Nightlife in Paphos consists of bars, clubs and pubs all around two major sections: the seafront and the city centre. Nightspots like “Different” strives to be just that, and decorates the interiors with minimalist fixtures as well as outdoor tables. It caters to gay and straight travellers alike.
The Namaste Live Music Bar one-ups many other clubs with its assemblage of performers and local acts, not to mention open-mic nights. This is a very welcoming and festive environment, as is the Otto Diece Music Bar, which its unique approach to modernising an old alleyway.
If you crave a more club-like experience, the Hollywood Cocktail bar parties all night and into the morning, with dancing, drinks, games and rowdier stag/hen nights. The Notos Cafe Bar also boasts a wonderful night’s worth of entertainment, thanks to its more serene location offering beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea from the Kato Paphos Harbour. It’s a café in the daytime and a club at night, offering live music. The Lighthouse Beach Bar is another relaxing bar, a good distance away from the commotion, and a great place to have a drink of wine and taste some snacks and dessert plates.
Harry O’s is one of the most popular spots to visit, it being just the right temperature and with plenty of accommodations to make every visitor feel welcomed, from disabled visitors, to people who love sports, to even those who want to play a game of pool.
The Waterhole might be the exact opposite, with its louder atmosphere and an all-catering approach to business, from cocktails to non-alcoholic drinks for younger visitors or non-drinkers. Alfie T’s bar has local music, while Kikkos Cocktail Bar focuses on better variety of drinks, from wine to beer to liquor.
Many of the bars here allow children inside, as do the local pubs, which are designed in a more festive and gregarious style. Pubs serve lunches and dinner as well as drinks, and feature music. The Rose Pub plays a variety of styles, including rock and pop and classics. Pub games are another big attraction and the Keg & Barrel Pub has plenty, as well as large plasma TVs. It is also sponsoring the Paphos Tigers, Cyprus's first Rugby team.
For a harder club atmosphere, visit Barrio del Mar; since 1996, a crowded club with loud music and a convenient location right by the Yeroskipou Beach. It can seat 2000 people and has six whole bars to make sure everyone is having fun.
Robin Hood is a touristy spot right in the centre of the Nightlife Street and has a very creative approach to décor: a medieval castle surrounding!
Paphos does have a party atmosphere and not only can you expect to find beach parties at such sites as The Nissi Bay Beach Bar, with its “foam parties”, but you can also enjoy a very full night of entertainment at The Castle Club, which has a 4000 seating capacity. More adult entertainment options exist with stripping entertainment at
Kaligulas Show Club, LeonidouNicos and Ellusions Cabaret.
If you want to sample something new, rather than the usual international cocktails, try traditional Cyprus wine from Nelion Winery, or ask for local wines like Cyprus apperitifzivania and the ofthalmo and shiraz.
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