Puerto del Carmen Nightlife

You’ll find a wide array of places to party in Puerto del Carmen. Our nightlife map shows the top nightclubs, bars, pubs, and live music venues. Specialty places like cocktail bars, show bars, karaoke and sports bars are also included, as well as the best beach bars, bar & grills.

We further added beers gardens and wine bars, terrace & rooftop bars, shisha bars, holes-in-the-wall, as well as, places with bingo nights and quiz/trivia nights.

Where to Party

Almost all the nightlife in Puerto del Carmen can be found along Avenida de las Playas or very close to it. The stretch from Old Town Harbour through Playa Grande up until Punta El Barranquilla accounts for roughly 90% of the party options in PDC. 

From there on you won’t find mind much until you get closer to Playa Matagorda. A decent cluster of pubs and cocktail bars can be found on both ends of the beach, but the selection pales in comparison to the heart of Avenida de las Playas.

Nightlife Map

As you can see on the interactive map below, most of the nightlife is focused very close to the ocean. It starts at the harborfront, the moves along Playa Grande, then up to Los Pocillos and Matagorda.

Nightclubs & Discos

The Lanzarote Palace is near the harbor and doesn’t close until 6 am. The Ibiza Disco is near the tourism kiosk at Playa Grande… but is Ibiza in name only.

Aside from that, there’s not much going on in town. A lot of discos tend to open and close rather quickly in PDC, but Arrecife is but a short taxi ride and offers a greater selection.

Themed Bars

Ruta 66 is an American theme bar that plays 80s/90s music and is probably the most popular of all drinking establishments in Puerto del Carmen. 

Africa Bar has an African safari theme, as well as some of the best live music on the island. Both options are located on the eastern end of Playa Grande and in easy walking distance of each other.

While not really a themed bar per say, the Gran Casino de Lanzarote can get quite busy in the evening and has reasonably priced drinks.

Show Bars

The Musical Hall Tavern is the most famous diner and shows bar in town and is also the most popular in all of the Lanzarote for drag queen shows. 

Basseys and Betty Boops are the two other options which are drag show related but on a smaller scale. Betty Boops also has karaoke following the show.

Oceans Royale is unique in the fact that their dinner and show has a vegas cabaret theme.

Live Music Venues

Tequila Lounge and Africa Bar (playa grande), as well as Electric Island (harbor) are incredibly popular. At Playa Matagorda, Marcos & Aless Bar and Rockolla  are well-known, while the latter hots The Ska Duo on Sunday nights and is well worth the trip.

Almost every Irish or Scottish pub in PDC also offers live music with some sort of house band or solitary singer. Around the harbor, that’s The Scotch Corner BarMulligansCraic and CeolDicey Reillys and The Irish Harbour Bar.

Along Avenida de las Playas through Playa Grande, there’s Brian Boru, Murphy’s, and The Irish Viking. At the end of the beach and heading towards Los Pocillos, you’ll find MaguiresThe Dubliner and Ned Kelly’s.

Karaoke Bars

O’ Briens (playa grande) and Rockola (matagorda) both offer live music on top of karaoke, while Betty Boops has karaoke after their drag show.

Cocktail Bars

The best cocktail bars are sandwiched in between Playa Grande and Playa Los PocillosLa Delicatezza and Golden Corner are the heavy favorites with DiamondLa Gruta trailing behind. While a couple of streets back from Avenida de las PlayasBogarts Bar is a fairly unique option, while RockaDilly, California and Hawaïan Bar round out the rest.

At the harborfrontHeineken Bar reigns supreme while Skyy is fairly trendy and also doubles as a shisha bar. Cerveceria San Miguel has a decent selection of cocktails and beers.

Behind Playa GrandeÓleo is a fast-rising star that not only has great cocktails but is a highly-regard beer garden and tapas bar. 

On the far end of Playa Los Picollos you’ll find the Corner CafeHorizonte and then at Playa Matagorda is Ocean’s, which is top-notch.

The top beach bars usually have decent cocktails too with the Chiringuito Beach Terrace at Playa Grande getting rave reviews.

Wine Bars

At the harbor side of Playa Grande, you’ll find Vino+ La Tienda which is a tapas bar/wine store, so the selection is quite extensive.

Beer Gardens & Brewpubs

Óleo Tapas Bar and Beer Garden at Playa Grande has an impressive selection of brews while the Cerveceria San Miguel is a short walk away at the Old Town Harbor.


The Irish dominate the pub scene in Puerto del Carmen and make it one of the best places to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Lanzarote. There are English and Scottish options too, and in general, the pubs in PDC also double as sports bars with a UK flavor.

A lot of options can be found near the harbor and aside from the Irish pubs with live music listed above, The Purple TurtleIrish Rover, Slattery’s, Highlander Too,Hogan Stand, as well as, The Dog and Duck, Tipplers and The Rock Inn.

Inbetween Playa Grande and Playa Los Pocillos, most of the pubs have ocean views with The Galleon 2 being the most popular. Other options include The Bucket List BarBar Adelante, the Owl & Pussycat Inn, and the Cock & Bull.

At the end of Playa Los Pocillos, you’ll find another popular pub in The GuinnessTavernAt Playa Matagorda, The Auld Triangle is a great spot, plus there’s also Peggy’s Snug, and Decky Dillon’s.   

Hole in the Wall Bars & Pubs

Sometimes, these like snug spots are all you need to have a good time. The Tiny Bar near Playa Grande offers a sweet ocean view while O’Connells Dug Out is a teensy Irish pub that doubles as an intense little sports bar.

Sports Bars

Linekers and Gallagher’s Beachview are decent options right in front of Playa Grande, while Arthur’s Bar near Playa Los Pocillos is has a nice menu too.

Near the harbor, there’s Thomas ECK, while The Sportsman Bar is at Playa Matagorda.

Most pubs in PDC also have TVs tuned into UK sports, as do some of the bar & grills.

Beach Bars

Along Playa Grande, you’ll find a bunch of options with Sunset Beach,ShenanigansChiringuitoThe Galleon Inn and The Tavern on the Seafront.  

On the way to Playa Los Pocillos, there are a couple of decent bars with ocean views in Ancala2 and The Venue.

At the end of Playa Los Pocillos, there’s Paddy’s Paradise and O’Sheas Bar while the Aussie’s Beach Bar at Playa Matagorda is an island favorite.

Terrace & Rooftop Bars

The Sugar Lounge Terrace near the harbor offers a sunny rooftop with lots of spots to lounge and enjoy the ocean view.

Bar & Grills

Most of the top beach bars and pubs also have great grills but these selections best fit the category.

Near the harbor, you’ll one of the best grills in PDC at The Drunken Monkey, along with the Hatton Garden Bar which has an outdoor pool table.   

The Snug Bar is a street back from Playa Grande and is a little hole-in-the-wall with outdoor seating and is right beside The Rendezvous Bar.

In between Playa Grande and Playa Los Pocillos you’ll find the three places, Topgun Bar, Why Not, and The Hot Spot, all of which have bingo and quiz nights.

Cafe Berlin is at the end of Playa Los Pocillos, while Peggy’s Snug is found at the end of Playa Matagorda.

Shisha Bars

Skyy, found near the harbor is a trendy place that also has great cocktails.

Bars with Bingo Nights

Bingo nights at the Highlander Too near the harbor are quite popular. They also have family games, along with live music on Thursday afternoons from 3-5 pm.

Three bingo bars, Topgun Bar, Why Not, and The Hot Spot are sandwiched in between Playa Grande and Playa Los Pocillos.

Bars with Trivia/Quiz Nights

Sunset Beach at Playa Grande has trivia night and is a great beach bar to boot.

The aforementioned bingo bars, Topgun Bar, Why Not, The Hot Spot, and the Owl & Pussycat Inn all have quiz nights too.