With massive growth in the
tourism industry over the years, Malta & Gozo have developed an
extensive night life portfolio. There are places of interest in
the evening, in virtually every major tourism locality.
Entertaining on the Islands can vary in price, but generally is
relatively inexpensive. The price of alcohol is considerably cheaper
than anywhere else in Europe, and entrance to most major entertainment
venues is also reasonable. St. Julian's has the lions share of evening
Restaurants of all types and varieties can be found here, and the
“big” clubs are also resident here. With so many five star hotels
in the St. Julians area one can also find lounge entertainment,
with live music, dinner and dancing.
The annex to St. Julian's, aptly named Paceville, meaning “village
of peace”, is anything but; Paceville is a mecca for youngsters
who like club crawling. But it is also suitable for the older, more
adventurous individuals who enjoy pubs, wine bars, restaurants,
rock clubs and jazz clubs. Most establishments open to the early
Other parts of Malta are also suited for night entertainment, such
as Bugibba, Mellieha and Marsascala. These have similar venues,
though on a smaller scale to that of St. Julians.
Valletta, although being the capital city, has a limited selection
of venues to offer. For evening entertainment, only restaurants
and bars are open.
Valletta predominantly shines during the Arts festival in the summer,
when it is host to various art exhibits and concerts, including the popular
Malta International Jazz Festival.
Other Valletta venues include the impeccable Manoel Theatre, where most
of the major symphonic and operatic works are performed. Crossing the
channel to Gozo, one finds a similar selection to that of Malta, with
a nice mix of restaurants lining the fishing villages of Marsalforn and
Xlendi. After dinner you may enjoy the rest of your evening in wine bars
or pubs. For dancing, Gozo has four discos, of which one is considered
among the best in Europe.