The main Maltese night life district is Paceville, just north of St.Julians. Young Maltese come from all over the island; hence it gets very busy here, especially on weekends. Almost all the bars and clubs are free entry so one can wander from venue to venue. The bustling atmosphere, cheap drinks and lack of cover charges makes Paceville well worth a visit. The nightlife crowd becomes slightly older after about midnight, when most of the youngsters catch buses back to their respective towns. Apart from nightclubs and bars, Paceville together with the nearby localities of St.Julian’s and Sliema are not short in other entertainment venues including restaurants, karaoke bars, pubs and wine bars. One can also find a bowling centre in Paceville situated infront of Malta’s biggest cinema theatre. Paceville is still going strong until the early hours of the morning, especially on the weekends. One will find lots to taxis waiting at any time of the night but the public transport system is also operative during the night.
Another popular area of entertainment is Bugibba which offers the visitors a number of clubs and bars amongst other entertainment venues. Bugibba and Qawra are especially crowded during the summer months when the holiday lodgings are booked up with tourists. In Valletta, The Valletta Waterfront also offers a number of venues to hang out including restaurants and some bars. Birgu is increasingly becoming a popular area for an evening outing with a number of restaurants, wine bars and also a Casino.
Gozo has some good places to hang out during evenings as well, most notably Xlendi and Marsalforn during the summer months. Marsalforn seafront is packed up with a number of bars and restaurants while Xlendi is home to one of the biggest outdoor club on the island.
If your idea of entertainment is not clubbing, the islands offers much more. A number of casinos, karaoke bars, theatres, restaurants, wine bars and sports bars can be found all over the islands. Festivals are also organised on a regular basis. Check out National festivals and Events section for the most popular festivals and activities held.