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  • Torremolinos


For many decades the resort of Torremolinos has represented one of the main destinations for cheap tourism and package holidaymakers. But in the last few years the city has really changed its game and has upped its credentials as one of the most LGBT-friendly resorts in Spain. As a result, gay bars and clubs have flourished and multiplied.

LGBT Info: most gay bars and clubs are conveniently located in La Nogalera area, right in the centre of town. Here you will find an amazing concentration of entertainment options. 


Gaytway Guide to Torremolinos

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    • La Nogalera
    • Almost all of the gay bars & clubs in Torremolinos are located in the Nogalera area. In this square and surrounding roads visitors will find an impressive number of entertainment options, all literally within strolling distance.

    • Ronda
    • Close to the coast is the pretty town of Ronda with its white houses. This town is also famous for being spectacularly set on the edge of a deep gorge (El Tajo), which separates the city’s 15th-century new town from its old town, dating to Moorish rule. The Puente Nuevo, a thin stone bridge spans the gorge with some amazing vertigo-inducing views.

    • Malaga
    • For many Malaga is only a transit gateway, but recently the city has seen a huge resurgence. There is plenty to see here, from ancient Moorish ruins, a Renaissance cathedral and also some great museums such as the Picasso Museum and the Centre Pompidou – the offshoot of the Paris namesake. Recently the city has made the news for its abundance of amazing restaurants & bars. A true rebirth.

    • The Nerja Caves
    • The magnificent Nerja Caves (Cuevas de Nerja), discovered in 1959, are a series of huge caverns stretching for almost five kilometres and home to the world’s largest stalagmite. It is a great place to visit especially in the summer as the temperature is constantly cool down the caves.

    • Marbella
    • The upmarket town of Marbella with its marina is where the rich & famous from all over the world come to play. To the west of Marbella is the so-called Golden Mile with prestigious nightclubs and coastal estates all the way to the to Puerto Banús marina, filled with luxury yachts.
  • Viejo Mundo Gastrobar

    A great tapas/Mediterranean restaurant & bar with outdoor terrace.

    Babel - Bar de Copas

    A new gay bar in La Nogalera, attracting mostly bears and older guys.

    Bar Arcos

    Modern English stylish music bar offering spirits, beers & cocktails with a great outside terrace and Located just minutes from the steps to beach.

    Bear Bar Bacchus

    Since 1998 the bears' bar in Torremolinos.


    Situated in the old square (Plaza de los Tientos) this is a lovely bar with a gorgeous outdoor traditional terrace.

    Buff Bar

    A 'Berlin Style' busy bar in the Nogalera gay area.

    Chessa Bar

    Chessabar for the last 10 years has been the place to be in the gay area of Torremolinos, La Nogalera. Your host, Peter Tol, welcomes you for a night…


    Gay Bar in the centre of the gay area, La Nogalera, Torremolinos. Large terrace with friendly waiter service, a perfect view point to watch all the…

    Contacto Drag Bar

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    Established for many years this is a very popular drag bar, frequented by all nationalities. One of the oldest bars in Torremolinos.

    Eden Beach Lounge

    A great place to enjoy drinks, lunch, snacks - right on the gay beach. Shows are very popular.

    El Gato Lounge

    A great terrace cafe right on the gay beach of El Gato. Open for lunch & dinner until midnight. Very popular for late afternoon/evening drinks.

    La Esquina - Rene's Bar

    La Esquina / Rene's Bar is situated in Pueblo Blanco, a little white village full of charm hidden between Calle Casablanca and Calle Skall, just a 5…

    Pourquoi Pas?

    A small bar that has been in operation for over fifty years. Shows at weekends.

    Vanilla Cafe

    A nice bar/cafe in the centre of the Nogalera with a good size terrace. Attracts mostly bears and older guys. Attentive staff.


    Bar Vida is a straight friendly gaybar with a warm unique atmospere.
  • Aqua Club

    A gay club with cruising area in the Nogalera area. Good music and hot guys.


    Saturday Night club night with famous DJs & special guests. Check website for the programme.


    A long-running club inf Torremolinos where the night begins and ends.


    For 16 years, one of the biggest clubs in the whole of Andalucia, with a capacity of over 1,000. Great DJ lineup.
  • Boxer Torremolinos

    The Torremolinos branch of the Barcelona chain specialised in fetishwear & toys.

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