Salento nightlife: from Gallipoli to Lecce, up to Otranto and Santa Cesarea, the Salento nights light up every summer to the rhythm of music, beach parties, top events with international DJs and Ibiza-style discos. Welcome to Salento, the new favorite summer destination for young people!
Located in the extreme southeast of Puglia, precisely in what represents the "heel" of Italy, Salento is a territory famous for its crystal clear sea and its Caribbean beaches, its cities full of charm and monuments, the its wonderful and sunny countryside that make this land an increasingly popular destination for seaside and cultural tourism.
Alongside the wonderful beaches, however, Salento is becoming more and more the new frontier of summer fun in Italy and one of the most popular destinations among young people, thanks to an intense nightlife and the presence of numerous trendy discos . During the summer, crowds of young people flock to the Salento coasts, including night clubs, beach parties, concerts and international DJs: the fun is truly non-stop and continues day and night!
Night fun is guaranteed thanks to the many events, parties and festivals, but above all thanks to the many discos present in the various locations along the Salento coast , which could rival the Ibiza for popularity and quality evenings.
The nightlife of Salento is concentrated in the various towns and seaside resorts, a paradise for lovers of the sea and nightlife. Starting from the famous Gallipoli , the undisputed queen of the Salento nightlife, considered as the Rimini of southern Italy for the vast offer of clubs and discos , we reach Otranto and the capital of Lecce , passing through numerous beaches as well famous for their sparkling nightlife, including Porto Cesareo and Santa Maria di Leuca . All these places offer numerous options for entertainment: from beach bars to aperitif clubs, to trendy cocktail bars, concerts and nightclubs by the sea.
Alongside the most fashionable clubs and places, Salento offers a very rich calendar of unmissable traditional events, such as festivals, concerts and village festivals that allow you to enter and savor the authentic atmosphere of this territory. Do not miss the concert of the Notte della Taranta and the Festa della Mieru . The festivals and celebrations take place in the squares and on the streets, between good Apulian food and the overwhelming rhythms of pizzica and taranta that continue incessantly for hours.
Salento nightlife: clubs, discos and bars in Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo, Santa Maria di Leuca
Gallipoli is the most popular destination in Salento . Considered as the coolest place in Puglia, Gallipoli attracts many young people looking for fun every summer in what has become the real center of Salento nightlife .
This town overlooking the Ionian Sea boasts long beaches bathed by crystal clear waters and a large protected oasis characterized by thick Mediterranean scrub. This wonderful coastline is populated during the months of July and August, so much so that it is difficult to find even a free space on the sand where you can lie down.
But in addition to its wonderful beaches, Gallipoli drives millions of young people crazy thanks to its incredible nightlife, with many discos, parties and international DJs every year .
The nightlife in Gallipoli starts already in the afternoon , when the various bathing establishments organize beach parties with DJs playing in front of the crowd . On the promenade there are private beaches alternating with free beaches, always full of partying boys and girls, beach bars and various gazebos where you can relax while listening to background music. When the sun goes down, these bathing establishments turn into real discos on the beach for non-stop dancing.
In the evening, the fun moves to the center of the city, where people gather in the various cocktail bars before going to dance in the clubs of Gallipoli . Piazza San Giovanni XXIII and Corso Roma are the richest areas of night clubs, as well as along via Armando Diaz where there are the most popular lounge bars for aperitifs and live music.
(Lungomare Galileo Galilei, Baia Verde, Gallipoli) On the beach of Baia Verde in Gallipoli there is Samsara, one of the most famous beach clubs in Italy , with aperitifs and crowded beach parties. Every afternoon thousands of young people gather in front of the Samsara to drink and dance to the rhythm of music between one swim in the sea and the next. At sunset the place turns into an open-air disco where you can dance until the morning with some of the best DJ sets and high-level entertainment. The Samsara is one of the symbols of Gallipoli's nightlife , not to be missed!
Lido Zen Beach
(Litorana Gallipoli, Baia Verde, Gallipoli) Zen also another popular beach resort in Gallipoli where you can dance directly by the sea to the rhythm of the best DJ sets, special guests and theme parties, also here with a 'excellent animation and musicians who support the various DJs.
(Litoranea Gallipoli-Leuca, Gallipoli) Open every day from 7.00 to 22.00.
With more than 25 years of activity behind it, Zeus is a real institution for beach parties in Gallipoli . Every day the party is guaranteed, including crystal clear waters, DJ sets, theme parties and aperitifs to entertain young people who love to dance in front of the fantastic sea of Gallipoli.
Rio Bo Fashion Club
(Strada Prov.le Lido Conchiglie-Sannicola, Gallipoli) Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11.00pm to 4.00am.
Located in the town of Baia Verde on a small hill, Rio Bo is one of the most popular nightclubs in Gallipoli , also named a few years ago as the most beautiful nightclub in Italy . Numerous international DJs follow one another in this very popular disco, animating the evenings with commercial and house music, making Rio Bo one of the most renowned and appreciated clubs in Salento.
The club is an elegant multi-level structure with elegant and trendy environments, housed in an ancient farmhouse of the 1600s, and boasts three bars, a large swimming pool, gardens and terraces full of olive trees and palm trees. The musical offer is very varied and the three dance floors offer different musical genres, mainly of the house genre. The summer program is rich and varied, with evenings such as “Village Tuesday” , enriched with shows and performances by dancers and acrobats, the “Mamacita” , Disco Revolution, as well as musical aperitifs and other themed parties.
(Lungomare G. Galilei, Baia Verde, Gallipoli) Open every day from 22.00 to 4.30.
Still in Baia Verde, the Praja nightclub is another point of reference for the nightlife of Gallipoli . This very popular club with unmistakable style and class, lights up the nights of Salento with evenings of House music, dance and Latin American parties. The Praja is characterized by an innovative and elegant design, with white leather sofas that contrast with the steel structures that characterize the dance floor and the stage area. The club is divided into four areas, with American bars, terraces and private areas, and hosts internationally renowned DJs of the caliber of Bob Sinclair and Benny Benassi. In addition to dancing, you can also dine at their restaurant-pizzeria.
(Lungomare G. Galilei, Baia Verde, Gallipoli) Open every day from 21.00 to 5.00.
Located on the remains of a disused natural quarry about 3 kilometers from Gallipoli, the Cave is a large discotheque with a refined atmosphere, capable of hosting over 3000 people and offering evenings with international DJs.
Postepay Sound Parco Gondar
(Lungomare Galilei, Gallipoli) If you love concerts, head to Parco Gondar , an impressive 30,000 square meter complex dedicated to nightlife that every year hosts an intense program of concerts and events with international artists who transform the place in a huge open-air disco. Parco Gondar is one of the most renowned concert clubs in the Salento nightlife and has hosted many famous singers, from Nilla Pizzi, to Caparezza, to Manu Chao, up to numerous international artists who perform on stage every year.
Ten Club Gallipoli
(Strada Provinciale 215, Loc Li Foggi, Gallipoli) The Ten Club is a nightclub in Gallipoli located in a wonderful setting within a natural park near Baia Verde.
(Lungomare Galilei, Gallipoli) The Trésor is a charming bar and restaurant on the beach of Gallipoli. Immersed in a romantic atmosphere with elegant gazebos, this place is suitable for both an aperitif and after dinner.
(Via XXIV Maggio, 19, Gallipoli) Open every day from 9.00 to 14.00 and from 18.00 to 3.00.
Located in the historic center of Gallipoli, the Blanc is an elegant and romantic bar, characterized by a refined design and delicious cocktails. Relax on the comfortable sofas while sipping a good drink.
(Lungomare G. Galilei km 2, Gallipoli) Open every day from 21.00 to 5.00.
L ' Amamè is a restaurant and pizzeria with live music and evenings with DJ sets. The place combines quality music with typical Salento dishes. Class and style come together in a unique location on the Salento seafront, set in the wilderness.
Oasi Quattro Colonne
(Via Alfonso Lamarmora, 3, Santa Maria Al Bagno, Nardò, Gallipoli) The Oasi Quattro Colonne is a restaurant and lounge club that hosts elegant parties immersed in a fantastic location, between palm trees and soft lights. Among artfully prepared drinks and cocktails, people gather here to spend evenings to the rhythm of commercial and dance music. The adjoining restaurant serves traditional Salento dishes.
Located north of Gallipoli, Porto Cesareo is a very popular location for the Caribbean-like sea that is almost always calm and its bathing establishments where you can dance every day to the rhythm of music. Even if it is not at the level of Gallipoli, the nightlife of Porto Cesareo offers some beach clubs and lounge bars where you can have fun until dawn .
(Isola della Scoglio 5, Porto Cesareo) With a suggestive location overlooking the sea, the Isola beach club is one of the most popular night spots in Porto Cesareo . In addition to the breathtaking view, the club boasts excellent cocktails and excellent evenings every weekend with the best djs of Salento and shows with great artists and dancers. There is also a swimming pool equipped with sun beds and umbrellas for daytime relaxation.
Tabù Fashion Beach
(Strada dei Bacini, Location the landing place, Porto Cesareo) Open every day.
Tabù is one of the most popular beaches in Porto Cesareo and offers lots of entertainment and evenings with DJ sets.
Le Dune Beach Club
(Via Dei Bacini 89, Porto Cesareo) Open every day.
Like the Tabù, Le Dune is another very crowded beach club that organizes beach parties and also boasts a restaurant and pizzeria for excellent aperitifs overlooking the sea.
Bahia Porto Cesareo
(Via Torre Lapillo, 97-99, Porto Cesareo) Open every day from 8.00 to 21.00.
Also in Porto Cesareo in the locality of Torre Lapillo, there is another nightclub called Bahia . This club is both a beach club and a lounge bar and nightclub. During the day you can relax at the bar and enjoy good aperitifs, while after sunset the place turns into a disco with the music of the best international DJs.
(Piazza Nazario Sauro, 1, Porto Cesareo) Open every day from 7.00 to 1.30.
Overlooking the small tourist port in front of the Rabbit Island, the Principe Bar is the ideal place for an aperitif in Porto Cesareo or even to enjoy a good ice cream after dinner.
SAINT MARY OF LEUCA
Santa Maria di Leuca is located in the extreme southern tip of the Salento peninsula. Here too you are spoiled for choice between discos and bars, to forget the numerous gastronomic and folkloristic festivals that take place here every summer.
(Litoranea Santa Maria di Leuca Otranto, km 5, Ciolo, Gagliano del Capo) Open from Monday to Saturday from 21.00 to 6.00.
Set among the rocks of a cliff overlooking the sea, the Gibò is one of the best known clubs in Salento , also awarded as the most beautiful location in Italy. This chic nightclub immersed in a fabulous natural setting is the perfect place for evenings in Santa Maria di Leuca, with aperitifs, dinners and DJ sets throughout the year. The club, which is also a popular banquet hall, requires elegant attire and is spread over a series of stone terraces with three dance floors, each with a different musical genre. The restaurant offers fresh fish dishes, accompanied by excellent wines. A club immersed in a unique atmosphere for truly unforgettable evenings.
Bar Del Porto
(Via Doppio Croce, 65, Leuca) Open from Monday to Thursday from 7.30 to 1.00, from Friday to Sunday from 7.30 to 3.00.
An informal bar overlooking the port of Santa Maria di Leuca, ideal for an aperitif with friends or for an after-dinner cocktail.
Salento nightlife: clubs, discos and bars in Otranto, Torre Sant'Andrea, Santa Cesarea
Renowned for its discos and concerts, the Otranto area, including the towns of Torre Sant'Andrea and Sante Cesarea, offers a good nightlife with some of the best discos in Salento .
(Alimini, Otranto) Seaside lido in the morning and disco at night, the Bahia di Otranto is one of the most popular nightclubs in Salento . The club is made up of terraces overlooking the sea, exotic gardens, a dance floor and a more relaxed private area where you can chat and enjoy a cocktail. The elegant nightclub overlooking the beach is enriched by large dance floors with palm-shaped columns and plays of lights to let you dance until morning.
(Via Sant'Antonio, Castro, Otranto) Located in Castro Marina, the Blubay is an elegant nightclub that hosts fashion evenings by the pool, with two dance floors immersed in a natural paraisian setting. This club is characterized by the presence of famous people, especially footballers and models. Inside there are two dance floors, a concert area, as well as the restaurant and swimming pool. The Bluebay regularly hosts artists and DJs of international caliber, as well as pool parties and other events.
(Contrada Alimini, Otranto) Located in Laghi Alimini, the Balnearea is a beach club famous for Sunday aperitifs with international DJs on the console. In the evening the place hosts parties with dance music that make the whole Salento dance.
(Industrial Area, Maglie, Otranto) Open Saturday from 22.00 to 5.00.
Industrie Musicali is a large nightclub in the town of Maglie capable of hosting up to 2000 people, and is a real symbol of the Salento nightlife . Open on Saturday evenings, the club boasts a refined atmosphere with 3 dance floors and commercial and house music.
(Strada Provinciale 277, Giurdignano, Otranto) Immersed in the greenery, this disco animates the nights of Otranto with the music of the best djs of Salento.
Bar del Porto
(Via del Porto, 6, Otranto) Open every day from 6.30 to 24.00.
Overlooking the port of Otranto, this bar offers tasty fish dishes accompanied by a good choice of wines.
Giro di Boa
(Via Padre L. Scupoli, 37, Otranto) The Giro di Boa is a bar and restaurant decorated in a marine style with a sea view that offers excellent aperitifs based on local gastronomic products.
(Molo SS Martiri, Otranto) Always open.
Directly overlooking the sea of Otranto, the Maestrale is the ideal place to spend a quiet evening and enjoy good aperitifs. On some evenings, the bar organizes party evenings with music and it is possible on the small beach adjacent to the club, practically by the sea.
(Location Sant'andrea, Torre Sant'Andrea) Open every day from 8.30 to 2.00.
Located a few kilometers from Otranto, Torre Sant'Andrea is the seat of Babilonia , a nightclub overlooking the sea very popular with young people, where every evening the DJs of the moment play, including dances, parties and aperitifs.
SANTA CESAREA TERME
(Strada Provinciale 259, 1, Santa Cesarea Terme) The Guendalina is the most popular nightclub in Santa Cesarea Terme with evenings dedicated to House, techno and electronic music. Inside there are two dance floors, the "Sacred Monster Arena" where the real party is unleashed, and the "Patio Lounge" where you can enjoy a drink in a less lively environment.
Active for more than 20 years, Guendalina has earned a great reputation among electronic music fans, also thanks to the Music Festival , an event that takes place here every year in August and offers 48 hours of non-stop house music. Throughout the summer season, the nightclub hosts hundreds of young people and international artists.
(Viale Terme, 1, Santa Cesarea Terme) Located at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo in Santa Cesarea Terme , the Caicco is a bathing establishment during the day that turns into an open-air disco at night and allows you to dance practically underneath. the stars! The Lido consists of terraces set in the cliff with a breathtaking view of the sea: a splendid location that hosts excellent parties and evenings with the best djs of Salento.
Salento nightlife: clubs, discos and bars in Lecce
Also in the capital of Salento, Lecce , you can find a good nightlife , as the city hosts numerous lounge bars, discos and pubs. The streets of this baroque city at sunset are filled with young people, chat, beers and cocktails. Piazza Sant'Oronzo, Piazzetta Santa Chiara and the numerous adjacent alleys hide the most disparate nightclubs: wherever you will find movement and you can breathe the authentic Lecce atmosphere. The Piazzetta Santa Chiara area is home to some popular cocktail bars where people gather for cocktails outdoors. If you are looking for nightclubs instead you will have to go out a little out of the city.
(Viale Michele de Pietro, 12, Lecce) One of the reference points for the nightlife of Lecce are undoubtedly the Officine Cantelmo , where events are organized every weekend with concerts by local and national artists, as well as theme parties and dj set. The admission price varies according to the type of event.
(Via dell'uva 8, Lecce) A stone's throw from the sea in the town of Torre Chianca, the Divina Club is a disco with Latin American music with a large dance floor where you can spend an evening of fun to the sound of a Salsa and Bachata. The summer garden, between lounge atmospheres and nature, offers a pleasant experience.
(Via Lecce, 184, Surbo) Open every day from 9.30 to 4.00.
Located in Surbo a few kilometers from Lecce, the Boogaloo is a Caribbean-style nightclub where you can dance to the rhythms of Latin American music.
Outline Pool and Disco
(Via Adriatica Km 2, Lecce) Immersed in an enchanting location by the pool, Outline is an elegant club , ideal for summer nights that offers evenings with live music and disco. Every day there is a different event ranging from cabaret shows to evenings with different musical genres.
Live Events Area
(Piazza Falconieri, 21, Monteroni di Lecce) Open every day from 8.00 to 24.00.
Located in the historic center of Monteroni di Lecce, the Live Area Eventi is a nightclub that organizes evenings and artistic events. With a large indoor environment and an excellent video and audio system, the club can also be used for private events, such as graduation parties and birthdays. The bar also prepares excellent cocktails.
Quarantacinque Cocktail Bar
(Via Marco Basseo, 24, Lecce) Open every day from 20.00 to 2.00.
Located behind the Cathedral of Lecce, the Quarantacinque is a small and delightful cocktail bar ideal for an aperitif in Lecce , which offers excellent cocktails prepared with local ingredients.
Towards the South
(Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 8, Lecce) Open every day from 6.30pm to 2.00am.
Bar in the center of Lecce that offers excellent aperitifs and has a great selection of beers.
Corto Maltese Jazz Club
(Via Giuseppe Giusti, 13, Lecce) Open every day from 19.00 to 3.00.
For an evening with friends, try the Corto Maltese Jazz Club , a bar with live jazz music and a selection of fine wines and beers.