33 Best Bars in Valencia, Spain [2024]

Let’s talk about the best places to get a drink in Valencia. From cocktail bars to a pub in the city center – there are hundreds of options in the Cap i Casal. So let’s go over what I consider to be the best bars in Valencia, Spain. 

Overall Best Bars in Valencia

There are a LOT of options to choose from. Depending on the type of bar you’re looking for, your idea of the best Valencia bar is going to be different from mine. So in this article, I’m going to break down the bars by type and location – so make sure to use the Table of Contents to help find what you’re looking for. 

But if you want a quick and easy list, here are my top 7 best bars in Valencia:

  1. El Negrito 
  2. Beers and Travels 
  3. Delorean Lounge
  4. La Boba y el Gato Rancio
  5. Radio City 
  6. La Pilareta 
  7. La Comic 

But if you want to find out ALL the options for bars in the city – keep on reading. I’ve got around 50 suggestions for you.

Bars with Outdoor Seating

We are starting off our list of best bars in Valencia by looking into some spots with outdoor seating. Valencians love enjoying a drink out on a terrasseta, so when in Rome… 

To be completely honest, there are probably hundreds of bars with outdoor seating in the city. And most places will be just fine if you’re looking for a quick beer or wine and nothing special. 

So in this section, I’ll be listing some bars that stand out among the crowd.

El Negrito 

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €
  • Location: Plaça del Negret, 1 
  • Best For: The atmosphere 

Café Negrito is a staple in Valencia. Located in El Carme less than a minute away from the Plaça de la Mare de Déu, you couldn’t ask for a better location. 

This square is always full of people, so it’s a great atmosphere if you’re looking for a lively way to pass the evening. The drinks here are inexpensive – especially given the location. 

I often bring people here as it’s super convenient and in a cute plaça. While the drinks aren’t anything special, it’s really the atmosphere that creates a charming experience for anyone. 

I usually add this spot on my 3-day itinerary!

Marina Beach Club

  • Neighborhood: La Marina
  • Price: €€€
  • Location: Marina de Valencia
  • Best For: Sea views and nightlife 

If you’re going to the beach and you want something more elevated, this is the spot to go. They offer both a restaurant and a nightclub. So you can get any type of drinks that you want! 

It’s a great spot to enjoy the sea views and have a glass of wine. While this spot is definitely more expensive, it’s a great experience for anyone that wants to be by the water. 

Note that both the restaurant and the nightclub get packed, so reservations are required.

Tyris

  • Neighborhood: El Mercat 
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C/ de la Taula de Canvis, 6 
  • Best For: Valencian beer 

Tyris on Tap is the perfect option if you want to try out some Valencian beer! This local brewery has a bar right next to La Llotja, but tucked into a corner. 

This means thats it’s super centric, while still feels a bit hidden away. 

Tyris has several different types of beers, so it’s a great option for anyone that wants to try some local flavors. They also serve some bar food if you’d like to get some tapas while enjoying your beers. 

Overall, a great spot to spend the evening! 

Pubs in Valencia

Valencia isn’t famous for its huge selection of pubs, to be honest. Unlike some Northern European friends, Valencians usually prefer sitting outside. 

But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a cozy pub to settle into.

That said, here are some of the best pubs in Valencia:  

Bukowski

  • Neighborhood: Russafa 
  • Price: €€
  • Location:  Carrer dels Tomasos, 17
  • Best For: Craft beer 

Bukowski Craft Beer is a personal favorite of mine. I frequently come here with some friends since they tend to have a wider selection of “not so typical” beers. 

So whenever we want to enjoy some craft beers that are different, this is the spot for me. 

It’s also located in Russafa, which makes it perfect for anyone that always wants to check out this vibrant neighborhood

The locale is a bit small, with just a few tables – but if you come early, you won’t have any problems. 

Bierwinkel

  • Neighborhood: Campanar
  • Price: €–€€
  • Location: C/ de la Vall de la Ballestera, 11,
  • Best For: Craft Beer & Relaxed Vibe 

Bierwinkel is another classic pub in Valencia. This one, however, is hidden away from the touristy areas. It’s located in Campanar, a mostly residential area.

Which means that the prices are fairly low and the offerings are better. You have more than 100 options of beers. So that makes it perfect for any picky friends! 

If you’re ready to get away from the touristy areas and try your hand at speaking Valencian – then this is the perfect spot! 

La Gramola

  • Neighborhood: Benimaclet
  • Price: €
  • Location:  C/ del Baró de San Petrillo, 9 
  • Best For: Cocktails 

Beers, cocktails, some tapas – La Gramola has it all. Benimaclet is the “local’s area” where you’re unlucky to find many tourists. 

So if you want to experience a more genuine evening, then this is a good place to go. 

La Gramola has a ton of different options in a lively space. It’s a common bar for people to go meet with friends, have a quick drink, and enjoy the atmosphere. 

But just note – you’ll definitely want to learn some phrases in Valencian here. You miiight find people who speak English, but knowing a few basic phrases will definitely come in handy. 

St. Patrick’s Pub

  • Neighborhood: Pla del Remei
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Gran Via del Marqués del Túria, 69
  • Best For: Beer and Atmosphere 

St. Patrick’s is a classic “Irish Pub” close to the city center. 

Well, I haven’t been to Ireland, so I can’t tell you if it’s 100% authentic. But when Valencians talk about going to a pub or watching a football match at a bar – St. Patrick’s is usually the place people go. 

So if you want to grab a pint and take part in a raucous atmosphere, this is the place for you. 

La Birra de Brian

  • Neighborhood: Russafa
  • Price: €
  • Location: Gran Via de les Germanies, 29
  • Best For: Cheap beer & food 

Birra de Brian is another classic bar/restaurant in the city. Everything is styled after the “Life of Brian” movie, including the names of all the food. 

It’s a fun, light-hearted, and relatively inexpensive place to grab some food with your drinks. 

This pub has both indoor and outdoor seating at most of their locations (there are multiple). So you can take your pick! 

El Bendita Birra

  • Neighborhood: Algirós 
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Carrer de la Llosa de Ranes, Algirós
  • Best For: Drinks & Tacos

Bendita Birra is definitely far away from the city center, but it’s a great spot if you’re out towards the university. 

They serve tacos, beers, and margaritas. What more could you possibly need? 

It has a great atmosphere, good food and drinks, and is relatively affordable! So if you’re in the mood for some tacos, this is a great option. 

Cocktail Bars in Valencia

Now let’s move on to the best cocktail bars in Valencia. To be honest – there aren’t many cocktail bars. 

When Valencians want a cocktail, it tends to just be a gin and tonic. So they aren’t super popular here. 

But in a city this big, you can find pretty much anything. So let’s look at some of your best options: 

Sky Bar Ateneo

  • Neighborhood: Ciutat Vella
  • Price: €€–€€€
  • Location:  C/ de Moratín, 12
  • Best For: Rooftop views 

Sky Bar Ateneo is a rooftop bar that serves excellent cocktails. It’s located right next to the City Hall, so you’ll have fantastic views while you enjoy your drinks. 

It’s a great spot for a fancier evening or to enjoy a romantic sunset. 

This is one of the more expensive options on this list. I wouldn’t call it “New York” expensive, but it’s definitely a place that Valencians aren’t visiting for normal occasions. But if you want to enjoy the view during your holiday, it’s a great option! 

Hawaika

  • Neighborhood: Extramurs
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Carrer de l’Heroi Romeu, 6,
  • Best For: Cocktails

Hawaika is a Hawaiian-themed bar located right outside the center. It’s not too far away, and it’s one of the most well-known cocktail bars in Valencia. 

If you want to get a lovely drink away from some of the tourists – this is a great place to go. 

The drinks are reasonably priced and the bar is in a great neighborhood to stay in. So I’d definitely recommend this fi you’re looking for cocktails! 

Cafè Madrid

  • Neighborhood: Ciutat Vella 
  • Price: €€€
  • Location: C. de l’Abadia de Sant Martí, 10
  • Best For: Aigua de València

Café Madrid is actually the birthplace of Aigua de València. 

(At least, that’s the rumor)

It’s located in the heart of the Ciutat Vella and is connected to the luxury hotel. So if you want a chic experience to enjoy the original Aigua de València (or Agua de Valencia in Spanish) – then this is the place. 

Note: Aigua de València isn’t a common drink among locals anymore. It was common for some people in the 80’s, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find any locals actually order it these days. 

Gay Bars in Valencia

If you want to promote some LGBTQIA+ establishments, then Valencia has plenty of options for you. From some nightlife options to some gay-friendly bars, you’ll feel right at home in the city. 

Here are some of my favorite gay bars in Valencia: 

La Boba y el Gato Rancio

  • Neighborhood: Russafa
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C. de Cuba, 59, L’Eixample
  • Best For: Laid-back drinks

La Boba is a fun and cute bar in the middle of Russafa. With indoor and outdoor seating, plus any type of drink you can imagine – this is the perfect spot for the girls, gays, and theys. 

It has a laid-back atmosphere and reasonably priced drinks, so this ends up being my go-to option. 

Plus – they often host meet up events for people wanting to learn Valencian, so they are a very community-focused bar. If you’re in Russafa, this is my top recommendation! 

Trapezzio Café

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €€
  • Location:  Pl. del Músic López Chávarri, 2 
  • Best For: Cocktails outdoors 

Trapezzio Café is a great option if you’re in El Carme. Just like La Boba, this is an LGBT-friendly bar in the city center. 

It has indoor and outdoor seating, as well as any type of drink you could want. So this makes it another perfect option for anyone who wants to stick around La Ciutat Vella. The prices here are slightly higher, but still reasonable for the city center. 

This is a safe bet for anyone who wants a comfortable environment without leaving the center. 

Bars in Valencia Old Town

Speaking of the city center, let’s look at some other options for El Carme. Besides all the ones listed above, I’ll list out some of my favorites in the downtown area. 

I find that the center is the most difficult area to find a reasonable bar, as there are just too many places that cater exclusively to tourists. And, therefore – are ridiculously expensive. 

But these are a few of the best bars in the Valencia Old Town:

Beers and Travels

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €
  • Location: Pl. de Manises, 3
  • Best For: Tap beer 

Beers and Travels is a place I frequently visit with my friends. There are hundreds of beers, plenty of liquors, and ample space for bigger groups. 

With both indoor and outdoor seating, this tends to be one of my go-to options. 

It has a classic pub vibe on the inside, but the terrace seating faces the Palau de la Generalitat, with a lovely plaça. 

In my opinion, the food is a kinda meh, but it’s still a great bar overall! 

Café de las Horas

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C/ del Comte d’Almodóvar, 1
  • Best For: Cocktails or Coffee

El Café de las Horas is the perfect spot if you don’t know if you want alcohol, coffee, or both! This baroque-style café is a hit among both locals and tourists. 

With the perfect location and unique interior, it’s a super fun spot to try out. So whether you just want a sweet drink, or you want to spice it up – it’s a great option for everyone. 

Honestly, even if you don’t go – I recommend peeking your head inside to check it out! 

100 Montaditos

  • Neighborhood: La Ciutat Vella 
  • Price: €
  • Location: Plaça de la Reina, 10 
  • Best For: Budget travelers

100 Montaditos is the best option for people traveling on a budget. If you come on a Wednesday or Sunday, EVERYTHING is €1. Which means you can get a meal and several drinks for less than €10. 

Don’t expect a gourmet experience. But if you want cold beer and something to fill you up – it literally doesn’t get any cheaper than this. 

There are several locations in Valencia, but the best option is right in front of the Cathedral. 

Bars in Russafa

Russafa is known for being the trendy area – both for locals and tourists. In other words, if you want to go out for a drink, most people are heading out to Russafa. And for the most part, basically any bar you choose is going to be just fine. 

If you want to enjoy a drink outside just to appreciate the atmosphere, then anywhere will work. In general – I recommend looking for bars that are relatively busy – and if they have an open table, snag it ASAP. 

But if you need some more structure, here are some of the best bars in Russafa that truly stand out:

Delorean Lounge

  • Neighborhood: Russafa
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Gran Via de les Germanies, 23
  • Best For: Tardeo/cocktails 

Delorean Lounge is another classic that everybody knows. With cocktails and affordable drinks, this bar almost turns into a club at night. So if you want to get a headstart on enjoying the nightlife, this is where most people get there first round. 

It’s a great spot that’s located on the edge of Russafa. So if you want a lively atmosphere and good drinks – here’s a good spot. 

Ubik

  • Neighborhood: Russafa
  • Price: €
  • Location: : Carrer del Literat Azorín, 13,
  • Best For: Beer/coffee in a quiet atmosphere

Ubik Café is one of the most unique bars in the city. That’s because it also doubles as a café AND a bookstore. 

So want to sip some wine while checking out a new book? This is the place to go. 

Of course, this isn’t the spot for loud partying. Instead, it’s a laid-back place to grab a light drink and a snack. It’s a fun, relaxed environment that I highly recommend. Plus there are plenty of vegan options for food, too! 

Olhops

  • Neighborhood: Russafa 
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Carrer de Sueca, 21
  • Best For: Craft beer

Olhops is one of my favorite bars in Russafa. There are two locations, both of which has a great selection of beer. So if you want to try some craft beer and spend some time in Russafa, this is a top option. 

Olhops and the next bar on the list is usually on my itinerary when I go bar-hopping with friends. With a great selection and a friendly staff, I have nothing to complain about here! 

Ruzanuvol

  • Neighborhood: Russafa
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C/ de Lluís de Santàngel, 3
  • Best For: Craft beer

Ruzanuvol is a fairly large bar, especially considering it’s in the middle of Russafa. With a unique beer selection, plus some great tapas – I definitely consider it to be one of the best bars in Valencia. 

It’s centrally located in Russafa, which makes it easily accessible for most people. The atmosphere is laid back and it’s reasonably priced. So this is one I can personally recommend for most travelers! 

Wine Bars

I have to be honest here – I don’t typically go out to too many wine bars. While I enjoy wine, I usually buy a bottle myself and enjoy it during family meals or special occasions. 

So I got some help from my mother in law to discover some of the best wine bars in Valencia. And here are some of the best options: 

Bodega Baltasar Segui

  • Neighborhood: Benimaclet
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C/ d’Emili Baró, 17,
  • Best For: Buying traditional wines

Bodega Segui is a traditional wine bar that’s been in Valencia for generations. The current Bodega is located in Benimaclet, and offers a huge selection of wines to choose from. 

It’s mostly set up as a store, which makes it the perfect spot to grab some bottles to bring back home or as a gift. But they also have a small bar to taste some of the wines and chat with the owners. 

They are a super friendly staff and are a staple to the city. But again – might want to learn a few words in Valencian. If you do, you might end up getting a heavier pour 😉

Amor Amargo

  • Neighborhood: Russafa
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Carrer de Mossèn Femenia, 2
  • Best For: Wine tasting 

Amor Amargo is another bodega in Valencia. This wine bar is actually located in the old location of the the classic Bodega Baltasar Segui. 

So after 100 years, this wine bar gone from one classic to another! This location is more set up to enjoy some light tapas, wines, and vermouths.

(Because yes, in Valencia – it’s super common to drink vermouth!)

It’s a quaint, traditional, and lovely experience for any wine lover. So if you’re already in Russafa, head over to this wine bar! 

Music Bars

Want some live music to pair with your drinks? Luckily Valencia has a few options for you! And most of them are in the Ciutat Vella, so they’re easy to get to. 

So here are the best music bars in Valencia: 

Ràdio City

  • Neighborhood: Ciutat Vella 
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C/ de Sta. Teresa, 19
  • Best For: Live music shows 

Radio City is a classic Valencia bar. From jazz to local bands, you’ll find just about everything here. 

Almost every day of the week they have something different going on, but especially on the weekend. So if you want a relaxed spot to listen to some music with friends, this is a great option. 

Just make sure to check their page to see schedule!

Peter Rock

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €
  • Location: C/ de Quart, 26
  • Best For: Rock music

Peter Rock is perfect for – well, rock concerts! If you’re looking for something a little heavier, then Peter Rock is going to be your bar of choice. 

The bar itself is fairly large, so there’s plenty of room to come with your friends. 

Personally – it’s not exactly a place I go to often. But it tends to get full often, so if you’re a fan of rock music, then this is a great option for you.

Sports Bars

To be honest, there are probably hundreds of bars scattered around the city with TVs where you can watch a match. 

From a traditional bar in Valencia to some more modern additions – you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere to sit down. For this list, I asked my brother-in-law since he is muuuuch more likely to check these out than I am! 

And if you don’t like any of these options – just head around to any bar near Mestalla, the stadium. You’ll have a dozen bars to choose from!

La Grada

  • Neighborhood: Extramurs
  • Price: €
  • Location:  Av. de Pérez Galdós, 52
  • Best For: Neighborhood sports bar vibe 

This is the place to go if you want a typical, no-nonse neighborhood bar. Avoid the tourists, get decent prices, and hang out with fellow Valencians watching a game. 

It’s a great spot to grab a drink away from the crowd and get an authentic experience. 

Saint Martins Urban Irish

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €€
  • Location: C. de l’Abadia de Sant Martí, 2
  • Best For: Beer

Saint Martin’s is a bar I actually have gone to several times. They have great beer, good food, and several large TVs to watch the game. 

It’s located near La Llotja, and the only downside is that it’s a bit small. But if you get there earlier, you should have no problem. 

Plus – this is one of the ONLY places in Valencia that sells jalapeño poppers (a personal favorite of mine). So if you’re craving greasy bar food, then this is the perfect spot. 

Bear Club

  • Neighborhood: Ciutat Vella
  • Price: €€
  • Location:  Av. de María Cristina, 5
  • Best For: Its location

Bear Club is a relatively new bar that’s opened up near the Mercat Central. I haven’t personally gone here, but I’ve heard good things from people. 

If you want to guarantee you have space somewhere, this is the spot. It’s two stories tall and has outdoor seating, so it’s an easy option for bigger groups

The downside – they’re in a super touristy area, so you can expect to pay higher prices. 

College Bars / Budget Bars

Whether you’re planning on studying abroad in the city, or you just want to find the cheapest bars in Valencia, here are a few great options. 

For the most part, the cheapest bars in the city are in Algirós, near the university. There are also some near C/ Yecla and the surrounding areas. In other words, away from the city center. But I’ll give a few options for specific bars, and you can explore away! 

For reference: “Cheap” in valencia would be less than €2 for a beer. 

Comic (Plaça d’Hondures)

  • Neighborhood: Algirós 
  • Price: €
  • Location: Pl. d’Hondures, 33
  • Best For: Bar hopping 

I mention Comic because it’s a classic bar in the area that’s been around for decades. The food is good and the beer is cheap – so what’s not to love! 

But to be honest, if you’re on a budget, just wander around this area. Plaça d’Hondures is known for having all the college bars and parties (botelló). This is the best place for university students to head to. 

Immortal 

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €
  • Location:  C/ de St. Donís, 3,
  • Best For: Biker-bar style 

Surprisingly, there are still some bars in the city center that are cheap! Immortal is a classic option. 

It has that classic “biker-bar” feel with pool tables, cheap beer, and other games to play. It’s a great option if you’re looking for an inexpensive way to spend the evening. So for many people, this is one of the best bars in Valencia. 

Tapa Bars

Last section! Let’s talk about getting some tapas. I’ll list just a few places for tapas, focusing on the bars that offer great drinks! 

Even though tapas aren’t super common in Valencia, there are still some great places to try. Especially if you just want 1–2 dishes with some wine, there are some tasty spots for you. 

So here are some of the best tapa bars in Valencia:

La Pilareta 

  • Neighborhood: El Carme
  • Price: €€
  • Location: Carrer del Moro Zeid, 13
  • Best For: Vermouth and Clotxines (shellfish)

La Pilareta is one of the oldest bars in Valencia. This is a classic spot to try vermut i clotxines (vermouth and shellfish). 

Vermouth is a super common drink to go with tapas, especially in the evening. Pair that with some local shellfish and you can’t get much more Valencian than that! 

The bar itself is quaint and chic on the inside, so it’s a comfortable spot in the middle of downtown. 

Casa Montaña

  • Neighborhood: El Cabanyal
  • Price: €€–€€€
  • Location:  C/ de Josep Benlliure, 69
  • Best For: The atmosphere

Casa Montaña is another one of the most famous bars in the city. It opened in 1836 and has since been a staple ever since. 

The wine barrels fill the room, making for a lovely atmosphere to enjoy some classic tapas and wine. 

To be fair, this spot is a bit pricier than most. But if you want to grab a drink and a tapa before you head over to the beach, it’s a great option! 

Bar Cabanyal

  • Neighborhood: El Cabanyal
  • Price: €€
  • Location:  Carrer de Martí Grajales, 5,
  • Best For: Seafood tapas

El Bar Cabanyal is another good option for beach lovers. Located in the Cabanyal neighborhood, it’s a classic spot to get some seafood tapas and drinks. 

This is a great neighborhood that you should absolutely explore. Since it used to be its own separate town, it has a special vibe you won’t find anywhere else. So I definitely recommend coming to this local favorite! 

Bonus tip: If you want to get a seaside view, basically any of the restaurants along La Patacona will do just fine! They might be more expensive, but they’re more or less all the same when it comes to drinks. 

Valencia Travel Resources

No you can’t say there’s nowhere to grab a drink in Valencia! Bars are everywhere throughout the city, so this absolutely is not an exhaustive list. If you find somewhere else you like, then just let me know!

Start with this list of the best bars in Valencia, and then keep exploring the city. And if you need more suggestions, here are some other guides to checkout:

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