There is a real joy to nights out in Seville. There really is something for everyone, although by everyone we are leaving the anti-social types out of this. Seville is a town best described as loud and proud, from the cocktail bars to the tapas joints via everything in between. If you’d like a night filled with a decent amount of booze, some tasty food and some seriously animated conversation, you’ve come to the right place.
Is it possible to talk about traditional food in Seville without referencing the oldest bar in town, the very first in a long line of fantastic restaurants? El Rinconcillo takes that cherry, having opened its doors to the hungry public for the very first time in 1670. That sort of history is nothing to sniff at, and the tapas remains as good as it did all the way back in the 17th century. It doesn’t get any more traditional than this.
A blink and you’ll miss it tapas bar in Santa Cruz, La Goleta is ran by the son of much-missed flamenco legend Pepe Peregil and is as iconic as it gets. This hole-in-the-wall joint started life as a wine bar way back in 1904, but has evolved into one of the most beloved spots in this most beloved part of Seville.
Rooftop bars are one of God’s greatest gifts to the world, and the one found above this charming little boutique hotel wins us over time and time again. The Corner House is a great bet for anyone after a friendly face and some excellent conversation, alongside refreshing drinks and some great views of the city.
There is something truly magical about an old Andalusian restaurant with photographs filling every spare inch of space on the walls, taking up all the real estate that isn’t taken over by old bottles of wine from all over the region. Casa Ricardo is a window into restaurants of yesteryear, although that isn’t to say it has been left in the past ― the tapas selection is as toothsome as anywhere else in town. Food has been served here sine 1915, and we’re happy to bank on it being available here in 2115 too.
A truly unique place in Seville, Urbano Comix is more than just another engaged bar in a city full of the things. The selection of beers is enviable, while there are plenty of games to keep punters entertained throughout the night. We’re talking about pinball, board games and other vintage fun, in an old-fashioned spot with plenty of vintage hanging off the walls.
One of the most popular bars in the city centre, Kiosko Bombay knows full well that it has everything in the world going for it. This is a place with a laid-back charm that you simply cannot force, a confidence that flows through the drinks and the clientele. The riverside location is always going to be a winner, and the combination of a great bar and some life-affirming sunsets is impossible to beat.