As in most European countries, there is a gay scene in Malta. With Malta being a small country though, there isn’t a huge selection of LGBT specific venues, but there is a small but thriving gay community made up of both Maltese and foreign residents. With Malta being a popular tourist destination, there is a wide selection of clubs and bars in the Paceville & St Julians area, but only a few cater specifically to gay customers and their friends.
The oldest gay bar in Malta is Tom bar in Floriana, a suburb of Valletta. Situated on Crucifix Hill, the bar has recently been refurbished and has two floors.
Upstairs, you’ll find “P-Lounge”, a chilled-out, laid back vibe with cool, mellow tunes played on the sound system, ideal for kicking back and sharing a drink with friends. Downstairs is louder, with a dance floor and DJ (there is a house DJ at Tom Bar). Such gay bars are open nightly from 8.30pm.
In the heart of Malta’s party district, Klozet club is a pumping venue open for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities on Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00pm. Popular with a young crowd wanting to party hard. Nearby is the Adam and Eve Hotel, Malta’s only gay hotel which has a popular bar and Oriental Patio. The bar is open to non-residents.
A place with a difference is the O Bar and Spa situated in the heart of Paceville in St Georges Bay. Strictly men-only, the bar is open from 10.00 pm on Friday and Saturdays, and in addition to the bar, there’s also a men-only sauna. Another place to check out is Saints Bar in Hamrun, which is popular with local transvestites.
No1 Crucifix Hill
Telephone: (+356) 21250780
Ball Street Paceville, Malta
Telephone (+356) 79324333
Adam and Eve Bar
St Julians, Malta STJ 3240
Telephone: (+356) 21384083