Estepona offers a very different form of nightlife from the glitzy nearby Puerto Banus with plenty to do here – especially during the summer months – when you will find entertainment ranging from karaoke bars and discos to Celtic music and flamenco shows.
Entrance to many of the clubs is free but drinks tend to be over priced. Casual dress is the norm, but be warned that some clubs ban trainers.
Most of the nightlife takes place in the port area and in the back streets of Estepona’s Old Town.
Most of the music bars and restaurants stay open until the small hours and the back streets of the Old Town are full of bars and clubs, particularly in the Plaza de los Flores (Flower Square) area. Late night music bars here are mostly located in Calle Real.
Tolone is more of a cocktail lounge situated at the very end of Calle Real away from the port. It specialises in cocktails, milkshakes, coffee and teas. It is a place for all ages and the atmosphere allows everyone to mix quite easily. The bar is really small so most of the tables are outside. They also do snacks including nachos and cheese and toasted sandwiches.
Bar Caleu is on Calle Real next to Tolone. It is split into two buildings: a sophisticated lounge cocktail bar and an American/irish themed bar which smaller and very informal. Bar Caleu is spread out over three floors and is very much an early bar where you can talk above the music. It is surprisingly inexpensive with Spanish music and staff who speak English and Spanish.
La Bulla is also located on Calle Real and is an “early night club”. It is quite loud but with good music. and prices on a par with average port prices. This venue is more popular with the Spanish with not many English in here.
At the port you will plenty of quayside bars and clubs which stay open all night during the high season. Renaldo’s and Plató 68 Nightclub are near the entrance to the port and are the most popular meeting places.
Palm Beach Puerto is the “port sister” of the Palm Beach chiringuito. Music is international and similar to what you wuold hear in UK nightclubs. .
Pub Budas is large with a good size terrace and a dance floor which is usually packed thanks to a great mix of dance music. Prices are average for a port venue.
Milonga charge a €10 entry fee. Drinks are reasonably priced for a nightclub and they do offer a stamp service if you want to leave and come back.
For somewhere a bit quieter try Atico which is a very popular nightclub playing mainstream Spanish and European music. It is slightly pricier than many others in the port and has a large terrace designed like a tropical garden which can be used all year round.
Peoples is a chilled out and popular bar with typical Spanish music which is located opposite Atico. Bottled beer is available but none on tap. It is small inside but has a large terrace to enjoy the summer evenings.
O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub is one of the largest bars in the port situated next to the Opencor supermarket. It holds a quiz night every Wednesday in English and Spanish. During the high season it is open from early evening until 05:00 and tends to be at it is busiest between 20:00-23:00. Sometimes there is a band providing live music on a Thursday. Staff speak Spanish and English.
La Bomba is close to O’Donoghue’s and is a small South American bar playing Latin music with regular live music nights. It is a favourite with the local and opens late and closes in the early hours.
El Duende is a trendy Spanish flamenco bar with mostly Spanish music. It is reasonably priced with lots of space, including two floors and patio. On Saturday it is Ladies Night when ladies have free entrance and men pay €10 entrance.