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Exploring the best of St Paul’s Bay Nightlife

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Located along the northeast coast of Malta, St Paul’s Bay is a popular tourist hub known for its bustling entertainment and nightlife.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveller or a first-time visitor, this area, which is flanked by the neighbouring zones of Bugibba and Qawra, promises an unforgettable holiday experience on the island. From fantastic swimming spots and water sports to bars, clubs and restaurants galore and family-friendly attractions such as the Malta National Aquarium, there’s no shortage of activities to delight every member of your group.

But if your main agenda is to revel in St Paul’s Bay Malta nightlife, then you won’t be disappointed. Here, the night comes alive with an array of options to keep you up until the early hours. So, if you’re ready to create lasting memories, you’ve chosen the perfect starting point for your Maltese holiday.

Medusa InteriorMedusa, located at AX ODYCY in Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay.
Medusa CocktailsCocktails at Medusa.

Nightlife in Qawra, Bugibba, and St Paul’s Bay

As one of Malta’s most popular tourist hotspots, the nightlife in St Paul’s Bay, Bugibba, and Qawra really come alive as summer arrives. With the weather warming up and daylight stretching late into the evening, more locals and travellers flock to the area, keeping the bars and clubs open till late. Here you’ll find everything from more traditional British and Irish pubs to stylish wine bars, chic cocktail bars, cool beach clubs, fun karaoke bars, late-night snack bars, and more besides.

What’s more, the summer season typically brings a few of the island’s hugely popular electronic music festivals to the St Paul’s Bay area. Keep an eye out for popular festivals like Lost & Found and Defected, which temporarily take over clubs, lidos, and boats, turning the neighbourhood into an epicentre of non-stop clubbing and partying for a few days. To ensure you catch all the action, it’s best to verify with the official promoter websites for accurate dates, line-ups, and venue locations.

Cheeky Monkey Gastropub in QawraBar in St Paul’s Bay Malta.

Best bars and clubs to enjoy St. Paul’s Bay nightlife

Need a few recommendations to get you started with your St Paul’s Bay nightlife adventure? Here are some of our top picks for best bars and clubs in the area:

Medusa Sky Bar

Take your nightlife experience in St Paul’s Bay to the next level with a visit to Medusa Sky Bar, a sophisticated rooftop lounge bar set on the 10th floor of the AX ODYCY resort. This exclusive adults-only venue invites guests to indulge in an intriguing fusion of premium drinks, music, and mythology. From exquisite champagnes to signature cocktails, every sip is an adventure in itself. Head out onto the terrace to soak up stunning views across the coast. Drawing inspiration from the enigmatic Greek demigod, the bar boasts chic décor and ambient lighting that sets the perfect mood. Complete with a dancefloor and resident DJ, Medusa Sky Bar promises an evening that goes beyond the ordinary, ensuring your night out in St Paul’s Bay is nothing short of extraordinary.

blankFun night out at Cheeky Monkey Gastropub.
Espresso at AX ODYCY Hotel in QawraEspresso at AX ODYCY in Qawra, St. Paul’s Bay.

Cheeky Monkey Gastropub

Cheeky Monkey Gastropub is a firm nightlife favourite within the area. This award-winning gastropub is all about the fun-factor, inviting guest to let loose and have a great time over delicious food and a truly extensive drinks selection. From classic beers to premium gins and creative cocktails, there’s something to satisfy every mood. Recently upgraded to a larger space, Cheeky Monkey also offers a spacious dancefloor where you can get your groove on to a greatest hits selection of top tunes from across the best decades in music.


Every epic night on the town must come to an end. But if you aren’t quite ready to call it a night, why not enjoy a relaxing post-clubbing wind down at Espresso bar. Located within the lobby area of AX ODYCY, this 24/7 bar serves up a menu of light snacks, coffees, and teas, meaning you and your friends can sit back, chat, and reflect on a great night out before you hit the hay … and get ready for another day of thrilling island adventures when the sun rises.

blank4-star AX Odycy Hotel in Qawra, Malta.

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