Nerja nightlife is generally quite laid back and geared to families and mature couples rather than the 18-30 brigade. There’s a good selection of Nerja restaurants, many with fine terraces overlooking the sea, as well as stylish terrace bars. There are a good number of traditional tapas bars though you’ll need to wander off the main tourist routes to find some of them. Los Cuñaos (Herrera Oria 19) is one such place where you’ll really be rubbing shoulders with the locals in an authentic tapas bar.
A good place to start the evening is at the Balcon de Europa which is surrounded by café bars with terraces. From here you can head east towards c/Gloria where the Round Bar is a good spot for drinks and tapas on a tiny street surrounded by restaurants. Alternatively, head west to Cochranes terrace for a pre-dinner cocktail on their huge terrace. Plaza Tutti Frutti and Antonio Millón are the areas to head for if you’re looking for late night bars and disco pubs. For sports fans you’ll have no problem finding bars with large screens showing Skysports.
If you’re staying near Burriana Beach there’s a good selection of bars and restaurants running along Paseo de Burriana as well as numerous restaurants actually on the beach. If you’re in staying in Capistrano Village there is a bar and restaurant but you’ll more than likely head into the town centre or to the Burriana Beach area for the nightlife.
Every Wednesday and Friday you can catch a flamenco show at El Colono (c/Granada 6). The show begins at 9pm whilst the club opens for dinner at 7.30pm. It’s a good idea to reserve during the summer months. There’s also a great flamenco show in the intimate Andaluz surroundings of El Burro Blanco (c/Gloria 3). Shows take place at 10pm every night during peak season. Some hotels put on their own entertainment including flamenco throughout the year.
Most evenings during the summer there’s a “Nerja Tapas Trail” beginning at the entrance to the church next to the Balcon de Europa at 8pm which takes you around some typical tapas bars.
Check at tourist information for the latest information.