The best roof top bars in malaga
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drinks with a view...... the best rooftop bars in malaga
1. AC Málaga Palacio Hotel AC Málaga Palacio. Calle Cortina del Muelle 1
The most famous and also one of the first. No one can argue that the hotel doesn’t offer the best views of Malaga, given its height and location overlooking Muelle Uno. Not the cheapest cocktails in town and somewhat exposed on windy days, but excellent service and the place to be during Malaga’s cinema festival.
2. La Piscina Lounge, Hotel Molina Lario. Calle Molina Lario, 22
The eighth floor of the Hotel Molina Lario for this terrace, which is on various levels. Somewhat smaller that the ACMalaga Palacio hotel, which is directly in front, but more protected from the wind. Each area of the terrace has distinct names, such as Café de la Bolsa and La Piscina Lounge. Concertos and cultural activities make up its July and August programme of events.
3. Oasis Lounge, Oasis Hostel Málaga. Calle San Telmo, 14
A cheap and cosy terrace near the Thyssen museum, this is the one on top of the Oasis - a small hostel in the Thyssen district of the city. Ever since its opening it has been popular especially among young European visitors to the city. Like the hostel itself, the selling point of this hip terrace is its open spaces and young European vibe. It’s one of Malaga’s cheapest and most successful terraces. An extra attraction is the free piece of licorice that comes with every drink!
4. Terraza del Hotel Larios Room Mate. Marqués de Larios, 2
Larios Room Mate is an ideal location for parties and events. Its location on Calle Larios, offering views over Malaga’s main pedestrian area as well as the large space makes it one of the most elegant terraces in the city. A programme which includes DJ sets attracts a wide range of people.
5. Hotel Sallés Málaga Centro. Calle Mármoles, 6
Although the terrace is a little further out of the centre - it is situated next to the river Guadalmedina–, it has a young clientele, attracted by its indie music offer. It’s one of Malaga’s busiest daytime terraces as the swimming pool is open to clients. It’s the only terrace featured here to be situated to the west of the Guadalmedina river.
6. Alcazaba Premium Hostel (Batik). Calle Alcazabilla, 12
One of the city’s newest terraces and one of the most exotic. Situated above the Roman theatre and Alcazaba, this space is home to a hostel and the restaurant Batik. In addition to its varied menu, the different levels and clever lighting also make it stand out. Different views are available from the various indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing visitors to contemplate the different stages of Malaga’s history, from the Roman theatre to the Alcazaba as well as Calle Alcazabilla, which has become one of Malaga’s liveliest streets in recent years.
7. Terraza del Museo Taurino. Plaza del Siglo
The terrace of the Museo Taurino is still relatively unknown. Despite this, its small size makes it the perfect place for a bit of tranquility away from the city’s hustle and bustle. Also perfect if you’re looking for a terrace with a slightly older and perhaps more local clientele than some of the others we’ve mentioned. It’s open until 5am, which is later than most.
8. Terrace at Chinitas Hostel. Pasaje Chinitas, 3
With fantastic views over Malaga’s cathedral ‘la Manquita’, the recently opened terrace of the Chinitas Hostel also offers a full programme of entertainment.