There’s nothing like an inexpensive holiday in Tenerife to take away the stresses and boredom of the working life. Something about the combination of sun, sand and generous cocktails make it one of my favourite locations to unwind. But when the evening falls, what are the island’s best hotspots? Here’s my personal top 5 nightclubs in Tenerife.
If you’re into indie and rock music, this is probably the best nightclub in Tenerife. Although it can get overcrowded on busy nights, this venue is the only choice if indie, chart and old school R&B is your idea of a good night. The staff is friendly and helpful, and there’s an outside area if the heat of the dance floor gets too much. Best of all, there are drinking games throughout the evening that are really fun to watch, even if you don’t feel like joining in!
Sometimes you just want the basics: cheap drinks and decent music, and Player’s Lounge fits the bill perfectly. It’s one of the most affordable nightclubs in Tenerife: you can pick from the usual premium brands as well as enjoy a good selection of bottled drinks, without breaking the bank. The atmosphere of this small bar means that it’s a good place to start the evening, and you shouldn’t need to shout to be heard. The music isn’t really the main focus here, but the DJ usually plays a mix of funky house and R&B. With Lineker’s just opposite, you’re not too far from something a bit livelier if you want to take your night to the next level.
Lineker’s may sound like it’s just making a play for one of England’s greatest footballers for it’s name, but this night club in Tenerife is actually owned by the man himself’s brother! As a result, the club is predictably sports themed – if there’s sports on, you can bet it will be broadcast across the venue’s many screens. At night, the club becomes a great venue, playing the best tunes from the past few decades – a fact not lost on the staff, who regularly join in on the dances. On top of this, the terrace makes for a relaxing area to chill out with a game of pool, or just the fresh night air.
Leonardo’s is a huge bar with a great reputation for all-day entertainment. Throughout the day, the club plays classic TV, while at night it features live music and comedians as well as DJs playing the best music from every era. Because the club is spacious and inexpensive, it should definitely be on everybody’s list of ‘must visits’ while on holiday in Tenerife.
The best-known club in Tenerife, Tramp’s lives up to its reputation. Though it’s a smaller venue, it’s a popular spot with an energetic atmosphere that attracts the likes of Lisa Lashes, Judge Jules, and Dave Pearce. The best thing about the club (other than the long opening hours) is the variety of music you get: over the last two years, an R&B room and an indie pop area have been added to the traditional line-up of dance and funky house. Although there are many great clubs in Tenerife, none can compare to Tramp’s.
In addition to the five clubs I described, there are many other great bars and clubs where you can spend a memorable evening. You’ll find that the island’s nightclubs have something for everyone on a holiday to Tenerife.