The liveliest areas for nightlife in Lanzarote are the island's capital, Arrecife and the resort of Puerto del Carmen. Both Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise tend to be quieter although there are live music venues and bars in each resort as well.
Nightlife in Puerto del Carmen
Centro – the central section of the main strip in the Avenida de las Playas - is the epicentre of nightlife in Puerto del Carmen. Here you will find a big selection of late night bars and clubs – such as Tequila Bar, Mulligans - and discos such as Tropical.
If you are looking for something a little more stylish and contemporary then there are a number of more modern bars that are well worth checking out too.
At the San Antonio end of the Avenida de las Playas is the Cafe del Carmen, which operates more as a lounge venue, with DJ's instead of live music.
Nightlife in Playa Blanca
Unlike Puerto del Carmen nightlife in Playa Blanca is a little more dispersed across the resort and certainly a lot more low key. Chief attractions include Lanzarote´s very own branch of the Café del Mar – which is located in the Marina Rubicon and the recently opened Blue Note Jazz Bar, also in the Marina Rubicon.
Other good spots include the Cuatro Lunas which is located at the Plaza de Hotel Princess Yaiza, and is open between Tuesday and Saturday from 10.00 until 03.00.
The buzziest bars are concentrated around Punto Limones, which is adjacent to the ferry port and in the Commerical Centre Papagayo, which is close to the beach at Playa Dorada. Whilst in the Centro Comercial La Mulata is the stylish lounge venue, La Marea, which overlooks the seafront promenade.
Nightlife in Costa Teguise
Like Playa Blanca, nightlife in Costa Teguise is fairly dispersed across the resort and lacks a central hub such as Centro in Puerto del Carmen. The resort's popularity with families means that younger clubbers often head off to Arrecife or Puerto del Carmen.
The Pueblo Marinero (home to the Friday evening market) is home to a number of long established bars – such as Chispas, which offers some of the cheapest drinks on the island and makes for a good spot to kick the evening off. On the other side of the road from the Pueblo Marinero is Jazz Mi Madre, which is open till the early hours.
Saxos and Jellyfish – opposite the Occidental Teguise Playa – both offer late dancing and drinking, whilst live music can be found at La Vida, also opposite the Teguise Playa Hotel. Legends – round the corner from the Lanzarote Gardens Hotel – has live music most nights of the week.
More recently, the Krazy Loop lounge has opened on the seafront promenade, behind the Galeon Playa hotel and is the latest venture of Sylvia Kas, who owned the Hawaiian bar in Puerto del Carmen for many years. Head here for House tunes, DJ sessions and the occasional live performance.