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Top bar recommendations from locals

Beach Bar
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“Just a few kilometres up the coast towards Marbella, Nikki Beach is synonymous with the beach parties at the exclusive beach clubs along this part of the Spanish coast. Nikki Beach is famous for cocktails, opulent lunches, daytime dancing & its signature white opening parties and red closing parties. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Pool
“Ocean Club is the original classic beach club in Marbella – a reference for style, modern luxury and an atmosphere that has made it famous as one of Europe’s chic favourites for relaxing, partying and enjoying the best that summer has to offer. It all happens around a huge saltwater pool, where super-comfy, extra large sun beds are ranged on a beautiful pool deck overlooking sea and pool. It’s a world of blues and whites – the blue of the water and the sky against the cool whites of the beach club. Order waiter service at your sun bed or relax with a cocktail or sisha pipe at the bar as the DJs create a relaxing summer chill ambience that gradually turns into a party atmosphere. Daytimes are easygoing, with a quality restaurant and massages, while our themed parties are famous for being as glamorous as they are exciting and lively. Live music, dancers, entertainers and beautiful people make it an experience to remember.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Trocadero Arena is a seaside restaurant, located in the Río Real beach area (Marbella) JUST 5 MIN WALKING DISTANCE FROM OUR VILLA JAZMINES & MORAS MARBELLA The essence of a Spain chiringuito. Exquisitely decorated by Lorenzo Queipo de Llano, it has been highlighted in numerous specialist publications on fashion, beauty and gastronomy, as well as being featured on TV programmes. It is unquestionably a magical venue full of charm – open every day of the year for lunch and dinner.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of the most exclusive beach clubs of the Costa del Sol. Its location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and magnificent views. You should taste the buffet!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Best beach in Marbella. Don't head to Bono's, though (just used for directions). Turn right and eat at El Arenal and lie on the green deck chairs on the beach in front. Valet parking free of charge”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“The sounds and tastes of home await you in the heart of Andalusia, serving musical greatness with authentic American cuisine at Hard Rock Cafe Marbella. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
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“One of the most popular tapas bars in the old town of Marbella. Make sure to make a reservation on time!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great tapas (pinchos are tapas which are offered to you by the waitresses and you take if you like it), typical basque place with some great wines too. Usually very busy so you put your name down when you arrive and wait at the bar until you are seated. Very Spanish ambience.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“ews Café leads somewhat of a double life. By day it is a chilled out Cafe serving a whole host of hot and cold food and drinks. However, come nightfall the upstairs is transformed into one of the trendiest bars in Puerto Banús. With a lavishly designed and fitted bar area and a classy open-air terrace, the News Cafe is defiantly one of the places to be seen. For bookings and reservations contact Joe on +34 677 644 737”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Andy´s Beach Bar, good food and great atmosphere. They have performances every Sunday which is very popular. Cabopino has a nice beach that is shallow and child friendly. Cabopino is only 4 km from the Riviera and you can either walk on the new boardwalk or take the car or bus.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“Mediterranean sea food and people watching with sunbathing and massages for desserts, very chillaxing”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“THE place to have an evening drink in Puerto Banus. Often crowded, and worth a try.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Night Club
“An excellent pre-night out bar. This place is heaving all winter but in the summer serves as a great meeting point before heading out to the port. Based in Aloha Gardens. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gran lugar tranquilo y fresco donde puede jubilarse o pasar un buen rato con sus hijos Great quiet and cool place where you can retire, or have a great time with your children Великолепное тихое и прохладное место, где вы можете уединиться, или отлично провести время со своими детьми ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bistro
“Astral Cocktail Bar Marbella is located at the entrance of Puerto Banús since 2002. Astral is a Galleon, built entirely of wood, with a unique style and original in a super location. The lighting and sound create an exclusive atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy cocktails that will not leave you indifferent…”
  • 16 locals recommend