Malta is a small island in the central Mediterranean with a rich history involving Romans, Moors, Knights of St. John, French and British rulers. Malta is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches and has lots of fun, popular bars for people of all ages. Here’s a list of some of the best to visit after a day of exploring this beautiful island.
The Plough & Anchor looks out over Exiles Bay. The owners are Maltese, very friendly and are always happy to take photographs with visitors in their pub. The décor is really quirky and interesting, with a display of various antique clocks on one wall. The bar can get really packed, especially in the evenings, so it’s a good place to go to socialize.
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Wine, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian, $$$
Selling traditional Maltese food, Legligin is a small restaurant and wine bar which provides an exceptional experience. The walls are white stone and the restaurant is lit by a few lights in the walls and candles on the tables. Wooden furniture of varying shades gives a sense of comfort and conveys a relaxed atmosphere.
City Bar is popular among young Maltese people. It is a casual bar, so is a great place to meet up with friends and have a few drinks. They will sometimes set up a stage and hold events to raise money for charity. The interior design matches dark colours and light, creamy browns. They take bookings, so it is a great place for parties, indoor or outdoor.
Part of the luxury Westin Dragonara Resort, Bedouin Bar is the place to be. It is an outdoor club located right at the water’s edge and offers a really relaxed and calming atmosphere in the surreal beauty of the lights of the resorts and other buildings overlooking the water. Fantastic and creative cocktails are sold here. The bar hosts exclusive events on Friday nights, which you need to join a guestlist for via their website.
At level 22 of Malta’s tallest high-rise, Portomaso Business Tower, you will find one of the most exclusive bars in Malta. The views here are unparalleled across the island. Open during the week as a formal but calm bar setting, Twenty-Two implements a smart-dress code. It has already played host to a number of international celebrities from the world of music, film and television. The bar has a modern and classy feel to it, having been designed by a leading local designer with inspiration drawn from all over the world.
Decorated inside and out like an old-fashioned New York casino, this kitschy café is certain to bring your days or nights to life. The walls are covered with fascinating pictures and objects, the staff are friendly and fast-working and there is a fun and active atmosphere. Serving as a café, bar and restaurant in one, Café Jubilee is sure to meet your needs and is definitely good value for money.