Benidorm Music Bars
Benidorm is the party capital of the Costa Blanca in Spain and, as such, has a huge range of music bars to choose from. To simplify matters, the only bars covered in this article are music bars offering live music entertainment acts such as tribute bands, solo artists and duos. Other bars and pubs in Benidorm featuring karaoke, disco and televised music channels shall be covered in a separate article.
The wealth of talent showcased in the live performance music scene in Benidorm is tremendous, with some of the top acts playing to audiences in different music bars every night of the week. Some of the most popular bands, musicians and singers to choose from are as follows:
Abba Gold – Abba tribute band.
Eagles Tribute – JJ & Ziggy play all the Eagles greatest tracks.
Elvis Tribute – Steve Berry tribute to The King Of Rock & Roll.
Queen Forever – Tribute to Queen and Freddy Mercury.
Shoewaddywaddy – Performing the 70s Rock n Roll greats.
Tom Jones the Tribute – Singing the Welsh Crooner’s famous tracks.
Gary Barlow Tribute – John Paul’s tribute to Gary and Take That.
Cheryl The Show – The music of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.
Francisco Jackson – Performing The King Of Pop’s greatest hits.
UB40 The Tribute – A tribute to the popular Reggae band.
Cheryle Louise – A talented solo female artiste with a fantastic repertoire of popular songs and ballads.
Dean Ryan – Performs a classic Rock n’ Roll mix from Elvis to Shakin Stevens.
Country Dunc – A superb selection of Country and Western favourites.
George Glenn – The big man with the big voice powers out some of the all time classic tracks.
Neil Ross – A firm Benidorm favourite covering all genres of music.
Smart Move – A talented male duo boasting variety and amazing harmonies.
Ricky Dale – Versatile male vocalist covering the music of many famous artists.
The list of bars, pubs, clubs and other venues in Benidorm featuring live music entertainment is vast and ever changing. It is consequently advisable that revellers visiting Benidorm do their own research before choosing an establishment for their evenings entertainment. The following ten music bar venues currently top the list of night spots to try for those who appreciate talented bands and vocalists. They all have their own unique character, ambience and appeal, with some staying open till dawn.
Established in 2002, this lively and very popular music bar is conveniently located on the beachfront and boasts a huge terrace where guests can enjoy a cold drink whilst soaking up the sun and being entertained by live music acts. The music bars interior is spacious and tastefully decorated with 1950/60s rock n’ roll memorabilia.
The friendly and efficient staff serve a large range of beers, spirits, wines, soft drinks and exotic cocktails. Daytona Rock Bar entertains its patrons with a different live rock or pop band or solo artiste every day of the week and the bar rocks till the early hours of the morning.
Rock and Roll House
For fantastic live music entertainment and a cracking atmosphere every night of the week, look no further than Rock and Roll House. Situated in the Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm near the Benidorm Palace, this music bar boasts up to five different live acts every night!
Rock and Roll House provides guests with a large and comfortable bar lounge decorated with authentic rock n’ roll era memorabilia as well as a smaller outdoor seating area. The bar is extremely popular in the evenings and it’s advisable to arrive early to secure a table. Drinks are reasonably priced and the staff friendly and attentive. As music bars go, this is definitely a fabulous venue for lovers of rock n’ roll to relax with a cold drink and be entertained or dance the night away to some fantastic live music acts.
Jail Rock Bar
Centrally located on Calle Gerona in the area of Benidorm popularly known as ‘the strip’, Jail Rock Bar is certainly one of the city’s busiest and liveliest entertainment spots. The bar area is spacious with a generously proportioned stage and dance floor. Live music acts perform nightly to entertain guests with music genres ranging from rock and pop to punk and blues.
Jail Rock Bar treats patrons to a wide range of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in an exciting, vibrant and lively atmosphere. With plenty of seating available, this music bar is one not to be missed for a memorable night out.
Red Dog Western Saloon
This raunchy show bar is located on Calle Lepanto in central Benidorm. Famous for its live country and western music and line dancing, the Red Dog also offers a good variety of late night show bands and sexy acts. Drinks can be on the pricey side if you do not take advantage of the special offers, but this venue definitely has a unique atmosphere!
Open until dawn on most days, Red Dog has a spacious interior and unmissable neon lighting on its exterior. Guests be forewarned; Red Dog is loud and buzzing, not for the faint hearted!
This very busy music bar is located on Benidorm’s notorious Calle Gerona; ‘the strip’. Their drinks are very reasonably priced and served ice cold! The atmosphere inside is chilled and the music not too loud until late in the evening. Unlike some music bars, Rockstar also offers patrons a tasty and generously portioned food menu and is even open for breakfast.
Rockstar’s tastefully decorated bar area really comes to life come nightfall. Boasting various live music acts most nights of the week, this venue rocks till daybreak! Definitely worth a visit for a relaxing pint and bite to eat at lunchtime or to rock the night away after sunset.
Western Saloon is a country and western themed music bar located on Calle de Gerona; ‘the strip’ in central Benidorm. The interior has a definite ‘wild west’ feel with both table and booth seating. The saloon also boasts a long bar counter with comfortable bar stools where the friendly staff mix up some of the best exotic cocktails to be found in Benidorm.
This well known and frequented music bar showcases talented live acts most afternoons and evenings. Open till very late, Western Saloon comes highly recommended for those in search of a toe tapping country and western experience.
Shamrock Irish Pub
Also located on ‘the strip’, Calle Gerona in central Benidorm, Shamrock is a popular Irish themed music pub. Established in 1995, this pub is one of the liveliest on ‘the strip’ and draws huge crowds in search of ‘the craic’ and good Irish hospitality, especially during the summer months. As well as a spacious, tastefully decorated interior, Shamrock boasts an ample terrace for patrons to relax and enjoy a cold drink and tasty bite to eat.
In the evenings the Shamrock transforms into a lively music venue hosting some of the best live bands and vocalists the Costa Blanca has to offer. Artists entertain guests to a variety of music genres from pop-rock to blues and jazz until the early hours of the morning.
Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Bar
Scruffy Murphy’s has a strong local Irish and Scots following in Benidorm. Located on Calle Gerona, this themed music bar is in the heart of the action on ‘the strip’. The friendly and attentive bar staff ensure all visitors are made to feel welcome with a great range of drinks, tasty menu options and live entertainment in the evenings. The bar interior is cosy and comfortable and the terrace spacious and lively.
Evening entertainment includes live performances by talented Irish bands and vocalists, as well as karaoke. Scruffy Murphy’s attracts all age groups in search of a fun evening out and welcomes families with kids during the afternoon and early evenings. The food menu is wholesome, tasty and reasonably priced. An ideal venue for families and groups looking for a taste of ‘the craic’ and some warm Irish hospitality.
Heartbreak Rock Bar
Located on Benidorm’s Playa Levante beachfront, the Heartbreak Rock Bar is open all day till midnight. It is an American themed rock music bar which attracts hoards of bikers and lovers of hard rock music. Drink prices are fairly steep but the live entertainment is free and plentiful!
Heartbreak attracts customers from the beach during the day with its loud rock music played live by groups of talented musicians and vocalists. The bar terrace is spacious with plenty of seating which fills up quickly in the evenings. This music bar is ideal for those seeking a vibrant, buzzing, rocking atmosphere on the beachfront.
Back on ‘the strip’, Calle Gerona, another popular music bar called Rockerfellas attracts revellers in search of quality live music acts. Featuring up to four different live acts every evening, visitors to this watering hole can be assured of a fabulous nights entertainment. Not the biggest of venues, Rockerfellas fills up rapidly in the evenings so get there early to ensure a table.
This live act venue showcases some fabulous tribute acts such as Tom Jones and Olly Murs and hilarious comedians, the likes of Tony Scott and Albi Senior. For those not keen on the limelight, don’t sit too close to the front as you may be ‘picked on’ or heckled by Tony Scott; all in good taste and humour though! Reasonably priced drinks flow throughout the evening and many punters stumble out of Rockerfellas as the sun comes up.. happy days!