As I wrote in my previous post, I will be posting different activities one can do when visiting the Maltese Islands. Today I am going to give you some insight on what our Saturday night (or any other day of the week for that matter) looks like.
Partying in Malta
For those looking for a partying atmosphere with cheap alcohol and very loud music, Malta is a top destination, especially in summer. Every weekend around the island, one can find a number of parties going on with top local DJs as well as foreign guests. During the summer days, we do not believe in just partying during the weekend so if you’re looking for a party on Tuesday, most bars are open as well. Some venues also host special parties every week, mostly on Wednesdays, so that after three of hard days at work, we Maltese hard-workers can go unwind and blow out the money we earned in those three days (usually even more than that) in the middle of the week. You are more than welcome to join the party. Parties go on to the early hours of the morning and a sure way to have fun and dance the night away to popular music.
Alcohol is quite cheap to buy, both from the clubs/bars as well as from the local convenience shop. Do drink responsibly but buying drinks while giving your dancing shoes a break will not empty your pockets. The legal age to buy and consume alcohol in Malta is 17. It is illegal to carry glass bottles with you, so if you want to mix your drink and take it with you, be sure that you have a plastic bottle (a re-usable one is advisable so that we care for the environment).
If big parties are not your style but you still love a good drink, there are numerous bars you can visit. You can find the local bar in most towns and villages where the atmosphere is a very informal one. Some of these bars also offer appetizers for free so you don’t have to drink on an empty stomach (as mentioned in my previous post, we do love our food!). However if you want a more formal setting there is a good concentration of bars in the capital city Valletta as well as the tourist favorites Sliema and St. Julian’s.
Tip from a local: Many locals love to pre-drink before going in the club as this is cheaper but buying drinks from the club will not empty your pockets either.
Until next time, stay safe.