El Derbi Irish bar: "partying in Arinsal" Arinsal Nightlife Tip by hairymcclary

Arinsal Nightlife: 9 reviews and 3 photos

A great night out for some good craic, has live music on several nights of the week including an open mic night (Thurs I think) which is a good laugh. Only downside is that its quite small and can get very crowded on busy nights (mind you, that applies to most bars in Arinsal).
It is one of those rare bars that has a great atmosphere but also is very kid friendly. Pool table, table footy, internet, arcade games etc etc. Good cocktails if you like that sort of thing and very generous with the spirit measures too!
The owners, brothers Darin and Dean are local legends and being ski instructors by day the bar is a fav with the other instructors.
Other decent bars include Bar Solana which is the place to end up on Fri and Sat night with it's later opening hours, and Ciscos. If you like cheesy chart stuff then El Cau is a good mid-week venue, although I would avoid it's "famous" 70's night on Fridays which depite the cheap drinks, is a cross between butlins and a school disco.

Dress Code: whatever you like really. You will need coats when you are out and you will need to take them off when in the bar. Watch out for coat thieves, whilst the Derby isn't bad for this, in some other bars especially El Cau it happens.

Address: opposite St Moritz hotel, main street
Directions: 2 minute walk down hill from the gondola
Theme: Live Music

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  • Written Nov 22, 2006
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