Follow the Bar Trail

Malta Tourism Authority’s series of themed ‘trails’ has a new addition; the Bar Trail, which highlights the hottest spots for tipple in Malta and Gozo. The new Bar Trail boasts an array of watering holes including gin bars and pubs, hangout spots with live music, nightclubs, wine bars and much more. The Maltese archipelago is fast becoming hot property on the nightlife scene and this Bar Trail has been designed to act as the ultimate guide for travellers wanting to explore.


The map has pinpointed the best locations the Maltese Islands have to offer along with a brief description of what makes them each unique. Download the bar trail here.

Highlights include:

  • Yard 32 Gin & Tapas Bar in Valletta offers visitors the largest gin selection of the island – more than 180 different gins – and more than 50 different selections of tapas in a friendly Spanish atmosphere.
  • Ġugar! Hangout and Bar was created by a group of friends with a main goal of creating a space for good living. With a strong sense of community, visitors can enjoy a cup of coffee or a beer surrounded by pieces from emerging local artists.
  • Cheeky Monkey Gastropub offers visitors a fun night out with top DJs and entertainers accompanied by their menu of top quality beer cocktails and endless options of tasty food.
  • Hole in the Wall Bar & Pub is the oldest bar in Sliema and was founded over 90 years ago. Known for its charm and character, it’s a favourite with locals and travellers alike who come for the chilled vibe, live music and reasonably priced drinks – a true island institution.
  • Gleneagles Bar, in Gozo, is perfect for a sundowner with views over Mgarr Harbour.
  • Zeppi’s Pub is one of Gozo’s gems and is all about the live music. Local Gozitans mix with visitors to soak up the atmosphere, have a dance and be taken care of by the legendarily friendly staff – Sundays are a highlight with an open-for-all jam session.