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Seville's neighborhoods of Alfalfa (Calle Pérez Galdós, specifically), Alameda (Plaza Alameda de Hércules), and Triana (Calle Betis and Calle Pureza) are particularly well-known for nightlife. Come summer, La Isla de Cartuja heats up. Between April to October afternoon bashes enliven outdoor posts along the Arenal side of the Guadalquivir River. Most parties don’t start hopping until 1-2am.
Dress to impress - or bear rejection - at Seville's most upscale disco. Located in the former Olympic pavilion of Expo '92, the completely renovated locale attracts local actors, artists, and futbol players.
Situated in a restored, 17th-century building, this cozy tablao (flamenco club) hosts professionally choreographed flamenco shows. Have dinner or just a drink and watch the show unfold.
Deck yourself out in your flashiest duds to secure a spot past the bouncers. DJ's blast music until dawn and keep things hot on the large dance floor. The club's four bars fuel the fun.
Seville's oldest bar dates back to 1670, with 70-year-old bottles (not for sale), and bills decorating the wooden counters. A mixed crowd of locals and foreigners come for drinks and dishes like salmorejo (thick gazpacho-style soup). Closed Wednesdays.
Experience Semana Santa year round. Decked in velvet walls, virgin effigies, flowers, candles, incense, and images of Christ himself, this bar looks and feels like a church - until you start tossing back Sangre de Cristo cocktails that is, a potent concoction of vodka, whiskey, and grenadine.
Set along the alternative Plaza Alameda de Hercules, this stylish bar -- decked in wood and old coffee urns, with outdoor seating available -- is a great central spot, fully stocked with beer and mixed drinks, and fellow drinkers.
There are no signs for this converted coal yard, just look for the red door. Inside, find a cozy bar with two fireplaces and, continuing outside, a large al fresco bar surrounded by tables and benches. Paintings by local artists decorate the walls and free flamenco performances occasionally entertain guests. Closed Mondays.
Walls covered in cartoon porn set the stage at this shot-heaven. Choose from a lengthy list of chupitos (shots), or request a maceta, a gigantic plastic cup of just about any mixed drink under the sol ($5-7 a pop).
Teatro de la Maestranza
Seville's premier venue hosts some of the best opera in Europe, along with zarzuela (light opera), ballet, classical concerts, and flamenco. Prices range from $10-125. Closed August-November.
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