Recently, I have been spending so much time in Valletta lately, and I feel that I owe you a couple of tips and insides in this city. I just started hosting photo-walks in Malta’s capital I am back to doing one more thing what I love: discovering hidden gems and showing them to others. During these tours, we do not just take stunning pictures, but I point out my favorite hidden gems to fellow travelers. And now I thought I let you in on some of them. Let’s start with some unique bars in Valletta for a drink and some snacks and a great chat.
The small city has a lot of bars with a unique appeal, and I love stopping by in some of them. Especially now that the sun comes out again and you can sit outside with a drink and just enjoy the city and these cute bars in Valletta. Which one will be your favorite?
Wild Honey – The Place for Beer Lovers and Craft Beer Fanatics
Wild Honey is located in the heart of Valletta and is an oasis for beer lovers. It has a broad selection of craft beers, Belgian beers and many other options from the bottle or of draft beers. It tops that selection with nice decor homey vibes and knowledgeable bartenders. The guys are really lovely and always happy to help with the choice. And they have everything from ordinary ales to beers that taste like candy. Also, they offer a range of platters and nibbles so you won’t stay hungry while drinking yourself through their collection.
Opens at 5pm
My favorite: Delirium from the draft
Address: 127 St.Lucy Street, Valletta
Café society – Culture meets Cocktails.
This bar in Valletta is beautiful, creates great events like movie screenings or live music nights and more. It is quite small, but there is plenty of room outside. Good, that the summer is coming up. They also make great cocktails and especially a fantastic Aperol Spritz. Apart from common drinks, they have their own creations. Now they expanded their menu and also offer nibbles and platters so you won’t stay hungry while enjoying all those fabulous drinks. Café Society is a great spot for everyone.
Opens at 12pm
My favorite: Aperol Spritz
Address: 13, St Johns Street
Loop Bar – Nostalgic Vibes and Maltese Bites
Fancy a trip back to the 50ies? Then you are right at Loop Bar. It is located in the famous Straight street and not just fun because of its original interiors. It is also great for a drink and a Maltese platter with local treats to escape the afternoon sun in Summer. Or just to enjoy a drink and some food at any time of the year. They have a happy hour and great Maltese food and beverages. It is a great place to catch some shade, breathe some nostalgia and have a drink with some traditional bites.
Opens at 12pm
My favorite: Maltese Platter
Address: 60A, Strait St,
Yard 32 Gin & Tapas – Live Music, Tapas and Gin
Yard 32 is THE spot for Gin lovers they offer around 200 gins and 42 tonic waters. They top this up with delicious tapas and live music on three nights a week. In my opinion, it sounds perfect, and I love the atmosphere they create, and I do not even drink Gin Tonic. The decoration of the bar is excellent as well and all in all, it is just one of the best bars in Valletta. They also have a great Aperol Spritz, Beers and non-alcoholic drinks in case you are like me and want to enjoy the place without gin. The Spanish tapas and drinks are amazing too, so you have a great time in one of the best bars in Valletta without having to care about Gin or Tonic.
Opens at 6pm (closed on Monday and Tuesday)
My favorite: Sangria and Tinto de Verano and all the Tapas (Just because I don’t really drink gin)
Address: 32 Strait Street
The Beer Cave – Beer lovers and Live Music
Another bar in Valletta that has the best description in the name. Beer Cave is a bar in an old basement that serves mainly beer. In its past the cellars where a kitchen and used to be part of the home to one of the wealthiest families in Valletta. Here you will find beers from all over the world, although I have to say that Franconia (the region in Germany where I’m from) is highly underrepresented, that and the Franconian beer is a topic for another time. Apart from offering a huge selection of beer the bar also holds live concerts.
Opens at 12pm
My favorite: Pilsner Urquell
Address: Castille Hotel, Castille Square
Rum Runner – The Name Says It All
Somewhat new in the selection of bars in Valletta is Rum Runner a bar focused on … well, you guessed it rum. Living in Cuba told me about rum and how to love it. It is, in fact, the only strong alcohol I drink. So, I was excited that a place started focusing just on rum and the good kind, not the rum you drink as a shot or mix with coke. They also have Platters and other small dished to keep the rum company in your stomach, and even though the decoration is not super impressive the atmosphere is cozy, and the owner is charming. Also, now you can sit outside and enjoy your rum in the sun. They also have great rum-based cocktails like Mojito and their own creations. Pirates would have loved this spot. Their special is the spicy Mojito.
Opens at 3pm
My favorite: Rum 😉
Address: 69, Triq Santa Lucia
Don’t miss put on these spots when you visit Valletta and that is not all as there are so many other places that are worth discovering this is just the first post on a series about Valletta. There will be a lot more about sights, restaurants, and things to do. Have you been yet? What are your favorite bars in Valletta?