The lively nightlife of Cáceres
Visitors flock to Cáceres to discover one of Europe’s best conserved medieval Old Towns, steeped in history and culture. Cáceres makes for the perfect weekend getaway because it offers all the conveniences of urban life without its headaches. You can discover the city’s most iconic sights on foot and indulge your sybaritic side without leaving a hole in your bank account.
After a day of tourism visiting the Concatedral de Santa María, Plaza de San Mateo, Plaza de Las Veletas and Plaza Mayor, – to name just a few attractions, there is no better way to kick back and unwind than by hitting up one of the bustling taverns and ordering yourself a well-deserved drink.
Cáceres may not come up when discussing Spain’s notorious party hot spots but that doesn’t mean you aren’t in for an endless night of fun. In fact, a getaway to Cáceres with friends won’t leave you disappointed but maybe just a little hung over.
La Madrila was for years the party central of Cáceres. This residential district was built in the 1960s and harboured watering holes that stayed open until the wee hours. As you can image, the neighbours were none too pleased and they pushed hard to have many of the establishments closed down. However, they weren’t completely successful and if you head to the historic Plaza Albatros, you’ll still find plenty of fun bars serving up rum-and-cokes until sunrise.
Going out in the Old Town
The partying hotbed in Cáceres these days is without a doubt the Old Town. The establishments that moved out of La Madrila set up shop along Calle Pizarro and its adjacent streets. You’ll find the most popular bars along this narrow street in the Old Town. Read on to discover what there is to discover!
El Pequeño Gin:
This lovely little watering hole has more than 80 different gins on the menu which are then expertly prepared in a balloon glass. This is definitely one of the top choices for a well-prepared drink.
This rock n’ roll-themed bar plays great music till early morning.
The décor of this kitsch bar, which showcases local artists’ work, is certain to make an impression. A little hipster, a little boho with eclectic music, it is a fun place to grab a drink.
This establishment offers four different spaces: the tapas bar, where you can enjoy local delicacies; a gin bar with an extensive selection of gins; a lounge bar which switches into a dance floor; and a secret garden where you can enjoy the hot summer nights.
This quaint café-bar is a popular day destination to enjoy a relaxing drink as you take in the local vibe. The impressive mural depicts thirty-or-so local residents who are somehow tied to the bar. It was painted by the local artist Rafael Gómez.
Where to go for live music in Cáceres
Cáceres has more than enough bars and pubs to keep you hopping all night, even if the club scene is a little less up there. However, if you are looking for a live music venue, be sure to make a stop at Corral de las Cigüeñas, conveniently located in the centre, not very far from the Concatedral.
This establishment boasts a spectacular outdoor terrace whose walls are completely covered with ivy. There is a small stage nestled in the corner where musicians play their tunes to the public’s delight. The location and the atmosphere make it a popular destination among the young and old. The brick-vaulted interior is equally as pleasant and is used to host art exhibits, magic shows, among other events.
If you’d like to check out other live music venues, head to Bugaloo (Avenida Hernán Cortés) for alternative music or Barroco (La Madrila). If you want to learn more about this historical city, dive into our Guide to Cáceres.