Nightlife in Málaga is like nightlife in most big Spanish cities. Spaniards gather at bars and restaurants to drink, snack, and talk. You’ll find tapas scenes on the side streets from Calle Larios, along Calle Granada, and along Muelle Uno.
For music and dancing, try the live band venue ZZ Pub, Calle Tejón y Rodríguez 6 (tel. 95-244-15-95; www.zzpub.es), which is big with university students. Performances start around 10:30pm and end 4 to 5am. A more adult crowd frequents the disco Sala Touch, Calle José Denis Belgrano, 9 (tel. 64-642-45-63), which opens Thursday to Saturday 1 to 7am. Copas are always 4€.
Two beautifully restored theaters—Teatro Echegaray, Calle Echegaray, 6 (tel. 95-222-41-00; www.teatroechegaray.es), and Teatro Cervantes de Málaga, Ramos Marin s/n (tel. 95-222-41-00; www.teatrocervantes.es), present musical concerts, flamenco, dance, and Spanish-language theater. The Cervantes is also home to the Málaga Symphony Orchestra.
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