The 10 Best Bars In Lanzarote, Canary Islands

"Home made" Cocktails | Courtesy of La Delicatezza Cocktail Bar
"Home made" Cocktails | Courtesy of La Delicatezza Cocktail Bar
Lanzarote is a popular holiday destination featuring incredible volcanic landscapes and fabulous beaches. It is considered more of a family-orientated islet than the other Canary Islands, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of places to go for a drink in the evening. Here is our selection of the top ten bars in Lanzarote.
Costa Teguise, Lanzarote © Pete O'Shea/Flickr

Jesters Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Spanish
This bar is owned by a couple from Manchester. Jesters Bar is often the last bar closing in Costa Teguise, open until 4am, so this is the place to go if you don’t feel like ending your night too early. They do karaoke every night and have DJs playing the most popular songs of the moment. They also have pool tables, and their shots and bombs are really original. This bar has all the elements for visitors to have a fabulous time dancing the night away.
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Misquesitos.com

This little shop in Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife, specializes in wine and cheese from the Canary Islands. Here you can taste different regional products and purchase any that take your fancy. Every Thursday you can assist actual cheese-making from 7pm, and they also sell beers for a good price. A great place to start the evening with a good wine, usually they close early, although they host concerts and stay open on special evenings.
Address and telephone number : Calle León y Castillo, 58, Arrecife, Lanzarote +34 657 82 55 38

The Island

Bar, Pub Grub
If what you love best is great live music, then The Island is the place for you. This bar is owned by Rory Gallagher, the Irish singer and songwriter who used to be a member of the famous Irish band the Revs. Rory still plays six nights a week, and some of his best songs come from this venue. They play a variety of music genres including indie, rock, ska, pop, reggae, jazz and metal. The bar also serves food, so you can choose to eat and drink whilst you soak up the amazing atmosphere. Make sure not to get there too late because it fills up fast.
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Santai Marina Lounge

Bar, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Spanish
This bar boasts stunning views over the ocean and Arrecife’s port and specializes in serving creative cocktails. This is an elegant spot, with matching white tables and comfy sofas, and it has an exotic feel, featuring jewel-encrusted golden lamps, long leafy plants and billowing canopies. Santai Marina Lounge often hosts art exhibitions and conferences and they regularly invite musicians and DJs. All music genres can be heard here but they favor Electro/Pop at night. Aside from the good music, there are also many quiet corners if you wish to chat with friends and relax.
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The Tiny Bar

Bar, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Spanish
The Tiny Bar is as small as its name suggests, but it enjoys beautiful views over the bay. You can watch the splash of the waves from the veranda or through the large window of the inside room. There are steps from the bar that take you directly down to the beach. Here there is no television or wifi, nothing to distract you from the people around you and from having a good time. The prices are amazingly cheap, especially considering the location.
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The Irish Anvil Bar

Bar, Vegetarian, Pub Grub, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
There are plenty of Irish pubs and bars all over the Island, and some of them are very good, but The Irish Anvil Bar is one of the oldest and largest and offers a good view over Playa Blanca. They have live music every night of the week from 10pm till 12am, ranging from traditional Irish music to contemporary music. They also broadcast sports events from their 13 television screens. Good beers are served with Irish options, of course, and their breakfast menu is highly rated.
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La Delicatezza

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, Spanish, $$$
Some of the best cocktails in Lanzarote can be found at La Delicatezza Cocktail Bar. Here, making cocktails has been elevated to an art form. They use fresh and homemade ingredients and the presentation of their drinks is magical; the cocktails are served in beautiful containers on wooden boards, trays or even saucepans, with decorative embellishments. Service is professional and the barmen could be said to perform a show during the preparation of the drinks. Although the prices are a little high, the quality of their cocktails make it worthwhile.
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The Pool Shack

Bar, Pub Grub
This bar is situated next to a lagoon-shaped pool at the Lago Verde apartments. The bar boasts a view over the sea that you can enjoy whilst floating on an airbed or relaxing by the side of the pool. It can get hot there in the sun, but ice-cold beer is on hand. The Pool Shack is only to be enjoyed during daytime, as they close early, so come here if you fancy a refreshing drink during the day. They serve food, so it’s easy to end up staying all day.
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The Beach Bar

Bar, Cafe, European, Pub Grub, Wine, Beer, Cocktails, $$$
This bar looks over the Playa Cuchara,which translates as Spoon Beach and the mountains beyond. The atmosphere is laid-back, you can come directly from the beach for an early drink or even stay and order one of their copious dishes. They serve many different types of beer and make their own cocktails, so this is a great place to sit back and watch the world go by, enjoying the relaxation and freedom of being on holiday.
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The Star Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
The Star Bar has something for everyone. There is a big bouncy castle for the kids, a patio to sunbathe on, a pool table, and a television showing major sports events or music videos. They also organize karaoke nights but there’s no pressure to sing if you don’t feel like it. The owners are happy to chat to customers and they keep the atmosphere fun and relaxed. This is the ideal place to go with the whole family.
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