Here’s a quick guide on where to go to enjoy the legendary nightlife in Sardinia.
As a trendy destination for beach lovers, history buffs, and foodies, tourism traffic to Sardinia continues to pick up. Sardinia nightlife is no exception. Whether you prefer sundowners or craft beers, Sardinia has something to suit your taste.
Unless you’re staying on the coast of the swanky Costa Smeralda, Sardinia overall has a pretty chill and unpretentious nightlife. A lot of tourists are satisfied with a pre-dinner sunset cocktail or a craft beer with DJ-spun beats in the background.
If you want to learn where to go for an awesome night in Sardinia, read on.
The 5 Best Places To Experience the Sardinia Nightlife
1. Costa Smeralda
If there is one place in Sardinia people most associate with luxury, it would be Costa Smeralda. This uber-chic paradise is one of the most exclusive parts of the entire island. Situated on Sardinia’s northeast coast, this oasis is also home to the famous beach towns of Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, and Baja Sardinia.
It is also considered one of the most expensive beach destinations in the whole of Europe. The area is filled with posh bars, trendy clubs, and extravagant beach parties. Did we mention yachts? With international partygoers, celebrities, and billionaires flocking to this part of Sardinia, it’s no wonder why Costa Smeralda is the island’s nightlife capital.
Two of the most popular clubs in Costa Smeralda are Phi Beach and Ritual Club, both near Baja Sardinia, and also close to Porto Cervo.
When we asked around about the best clubs in Sardinia these two were frequently on the list. Ritual Club is especially interesting as it looks like a castle and is carved into a rock.
For cocktails in this area, check out:
- Upper Palau
- Rocktail (cocktails and live music)
Alghero is a beautiful medieval town northwest of Sardinia. As a Spanish Aragon colony for 3 centuries, this picturesque town has strong Catalan influences. Alghero also offers a vibrant nightlife scene with its various establishments for late-night drinking, jazz listening, and dancing. Head to Buena Vista for great mojitos. It’s especially full of tourists in the summer.
Alghero has its own airport, making it a great destination for quick weekend getaways.
There are lots of good options in Alghero, I also recommend:
- Maracaibo Cocktail Bar
- Imbibe (also for cocktails)
- Agua (for dancing, but make sure to check their event schedule)
- Il Tocco Del Prete Alghero (for craft beer)
3. San Teodoro
Another lively area on the northeast coast of Sardinia is San Teodoro. This small town is located 180 kilometers northeast of Cagliari (Sardinia’s capital) and 20 kilometers southeast of Olbia (a coastal city known for its archeological sites).
Famed for its white sands and shallow waters, it is also one of the most vibrant cities on the island. San Teodoro is filled with hip disco clubs, pubs, restaurants, and local markets.
My suggestions would be:
- BRIO Music Bar (late night)
- MARACUJA Club (late night)
4. Santa Teresa Di Gallura
Located in the extreme north of Sardinia in the province of Sassari is a town called Santa Teresa di Gallura. This seaside village may be small, but it’s home to some of the most famous Sardinian nightclubs. Some popular places among tourists and locals are Estasi’s Club and Central Bar 80.
Aside from its gorgeous beaches, Santa Teresa di Gallura is also famed for a hippy paradise cove called Valle Della Luna (Moon Valley), where full moon dance celebrations are held around the fire.
For fascinating beaches on the south coast of Sardinia, Villasimius is the place to be. Its natural beauty has made it an increasingly attractive option for tourists. This coastal town, 60 kilometers from Cagliari, is becoming more and more known as a great place to enjoy Sardinian nightlife with its many beach clubs and bars.
Where to Stay in Sardinia
Sardinia is full of great hotels and resorts. Whether you want countryside or beachfront, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to read about the different areas of Sardinia to orient yourself for your trip.