Are you someone who loves to make the most of the night scene? Let us be your guide through HiCantabria selection pubs and clubs to enjoy Santander nightlife like a local.

Before we unveil our list, let us share some insights about the nightlife scene in Santander...

In our section ‘Bars in Santander’, we discussed the culture of going out in Spain. In this blog post, we’ll delve into Santander’s nightlife. While Santander may not boast the vibrant night scene of larger cities like Barcelona and Madrid, you won’t find iconic clubs here either. However, that doesn’t mean you’re short of options for a night out. There are plenty of cozy pubs and smaller clubs where you’re sure to have a great time!

Additionally, it’s worth noting that in Santander, people tend to go out on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On other days, the nightlife scene may be limited or even non-existent.


We’ve prepared an interactive map featuring the places listed below, which can be easily added to your Google Maps application. You’ll find all the details and instructions at the end of the page.

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Little Bobby Speakeasy

The Top 10 pubs and clubs in Santander:

  • El Ventilador: Located in Plaza Cañadio, this pub/bar is one of the most popular spots in Santander for gathering with friends, especially in the square outside during the summer. Perfect for kicking off your night, its clientele typically ranges from 25 to 35 years old.
    Plaza Cañadio 942365022

  • Pub Kings: Probably the best drinks and cocktails in the city, it’s an ideal choice if you seek a quality drink in a quiet atmosphere. The average age tends to be 40 and above. Calle Castelar 17

  • Little Bobby Speakeasy: This one is an experience; we don’t want to spoil it, but once you’re there, you’ll see that it’s not your usual place. With its very nice decoration and thematic drinks, occasionally accompanied by concerts, it’s a fantastic option if you’re seeking a uniquely quiet start to your night. The venue typically caters to those aged 25 and above (Under 25 not permitted).
    Calle del Sol 20. 690992527

  • La chica de ayer: A classic Santander pub, situated in a prime location, offering an inviting international vibe coupled with nostalgic tunes from the 80s and 90s. Clients aged 20 and above. Pedrueca 8. 

  • Grog Santander: Enjoy great quality drinks, decoration,  a cool vibe, and a good location. It’s the perfect spot to kick off your night if you’re in your early thirties. Lope de Vega 5. 

  • Covers: Our pick in the alternative Rio de la Pila area, though small, offers fantastic drinks and music. A choice to start the night  if you are 20+ years old. Rio de la Pila 25. 630160679

  • Lo que diga la rubia: Another trendy spot for those 25 and older, perfect for a second drink option. Pasadizo Zorilla. 630160679

  • Dr Jekyll: Our go-to spot for a second drink if you’re in the 30 to 35 age range. It’s a place where you can dance too!
    Daoiz y Velarde 25. 665305559

  • Malaspina: For those 30 and over, this is the club to wrap up your night with some dancing. 90s and 00s Spanish and international tunes, perfect for dancing and meeting new people. Jesús Revaque Garea. 942313393

  • Cambalache: A club for the 18 and older crowd, somewhat of a classic for the youth in Santander. It stays open until late night, making it a go-to spot for late-night fun. Santa Lucía 16. 649130487

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By following this link (Santander Nightlife), you can download our HiCantabria list to your phone. Once you open the link, you will have the option to open it with Google Maps, where it will be saved.

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