Nightlife in Santiago de Compostela is really lively. To go out at night in Santiago, as a city full of students and foreigners, is almost something that everyone must do at least once.
The “marcha”, Spanish word to describe people having fun at night, starts on Thursday, or even on Wednesday, and it does not stop until Sunday early in the morning. On Wednesday and Thursday night life is quite different from nights on Friday and Saturday becasuse during the first two days there are plenty of students from all over Spain. During the weekend people going out at night are residents or working in Santiago.
O Trasno, O Atlántico, O Matadoiro, O Malas Pécoras, El Coffee Pop are some pub and bars which are located in Santiago de Compostela's old town. All of them are close to each other although music, design and customers are quite different.
The new part of the town is “another world”. One arrrives later at night, around two or three in the morning , pubs and bars are, generally speaking, bigger, discotheques, night clubs and, of course, to go out on the make. Maykar is just the classic one and people arrive over there aroung 4.30 in the morning, usually full with folks, smoke and well-known customers of Santiago de Compostela's night life. If you really like going out at nigh this is may be your place.
Parallel to the gastronomic tapas contest which takes place in the city, called Santiago(é)Tapas, it is as well possible to go out for drinks, Santiago(é)Copas, and enjoying important price reductions in pubs and bars joining the contest. You just have to show your Tapasporte, a personal identification card of the gastronomic contest, and always according the drinking time table of each night club. Pay attention! Gintonics are specially cheaper with your Tapasporte. El Metate, A Casa das Crechas, A Borriquita de Belem, Momo, A Rúa, Modus Vivendi, Fragel Rock, Ultramarinos, O Curruncho are some of the pubs which are member of this special contest, Santiago(é)Copas + Gintonic Exhibition.
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