Late Night Bars and Clubs
There are several lively late night bars and clubs in Orihuela Costa. Surprisingly for the size and popularity of the area, only one of these is a nightclub (discoteca). Although Orihuela Costa does receive its fair share of younger holidaymakers, the majority of visitors are middle aged. This may have something to do with the lack of proper nightclubs. Another factor could be that the neighbouring city of Torrevieja has the monopoly on nightclubs in the area. Or it could just be the fact that most bars don't close until after midnight, reducing the need for nightclubs.
Late Night Bars and Clubs
The majority of late night bars and clubs are located along the popular Cabo Roig Strip. The most famous of these venues is Bushwacka. This is an Australian themed pub that gets filled to the rafters during summer. Aside from the quirky decor and cans of Fosters lager, don't expect the whole ‘Aussie' experience. Although their food is excellent, you won't find pie floaters, crocodile tail or kangaroo steaks on the menu 🙂
What you will find is a place that knows how to throw a party. Some of the best acts on the Costa Blanca play at Bushwacka. They also boast guest and resident DJ's and feature some great theme and foam parties. The kitchen is open until 22:00 before the real action starts. Other bars that stay open late on the ‘strip' include Smiling Jacks, The Bog Road and Yolo. Those that want to continue partying when these close need to head across the road.
Cabo Roig Adult Clubs
There are two pedestrian bridges from the ‘strip' that cross the N-332. Here you will find a further choice of bars and restaurants. This is also the place to enjoy some raunchy fun in several adult clubs. These are along Calle Isla Tabarca that runs parallel to the N-332. They also include a recently opened ‘Green Club' located directly opposite Bushwacka.
New Scala is modern with a good lighting system and a feature circular bar in the centre. Around the club are various intimate seating areas and podium dancers. Further comfortable seating is available on the mezzanine level. A highlight of the club is the glass catwalk and dance podium suspended above the bar. There is also a restaurant and ‘private' rooms upstairs. Pussy Cat 2 offers similar facilities and erotic shows as does the New Showgirls Club.
Of all the late night bars and clubs in Orihuela Costa, the famous Abbey Tavern has the latest closing time. This Irish themed establishment has been rocking the social scene for decades. During the day and evening it is a popular venue with families and couples. The main reason for this is its fantastic tropical garden area. Here you can sit in the shade of trees and palms and enjoy a delicious lunch. Or visit in the evening for a romantic al fresco starlit dinner.
Two lively outdoor bars keep visitors refreshed, there are ample gardens for the young ones to play in, and an outdoor stage often features live music and flamenco dancing. Witching hour sees Abbey Tavern really start to fill up. As the other late night bars and clubs start closing their doors, the party crowd head for the Abbey to drink and dance the night away till 7am.
Sala Passion Dance Club
Located in the popular Villamartin Plaza, Passion is Orihuela Costa's only nightclub. This long running establishment is open daily from 10pm – 07.30am. Its convenient location allows visitors to enjoy drinks or a meal in the plaza before kicking up their heels till dawn. Although not large, it boasts an excellent audio & lighting system. There is a well stocked neon lit bar, small stage for live gigs, dance podium, DJ booth and dance floor. Seating areas are rather limited, but there's a lively little wooden cocktail bar on the outdoor terrace with further seats.
If the late night bars and clubs in Orihuela Costa aren't enough, head to Torrevieja. Being just down the road, a taxi to Torrevieja won't break the bank, especially if there are several of you chipping in. Other than a couple of adult clubs, music bars and the famous Niki Lounge, all the popular nightclubs are located slightly out of the city centre. In order to avoid noise pollution these clubs are cleverly situated in the Polígono Industrial Estate. For a full listing of these nightclubs and other great entertainment venues, visit torreviejanightlife.com