La Marcha - Nightlife in Seville

Nightlife in SevilleBelow you'll find some of the spots to enjoy the nightlife or la marcha in Seville. You have my promise that I'll tell you where the people go, but I won't try and guess what you like! We're all different when it comes to what we want for nightlife, so I've tried to offer a wide variety of options. During the summer most people head to the river and the terrazas where it's cooler during the night. In winter the bars in the center and other spots offer the best places to keep warm and follow la marcha.

While it may not seem so there is a method to the madness of nightlife in Sevilla. It's common to begin with a beer or two and maybe a tapa, then head to a bar de copas as the night goes on. If you're part of the younger crowd you might wind up in the street for a botellón around midnight, a kind of BYOB party where people bring their own liquor, mixers, ice and plastic cups. Those still wishing to continue often hit a discoteca to dance or people watch until 6 or 7am.

But wait! There are more options than just those above. Flamenco bars range from the more expensive tablao offering professional performances to a spontaneous neighborhood show in a local Triana bar. Both offer other forms of popular entertainment than just hitting the bars. Irish pubs, to varying degrees of authenticity, give you a place to enjoy a pint of Guinness or Murphy's and take in a football (soccer) or rugby match. If you're looking for a relaxing evening tea salons take you to Morocco and other exotic places with their decoration while offering teas, juices and pastries. There's also a lively gay and lesbian scene in Sevilla. So whatever you choose to do, rather than me choosing it for you, I hope to have a suggestion that helps you find your way. As always please email me any suggestions so I can make this page better for everyone. You can also check out the music section or the nightlife by neighborhood feature for some other nightlife ideas.

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Starting the night with a cold beer


The first four cervecerias listed below are known for a couple of things: the coldest beer in town at a cheap price and they are often crowded on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, just before people hit a restaurant or tapas bar to get something to eat. My favorites are El Tremendo and Bar Jota.

El Tremendo
Address: (Santa Catalina)
It's a cerveceria located in Santa Catalina which specializes in one thing: cold beer! And this is the definition of one ugly hole in the wall bar. But this is a famous place in Sevilla. With larger glasses and prices under a 1€, El Tremendo is a common place for a beer after work or to get the evening started. While they bartenders may push what they like to call tapas, there's nothing hot or cooked offered. Mojama, a salty dried fish, is the closest thing to a tapa you'll find. Otherwise your choices are chips and nuts, and did I mention the cold, cold beer? Stand outside (no chairs) with the rest of the crowd where tables are set up along the corner of the street. Bathrooms may be the smallest in all of Sevilla. Next door is another bar which takes advantage of the spillover - the two kind of blend together. Keep your eye out for Curro, the neighborhood dog who spends his days and nights between El Tremendo and Plaza de los Terceros.

Bar Jota
Address: Avda. Luis Montoto (Nervión)
Another place famous in Sevilla for it's beer and pretty much nothing else. Well, there are a few tapas including gambas, but it's not what people are here to sample. Rather it's Cruzcampo served cold and like others in this category you enter, order up - just say the number of beers you'd like when it's busy - then head outside with the rest of the people on the sidewalk. A great place to start for a beer or two or three as you decide where to go to next.

La Bodeguita Antigua and Los Soportales
Address: Plaza Salvador (Centro)
After undergoing renovations with much of the rest of the plaza and church these two bars are now open, but some of the atmosphere is lost until the Plaza is back in it's old form. Both are a great place for a cold beer, plate of olives and a little jamón. Live music can be found on some days, vendors selling everything from toys for the kids to candy and potato chips. People would spill into the plaza and line the steps of Iglesia Salvador. But for now, the action is limited to the smaller part of the Plaza Salvador.

La Plazoleta
Address: Plaza San Juan de la Palma (San Juan de la Palma)
A plaza with a few palm trees in the middle and plenty of space to mingle outside the bar. La Plazoleta is a great stopping point on the weekends before lunch or for a quick tapa. Plenty of cold, cheap beer make it a favorite for locals.

Texas Lone Star Saloon, aka: Tex-Mex Bar
Address: c/ Placentines near the Cathedral (Centro)
Ok, it's not a cerveceria in the traditional sense but it can be a good place to start the evening. Get your fill of American atmosphere the minute you walk in the door, which is within site of the Giralda. Walls are covered with college banners, assorted stuff from Texas and military memorabilia. Owned by a director of a study abroad program in Sevilla it's more of a place for beer, sports and American/Tex-Mex bar food. If there's a game on somewhere it's likely to be here. Weekly NFL games, the Superbowl, NCAA Basketball championship, NBA games and playoffs as well as every Sevilla or Betis away game. You can also catch episodes of Friends in English, the Oscars and other events, just check the chalkboard in the street. Front bar area has a pool table and 4 televisions. Back dining area offers more seating with another 4 screens. Drink specials during the week and Friday include all you can drink Cruzcampo for 10 Euros - put your drinking cap on. Free popcorn often comes with your drink (Bud on tap if you wish to drink it) and the burgers are pretty good.

International Beer Bars in Seville

cerveza internacional

You know you can always get Irish or English brews at any one of the many pubs in the city. But when you want to try something a little more exotic the bars below are your best bet.

Cervecería Internaciónal
Address: c/Gamazo (Arenal)
If you want to try a sampling of beers from around the world or are just missing a beer from back home head to Cerveceria Internacional where you'll have a choice from over 300 beers. Choose from the display of bottles along the wall or their menu which lists nation of origin, alcohol content, size and price. Speaking of price it can get pricey drinking here. Some beers contain very high alcohol content - check the menu to see how much you're getting. The higher the content the worse it gets in my opinion: if you want more alcohol take a shot and use the beer as the chaser!

La Fábrica
Address: Plaza de Armas C.C (Arenal)
Looking for the brew pub experience? Sevilla's only true micro-brewery can be found in the Plaza de Armas, located in the (fairly) new and renovated Córdoba train station which is now serves as a mall. A choice of five or so beers as well as some good tapas bring in a mixed crowd, although it's not the cheapest place around. I tried their specialty, bacalao frito y dorado, which is similar to scrambled eggs with bits of cod served in a cazuela. Sounds weird, but it's quite good. A good place to start the evening and a good place to sample something other than Cruzcampo, which, by the way, is still the best beer on earth...

Cerveceria Europa
Address: Luis Montoto (Nervión)

If beer from Europe is your thing then you'll get a good selection in this bar just across the street from the El Corte Inglés. Plenty on tap but even more in bottles.

German Beer place
Address: Reyes Catolicos (Arenal)

OK, I need to get the name down of this place, but they have some German brews on tap as well as a little international food. It's visible from Reyes Catolicos.


Bares de copas

There is a long list of choices when it comes to a bar de copas, and much depends on what kind of mood your in. After a beer or two, and as the night gets going, you may find yourself heading to one of these spots for some mixed drinks.

Sopa de Ganso
Address: c/Pérez Galdós (Alfalfa)
Offering a wide range of tapas as well as mixed drinks, this bar offers a bit more space than some of the others on Pérez Galdós. You can find some good food in the early hours but later in the evening the place is set up for drinking. Music varies but they play more rock and spanish pop than anything else. Being a bar de copas the beverages of choice are mixed drinks, but note that beer is a little pricey here at 2€ a pop.

La Rebotica
Address: c/Pérez Galdós (Alfalfa)
If chupitos, or shots, are what you're looking for this is the place to go. A definite "hole in the wall" bar with a list of over 50 different shots is opposite the bar, some named for celebrities ("Harrison Ford", "Kim Bassinger" - the names show the bar opened in the mid-80's) while others are a bit more clever, like "Pipi de Burro", "Orgasmo", "Moco", "Cerebrito". Each shot costs about 1,20€. The walls were papered in old comic books, and retro '80s tunes were playing all night when we were there. This has since changed since a recent redecorating effort and more modern music. The shot menu is still there but much smaller and hard to read. Liked the retro bit before, but still a good place for cheap shots and copas.

Cabo Loco Bar
Address: c/Pérez Galdós
A little island and Native American ambience in a little bar. An Important part of la marcha near the Alfalfa, you can try to squeeze in or spill out into the street like most do on Calle Pérez Galdós. A wide variety of shots with a backdrop of Indian "artifacts" like axes, clothing and more.

El Perro Andaluz
Address: c/Bustos Tavera (Santa Catalina)
Recent, extensive renovations including much needed air conditioning and the third paint job in the last 4 months have transformed the bar from a dive into more of a hip atmosphere. Unfortunately the last color they chose was gray. Paint aside they offer live music 4-5 times per week, with mostly local acts but some out-of-towners as well. Clientele includes local musicians and actors as well as your everyday folks. A decent DJ plays tunes when nobody is performing with a mix of Spanish and other rock, none of the pop/disco type music you'll hear on Calle Betis.

La Carboneria
Address: c/Leves 18
(Santa Cruz)
Famous from it's mention in almost every guide book about Sevilla, it's still worth a trip. Free music, often Flamenco, can be found in the back covered terraza, popular in the summer and winter. The front bar with a more rustic, winter pub atmosphere includes a piano, stone walls and floors, fireplaces and wooden tables and chairs. A mix of people, from pijo to earthy, spanish to every nationality under the sun, with plenty of Americans if here for only a day or two. Aside from it's reputation as tourists bar, when there's a live act and I've got a friend in town they always come away liking the place.

Address: c/Argote de Molina (Centro)
Just down a side street from the Cathedral, Antiguedades is a good stopping place with a mix of old and young. Likely a good place for Halloween considering the morbid stuff hanging from the ceiling: bodies, faces and other creepy stuff. Large bar allows you to find a corner to order a copa and head into the street with the rest of the crowd.

La Ilustre Victima
Address: Doctor Letamendi, 35 (Alameda)
Just down a side street from Calle Feria they offer a wide range of food, including Moroccan, typical Spanish and samplings of the Mediterranean. Some outdoor seating with a large bar inside. Turns into a bar de copas at night with a lively, mixed group. A few blocks away you may see some questionable women, if I may puta it that way. But it's a safe place with a good crowd.

Cafe Hercules
Address: corner of c/Guadiana and c/Peris Mencheta (Alameda)
Ok, I hate the term but perhaps a little bohemian in atmosphere. You may catch a glimpse of a local actor or two. Tables outside in the warmer months and nice and cozy inside.

Address: c/Betis (Triana)
If you're looking for a lot of Americans and other internationals come here. Drinks, music and pool, and again, a lot of Americans with a few Spaniards from time to time. Cheap drink specials during the week make it a stopping point for many enjoying the river and action of Calle Betis.

Dancing: Discos in Seville


When the action winds down in the bars the discotecas are often still open, many until 6 or 7am. Drinks are more expensive and the bouncers often select the clientele at the door.

Address: c/Betis (Triana)
One of the biggest discos around is Boss, located across the river from the center on Calle Betis. With 4 bars located at various levels and a very large, stadium type dance area it's a favorite of many for the late night scene. Dress well and go in small groups to get in, but as with many discos be prepared to be turned away at the door for whatever reason. You'll find plenty of young Spaniards as well as internationals. A fixture in Sevilla and the Calle Betis scene.

Address: Expo 92 site (Isla de la Cartuja)
Many with hopes of spotting a local or national celebrity, including actors, artists and fútbol players, try to get into Sevilla's most upscale and swank disco. Located in the former Olympic Pavilion of Expo '92, it's been completely renovated and is fit to please the most avid disco-goer. Be very prepared to be turned away at the door, especially if you're not dressed for an expensive evening. During the summer there is a terraza where you can enjoy a breeze.

Address: c/Cuesta del Rosario (Alfalfa)
A smaller disco located just down the street from Plaza Alfalfa, Santuario (formerly known as Catedral) offers copas and dancing until late at night. A reputation for having the most modern sounds they're well known for new music from the hippest international locations, if that's your thing. Smaller than many of the other discos, there's still enough room to move about.

Notre Dame
Address: Avenida Montesierra (Sevilla Este)
Picture a gothic cathedral and you'll get the atmosphere of this place. Carefully decorated with a large crucifix at the entrance to prepare you for the rest of the place. Dimly lit but bustling with activity in the late hours, techno and other modern rhythms contrast the gothic ambience. Being in Sevilla Este it's new and has a younger crowd. It's also far from the center of the city.

Weekend House Club
Address: Avda Torneo 43 (Torneo)
Another recent addition to the discoteca scene with a reputation for house music. It's located on the city center side of the Expo '92. Elaborate decoration and pricey drinks, but it's known to be the one of the "hippest" joints in Sevilla. From a center stage cage filled with go-go dancers to the semi-famous Barbie the Destroyer, the dancing transvestite there are visits by well-know DJs, lasers and lights as well as a thumping new sound system - enough to keep the neighbors up until 7am. A young crowd with a good mix of hetero and gay patrons. From time to time they also clear the place for some concerts - from metal to hip-hop. If you like flash they've got a fun website.

Address: (Los Remedios
Just across the river using Puente de las Delicias and located in what looks like the warehouse district, you'd never imagine it's tucked away in this place when you first enter the street. That is until you see the cars parked every which way. They like to turn people away at the door, so come well dressed and in coed couple form if possible. We saw two guys by themselves who were turned down, but then offered entrance for 30€ apiece, a creative way being open to everyone but saying "no". If you're liked the entrance is free of course. Also, if you become a member you get your private VIP entrance. The atmosphere is hip meets hippie meets Morocco, with lot's of candles and incense, rustic wooden chairs and tables all complete with hookahs. A number of bars to choose to order from with famously handsome waiters dressed in all-white Moroccan garb. In the back there's plenty of seating with more candles and incense, which makes it an attractive place for people watching if you don't do the disco thing. It's an open air summer place with a large dance floor under the palms. Music is of the summer pop variety with some old classics to keep you dancing. Closed in late fall and winter, but Goa, it's winter counterpart is open.

Irish, English & Scottish Pubs in Seville

Pubs: irlandes, inglés y escoses

There's always room for something a little different - most of these bars cater to the English speaking crowd, offer your typical stouts and other brews from the north. You'll always find a good selection of whisky as well. Many are the best places to take in a football match or other sporting event, as well as meet some fellow travelers.

Address: c/Alemanes (Centro)
Around Christmas of 2011 Flaherty's was forced out of their building. Rumor has it another Irish pub will open, this time run by a local business. We'll see if it's true! The action never stops in the biggest tourist bar and Irish pub in Sevilla. Located a few meters from the Cathedral you'll never enter without hearing English as well as a few other languages. Outdoor seating, a few bars and a back dining room give you plenty of choices. Big screen TV which was used for European soccer games and rugby - before there were no American sports! Now they have NASN, and are more and more frequently showing the major championships plus whatever else the crowds may ask for. A favorite of many visitors and despised by some locals (those anti-tourist folks, I guess) go late at night to get your fill of raucous crowds, shots and much drinking. During the day a favorite place for displaced tourists looking for pub food. Flaherty's is a chain, with a few other locations in the larger cities of Spain. They also once ran a bar in Charlotte, NC!

Merchant's Malt House
Address: Calle Canalejas, 12 (Centro)
The atmosphere of an Irish pub without the crowds of tourists you see in it's Irish counterpart, Flaherty's. Still, you'll have a hard time not finding a tourist at the bar. Dark red interior, plenty of wood furnishings with lot's of old advertising signs for beer and liquor, the standard stuff for these places. Upstairs offers a second bar with some comfortable couches and a fireplace. Large screen TV with every Betis and Sevilla away and home match as well as weekly Premier League, rugby matches, NFL football and other American sports. At least 10 different bottled beers as well as another three on tap. Video trivia contests in English and other activities as well. Now with a free WiFi connection.

Pub Madigan's
Address: Plaza de Cuba (Los Remedios)
Located in the Plaza de Cuba just across the bridge to Los Remedios there's an authentic Irish feel to the inside of the pub. Large amount of outdoor seating you can choose from a decent selection of the beer on tap or in bottles. Also a good place for a coffee. Prices can be a little steep.

O'Neill's, The Irish Pub
Address: Edificio Viapol (Viapol)
Very nice place and more or less genuine atmosphere. Three bars, one at the front, just behind it and an even larger one downstairs - give you plenty of places to choose from. A large pipe organ is the center piece of the bar downstairs. Bad disco music - the 70's stuff - was playing when I was there, but it was a Wednesday night. Guinness, Heineken, Murphy's Red are all on tap, as well as a selection of bottled beers. A small beer on tap, about a half pint, will set you back 1,80€, though, so I can't recommend the place by price. But the feel is somewhat authentic and without the obscene quantity the drunk foreigners that come with Irish pubs in the center, but still expect plenty of guiris.

The Trinity
Address: Plaza Nueva 7 (Centro)
This place is kind of pricey as it's part of Hotel Inglaterra. I've been twice, once on St Patrick's day. And I don't recommend this as the Irish Pub in which to spend St Patrick's day if you're looking for an upbeat crowd. Staff was very nice and we got a green, white and black hat for free thanks to Guinness. (Good for the Betis games!) But it was expensive and it's an older crowd - ok if you are or want that. A nasty drunk sneered at us and made unwelcome comments to everyone, including the nice guys behind the bar. A loud and drunk older American woman from the Midwest tried to pick up the guy leading her tour group. Maybe a good place for a quiet drink, when the nasty drunk and loud American woman isn't there of course.

The Clan Scottish Bar
Address: c/Adriano (Arenal)
The only Scottish bar in Sevilla as far as I know. This one serves up a decent selection of beer, including some drink specials like 2 for 1 Heineken during the week. Televised events include Premier League and Rugby matches, Spanish soccer matches and more. Close to plenty of other bars in Arenal and not a bad place to start things off.

Kennedey's Irish Pub
Address: c/ Cardenal Bueno Monreal (el Porvenir)
Another Irish pub! Plenty of beers on tap, plenty of Irish and other whisky, many coffees spiked with your choice of liquor. Add a bunch of imported antiques direct from Ireland and you have a pretty darn good Irish pub. Live music on the weekends and a large menu of Irish food, of course with a bit of pub fare such as hamburgers.

Sports Bars in Seville


When it's time for any kind of championship the questions always pop up via email or the forums: "Where can I watch the game?" Many of the Irish pubs have a big screen television and feature live sports on the weekends. Sometimes it's just football (think Europe and not American style) while other times they will show American sports such as the World Series, Superbowl, NFL weekly games, etc. Some of the best places to catch the match or game are below, with some special accommodations or deals set-up for certain events.

Texas Lone Star Saloon (Tex Mex Bar)
Address: c/Placentines, 25 (Centro)
One good location for many sporting events is the Texas Lone Star Saloon, or the Tex Mex Bar as most call it. Every week they show two live NFL games. They also show NBA games and a tape-delayed (1 day) broadcast of the NCAA basketball final on Sportmania. For the NCAA final the place is packed, but unfortunately this past year Sportmania decided to show highlights and the final result of the game right before broadcasting it. For those of us who avoided the news all day so we could watch it as if live were quite upset. You can catch any Betis or Sevilla away matches here on pay-per-view as well, and the crowds are pretty good. If you like the Premier League or other European league soccer games they are likely to carry them, too. These guys do a good job of showing what you want to see - normally you can pass by outside and check out the chalkboard where they post what games or events they'll have that day.

Flaherty's - CLOSED
Address: c/Alemanes, 7. Next to the Cathedral (Centro)
One bar, Flaherty's, will not show the NCAA Final no matter how many Americans go to their bar. Even though they were open at 2pm the following day when there was a rebroadcast of the game and there were no other sporting events they refused to change the channel (or rather turn on the TV) so some of us could watch the game. Such nice folks...anyway, if it's soccer from the Premier League you want to see they do an excellent job accommodating your needs.OIf you want a good Irish pub they will take care of you, or even some American food. If you want to catch an American sporting event which isn't the Superbowl, well then it's not the place to go.

Merchant's Malt House
Address: Calle Canalejas, 12 (Centro)
Another option is Merchant's Malt House on the corner of Canalejas and Gonzalez Abreu. Large screen TV with every Betis and Sevilla away and home match as well as weekly Premier League and rugby matches. At least 10 different bottled beers as well as 3 on tap. Video trivia contests in English and other activities as well. If a game is on at a reasonable time you can ask and they do a good job of accommodating you.

Semana Santa Bars

Bares de Semana Santa

If you're one of the majority of travelers who doesn't make it here for Semana Santa you can get a glimpse into the madness in one of these bars. They have an atmosphere which will give you a good feel for the festivities in Sevilla. Just about every bar in Sevilla has at least one picture of a cristo or virgen somewhere, but these go one step further.

Bar Garlochi
Address: c/Boteros (Alfalfa)

On a parallel street behind the Alfalfa you'll find this bar which is - by far - the best when it comes to Semana Santa. You'll think it's a church as you enter the front door thanks to the virgin awaiting you at the entrance, and inside the walls are full of pictures of Cristos and virgenes. Flowers and candles of course make up part of the decoration, as well as some other memorabilia from Semana Santa. Agua de Sevilla is served by the pitcher. This is Semana Santa sensory overload. And they are friendly at the bar, even if there is a moron there from time to time with an "Americans No" sticker on his shirt. He walked past us several times so we could see it until I finally pointed out what a nice shirt he had.

La Fresquita
Address: c/Mateos Gago (Santa Cruz)

It's not uncommon to hear processional music year round in La Fresquita, and incense is frequently burning. Plenty of pictures from Semana Santa, fino and cerveza, as well as a few (standing only) tables outside as the bar is a small one.

Antique Atmosphere - Old Bars

Bares antiguas

These are the places that make you feel like you've taken a step back in time. Some take you back 50 years, while others feel like it's the late 1800s.

El Rincóncillo
Address: c/ Gerona / Plaza de los Terceros (Santa Catalina)
Oldest bar in Seville dating back to 1670. The current owners are on their 8th generation dating back to 1800 or so. You can never enter without seeing a tourist but it has a great atmosphere, including a collection of (still full) bottles of liquor some as old as 70 years. They say representatives from the liquor companies come in every so often to try and buy some of the older bottles - but they're not parting with them. A new dining room upstairs in the old employee quarters has turned this into a good full blown restaurant.

Los Claveles
Address: Plaza de los Terceros (Santa Catalina)
A new favorite watering hole of mine just across the street from El Rinconcillo. I have yet to eat at the bar but I know the woman in the kitchen can cook just by looking at her. Mainly simple tapas to go along with the cold beer. They have done some renovating, but the same old floor is there as is the brick wall. The outside of the bar still sports the old advertisements for fino. The bartenders are always friendly and attentive. Lots of locals from the neighborhood.

Bar Hijos de E. Morales
Address: c/Garcia de Vinuesa (Centro/Arenal)
Just a block behind the large Horno San Buenaventura on Avda. Constitución, this could be the twin to El Rinconcillo. Of interest are the two sides of the bar with separate entrances. The corner location has high ceilings, shelves with plenty of liquor bottles and the old wooden bar just like El Rinconcillo. The other side is darker, with some seating and floor to ceiling height large clay containers that at one point likely stored wine or other alcoholic refreshments. Montaditos seem to be the specialty with a cold beer or a glass of fino.

Bodega Puente
Address: Just across the avenue from Puerta de la Carne
Across the avenue from Santa Cruz and Puerta de la Carne is Bodega Puente, named puente for the Puente de Bomberos. A little dark inside with some seating on the sidewalk, the bar offers a number of tapas plus cheap beer. High ceilings plus an upstairs area used for storage, you get the feeling this place has been around for a while. A large antique mirror runs along the back wall.

Live Music in Seville

Música en directo

A quick listing of bars where you can often catch a show, which may range in quality. If you are looking for flamenco in the bars check out the next section below. If you are looking for larger venues for live music take a look at the Music page.

El Cafetal
Address: Avda Ciudad Jardin, 5
A little further out and it may be best to take a taxi. I always feel like I'm in a pueblo when in Ciudad Jardin. El Cafetal is now in it's tenth year of carrying live music.

El Perro Andaluz
Address: c/Bustos Tavera, 11 (Santa Catalina)
Rock, blues, flamenco, country-rock, reggae - they do a little of everything in the recently renovated local. Nice bar frequented by local actors and artists in the heart of Santa Catalina. They have once again renovated and now have longer hours - 16:00 - 2:00 with a large window onto the street.

La Carboneria
Address: c/Levies (Santa Cruz)

More flamenco than anything else, but you can find other acts in both the front and back room. This bar is famous and frequented by tourists as well as Spaniards. The front room often houses works by local artists. In the summer the back patio is a cool place to be. In the winter the front room with two fireplaces offers a cozy place to warm up.

Jazz Corner
Address: c/ Juan Antonio Cavestany
Jazz as Lisa Simpson would like - the "saxamaphone". But it doesn't stop there, so stop by and check out what they've got going.

La Buena Estrella
Address: c/Trajano , 51 (Alameda)
More jazz in Alameda with weekly jam sessions.

Cafe Naima
Address: c/Conde de Barajas, 2 (Alameda)
Another place in the Alameda to catch live jazz from time to time.

Pub Taifa
Address: Plaza Gavidia (Centro)
Live jazz and blues on Friday and Saturday nights. This is a comfortable little bar hidden away in a corner between the plaza and calle Trajano.

Nu Yor
Address: c/Marques de Parada (Arenal)

On weekends there's live Cuban music, other nights you can enjoy salsa, reggae or flamenco while sipping a mojito at the bar. The crowd gets younger the minute the band starts playing. A bit of an upscale feeling.

Azucar de Cuba
Address: Paseo de Colon (Arenal)

Right before the bridge to Los Remedios it's another great place to take in some live Cuban music, sip on a daiquiri and smoke a cuban cigar. Dinner and lunch is also served - an authentic Cuban dining experience.


Flamenco Bars in Seville

flamenco bar

From the improvised and exciting to only singing or guitar you can find some great shows with a little neighborhood atmosphere in these places. Some have regular flamenco nights where you can catch a local act. While most, but not all, will lack the professional talent, there's still plenty of passion in their performances. If you are looking for more professional performances check out the flamenco portion of the Music section.

La Carboneria
Address: c/Levies 18 (Santa Cruz)

Famous from it's mention in almost every guide book about Sevilla, it's still worth a trip. Free music, often Flamenco, can be found in the back covered terraza, popular in the summer and winter. The front bar with a more rustic, winter pub atmosphere includes a piano, stone walls and floors, fireplaces and wooden tables and chairs. A mix of people, from pijo to earthy, spanish to every nationality under the sun, with plenty of Americans if here for only a day or two. Aside from it's reputation as a tourist bar, when there's a live act and I've got a friend in town they always come away liking the place.

Lo Nuestro
Address: c/Betis (Triana)
A fixture on Calle Betis for years it's a great place for a little flamenco with a group playing just about every night. Very convenient to the nightlife along the river and a few other good places to see a show. This one gets picked up often in guide books and mentioned in forums a lot, with good reason.

La Taberna
Address: c/Duarte, 3
A great place for an improvised show just down the street from Lo Nuestro. Drinks are all you pay, after that sit back and enjoy the flamenco - normally signing and guitar. Between Lo Nuestro and La Taberna you can spend most of the night taking in some good music.

Casa Anselma
Address: c/Pagés del Corro
One of the best known bars of the Triana flamenco scene where Sevillanas is common. Another which is mentioned often by readers of the site.

Address: Paseo de la O - riverwalk (Triana)
Take in a little flamenco right on the shore of the river. Improvised and spontaneous, it's a great place to for flamenco in Triana and comes highly recommended by several readers of this site.

La Madrugá
Address: c/Salado
Close to the Plaza de Cuba, live flamenco weekly. Madrugá is an Andalusian way of saying madrugada or the midnight hour.

Taberna Flamenca
Address: c/Adriano
In the heart of the Arenal nightlife, and close to the Plaza de Toros, what could be a more typical place to sit back and enjoy a little music than Taberna Flamenca?

Lola de los Reyes
Address: Avda Blas Infante
(Los Remedios)
More upscale clientele, as you would expect in Los Remedios.

El Rejoneo
Address: Avda. Blas Infante (Los Remedios)
Don't be afraid to get up and dance here.
Or be afraid depending on your skills.

El Perro Andaluz
Address: c/Bustos Tavera (Santa Catalina)
Flamenco Thursdays! This may change from time to time, but typically you can catch a show for free on Thursdays. Expect music and not much dance in this bar which is known for live music of all varieties.

Tertulia Flamenca
Address: c/Castilla (Triana)
Flamenco Fridays! One of the best neighborhoods to catch a little flamenco is Triana. If you don't like one bar or show you can find something else close by!


Tea Houses in Seville

Teterías en Sevilla

If you're looking to get away from the alcohol and nightlife and spend a relaxing evening or afternoon a tetería may be the place for you. Many offer the atmosphere of Spain's neighbor, Morocco, while others have more of an international feel. Teas, fruit drinks and pastries are common offerings.

Dar El Mehdi Tetería
Address: c/Federico Rubio, 10 (Santa Cruz)
Newest of the bunch, opening in the fall of 2003, and one of the few which you will find in the very center. With wonderful decoration and belly dancing on Friday and Sunday nights.

Tetería Salam
Address: c/Luca de Tena 6 (Triana)
Tucked away on a side street offering teas and pastries from the east.

Tetería Internacional Chef Chaouen
Address: c/Peley Correa, 83. (Triana)
From Morocco to India the decoration is a mix and a little change from the straight Moroccan atmosphere. Teas, pastries and live music from time to time.

Bagdad Cafe y Tetería
Address: c/Pureza 22. (Triana)
Just a block behind calle Betis and fairly close to the Triana bridge. Close to where all the action is and a good alternative if you don't feel like a night of alcohol.

El Duende

Address: c/Paraíso in the Corona Center. (Triana)
Have some tea or a beer and then head to a V.O. movie in Cines Corona Center.

Tetería Yaomi
Address: c/Federico Rubio, 8-10. (Centro)
Belly dancing on Friday nights!

Tetería Inshallah
Address: c/ Peris Mencheta, 24 (Alameda)
A little bit of everything, with teas, pastries and mixed drinks. Cultural activities and a book shop as well.

Address: c/Peral (Alameda)
Offering teas and various batidos (fruit juices, drinks) as well as tapas.

Tetería Cafe Bar Platea
Address: (Alameda)
Just found this one in the Alameda, right on the plaza.


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