Nightlife in Gran Canaria

The essential guide to going out in Gran Canaria. If we have missed any great bars please add a comment below.

Las Palmas

The South

Las Palmas

While Las Palmas might not offer the same diversity in it´s nightlife as somewhere like Milton Keynes, there is still plenty to offer hardened drinkers and desperate singletons, so they tell me.

In terms of bars, in or around Plaza Farray is a good place to start the night and regular meeting place for the foreign community.  Bodegon Pachichi is incredibly cheap and takes the term ´no frills` to new heights.

From here you can move on to the nearby  Calle Franchy Roca.  This street has a string of bars and nightclubs catering for a variety of  tastes. You can find salsa (El malecon de la Habana), 80´s cheese in (Treinta y Tantos,) indie and dance for students or just the unwashed (Paraninfo).

Within walking distance of Calle Leon y Castillo are El Camel  and El Galeon ,which offers free drinks for  girls between 11.00 p.m and 12.45 a.m.  Discoteca Dojo  and Pickup are options to finish of the night but beware of  a strict door policy in the latter.

Alternatively you can head to Vegueta, in particular Calle Mendizabal which provides a number of options including Soultrain for bump and grind specialists. Also in this zone is La Floridita which plays Spanish and English music and has the added bonus of a garden out the back to escape the usual late night stench.

For live music, head to La Guarrida on the beachfront which often has rock, blues and jazz  musicans.  The Charelston Café in Calle Buenos Aires (near Triana) while being quite a small venue has a good atmosphere later on and has been known to allow customers to get up and perform.

Finally look out for regular nights in various venues with DJ´s or musicans from the foreign community . These will be advertised on this site and a popular social networking site. You know the one.

The South

We don’t go out in the south enough so we don’t know the best places to go, so please help us out and leave comments below on the best bars and restaurants.

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  1. Saturday Dec 14th: Language Exchange Group Christmas Party 2013 – see poster attached

    DATE: Saturday December 14th, from 8pm-late
    PLACE: Amigos Coffee, Av de Italia 15, Playa del Ingles ( for a map)
    FOOD: hot and cold buffet, 6euros (optional – arrive early to buy a ticket for food on the night)
    SHOWS: First, South African soul singer Stacey Mae, then English rock and blues singer and saxophonist
    Neill Crawford (hopefully some duets too!).
    DRESS: wear something RED! Wigs and hats especially welcome.
    COST: free but with suggested minimum donation 2-3e per person to pay our fantastic musicians
    CHILDREN AND FRIENDS WELCOME TOO “the more, the merrier”
    Questions? Contact (no need to confirm attendance)

    En español: fiesta de Navidad para el intercambio de idiomas – ve cartel adjunto

    FECHA: sábado 14 diciembre 20h-medianoche o más tarde
    LUGAR: Amigos Coffee, Av de Italia 15, Playa del Ingles – ve para ver mapa
    COMIDA: bufé caliente y frio, 6euros (opcional – pero llega a tiempo para comprar el tiquet si quieres comer)
    SHOWS: primera cantante de música soul, Stacey Mae de Sud Africa; segundo cantante de música de los 60/70,
    Neill Crawford de Inglaterra (rock y blues con saxofón y teclado)
    LLEVA PUESTO: algo rojo! Pelucas y sombreros o algo navideño especialmente apreciados
    PRECIO: gratis pero sugiero donativo mínimo de 2/3 euros para pagar a nuestros músicos profesionales
    NIÑOS y AMIGOS MUY BIENVENIDOS. “más gente, mejor”.
    Preguntas? Contacta conmigo: (no hay que confirmar asistencia antes)

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