Are you looking for the best spots for a cocktail or pint and some nibbles in the capital of Malta? Check my list of the best bars in Valletta and find your new favourite!

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What are the best bars in Valletta?

  1. Yard 32
  2. Kingsway Bar & Restaurant
  3. The Queen Victoria City Pub
  4. The Pub
  5. Bridge Bar
  6. 67 Kapitali
  7. Wild Honey
The 9 best bars in Valletta, by DineWineLove

Malta’s capital Valletta has an amazing selection of good bars and restaurants. A perfect day in Valletta should be spent barhopping and exploring the many hidden streets of the city. But where do you start? That’s what this guide is created to help with!

Below I list seven of Valletta’s very best bars and pubs. Here you’ll find something for every taste and budget, depending on what you are looking for. Try these bars in Valletta for yourself and see which is your favourite!

1. Yard 32

Gin and Spanish Tapas

In a back alley of Strait Street, you’ll find a turquoise door with some scribbles on it underneath a large “Gin & Tapas” sign. This is Yard 32, one of the best bars not only in Valletta but all of Malta.

At Yard 32 you will find a grand selection of gin and tonic (with more than a hundred different kinds of gin) and Spanish tapas. On weekends there is normally live music and no matter the day, the service is always great.

Gin & Tonics at Yard 32

This is definitely a must-visit for any gin-lover. But this gin bar in Valletta is also a good choice for those who prefer a glass of wine (or beer or soda) with some delicious nibbles.

For more information, check out my full Yard 32 review.

Yard 32
  • Where: 32 Strait St, Valletta VLT 1031
  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, from 6 pm till late
  • Website: http://yard32.com/
  • Contact: +356 9993 6734

2. Kingsway Bar & Restaurant

Food and Drinks Fit for Royalty

If you are looking for a grand meal that won’t break the bank, Kingsway is the place to go. Kingsway is a bar and restaurant where you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or just some drinks in the heart of Valletta.

While you can go for just a drink, I recommend trying at least some nibbles too. The food menu is full of scrumptious dishes with a luxurious flair that you can share with your company or pair with your drinks. Opt for a boozy brunch, a sharing platter or some bar bites.

Red wine and nibbles at Kingsway

The style and decor of Kingsway is modern and elegant and the staff is always giving the best possible service. It’s not a coincidence that this is where my fiancé and I chose to celebrate our engagement

Kingsway Bar & Restaurant
  • Where: 57 Republic St, Valletta
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 pm and Saturday 9 am to 11 pm
  • Website: http://kingswayvalletta.com/
  • Contact: +356 2703 7720

3. The Queen Victoria City Pub

A Piece of London in the heart of Malta

Valletta has a lot of great pubs (there are several on this list!) and many feel “proper British”. But if there is one pub that brings me back to London in a heartbeat, it is The Queen Victoria City Pub.

The pub has a bright blue exterior and a large, golden Johnnie Walker greeting you on the way in. Once you enter, you will immediately feel the warmth and friendliness of the staff.

Sit down in a booth or take a seat at the bar, where you can choose from the many beers on tap or drinks on the menu. The pub of course has some delicious pub grub on the menu too. Stay for a meal, watch a football game or just enjoy the atmosphere.

The Queen Victoria City Pub

4. The Pub

A Historic Venue with Good Times

You have pubs in Valletta and then you have The Pub in Valletta. Well-worthy of its name, The Pub is a bit of a legend in Malta. This has a lot to do with its history as the renowned last stop for legendary actor Oliver Reed.

At The Pub, the walls are covered with news articles about Oliver Reed and they even sell merch at the bar. The design is extravagant yet cosy with a really friendly atmosphere.

There are a few tables outside but if it looks full, you can head inside and upstairs where there are normally seats available. Head there for a pint and admire the walls and ceiling covered with history.

The Pub

5. Bridge Bar

The best Spot for Live Jazz

If you are looking for live jazz in Malta, Bridge Bar is the absolute best choice. Every Friday from May 1st to the end of October the bar hosts live jazz sessions and an atmosphere unlike any other.

At Bridge Bar you are seated outside – most probably on the stairs unless you booked a table in advance – while listening to live music and enjoying local food and beverages.

The venue stretches from the top of the staircase, down to and across a bridge, with lots of seats available. But don’t expect there to be lots of room, as the seats fill up quickly once the music starts playing!

Bridge Bar Venue

The Venue of Bridge Bar

Bridge Bar can be visited on any evening, but you should for sure check it out on a Friday. A local treasure in Valletta – a must-visit for anyone visiting (or living in) Malta.

Bridge Bar

6. 67 Kapitali

Local Craft Beer and Nibbles

67 Kapitali is a craft beer pub that focuses specifically on local craft beer. The bar offers the widest selection of local craft beers in Malta, in addition to local and foreign ciders, wine and more. Here you can go for a local classic or try something a bit more far-fetched like a flavoured beer.

We have always been met with an amazing service at 67 Kapitali. The staff is not only friendly but also really knowledgable. You are therefore in good hands if you are not sure what to choose from their long menu.

At 67 Kapitali, the atmosphere and decor make it feel like a mix of a bar and a café. In addition to the good selection of drinks, the bar also offers nibbles and sandwiches, with lots of Maltese delicacies. Try a sandwich with the recommended local beer pairing. There are also vegan and gluten-free options available.

67 Kapitali
  • Where: 67 Triq l-Ifran Il-Belt Valletta, VLT 1427
  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 12 pm to 11 pm–1 am (depending on the day)
  • Website: http://www.67kapitali.com/
  • Contact: +356 2738 0010

7. Wild Honey Beer House & Bistro

Unique Beers in a Cozy Location

For a long time, my fiancé and I referred to Wild Honey as “the bar with the red door”. It’s impossible to miss if you are walking by, thanks to the bright red door and wall full of beer-related decor.

Wild Honey is a small and cosy bar and bistro with an impressive selection of beers to choose from. There is also a food menu with nibbles, platters, gluten-free pizzas and more. The menu even features pizza and beer pairing recommendations.

Thanks to the knowledgeable and friendly staff you can ask for recommendations and try something new. You might just find a new favourite!

Wild Honey
  • Where: 127 St. Lucia’s Street, Il-Belt Valletta
  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12 pm to 2 am, Saturday 5:30 pm to 2 am and Sunday 3:30 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/WildHoneyValletta/
  • Contact: +356 7761 3772

Enjoy these 7 bars in Valletta!

Please note that this guide originally included nine recommendations, but sadly the bars Alchemy and The Beer Cave have closed.

Want more Malta and bar recommendations?
Check out my posts on the best bars in St. Julian’s and Sliema.

About the Author

Anita Fosen: a Norwegian writer and foodie, currently living in Spain
I started my first blog in 2008 and have been an online writer ever since. I have completed a Journalism BA in London and currently work as a freelance content writer, editor and translator. With DineWineLove, I want to use my knowledge and passions to create fun, interesting and useful content.

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