Truthfully, for the uninitiated, it is quite hard to find that holy grail: an ‘authentic’ experience of Flamenco in Granada. The best nights, as we all know, are so often the ones that we didn’t plan down to the last detail.
And the best Flamenco, by its very nature, occurs spontaneously in some smokey bar down some narrow alley that you stumbled upon… but not everybody has the time for this kind of discovery.
So, after research, there seem to be two routes for the visitor to take.
The first is to pre-book your ‘experience’ and be transported up to a Sacromonte bar, such as Venta El Gallo, La Buleria, Los Tarantos or La Canastera, where you are assured to see a show with food and drink included. You may be paying slightly over the odds and you may be experiencing the ‘for export’ version, but the important point here is that you will get to see some Flamenco. Not only that, Sacromonte is well worth the visit.
The other route is to take your chances and go in search of an authentic club peña. Here are just a few recommendations for finding flamenco in Granada. Click here for a detailed programme of performances in the city. And check our our blog post on 5 of the Best Flamenco Venues in Granada here.
While in Granada don’t miss the opportunity to seek out a flamenco show. Even if it’s only to get a brief glimpse into this passionate world of music and dance, you may just find that a small taster is enough to get you hooked.
Where to go: Flamenco experiences
Los Jardines Zoraya Restaurante y Tablao Flamenco - Calle Panaderos, 32, Albayzín
Jardines de Zoraya is one of Granada’s most popular venues for flamenco with some of Spain’s most loved artists performing there. It’s a child-friendly restaurant and pizzeria in the heart of the Albayzín with an early show at 18.30 and second performance at 21.00.
This is one of the best shows in Granada, so it’s wise to book in advance. Click below for more information.
El Tabanco de Tio Gregorio - Cuesta San Gregorio, 24, Albayzín
This intimate flamenco and jazz club is a favourite venue for locals and it is the place where artists from the now-closed Huerto del Loro now perform. During the day they offer guitar and singing lessons and show art exhibitions. Entrance is €6 and shows start at 21.30.
Visit the website for news about upcoming artists and for reservations call +34 662 137 046
Peña de la Platería - Placeta de Toqueros, 7, Albayzín
La Platería is the original members club for aficionados of flamenco in Spain. Located in the Alzayzín, this well-respected establishment has launched many flamenco careers. Performances start at 10.30 on Thursdays and Saturdays. However, Saturday nights are for members only.
If you want to stay out all night or at least well into la madrugada the early hours, Granada won’t disappoint. Whether you’re looking for an all-night dance floor or a cool local haunt with live music there is something for everyone this fantastic city.
Here is a selection of places for you to consider but if you’d really like an insider’s account of La Grana’ino nightlife check, out this post from Josh Taylor, one of our contributors, on the GranadaSpain Blog.
Where to go: Late-night Granada
Mae West - Calle Arabial, 45
If you like to get dressed up then Mae West could be the place for you. This is a large busy club, situated in part of the Neptune Shopping centre, and frequented by the likes of La Liga’s Granada football club, where the venue plays commercial pop, dance and Spanish music. There are live music nights and events for Halloween and Christmas as well as the regular Ladies’ Nights and Latin nights. Get your Salsa on and be prepared to dance until dawn!
The drinks prices are a little above average but entrance before 2 am starts at only €11 which also includes two drinks. More details can be found on the Mae West website here.
Rocknrolla Underground Club - Calle Gran Capitán, 25, 18002 Granada
Visit Rocknrolla Underground Club for a lively atmosphere, live music, and quality rock tunes. Good music and friendly staff, this is another late stop on your night out, it opens at 1 am but won’t kick you out until 7 am when it’s time for Churros and the walk of shame, made better by the stunning Granada sunrise!
Follow the Rocknrolla Club Facebook page for updated info on events and entrance prices – which range from free to €5 including a drink.
The BoogaClub - Calle Santa Barbara, 8
As you fall out of one of the many bars in Granada, you could fall into the Booga Club which is open seven nights a week until 07.00 in the morning.
This is a groove dance club which hosts international DJs playing Hip Hop, soul, funk, electro, Chicago house, Jazz and reggae. Check the website to find out when you can catch karaoke nights (Wednesdays), jam sessions and live music.
Entrance is often free on Sunday and Monday evenings otherwise a cover charge varies from €3.50 to €7 according to what’s on that night and it generally includes your first drink.
Pata Palo - Naranjos, 2
Open 22.00-03.00 seven days a week Pato Palo is a small bar where they play salsa and reggae and a great place to have a dance before moving on to one of the later clubs. The place doesn’t really start to fill-up until after midnight and opening is extended until 04.00 on Friday and Saturday nights. It can get very crowded leading up to closing time.
A longstanding fixture on the Granada scene this bar has been opening its doors for almost four decades. Entrance is free.
El Camborio - Sacromonte Road, 47, 18010 Granada
If you’re all dressed up and looking for the perfect Granada holiday selfie, then head to El Camborio. The terrace overlooks the Alhambra Palace – the very best view in Granada. Enjoy Hookahs and Cocktails in El Camborio’s late night club where the crowd is mostly foreign students, holidaymakers and a smattering of locals.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday El Camborio is open from midnight to 7am.
Sala Camden - Plaza de Gracia, S / N, 18002 Granada
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12:30 until 07:00, Sala Camden is the place to go for Reggaeton, Chart music and it’s usually packed with University students. Around €5 for a copa, and €2.50 for a beer, the drinks are reasonably priced and there’s a friendly atmosphere around the bar and the dancefloor with podium.
Al sur de Granada
|Tapas bar||Calle Elvira, 150, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Calle Elvira, 150, 18010 Granada, Spain
|Tapas bar||Calle Navas, 28, 18009 Granada, Spain|
Calle Navas, 28, 18009 Granada, Spain
|Tapas bar||Calle Virgen del Rosario, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain|
Calle Virgen del Rosario, 1, 18009 Granada, Spain
|Tapas bar||Calle Almireceros, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Bodega La Bella y La Bestia
|Tapas bar||Carrera del Darro, 37, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Carrera del Darro, 37,
Los Jardines Zoraya
|Flamenco venue||Calle Panaderos, 32, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Restaurante y Tablao Flamenco
Peña de la Platería
|Flamenco venue||Placeta de Toqueros, 7, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Placeta de Toqueros, 7,
El Tabanco de Tio Gregorio
|Flamenco venue||Cuesta de San Gregorio, 24, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Cuesta San Gregorio, 24, Albayzín
Le Chien Andalou
|Flamenco venue||Carrera del Darro, 7, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Carrera del Darro, 7,
|Nightclub||Calle Arabial, 45, 18004 Granada, Spain|
Calle Arabial, 45,
|Nightclub||Camino del Sacromonte, 47, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Camino del Sacromonte, 47,
|Nightclub||Calle Sta. Bárbara, 8, 18001 Granada, Spain|
Calle Sta. Bárbara, 8,
|Nightclub||Calle de los Naranjos, 2, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Calle de los Naranjos, 2,
|Nightclub||Plaza de Gracia, 18002 Granada, Spain|
Plaza de Gracia,
El Angél Azul
|Gay venue||Calle Lavadero Tablas, 15, 18002 Granada, Spain|
Calle Lavadero Tablas, 15,
|Nightclub||Calle Montalbán, 13, 18002 Granada, Spain|
Calle Montalbán, 13,
|Gay venue||Calle Sta. Paula, 11, 18001 Granada, Spain|
Calle Sta. Paula, 11,
|Gay venue||Calle Tendillas de Sta. Paula, 6, 18001 Granada, Spain|
Calle Tendillas de Sta. Paula, 6,
The Tic Tac
|Gay venue||Calle Horno de Haza, 19, 18002 Granada, Spain|
Calle Horno de Haza, 19,
|Gay venue||Calle Moras, 2, 18009 Granada, Spain|
Calle Moras, 2, 1
|Gay venue||Calle Duquesa, 37, 18001 Granada, Spain|
Calle Duquesa, 37,
|Gay venue||Cuesta de Sta. Inés, 3, 18010 Granada, Spain|
Cuesta de Sta. Inés, 3,
|Gay venue||Calle Frailes, 5, 18005 Granada, Spain|
Calle Frailes, 5,