Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar is one of the most happening places to be for jazz enthusiasts. This club hosts some of the best jazz talent, from Valencia as well as non-local. The beautiful blue walls are offset by the yellow lights, giving this place a lively and cozy feel. Along with performances, one can also catch up on some great tapas fare and cocktails while at the bar.
Portland Ale House is a typical American style place, which serves an amazing range of beers such as Indian pale ale, orange wheat and amber ale, along with American pub food, such as fries and burgers. The place also has an outdoor seating area, which is a great place to meet and interact with new people. Service is quick, efficient and attentive.
Transport yourself to the tropics of Hawaii at Hawaika, a themed bar complete with bamboo furniture, vegetation, as well as aquariums and fountains, along with ancient Polynesian symbols. The place serves some mean and exotic cocktails, along with mocktails or ice cream sundaes for those not too keen on drinking. This place provides one with an experience quite different from that of the rest of Valencia.
This tapas bar is situated in the heart of the Canovas area. It is newly opened and offers expensive and specialized tapas. The typical dishes of the bar include wild boar stew and oxtail (only on Wednesday). They have a very good wine cellar with a wide selection of wine from all the different wine-making regions of Spain. When they close the kitchen at midnight on the weekends, they still continue to serve drinks. Decoratively, it is a very attractive bar. It is decorated in a rustic style, with visible brick orange walls. There are also bullfighters painted on one of the walls, with their costumes hanging over a bar.
To the artists, intellectuals and socially-aware of Valencia, Café Negrito is a source of sustenance and inspiration in equal measure. Although this cafe are undergone numerous changes over the years, it has retained its bohemian vibe and continues to be favored by the city's intellectuals. Besides the usual cafe fare, El Negrito also features sustenance of an artistic variety through temporary exhibitions, live music and events that showcase the efforts of various local NGOs. Enjoy a drink and a little people watching from the cafe's outdoor seating area at Plaza Negrito.
This is the oldest disco in Valencia, and they play all types of music, from the 60s to contemporary tunes, pop and electronic, something spanning the various decades it's been open. During the week it is a relaxed and calm place, attracting couples mostly, but at the weekend, it fills up with a very varied clientele. They also organize wedding celebrations and other social events, but you have to book well in advance. The cover charge includes one drink.
This is a long-established, upscale seafood restaurant with attractive maritime decor that's run by the Civera brothers. They specialize in lobster and crayfish paella. The open-plan kitchen allows you to watch the chefs preparing other house specialties like Galician style octopus (steamed with oil and paprika) and steamed fresh mussels. On a lovely summer day, you can sit outside on the terrace and enjoy the atmosphere and the delicious cuisine.
One of the trendiest clubs in the city, Indiana is the place to go to if you wish to have a fun and happening night out. The nightclub is frequented by some of the classiest crowd, and they frequently hold events as well, in addition to a separate VIP section if you really wish to live it up. The music here is always rocking, thanks to their in-house DJs.
Tucked away on a street that is dotted by many eateries and bars, Bar Pilar has been around since 1917. This local favorite is a popular tapas bar and has an old worldly charm to it with its wine barrels, vintage wooden accents and ceramic tiles. You will find traditional Valencian dishes here that are deliciously made. Take a sip of wine and enjoy the fare in this non-touristy spot.