The hub of Malta’s nightlife is centered around Sliema, St Julians and Paceveille, where one finds the largest concentration of restaurants, bars, nightclubs and discos. Most clubs and discos can be found in Paceville and normally carry no entrance fee.
Typical of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the locals' approach to life is to enjoy and celebrate it as much as possible. Clubs and discos are open until the early hours of the morning, whilst restaurants and remain open till midnight. Alcohol in Malta can be bought by anyone over the age of 18 and is sold at reasonable prices.
Most town and villages also have their fair share of nightlife spots, and tend to be more popular with the locals. The Islands have an effervescent calendar of cultural events to see, such as the Malta Arts Festival, the Valletta Baroque Festival, the Opera Festival, the Choir Festival and the International Jazz Festival held in July.
Major music concerts starring top international artists are held every summer, attracting massive crowds of both tourists and locals alike.
The Maltese Islands have also become a hub for the clubbing scene. Internationally renowned DJs like Paul Oakenfold, Erick Morillo, Magda, Tiesto, Van Heill appear for guest weekends throughout the year. This scene thrives all year round and is an all-week affair in a variety of venues, from large clubs to quieter bars where some excellent house DJs entertain and the admission is free.
For a more cultural evening, Valletta is the main area, boasting of a number of theatres with a busy calendar of events running throughout the year. The 18th century Manoel is set at the heart of the city, whilst other theatres include those at St James Cavallier, The Old University theatre and the recently restore open air theatre, once home to the National Theatre, which was destroyed during World War II.