In the nightlife of St Julian’s, this bar is all about the shots. With its infamous trays of shots, holding up to 12, this is a great place to start your hunt for bars in Malta.
Buckets and unique cocktails are never a miss, along with beers and bubbly. there’s plenty to choose from. With really reasonable prices, might be a fun way to start the night.
Bellinii Bar is open every day from 5pm to 4am
An amazing pre-drinks spot has to be this bar. With amazing prices and deals on drinks, there’s no reason to turn it down. Peppermint also serves food throughout the day although it really comes alive at night.
Choose from big trays of shooters, plenty of cocktails and even shisha flavours. If you’re looking for some fun with your mates before a big night out, definitely check this out.
Peppermint Park is open every day from 8pm to 4am
Native can be found on the Westside of Paceville on one of the smaller roads in the resort. This cocktail and dance bar is in the niche category of Latino bars in Malta! They offer a wide range of beers, spirits and cocktails – their speciality being their Mojitos! You can also enjoy the menu of tasty Mexican and Latin American foods here.
Later on into the night, party goers start flooding in for a few pre-drinks to kick off their night. You can go from slamming Tequila shots to taking to the dance floor for a bit of Salsa. You don’t want to miss the fiesta here at Bar Native!
Bar Native is open every day from 12pm to 12am
The Elvis Tribute Lounge
This lively lounge is based in St. Pauls Bay in Qawra, around 20 minutes away from the main nightlife hub of Paceville. It’s definitely worth the trip if you’re looking for the funniest way to spend a night among the many bars in Malta. This bar and grill is a place to chill out with a meal and watch some amazing live entertainment.
The real star attracted here is, you guessed it, Elvis impersonators. Every Monday and Friday you can catch the show hosted by one of the best impersonators in Europe, Redent Falzon. Other themed nights include the likes of 80’s night and throwback night. Plus, on Saturdays you can even catch a live band. There’s quite a lot to offer here at the Elvis Lounge!
The Elvis Tribute Lounge is open every day from 6pm to 1am
Black Gold Saloon
10 minutes away from the Paceville Strip, The Black Gold Saloon is a lively pub, open throughout the day. Opening up in the morning it’s perfect for that morning after. Their most popular dishes are the Eggs Benedict and, of course, the full English.
The Saloon truly comes alive in the evening! After dinner, the bar stays open until the sun comes back up. All the bar staff here know how to whip up one hell of a cocktail, perfect for pre-club drinks.
The Black Gold Saloon is open every day from 8am to 4am
The Black Bull
This bar is located on Dragunara Road, a main street in Paceville packed with bars, pubs and clubs. Opening up in 2011, it has become one of the most popular bars in Malta.
This modern and cosy pub airs all of the live sports to enjoy while sipping a pint. Plus, there’s an outdoor terrace where you can soak up the sun with a delicious meal and a cocktail. You’ll be sinking shots with your mates before you hit the clubs, that’s for sure.
The Black Bull is open every day from 9am to 3am
Jubilee is actually a chain of bars in Malta that are spread across three locations on the island. Two of which are just a short drive or walk south from St Julian’s. No matter where you are in Malta, Café Jubilee will be nearby!
Café Jubilee recreates the golden era of the 1920’s and 30’s, through the decor, the music, and the menu. Here at Café Jubilee you can get a taste of Italia with pasta, pizza and more. Not to mention washing it down with a nice selection of beers, spirits and cocktails. Get ready to party like it’s 1929!
Café Jubilee is open every day from 8am to 12am, and 1am on weekends
10 minutes from the strip, The Brew prides itself on being the first pub with its own brewery in Malta. If you’re looking for a relaxing bar environment with a nice view, then The Brew is the one for you!
You can get all the classic pub grub, as well as lamb shanks or even a 2 metre long sausage! The Brew also has a wide selection of drinks available from beers to spirits and cocktails. If you’re a fan of beer then definitely try out the freshly brewed beers. You can thank us later!
The Brew is open every day from 11am to 2am, and 3am on weekends
Russian Karaoke Bar
Opening in 2015, this Karaoke Bar has cemented its place in the Maltese nightlife as a first-class night out. Strong drinks and cocktails are sure to get anyone ready to sing their heart out – tone deaf or not!
Being the star attraction, the Karaoke starts up as soon as the doors open. With more than 30,000 songs from loads of genres and decades, you’re spoilt for choice.
The Russian Karaoke Bar is open every day from 7pm to 4am
Looking over Spinola bay in the heart of the Maltese nightlife, Saddles is a lively, classic pub. They have something for everyone so it’s no wonder it’s been around for over 40 years.
This friendly venue is great for relaxing during the day with a nice pint or a cocktail. Plus, you can catch some live sports on the various TV screens through the pub. During weekends, guests line up for a lively pre-club experience before hitting the strip. Be sure to get there before the crowds!
Saddles is open every day from 9am to 3am
A classic Irish pub meets the stunning views of Spinola Bay, what’s not to love? This popular pub offers a warm Irish welcome to all of its guests no matter where you’re from.
With a range of food options, you can always grab some pub grub to cure the hangover. Choose from a range of wine, cider, beer, alcopops or simply a cold Guinness. Seeing as it’s close to all the action of the Malta nightlife, why not start your night here.
The Dubliner is open every day from 10am to 1am
Looking out at Spinola Bay, Happy Dayz Shack describes itself as the only beach shack in St. Julian’s. Serving cocktails and food all day long, it’s always a hit with tourists.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, expect fresh food and cocktails all day long. Pasta, paninis and salads, perfect to enjoy outside while soaking up the sun. Even chill inside to enjoy the live sports or live music acts throughout the week. There’s a lot going on in this humble looking shack, making it one of the comfiest, most relaxing bars in Malta!
Happy Dayz is open every day from 8am to 11pm
The Thirsty Barber
For something a little different, this 1920’s Speakeasy themed bar is sure to be a unique experience. This is your chance to step back in time and have a little luxury. Plus, live music every Friday and Saturday night is perfect for getting the night started.
Choose from a huge range of unique cocktails (we recommend the Hooch) expertly made. If you like a more laid back experience then The Thirsty Barber may be worth taking a visit.
The Thirsty Barber is open every day from 6pm to 2am
The Salisbury Arms
Located in Sliema, a 20 minute walk from Paceville, this family run pub always has a friendly and lively atmosphere. You can turn up at any time and stay all the way into tomorrow morning!
Opening for lunch, treat yourself to some classic pub grub. Anything from burgers and steaks to a good old Sunday Roast. You can also catch live sports screenings here but expect it to get busy during the big games!
The Salisbury Arms is open every day from 10am to 4am
Based in Paceville, this neon lit casino is no ordinary casino. On top of slot machines and table games, you can also enter tournaments if you fancy your luck.
Despite being classy, the dress code is casual so don’t worry if you forgot the tux! With 5 star service from the bar and waiting staff, you know you’re in for a great night. Choose from cocktails and champagne to keep the night flowing.
The Portomaso Casino is open 24/7
For that stylish start to your night, treat yourself to some cocktails at Hugo’s lounge, popular with a young and lively crowd. As well as being a great noodle and sushi bar, this place is also on top of the cocktail game. Either have a dance or relax on the terrace sofas – a glamorous way to enjoy pre drinks.
Make sure you get there first at 15:00-18:00 for happy hour – be kind to that holiday budget. You can always continue the party upstairs at the stylish Shadow Lounge club.
Hugo’s Lounge is open every day from 6pm to 2am
If you’re looking to find out what to do later on in the evening once you’re moving on from the pub, then check out our Ultimate Malta Nightlife Guide here!