The 10 Best Bars In Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

Photo of Valeria Nikonova
9 February 2017

Gran Canaria is famous for its vivid nightlife and vibrant entertainment establishments. Most bars in Gran Canaria are also clubs, with loud music and a standard set of alcoholic beverages. Explore our guide to the most unique and lively bars in Gran Canaria.

Grey Goose Vodka | © Nic Taylor

The Eiffel Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Beer, Cocktails, Spanish, $$$
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EIFFEL BAR Yumbo Centrum, PLAYA DEL INGLES | Courtesy of Eiffel Bar
The Eiffel Bar opened its doors in 2011 and, in the short time since, has gained huge popularity among fans of nice relaxing nights and good quality alcohol. The warm and bright interior, which has been inspired by modern French-style décor creates a homely atmosphere. The bar invites visitors to relax on comfortable sofas while tasting French or Spanish wine. French owners Fabien and Olivier have taken care of providing a wide choice of drinks from big-name brands, such as Grey Goose French Vodka, to classic cocktails, and from the best local wines to internationally crafted beers. The hosts are welcoming to all and provide a fantastic service, while drinks come accompanied by a lovely gesture, a free plate of marshmallows.

La Azotea de Benito Cocktail Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Beer, Spanish, Cocktails, $$$
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BENITO ROOF Cocktail Bar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
BENITO ROOF Cocktail Bar, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | Courtesy of La Azotea de Benito
The idea behind La Azotea de Benito is to bring customers an excellent service with classic cocktail making techniques, while keeping up with the latest trends. The bar staff leaves an impeccable first impression, with great service and attention to the customers’ needs. La Azotea de Benito is worth visiting for their specialty gin & tonics and premium classic cocktails. The rooftop bar is imbued with the atmosphere of aesthetics and sophistication that make it an ideal place for a relaxed celebration of Spanish culture and history.

The Black & White Pianobar

Bar, Spanish
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Moonlight Sonata
Moonlight Sonata | © piblet/Flickr
The Black & White Pianobar is a lovely bar, located in the heart of Puerto Rico, and has been offering an intimate and friendly ambiance for more than 20 years. It is very popular with locals and Scandinavians. Currently the bar is under the management of Carlos and Ofelia, who invite in new pianists every month. The Black & White Piano Bar hosts live piano music performances every night, and song requests are available. The bar has an excellent choice of delicious mild to strong alcohol at reasonable prices. Black & White is a nice alternative to the busy and loud crowds in the clubs.

Mystique Bar

Bar, Beer, Spanish, $$$
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Opened in 2009 in a popular destination for all those seeking to experience Gran Canaria‘s nightlife, the Yumbo Center, Mystique Bar has adhered to a simple tradition of making great cocktails. This choice of alcoholic drinks and mixes on the menu suggests passion and the high commitment to excellent customer service of this bar. Mystique Bar offers an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, and should be visited for their good quality shots including the Mexican shot and Aperol Spritz.

Price: mid-range

Opening hours: 10.30am-2.30am daily

Piccadilly Music Bar

Bar, Beer, Spanish
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Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico | © Guiseppe Milo/Flickr
Piccadilly Music Bar is located in Puerto Rico district, and has been open for more than 35 years. The staff at Piccadilly care about creating an impeccable impression, which can be seen in the happy faces of their customers. The menu has many well varied drinks, including unique homemade shots, shooters, and cocktail jugs. All drinks go accompanied by a variety of fun games that help create a friendly atmosphere. The in-house DJ will play funky electronic music, and on other days Piccadilly Bar offers karaoke and an American pool table. Piccadilly provides a classic and simple form of entertainment that works when it comes to softening the crowd and making unforgettable memories with your friends and family.

Crazy Horse Bar

Bar, Pub Grub
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Crazy Horse Bar is a lovely spot, hidden away from city center, that offers stunning views of the Puerto Rico bay. It is a perfect place to end a long and busy day while watching an unimaginable sunset from the open terrace. The owner, Paul, is a friendly host who loves meeting new people and pays great attention to details and clients’ needs. The interior of Crazy Horse Bar is reminiscent of the Wild West, with typical saloon doors installed at the entrance and numerous flags hanging on the walls and ceiling that serve decorating purposes. It is a great spot for cheap and tasty wine by the glass in a relaxed setting.

Wig Wam Cocktail Bar

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Beer, Spanish, $$$
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Wig Wam 101 Belgian Beers, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria
Wig Wam 101 Belgian Beers, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria | Image courtesy of Wig Wam Cocktail Bar
This place has a Native American-style vibe, with traditional decorations such as totem poles, feathers and tribal attributes. Wig Wam Cocktail Bar serves a good selection of Belgian beers, including Leffe, Duvel and Kriek in their cosy interior and open terrace. While here, try the speciality of the house, the Wig Wam Special Cocktail, that comes with the mixture of Malibu, Pisang Ambon, banana rum, kiwi, orange juice and cream. Or try the Sitting Bull, with its exotic combination of liquor and milk. The bar also serves Spanish wines by the glass with reasonable prices. They offer live music acts on Tuesdays and Fridays between 8pm and 11pm.

The Shamrock Bar

Bar, Beer, Spanish, $$$
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The ubiquitous Irish bar can be found across the world, and Gran Canaria is no exception. The Shamrock Bar, located in the busy district of Puerto Rico, is owned by an Irish family that focuses on offering live shows and sport events every night, including football and hockey championships. The bar is well-known for its funny, international and friendly atmosphere that is so valued among loyal local customers. Without doubt The Shamrock Bar is the leading place for never ending stream of entertainment in the whole of Puerto Rico. From 8 o’clock every evening, the owners of the bar, Tony and Gary, who have more than 30 years of experience, will demonstrate their skills gained in the Irish entertainment industry.

Barbacoa Show Bar & Cocktail Lounge

Bar, European, British
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Barbacoa Bar
Barbacoa Bar | © Pyro Rock Monster Petty/Flickr
Barbacoa Show Bar has been unofficially granted the title of the leading venue for performance in Gran Canaria for many years. The bar is family-friendly and offers free entry and a children’s menu. The lounge is divided into convenient zones with wide screen TVs, where visitors can watch whatever program they wish while enjoying a cold beer or one of the creative cocktails. Barbacoa Show Bar specializes in offering a variety of performances, ranging from family shows held every Tuesday to adult shows on Sundays. Barbacoa Show Bar is open from early morning to serve delicious hot breakfasts, and is a great place to go for a dinner and try their special tender and juicy steaks and fresh fish and chips. Barbacoa’s large open terrace is the best location to loosen up and enjoy fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ricky’s Cabaret Bar

Bar, Beer, Spanish
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A holiday in Gran Canaria will not be complete unless you stop by this iconic and world famous entertainment venue. Ricky’s Cabaret hosts drag shows nightly, featuring crazy production, lip-syncing and glittery costumes. To get the most out of the cabaret performance bring friends who enjoy comedies and having a good laugh. The outstanding performances and passionate dedication of artists guarantee that everyone will leave Ricky’s cabaret with a smile on their face.

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