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Buddy's Bar

| Plaza De Ole, Benalmadena, Spain
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Lovely little place, good atmosphere

Visited on recommendation and really enjoyed it. Actually ended up getting engaged here on the sly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kelly M
via mobile

As usual made to feel really welcome staff are amazing friendly & attentive drinks reasonably... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Bridgford, United Kingdom
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| Plaza De Ole, Benalmadena, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on recommendation and really enjoyed it. Actually ended up getting engaged here on the sly (we don't like a big fuss) Owners are really friendly and seem to go roubd speaking to everyone getting everyone involved. Lovely little place in a quiet little location...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual made to feel really welcome staff are amazing friendly & attentive drinks reasonably priced well worth a visit

1  Thank liizzie_hoots
Reviewed 1 week ago

Changed hands but for the better the new owner Shane whos long been associated with the bar and his team are helpful with the service they give the bar is not only biggar but very clean its a great bar to hang out no tv...More

Thank taffythomas330
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fantastic find in plaza ole just off the promenade. Extremely friendly small bar recently refurbished, and taken over by Shane who has worked there for the last several years. Excellent for couples. Only open evenings.

Thank STUART19_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Plaza Ole is a must visit. Buddy's Bar is at the bottom and is very popular! Sometimes you can't get a seat. Staff are very friendly and obliging. Sangria is recommended!! Prices are ok too! Great bar to people watch

1  Thank trotskys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Buddy's bar is the perfect spot for a nice, relaxing drink after a day in the sun. One of the best run bars I've ever visited - at home or abroad. Shane, Emma & Richard make everyone feel so welcome, and are true professionals at...More

Thank Donnacha R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Over the years we have been to this bar and it is our first visit since Shane (Shamus) took over. It is still a brilliant place to visit we had a good laugh with Shane and his sister Emma. The bar has been totally revamped...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this bar, they are very freindly and nothing to much to make sure that you have a great night. Will be back.....

1  Thank StephenOgilvie1
Reviewed April 29, 2017

It had been 6 years since we last visted Buddy's Bar and although the bar has been redecorated and the ownership has changed, the warm welcome is something that hasn't changed. Shane and his team make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive and...More

2  Thank andrewyoung73
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Lovely night cap here, Shane was so welcoming and friendly and made everyone feel welcome. Nice drinks at reasonable. Great square to people watch.

1  Thank LeedsHelen
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where is it
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Stephen N | Reviewed this property |
Benelmadena, Costa del Sol, Spain. Just along from Malaga. Buddy's Bar is located in Plaza Ole off the main coastal road next to Best Triton hotel.
What is the weather like atm We are coming for the weekend 3rd Feb Packing light but unsure what to pack , thanks
January 18, 2017|
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Response from katieandjoe | Reviewed this property |
Nice days about 64 degs, nights need a coat as its a little bit chilly, especially if there is a wind blowing.
Hope that you don't mind me asking but it is true that Malcolm & Jackie will not be at Buddys Bar for much longer? We were last there in February and at the time there were rumours that this would be their last winter. It will be sad if they are not there but hopefully Shane will still be there either running it or helping the new owners. Love this place and just hope that it doesn't close like so many other bars around. We are back for New Year and hopefully will be still enjoying our evenings in Buddys Bar. Thank you for any information that you can let me have.
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Shane is the perfect person to take over, long live Buddy's! :)