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Torremolinos Gay Bars

Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain is quickly becoming a gay hot spot of Europe. With visitor numbers growing each year, it's home to Europe's largest gay hotel, the Ritual Torremolinos, plus a large number of gay bars and clubs. There's a great beach here too, with a gay beach club, Eden. Easy access from Malaga Airport and city via train or taxi, with over 300 sunny days per year, check out Torremolinos for your next gay holiday in the sun.


Aqua Terraza & Club

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating, Dancing

One of the busiest gay bars in Torremolinos, Aqua Terraza has a prime location on the corner as you enter the La Nogalera complex. Bright and modern in the bar, with plenty of seating outside, plus music videos showing on screens. There is also a cruising club and dance floor, which open later than the Terraza bar. Handsome, friendly bar staff create a welcoming and fun atmosphere where all are welcome.

Avalon Cafe & Copas

Bear, Older Crowd, Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Avalon is a cocktail bar in La Nogalera, with good music, large windows, a large covered garden terrace and a warm atmosphere. A relaxed place to start the evening – bears are welcome! Check for special events including DJ's and drag shows.

Bacchus Bear Bar

Bear, Older Crowd, Cruising

Torremolinos's weekend bear bar in La Nogalera, complete with a cruising area. Popular with the local bears, with friendly service and good reviews. Outdoor seating, in the main walkway between Aqua and Mens Bar.

Bar de Copas Babel

Cosy, Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Another great choice for an early evening drink, Babel is known for very good cocktails and very friendly service. Small and cosy, with great reviews and well priced drinks, this is a great place to have a relaxing drink before heading to the clubs later. Also know for it's bingo events - check their website.


Lesbian, Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Boomerang Torremolinos is located in the cute Pueblo Blanco area, just a couple of minutes walk from the busier La Nogalera zone. With a lovely setting for it's sizable outdoor terrace, Boomerang is popular from early evening until very late on weekends. Popular with gays and lesbians alike, reviewers note the friendly service and great cocktails.


Young Crowd, Dancing

A new and large gay club in Torremolinos, Centuryon is known for its theme parties and special events, with international DJ's and special guests. Open every Saturday and some Fridays, check the website to be sure what's on.


Older Crowd, Drag

A cosy bar in La Nogalera, popular with an older crowd who enjoy the friendly atmosphere and well priced drinks. If you're lucky, then the owner will become his drag alter ego and entertain with an impromptu show, or there are regular shows from Miss Dolores each Saturday. A nice choice to get together with old friends and new.


Outdoor Seating

With one of the largest terraces in La Nogalera, you cannot miss Codigo when walking through the gay village. A mixed crowd come here before hitting the dance clubs a bit later on. You may also get to meet resident drag queen hostess, Hellon Heels.

Colibri Copas

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

A popular choice for that early evening gin & tonic or cold beer. With good music and friendly waiters creating a welcoming and fun atmosphere, check our Colibri Copas on your next night out in Torremolinos.

Eden Beach Club

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Occupying a prime position on Bajondillo beach, at the base of the steps down from the town centre, near El Gato Lounge and just along from the Melia Costa del Sol Hotel, the Eden Beach Club is a popular hot spot for gay sun worshipers in Torremolinos. Have a drink at the bar, or set yourself up on one of the many sun beds, which come at an extra charge, but you do get friendly waiter service. Great for people watching and can get very busy on hot, sunny days, especially on weekends and afternoons when the local crown joins the tourists. Hours can vary in low season, depending on the weather.

Eden Copas

Young Crowd, Drag

Sister bar to the hugely popular Eden Beach Club, Eden Copas brings a bit of glamour to La Nogalera with contemporary, modern decor and lighting and a good range of drinks in a warm atmosphere. Check out the frequent drag shows, and on Sundays, there is a popular afternoon drag bingo, not to be missed!

El Gato Lounge

Food, Outdoor Seating

Set right on the beachfront, by the gay beach club, El Gato Lounge is popular day and evening. Offering a selection of tasty food, it's a great spot for lunch, dinner or just a drink at any time. Super friendly waiters welcome you to the open seating area with views out across the beach to the sea. Set at the bottom of the steps that lead up to the town centre and the busy La Nogalera gay village.

La Biznaga

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

A cafe/bar in the heart of the gay area of Terremolinos, La Biznaga offers drinks and snaks during the day, becoming popular in the early evening before some of the other bars get busy. Recommended for their friendly and good looking bar staff, and a warm and welcome atmosphere.

La Esquina - Rene's Bar

Cocktails, Outdoor Seating

Head to the Pueblo Blanco area to check out Rene's Bar, La Esquina. Rene comes from the Netherlands and has built up a loyal following of guests over the years with his friendly service and reasonably priced drinks. Nice place to chill before possibly heading to the livelier action in La Nogalera, which is just a few minutes walk away.

Men's Bar

Bear, Older Crowd, Outdoor Seating, Cruising

Men's Bar is in La Nogalaera in Torremolinos and attracts an older, hairy, beary crowd. Whilst quite cruisy, it has a welcoming atmosphere with friendly bar staff and strong drinks. Popular with locals as well as tourists, there is a large video wall showing pop and dance music from the 70's right up to date, often with a DJ at weekends. Downstairs is a sizable cruising area and darkroom.


Drag, Dancing

One of the longest running gay nightclubs in Torremolinos, Parthenon is in the heart of La Nogalera and is popular with locals as well as visitors. Known for its good looking bar men with great service and a welcoming atmosphere, Parthenon is a favourite choice. Music is current and dancing encouraged, with occasional drag and cabaret shows too.

Ritual Copas

Young Crowd, Drag, Dancing

The sister bar to the Hotel Ritual. Located in the heart of La Nogalera, Ritual Copas is a lively bar with good looking waiters and a good drinks menu. Tends to attract a younger crowd and can be one of the later bars to get busy, but look out for drag shows on some days. Opening hours vary by season.

Studio 54 Torremolinos

Dancing, Outdoor Seating

A fun, retro nightclub in La Nogalera, tending to focus on 70's and 80's music, ensuring a fun night out. Plenty of space outside on the terrace, inside is smallish, but has a great atmosphere with fans of the classic music hitting the dance floor. Check their Facebook link below for any special events.


Bear, Older Crowd, Cosy

A great choice for those who like to start the evening a little earlier than the locals. The friendly Dutch owners welcome you inside or outside on the spacious terrace, which is even heated for those colder winter evenings. Nice range of beers and spirits, Vida Bar is popular with an older crowd of locals and visitors alike.

Vanilla Cafe

Gay Friendly, Food, Outdoor Seating

Vanilla is a very popular cafe on the main square in Torremolinos. Open all day from 9am, Vanilla is a great place for everything from breakfast to drinks after the beach to evening cocktails. Known for it's friendly waiters and chilled atmosphere with a nice terrace, make a a visit to Vanilla Cafe when you are in Torremolinos.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Torremolinos

There are so many places to stay in Torremolinos on Spain's Costa del Sol, and at GayMapper, we want to make sure you get great value and a good experience, so check our recommendations below for Gay Friendly hotels. As an LGBTQ+ traveller, it's important to stay somewhere welcoming, with great value and maybe near to gay venues. Treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Please support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals in Torremolinos as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

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