Puerto del Carmen is the main nightspot on the island and its population swells most evenings as tourists from the other holiday resorts of Lanzarote come to enjoy its bars and clubs. There are loads of good English, Irish, and Scottish bars in the New Town along The Strip.
The Centre Atlantico has a number of cocktail bars and can be a good spot to start the evening. The Hippodrome is also here but more serious clubbers may prefer Caesars. There are also several live music venues and karaoke bars.
The nightlife in Playa Blanca is fairly limited, with entertainment mostly restricted to the shows organised by hotels. There is a kids disco but those after something more hardcore will need to head to Costa Teguise or Puerto del Carmen, half an hour away by car. Similarly, holidaymakers will find that although Matagorda is not lacking in waterfront pubs and bars, most offering some lively evening entertainment, generally nightlife in Matagorda is rather low key.
Younger visitors looking for a taste of nightlife in Spain or a more vibrant night out opt to travel the short distance to the rollicking clubs and bars of Puerto del Carmen. The nightlife in Costa Teguise is also not legendary, though it is probably the second most popular choice for those seeking fun after dark. Costa Teguise's Mo Vita Disco Bar is its best-known party venue and there are nice bars around the marketplace to start the evening off. There is also a casino in the Hotel Oasis at Costa Teguise.