Javea is best known for its coves and beaches – but after the sun goes down, Javea nightlife does not disappoint. 

The most popular area is the Arenal beachfront boulevard and surroundings. Here you’ll find busy bars and restaurants, and nightclubs which only open after midnight. But Javea nightlife also includes lively bars and tapas restaurants in the port area, as well as in the narrow, historic streets of Javea’s old town.

In fact, Javea’s most famous nightclub (Molí Blanc) is actually closer to the old town than the Arenal.

Below, we’ve split our list of the best bars and nightclubs in Javea into three – the Arenal, the port area and the old town – to help you make the most of Javea nightlife.

P.S. We’ve included opening hours and locations to help you pick the best spot for your great night out!

Also read: Top 10 Restaurants in Javea

Best bars in Javea’s Arenal area

Taverna Octopus – Classic rock bar on the Arenal beachfront 

What: Taverna Octopus, or just Octopus or Kraken, has near-legendary status in Javea. It’s known for its ‘sea dog’ or ‘biker’ style and classic rock music, not to mention its well-priced beers, craft beers and spirits.

Where: Arenal beachfront boulevard

Address: 03738 Platja de l’Arenal, Alicante

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/247217441/octopus-bar-javea-arenal/?hl=en

Opening times: 11am–3am

Bar Richmond – English bar a stone’s throw from the Arenal 

What: Bar Richmond is an English bar known for its good prices, screens on the wall showing sports and family-friendly atmosphere.

Where: Avinguda Arenal

Address: 03738 Platja de l’Arenal, Alicante

Opening times: 9am–12am

Digby’s Sports Bar & Restaurant – English boozer a few streets back from the Arenal

What: Digby’s is a ‘no fuss’, traditional-style English pub with cheap prices and a warm welcome. You can watch main sporting events and meet other Brits living or holidaying in Javea.

Where: Javea Park

Address: Avinguda Paris, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digbysbar04/

Opening times: 8am–11pm

Paris 24 – Tennis and padel club with relaxing bar/ restaurant near the Arenal

What: Paris 24 is best known as a padel and tennis club. But locals know Paris 24 as a relaxing bar and restaurant, with a pool for customers, and a great place to relax with friends near the Arenal.

Where: Avinguda de Paris

Website: http://paris24padel.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lancorajavea/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paris24deportivo/?hl=en

Address: L’ancora, Avinguda de Paris, 24, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Opening times: 8am–11:30pm

Palmito Beach Bar – Beach bar and restaurant right on the sandy Arenal beach

What: The Palmito Beach Bar is easy to miss, as you reach it by walking along the banks of the Fontana lagoon. Enjoy cocktails, drinks and food with a relaxed atmosphere and great views over the sandy Arenal beach. They often have DJs in the afternoon in the summer season.

Where: Playa del Arenal

Website: https://palmitobar.negocio.site/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/palmitobeachbar/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/palmitobeachbar/?hl=en

Address: Marina Nou Fontana – Bocana Sur, 03739 Xàbia, Alicante

Opening times: 9am–12am

Geographic – Cozy bar/ restaurant on the Arenal beachfront boulevard

What: Geographic is a cozy bar & restaurant with a bartop and comfy seating right on the busy Arenal beachfront. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and supper as well as evening drinks – Geographic also show major sporting events on its many TVs.

Where: Arenal beachfront boulevard

Website: http://www.geographicjavea.com/cartas/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/geographicjavea/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/geographic_javea/?hl=en

Address: P.º Amanecer, 03738 Xàbia, Alicante

Opening times: 9am–2am

Achill – Beachfront nightclub with DJs & dance floor 

What: Achill is one of the best-known nightclubs in Javea, with DJs playing a mix of reggaeton, hip-hop, R&B, house, club, urban and more (depending on the night). Party the night away on the dance floor and terrace with stunning views over the Arenal beach.

Where: Arenal beachfront boulevard

Address: C. Pireo, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Website: https://www.achilljavea.com/en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/achilljavea/

Instagram: instagram.com/achilljavea/?hl=en

Opening times: 9am–6am

Kandhala – Beachfront nightclub with shisha & dance floor

What: Kandhala is a popular nightclub located right on the Arenal beachfront. Enjoy drinks, shisha outside, and a busy dance floor with DJs playing reggaeton, latin music and more.

Where: Arenal beachfront boulevard

Address: P.º Amanecer, 03738 Platja de l’Arenal, Alicante

Website: https://kandhala.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kandhala.xabia/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kandhala.javea/?hl=en

Opening times: 8am–6am

La Bambula – Beachfront bar/ restaurant and nightclub with salsa nights 

What: La Bambula is a beachfront bar/ restaurant and nightclub located right at the far end of the Arenal beach, and with stunning views over the bay of Javea. Depending on the night and DJs expect lively salsa nights, or reggaeton, and a busy dance floor.

Where: Arenal beachfront boulevard

Address: Av. de Ultramar, 3, 03738 Xàbia, Alicante

Website: http://www.labambula.es/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaBambulaJavea/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/labambulajavea/?hl=en

Opening times: 9am–2am

Socco Jávea – Popular nightclub with DJs & dance floor

What: Socco Jávea is part of the fabric of Javea nightlife. It’s most popular with younger adults, dancing the night away on a busy dance floor to a mix of reggaeton, club, house, latin, dance music and techno. 

Where: Arenal beachfront boulevard

Address: Av. de la Llibertat, 19, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Website: https://www.enterticket.es/?busqueda=SOCCO

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soccojavea/?hl=en

Opening times: 11:30pm–6:30am

NOTE: Three pop-up chiringuitos are allowed to open for business each year in Javea from 1st May – you can find them on the Avenida del Mediterraneo between the Parador hotel and the La Siesta beachfront bar/ restaurant (see below). Enjoy cocktails, drinks and finger-food right on the beach with stunning views – usually open until midnight.

Best bars in Javea’s port area 

La Siesta – Beachfront ‘chiringuito’ rated by Forbes as one of the top 25 in Spain

What: La Siesta is a beachfront bar/ restaurant, which was rated by Forbes as among the top 25 ‘chiringuitos’ in all of Spain. Located right on a long stretch of pebble beach, La Siesta is a family-friendly place to have breakfast, lunch and supper – and enjoy drinks with friends until after dark.

Where: Playa del Primer Montañar (Javea’s Avenida del Mediterráneo is one-way, and it’s best to park in the designated area on the beach right next to the La Triana bridge – enter from the port area not the Arenal)

Address: Av. del Mediterráneo, 27, 03738 Xàbia, Alicante

Website: http://www.siestajavea.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lasiestajavea/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lasiestajavea/?hl=en

Opening times: 9am-12am

Montgó di Bongo – Beachfront ‘chiringuito’ open until late 

What: Montgó di Bongo is located right next to La Siesta, making up the only two year-round chiringuitos on Javea’s Primer Montañar pebble beach. Great place to sip cocktails and drinks among stunning views – you can order traditional Valencian dishes like paella and seafood too.

Where: Playa del Primer Montañar (Javea’s Avenida del Mediterráneo is one-way, and it’s best to park in the designated area on the beach right next to the La Triana bridge – enter from the port area not the Arenal)

Opening times: 10:30am–3am

Website: https://www.montgodibongo.es/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/montgodibongojavea/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/montgodibongo/?hl=en

Cheers Bar – English-style sports pub back from Playa la Grava

What: Cheers Bar is a traditional English-style pub in the port area of Javea, where locals and visitors come to play pool, darts, table football and watch major sporting events. One of the few English-style pubs frequented by both locals and expats.

Where: Carrer Pío (one street back from Playa la Grava)

Address: C. Pío X, 10, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheers.javea

Opening times: 1pm–1:30am

La Esquina – Beachside cocktail bar with stunning views

What: La Esquina is a lively cocktail bar right on the pebble beachfront in the port area of Javea. Great for watching the world go by and soaking up the bay of Javea – you can also order tapas-style dishes and lunch.

Where: Camí Casetes (beachfront boulevard that runs between Playa la Grava and the Gorgos rivermouth)

Address: Camí Casetes, 25, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esquinajavea/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laesquinadejavea/

Opening times: 9am–3am

Tal Cual – Lively bar/ restaurant in a pedestrianised street in the port

What: Tal Cual is a lively tapas and cocktail bar, serving great drinks in the port area of Javea. Tal Cual also has a popular menu for lunch and an evening meals – just you might need to reserve in advance!

Where: Carrer Andrés Lambert 

Address: Carrer Andrés Lambert, 8, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talcualmagicbar/

Opening times: 11am–12:30am

Viva Beach – Relaxed bar/ restaurant with garden, terrace and great views 

What: Viva Beach is a relaxed bar/ restaurant with comfortable seating in the terrace at the front – for you to enjoy stunning views over the bay of Javea, with drinks or food – and a garden area to children to play out back.

Where: Playa del Primer Montañar (Javea’s Avenida del Mediterráneo is one-way, and it’s best to park in the designated area on the beach right next to the La Triana bridge – enter from the port area not the Arenal)

Address: Av. del Mediterráneo, 22, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivabeachjavea/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivabeachjavea/

Best bars in Javea’s old town 

Moli Blanc – Famous Javea nightclub with swimming pool, bars and DJs 

What: Molí Blanc opened its doors in 1968 – making it the oldest and most famous nightclub in Javea. Molí Blanc has covered and open-air dance floors, with a swimming pool, 4 VIP zones, a DJ stage and various bars. An unforgettable place to dance the night away, and very popular with young adults.

Where: Carretera Cap de la Nau Pla (on the edge of Javea’s old town, and a short walk from the port area)

Address: Ctra. del Cap de la Nau Pla, 51, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Website: https://molijavea.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/molijavea/?hl=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/molijavea/

Opening times: 1am–6am

La Llum – Bar and nightclub in Javea’s historic old town

What: La Llum is the only nightclub in the historic, narrow streets of Javea’s old town. It has a bar, dance floor and interior terrace with a mix of local and expats/ tourists. 

Where: Carrer de Gual (short walk from Javea’s old town church)

Address: C/ de Gual, 1, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LaLlumJavea/

Opening times: 10:30pm–4am

Puesto 7 – Cocktail bar and tapas menu in Javea’s historic indoor-market

What: Puesto 7 is a cocktail bar with a popular tapas menu, located in Javea’s historic Mercat. You can sit at a bartop inside the large indoor-market or outside on tables and chairs in a beautiful street in Javea’s historic old town.

Where: Mercat de Xábia 

Address: Carrer Sor Maria Gallart, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puesto7xabia/

Opening times: 10:30am–11pm

Tasca La Rebotica – Bar/ restaurant in a narrow street in Javea’s historic old town

What: Tasca La Rebotica is one of few bars actually located on one of the narrow, historic streets in Javea’s beautiful old town. There’s a menu with tapas and larger dishes, as well as a selection of whiskeys, gin, wines and other drinks.

Where: Carrer Sant Bartomeu (a small street leading onto the Plaza de la Iglesia)

Address: Carrer Sant Bartomeu, 6, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=203559630254726&paipv=0&eav=Afbesqoubhm1b1aADeNRrDq5GSLuKR0UbqoDeApDEUtHeuGFnEq2a6e6Ga4hTcWfNSo&_rdr

Opening times: 11:30am–12am

Bar Imperial Javea – Drinks & tapas in beautiful square in Javea’s old town

What: Bar Imperial is a popular tapas spot in Javea’s old town, offering value-for-money dishes and drinks. You can sit inside or outside on a large terrace area in the stunning Plaça de Baix square, right below Javea’s main old town church and town hall.

Where: Plaça de Baix 

Address: Plaça de Baix, 2, 03730 Xàbia, Alicante

Website: https://barimperialjavea.es/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/BAR-Imperial/100063478436613/?paipv=0&eav=AfZawrR89FLViQWDTTd8YSKbFcszrMx-6C4I87QeGgEDDQvpCJgTKQzXnJrxHN-pE4c&_rdr

Opening times: 9am–12am