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If you are looking for somewhere to have a drink and a good time then check out below. There are quite a lot of bars and what to expect in each but it is by no means an exhaustive list. Feel free to add more if you wish. (This information has been taken from various sources, please note this is not a personal recommendation).
Edificio Palm Beach
A restaurant with a wonderful atmosphere and with dancing to live music every night. A great place to eat the International & Mexican cuisines.
Near Paradise Hotel/Royal Palm
Los Cristianos Heights
Excellent food and entertainment. .
Under Tramps and Next Door but one to Rags
One of the things people remember about Brannigans are the drinking games. Throughout the night the DJ will do numerous games and challenges, which are funny to take part in and even funnier to watch.
Playa de las Americas
Live Music / Cocktails / Lounge / Terrace
C.C. Bouganville, Pueblo Canario
Playa de Las Americas
The place to get in a bit of line dancing practice.
A true family bar were all ages mix well. Julie has a great voice and sings anything and everything the challenge is to find something she can't sing - don't think anyone has managed it yet.
Christy O Connors Irish Bar
Opposite Playa Azul, Playa de Las Americas
Live entertainment, Major sports and GAA games on 7 TVs and 2 metre screen
Coconuts Cocktail Bar
Puerto Colon Adeje
Opposite mercodona, not far from the roundabout. If you were coming from Garden City walk past Little Italy & other restaurants, cross the road at the roundabout its on the left hand side. Amazing cocktails, using brand names spirit rather than local stuff. Good prices too. Not to be confused with Coconut Joe's.
Don John, Apolo Centre , Los Cristianos (behind the bus station to the left of Netto)
A small bar/restaurant run by Christine and her son David . Open from 10am until late, good, well cooked reasonably priced food. Very friendly, quiz nights Tuesday and Thursday 9pm followed by Karaoke. Also shows current football. Kids welcome. You won't be disappointed
Jazz Rock Cafe
New live music bar in Las Americas, Open every night from 9:00pm till 3:30am, located at the Patch. Soul, Rock, Funk... singers from USA and UK, great prices, spirits €5... cozy place.
La Gramola Bar
Las Galletas, Tenerife
Anyone who walks in this bar and quotes Treble99 can have a buy one get one free offer. (This applies to your first visit and for 1 hour only)
CC Paraiso Royale,
Playa de Las Americas
Leonardo’s is known as the Nº1 Meeting Point. Once you’ve been in, you’ll appreciate why. Showing TV during the day and live music at night and live entertainment from the World Famous Wild Boyz, just a 2 minute walk to Veronicas and Starco. Drink prices are a lot cheaper than down the road.
Playa de Las Americas
The World Famous Linekers Bar part of a chain around the Canary Islands owned by Gary Linekers brother where you can be entertained by top DJ´s whilst rubbing shoulders with a host of celebrities. Experience a real stadium feel with 26 screens showing all football & sporting events from around the world in fully air conditioned surroundings..
Next to the Piramides,
Playa de Las Americas
Owned by the same group as Harry's Cocktail Bar and the American Pie Restaurant, this is a really up market bar where all the 'in crowd' will gather. Opened less than a month ago it is already betting excellent reviews in the newspapers. Alcoholic drinks, cocktails and non-alcoholic cocktails are around €7 but the ambiance really makes up for the prices. There is live music every night from around 9.30 pm.
Murphy’s Irish Pub
Torres de Jomely, Playa Las Americas
Live music from 9.00pm till 1.30am and sports channel daily.
Costa Adeje, 38670 Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Great menu with all your favourite pub grub classics including Sunday lunch 2 course special only 6.50 euros. Daily drinks deals and Party Day every Wednesday & Sunday afternoons from 4pm entertainment provided by the brilliant duo Tempo 2000 T2K. The bar also shows live premiership & champions league football plus much more. There is also free wifi for customers.
O’Brien’s Irish Music Bar
C.C. Puerto Colon, 1/F, Las Americas
Live traditional Irish music every night from 9pm to 12.00am.
Upper floor, Veronicas 1
This is the jewel in the crown of the bars along Veronicas Strip and offers something musically different from the other bars. The air conditioned inside bar is the place you go to dance to all the latest funky house, classic dance and R'n'B and there is minimal seating area here so you have plenty of room to get your groove on. Great staff who are very welcoming. Now expanded to take in the whole top floor of Veronicas 1. Brilliant prices too. http://www.facebook.com/oneillstenerife
Potter Inn (formerly Geordie Pride)
A friendly family bar serving Traditional British Food daily including Hand Battered Cod, homemade chips and real mushy peas! Happy Hour Mon to Sat 10am to 7pm includes Local Spirit and mixer for 1.50€ and 2 cans John Smiths for 4€. Sundays afternoons are a must with entertainment from Atlantis FM's Ray Wilde and their delicious Sunday Lunch - booking recommended to avoid disappointment. Live entertainment also on Thursday afternoons at 4pm. Located down the steps from the taxi rank.
opp Barcelo Santiago Hotel
Great music from resident band Old Dogs New Tricks http://olddogs-newtricks.com/
Los Atamanes, Torviscas
Offering English breakfast, bar snacks, bar lunches, and a Special Sunday Lunch. There is a large open-air terrace with pool tables.
A good atmosphere with quizzes and karaoke every night. Kids magician Saturday’s and a Rod Stewart tribute on every Tuesday night at 10pm.
The Patch, Playa de las Americas,
In-house band 'Looney Tunes' are very good a wide range of ages drinking there.
St. Eugene’s Bar
Playa del las Americas
The regular compere Mike Charlton is very funny but if you are easily offended then it is not the place for you.
The Breeze Inn
San Telmo, Los Cristianos, Tenerife!
The Breeze Inn is the first bar up the steps after the tunnel coming along the beach front from Los Cristianos, it offers great home made food at great prices! Not forgetting the spectacular views of Playa Las Vistas. They have a happy hour from 5-8pm where you can get lots of drinks deals favourite been a pint for a €1.00. and don't forget too check out there fabulous Sunday roast.
Lovely views on the terrace, They also have a website its worth checking to see their menu and any specials
The Corner Bar
Parque de la Paz, Las Americas
Opp. Mediterranean Palace
Live entertainment and British food.
The Dubliner Bar
Under the Las Palmeras Hotel near the Patch, Las Americas.
This Irish theme pub is open from 9pm til 5am and offers a wide range of drinks. From 10.30pm til 3am there is entertainment from the best band in Tenerife. They give a range of music from typical Irish songs through to the latest chart hits (Kooks/Artic Monkeys/Kaiser Chiefs and more).
The Irish Fiddler
Los Geranios, San Eugenio
Live music every night at 9.00pm a well known Celtic Bar with lots of memorabilia and an atmosphere to match
The Mett Bar
Ground Level of Starco C.C. opposite Edwards
A decent size bar and they encourage dancing on chairs. This is a wicked place to go anytime after 12am. The music is great 90's classics, Commercial R'n'B, Chart.
The Players Lounge
Upper floor, Starco C.C.
This place makes a refreshing change from the other bars around Veronicas and Starco. Because it has gone back to basics and offers cheap drinks, decent music and no 2 for 1 offer price confusion!
The Premier Bar
Good food, good entertainment and is run by a great couple. The cabaret each night - although it doesn't start until 11pm, is absolutely brilliant.
The Royal Oak II - HAS CLOSED under quite sad circumstances
Down from Oro Blanco/Negro
Co-owned and run by Andy, avid Brighton & Hove Albion and CD Tenerife fan, all your football, drinking and eating requirements will be fulfilled. 6 screens for sports and basically show every game it's possible to get.
If you fancy seeing CD Tenerife play in a live footy match, have a word with the bar staff, as they runs coaches to and from the games.
Entertainment starts at 9pm nightly and consists of decent tunes; one night a week they have comedy hypnosis, which is a laugh. Within staggering distance of Veronicas and Starco, so is an excellent place to start of finish your evening if you're a party person, however the bar does tend to cater more for families
The Thirsty Beggar
Local 4,Malibu Park
Avenida Austria, San Eugenio Alto
Located opposite the Waterpark, Nightly entertainment, quizzes, Sky Sports and even a late night money exchange.
The Trapdoor Sports Bar,
Guayero, Los Cristianos.
This is the only place to watch any sporting event. 7 TVs, giant projector screen and plasmas. Showing several different footy matches at the same time with great supporter banter. Great atmosphere, quizzes and really good food. Pool table and darts. Everyone is made to feel welcome. Towards the beach from the Princesa Dacil Hotel, next door to the Oasis Moroque hotel and opposite the crazy golf.
Upper Floor, Starco C.C.
Not the biggest club by size but certainly the biggest club by popularity on the island and its not hard to see why. It offers an amazing clubbing experience until 5am. There are three areas for you to choose from. If you want to chill out to funky house on the open air terrace, if you want something heavier head inside to the main arena. Or the R'n'B room playing all the best in new and old.
On a normal evening entry is free but when Named DJs are appearing there will be an entrance fee of around €15.
If you are missing your food at home this is the place to go for your Scottish, English and Irish breakfast.
Another good party bar with varied music. Whether you want to dance away to your favourite cheesy classics or sing along to the all time anthems, you will have no complaints about this bar.
The gay scene in Southern Tenerife is growing and well worth a visit. The scene in the North of the Island (La Laguna and Puerto de la Cruz) is well established and very Spanish although foreign tourists are made welcome, it is however not Gran Canaria, and probably never will be.
Puerto de la Cruz is less frantic than many gay destinations. It is warm and welcoming and has plenty to keep you interested throughout your holiday. . There are two gay saunas (Laurent and Sauna Puerto) and several bars, cafes and restaurants. Avenida Generalisimo is the place to head as this busy street is the focal point for evening entertainment and where you'll find, Mito 2, Tabasco, Incognito Bar and Jim’s Bar. While in PdlC don’t forget to look out for Dominique's Bar and O'Neill's Cafe Bar. If disco is your thing then late nights can be spent at Vampi's where there is a drag show at around 2 a.m. Other popular clubs are Despanto, Anderson , Sabor Sabor and Mito 3.
In Playa de las Americas/Adeje there are several gay bars and clubs based in the Salytien Shopping Centre to the East of Veronica's strip. They are Gemini's (open from 10pm to 4am) Chaplin's (open from 11pm to 8am and gets busy from 4am) Punto Zero (open from 10pm to 6am). The scene tends to be busier between midnight and 8am. Punto is a lively club which is tastefully decorated and plays great music. They also have a drag show from time to time. The staff are friendly and whilst the crowd is mainly Spanish there are a lot of other nationalities there too.
The Adonis Sauna complex is newly opened in the CC Salytien sauna, steam, darkroom, gloryhole, cabins, bar and free internet. Very friendly multilingual staff.
Earlier in the evening (9pm ish) there is Hotel Playa Flor the entrance is directly opposite Veronica's Strip (on the same side of the road as Burger King).
Salytien Shopping Centre is 4-5 mins walk from Bobby's Bar on Veronica's Strip (assuming Bobby's and Busby's Bar is on your left hand side and Burger King and Playaflor are on your right hand side). If you go past the big hotel / casino sign then you have gone too far. The clubs are on different levels of the CC Salytien
IMPORTANT TIP.............If you go on the beach in front of the Salytien, watch your pockets!!! Good idea to hide money etc down your sock - under your foot. Pickpocketing is sadly rife throughout Spain and her territories. Leave cashpoint cards in your hotel safe when you are going out at night,.
For a full listing of gay bars, cafes, clubs and beaches there's a new website dedicated to gay Tenerife http://www.gaytenerife.net or a "Facebook" page (new for 2009) . Log on to Facebook and type "Gay Tenerife" into the search box.
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