Patricia from Marbellista

Marbella has a mild climate all year round, which means that most people spend much of their lives on the street. There is a deeply-rooted bar culture which means locals head to the bars most evenings to meet up with friends. Almost all bars have outdoor terraces from morning until night, so you'll find people in bars at any time of day, summer or winter. These are some of the most popular bars in Marbella, most of them do fantastic food too...


Sinatra Bar in Puerto Banus

This place is a classic in Puerto Banus. People from all over the world come to Sinatra to have a drink in front of the impressive boats, with Ferraris, Lamborghinis and McLarens passing by.

Location: Muelle Ribera, Puerto Banus

Sinatra bar in Marbella



Frank´s Corner

The customers here are Spanish and expat residents. There is flamenco live music every Friday at 8pm which is well worth a listen and watch. There are also pool tables, screens to watch sports, and great cocktails. It's also open from 12:00pm till 2:00am so it's perfect to take you from day to night.

Location: Calle Camilo Jose Cela, 12. Marbella

Frank's Corner in Marbella


The Claddagh

This is a classic Irish Bar with live music and sports showings. Lots of tourists hang out here so it has an international atmosphere. You must go for the famous happy hour which is Monday to Friday 6:00 – 8:00pm. The live music happens on the weekends.

Location: Avenida Arias Maldonado, 16. Edificio Skol. Marbella

The Claddagh Irish Bar in Marbella


Ambrosía Bistrobar in San Pedro Alcantara

To try a real Spanish homemade vermouth, you should go to Ambrosia Bistrobar in San Pedro Alcantara, in front of the Boulevard of San Pedro. It has a cozy terrace and very good service.

Location: Avenida Hermanos Alvarez Quintero, 20. San Pedro Alcantara (next to the San Pedro gas station)

Ambrosia bar in Marbella



If you want to feel like the “Life on Marbs” cast, this is the place. They serve amazing food and cocktails and you can enjoy one of the best summer sunset views from their terrace.

Location: Avenida del Prado, 3. Aloha, Marbella

Fuel Brasserie in Marbella


La Catarina Craft Beer

This place does the best local craft beer, and best burgers in Marbella! This bar is found in a warehouse where you'll be entertained by live music and jamming sessions. It's open from 8pm until late.

Location: Calle Gabriel Celaya, 6. Poligono Industrial La Campana, Marbella

La Catarina Craft Beer in Marbella


Astral Cocktail Bar in Puerto Banus

From the outside this cocktail bar looks like a pirate boat. Inside you will find possibly the best cocktails in Marbella. They always look amazing - well worth a picture for your Instagram!

Location: Muelle de Levante, Puerto Banus

Astral Cocktail Bar in Marbella


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This blog post was written by Patricia of Marbellista - a blog about the best bits of Marbella. She writes in both Spanish and English.