City Lounge - This chic lounge bar in Valletta is known for its creative cocktails, sleek interior design, and trendy vibe. It's the perfect spot for a night out on the town.

3. Cockney's Irish Pub - If you're in the mood for some traditional Irish charm, head to Cockney's for a pint of Guinness, live music, and a friendly atmosphere that will make you feel right at home.

4. Hole in the Wall - Tucked away in the charming city of Sliema, this cozy pub is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. With a wide selection of beers and spirits, as well as a welcoming atmosphere, it's the perfect place to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.

5. Hugo's Terrace - Perched on the rooftop of Hugo's Boutique Hotel in St. Julian's, this elegant terrace bar offers panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and a sophisticated ambiance that's perfect for a special night out. With a selection of signature cocktails and a menu of gourmet dishes, it's the ideal spot for a romantic evening or a celebratory night with friends.

The Thirsty Barber

Welcome to The Thirsty Barber... the first 1920's prohibition style bar in Malta! The Thirsty Barber owners have gone to every effort to ensure the bar reflects both the elegance and intrigue of a 1920's Speakeasy. Ok, what is speakeasy you ask? “Speak easy, pal,” meaning, “Lower your voice.” Before Prohibition was a day old, illegal “gin joints” called “speakeasies” sprang...

Dubliner Irish Pub

The Dubliner is a popular Irish pub with locals, expats and tourists alike. Its location in the picturesque Spinola Bay makes it only a stone throw away from Malta's nightlife capital (Paceville), in close proximity of a number of top-notch hotels and at the start of Malta's most scenic seafront promenade that stretches from St Julian's to Sliema. Dubliner Irish Pub is known for its great atm...

Salisbury Arms Pub

Salisbury Arms is a pub as pubs should be. Situated in the heart of Sliema, it is a family run pub by George, Ashley, Lesley and Nick, where you will find smiles all around in a friendly, lively and welcoming atmosphere. Apart from having a large selection of beers, spirits and liqueurs, the Salisbury Arms Pub is also known for its great value and hearty food ranging burgers, pasta, succulent st...

Quarterdeck Bar

Hilton Malta is always on the lookout for the next best thing and the Quarterdeck Cocktail & Wine bar might well be it. With its own identity, a stylish nautical theme and a large terrace overlooking the yacht marina, the Quarterdeck Bar is the place to be seen in. Lively and smart, it hits the right note with artfully prepared platters and luscious flavoured wines. You can also savour an...

Hugo's Lounge

Hugo’s Lounge may be found nestled in the heart of the hustle and bustle of Pacevilles nightlife. It was the first to introduce the sushi & noodle bar restaurant concept to Malta. Today its concept has expanded to cover a wider Pan-Asian food menu and is a go to place for an 'all-in-one' lounge with great music, vibe and trendy crowd. Hugo’s Lounge fusion offers a blend of Pan-As...

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