Are you a quality sip enthusiast looking for the perfect spot for your drinking experience in Malta? Rest assured, there are truly unparalleled places on offer here that you won't find anywhere else.

Mixology mastery, unique cocktails, a wide selection of wines from all over the globe, and fine spirits - you name it, this unique island offers it! If the vibe is just as important to you as the quality of sips, you're in luck too, as the places vary from rooftop bars with gorgeous views and infinity pools aside, to locations with live music or DJs playing.

It's all here, it's all in style - you only need to choose! So follow Tablein guide‘s recommendations for the most unique drinking experiences in Malta!

Drinking experiences in Malta

Palazzo Parisio - drinking in Malta

Palazzo Parisio
29, Victory Square, Naxxar

Palazzo Parisio is a serene countryside retreat that recalls a history dating back to the 18th century. It remains one of Malta's most beautiful places, radiating luxury and style, all under the guidance of Baroness Justine Pergola. Within Palazzo Parisio's walls, guests are greeted by its lush gardens, a fine dining experience, an afternoon tea ritual, and exclusive events.

The Garden Bar, located here, promises the ultimate Aperitivo experience in Malta too. This is a place where mixologists master bespoke cocktails, interpret classics, and offer a fine selection from the Palazzo's wine cellars. The pairing with drinks is also thought of: choose from bar snacks featuring fresh kitchen garden flavours.

However, it's not just the beverage experience that leaves an impression at Palazzo Parisio. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy The Garden Restaurant's classic dishes. Alternatively, opt for the fine dining at Luna Restaurant, where a fusion of Italian, British, and Maltese influences blend, using locally sourced ingredients, all crafted by a skilled chef.

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Broadside terrace - drinking in Malta

Broadside Terrace
Corinthia St George's Bay, St Julian's

Broadside Terrace is a trendy resto-lounge that warmly welcomes guests with its stylish terrace situated on the water's edge, breathtaking views and a chill ambience for al fresco dining. What sets the gastronomic experience here apart is the authentic woodchip grill located in an open-air kitchen, which adds a touch of authenticity to their gourmet dishes.

All seems already perfect yet there‘s more to it – beverages! At Broadside Terrace, skilled mixologists have curated a selection of signature cocktails that radiates the charm you'd expect. Simply order your favourite cocktail by name or share your flavour preferences, and they'll expertly take care of the rest.

Whether you're here for the eclectic dining experience, pairing delicious food with refreshing beverages, or solely to indulge in their delightful cocktails, every visit promises to leave you impressed.

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Café del Mar - drinking in Malta

Café del Mar
Triq it-Trunciera, St Paul's Bay

Café del Mar is a must-visit spot for those looking to enjoy refreshing cocktails complemented by chill-out music in a beautiful location. Situated at the edge of the water, this café offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and St. Paul's Island.

Guests here can indulge in a variety of cocktails while taking in the unobstructed panoramic views of the sea from the seating area as well as the infinity pool deck. The café's ambience is set by the iconic chill-out music, which creates a relaxing atmosphere perfect for enjoying drinks and conversation with friends.

Moreover, special guest DJs make regular appearances, adding to the already relaxed atmosphere.

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Onella Malta - drinking in Malta

Victory Square, Naxxar

Located in the charming town of Naxxar, Onella is a cosy wine bar where guests can enjoy delightful wine, beer, and cocktails. The wine menu is a point of pride for the establishment, boasting a wide selection of options, including more than 25 wines by the glass, featuring reds, whites, rosés, and sparklings from all corners of the wine world. Furthermore, the bar is housed within a historic building close to the church of Naxxar, adding to the enchanting drinking experience.

Onella not only offers an impressive selection of drinks but also a fully-stocked kitchen treats featuring sharing plates that are updated weekly. The food menu is regularly changed to showcase the freshest local produce, including a variety of vegetable, meat, and fish-based dishes, ensuring that guests will always find something delicious to accompany their drinks.

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Naar RestoBar - drinking in Malta

Naar RestoBar
1 Triq Censu Tabone, St. Julians

For those searching for a lively spot in Balluta Bay, Naar RestoBar should be at the top of their list! Its expansive terrace boasts stunning views of the sea, while live music fills the air with an enchanting rhythm. The restaurant's vegan-forward menu is full of mouth-watering nomadic dishes that burst with authentic flavours.

But what really sets Naar RestoBar apart are its amazing cocktails, served right by the water's edge. Whether visitors are with their closest friends or significant other, they're in for a treat. It's also recommended to take advantage of the happy hour deals, which are too good to resist.

Moreover, Naar RestoBar is an inclusive space, open to all – even furry friends!

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AX The Palace Malta - drinking in Malta

The Rooftop at the AX Palace Hotel
Triq Il - Kbira, Sliema

Nestled atop the AX Palace Hotel, The Rooftop offers a slice of paradise to all who step foot on its grounds. With stunning panoramic views of Valetta and the harbour, guests are delighted to a visual feast that perfectly complements the delectable treats and drinks on offer.

The Maltese weather is the perfect accompaniment to the cool cocktails served here by the pool. Whether guests are looking for something sweet or sour, the skilled bartenders at The Rooftop have the perfect concoction to tantalise their taste buds. 

Located within the AX The Palace hotel, one of the top 5-star hotels in Malta, The Rooftop promises guests luxury and quality at its finest. 

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Vini e Capricci - drinking in Malta

Vini e Capricci
Gozitano Agricultural Village, Xewkija, Gozo

Vini e Capricci is a unique place with five distinct areas that cater to different preferences, including food and unforgettable drinking experiences. 

For instance, Cantina Michele Chiarlo is dedicated to wine and offers over 700 different wines from 56 wineries worldwide, including locally produced wines from Malta and Gozo.

Similarly, the Gianfranco Berta Lounge is home to over 300 different spirits, such as whiskey, cognac, armagnacs, rums, grappa, and gins. It's an ideal place to update or expand your personal alcohol collection!

If you prefer cocktails or classic favourites, head over to the Cafeteria & Aperitivo Area, which is suitable for any time of day and caters to different palates.

The Vinoteca Livio Felluga offers an intimate, relaxed, and welcoming atmosphere for a family dining experience. It serves Mediterranean cuisine, making it an excellent choice for those looking for a gourmet meal.

Finally, Donatella Cinelli Colombini Venue Suite is dedicated to events.

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The Edge - drinking experiences in Malta

The Edge Lido
Radisson Blu Resort, Louis V. Farrugia st., St Julian's

The Edge Lido is a haven designed for complete relaxation in style under the dreamy Maltese sun. Situated within the Radisson Blu resort, this place invites guests to sip on refreshing summer cocktails while unwinding on spacious lido decks. 

Every reservation here includes a membership, granting access to chic loungers and umbrellas. What's more, the day fee covers a voucher for food and beverages at MedAsia The Edge. So, if you are looking for ultimate drinking experience in Malta, this is a place to be!

The Edge - drinking experiences in Malta II

The selection of drinks here ranges from fine spirits, wines, and champagnes to impressive cocktails. Yet, the art of mixology takes centre stage! Both classics and sustainable cocktails grace the menu, while the latter brims with intriguing ingredients.

The voucher that comes with a day membership also includes food, so pair boldly your drinking experience and slow enjoyment by the pool with gourmet delicacies! What's on the menu? Unique Asian and Mediterranean fusion with a touch of Latin spice. 

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