Sophisticated or casual, laid-back or lively, Gibraltar's nightlife offers something for everyone. Whether you fancy relaxing in buzzing British pubs, sipping cocktails in a colonial-style lounge or hitting the dance floor, the choice is fantastic. The hub of activity is the pubs and bars around Main Street, whilst around the marinas; you'll find relaxed waterside bars ideal for sipping sangria or chilled beers at sunset. When you fancy stepping up the pace, there's a good choice of nightclubs and live music venues to enjoy, and if you fancy a flutter, a glamorous international casino too.
There are no shortages of places to go out in the evening in Gibraltar. Whether dining out for a meal or simply a drink there is an abundant choice of places to go. The larger hotels all offer resident cocktail bars, offering comfortable and sophisticated surroundings for a quiet drink and some offer music. Just as the restaurants of Gibraltar features foods that cater to a diverse crowd, so too does the nightlife. The bars and pubs here feature nearly any type of liquor or drink that you might inquire about. Gibraltar's diverse residents are nothing if not multi-cultural in nature. Many hotels will also offer child care services so that you can enjoy an evening out even if you've brought the children along with you.
From the strip, to the Casemates Square, to the beaches of Gibraltar, the night life is as famous as the daytime attractions of Gibraltar. Casemates Square, positioned at the end of Main Street in the heart of Gibraltar's shopping district was once the site of public executions, it is now filled with fashionable outdoor restaurants, cafÃ©s and bars, and is the hub of nightlife in Gibraltar.
Among the other types of nightlife to be found in Gibraltar, if the dancing and dining isn't your proverbial cup of tea, you can take in a night time cinema, or select from among the many open restaurants offering late evening fare. The newly constructed King's Bastion Leisure Centre on Queensway offers a wide range of entertainment facilities for all the family.
Gibraltar has one of the most stringent regimes for financial regulation in Europe and has a good infrastructure. Gibraltar offers excellent professional expertise within the financial services industry, which constitutes a major element of the local economy. Gibraltar is a duty-free shopper's dream. With no VAT pushing up prices and streets filled with British chain stores, boutiques and souvenir shops.
Professionals in Gibraltar enjoy an enviable work/life balance and once settled have access to a lively social scene with numerous opportunities to join various clubs and associations. Sailing is a favorite pastime of many locals and there are more than 30 shipwrecks for scuba divers to explore. Also, with 300 plus days of sunshine there is plenty of beach time to be had. There are many restaurants, cafes and pubs to choose from, most of which are within easy walking distance of each other.
Within Gibraltar, cars are the main form of transport. Motorbikes are popular and there is a good modern bus service. Unlike in other British territories, traffic drives on the right, as the territory shares a land border with Spain. Gibraltar is family friendly with schools operating on the UK curriculum and exam structure. They have a good reputation, and are freely available to Gibraltar residents. There is also a fee-paying English-based international school nearby in Spain.