Patroc Torremolinos Gay Guide 2019

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Accommodation Tips

Hotel Ritual Torremolinos
Gay Hotel. ***, 50-190 €
Big gay hotel, very well located. The gay beach, most gay pubs and clubs and the train station are within walking distance.
Air-conditioned rooms with balcony, many with sea view.
The hotel has a restaurant, a pool area, a spa and wellness area and a rooftop terrace with bar and infinity pool.
Friendly and helpful staff. Raving guest reviews.

If you plan to further travel the south of Andalucia you might want to check out also their relaxation-oriented sister hotel Ritual El Palmar between Vejer de la Frontera and Cadiz.
@ Calle Brasil 2
Torremolinos 29620
Bajondillo Beach Cozy Inns
Guesthouse, gay-friendly. 50-100 €
Modern rooms in minimalist design, only few steps away both to the beach and to the shops, restaurants and gay nightlife in the town center.
With bar and a roof terrace with sun loungers.
Friendly, helpful staff. Excellent guest reviews.
Adults only.
@ Pasaje del Bajondillo 13
Torremolinos 29620
Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito
Hotel. ****, 50-200 €
With air-conditioned rooms, sun terrace, outdoor swimming pool and turkish bath. Very close to the seaside promenade.
@ Avenida del Lido
Torremolinos 29620
 Doña Lola Beach
Apartments, gay-friendly. From 50 €
2 apartments with air conditioning, kitchen and private bathroom.
Situated between the beach and the center of Torremolinos.
@ Calle Cuesta del Tajo 28
Torremolinos 29620

Beaches

Playa de El Bajondillo
Gay beach
Also known as Gato Beach or Eden Beach.

Gay-friendly places here are Eden Beach Club (resto-bar and beach loungers), Paraíso Beach (beach loungers) and El Gato Lounge (restaurant-bar).

It can be reached from various directions: from the south via Playa de La Carihuela and from the north and from the centre of Torremolinos on the seafront Paseo Marítimo and the (public) staircase (between Calle Danza Invisible and hotel Costa del Sol). Right next to the gay beach there is also a "private" staircase which can be used by, amongst others, guests of the gay hotel Ritual.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

Playa Guadalmar
Quiet beach between Torremolinos and Malaga.
Mixed clientele.
Clothing optional.
@ Torremolinos–Malaga
Torremolinos

Playa de Benalnatura
Small nudist beach south of Torremolinos.
With beach bar and mixed clientele.
@ Benalmádena, Av. del Sol
Torremolinos 29630

Cafes

Eden Beach Club
In summer daily 09:00 – 21:00/22:00; otherwise approx. 12:00 – 19:00
Gay beach club at Playa de El Bajondillo.
With beach loungers (hamacas) as well as a big lounge bar and restaurant.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

El Gato Lounge
In the season daily 12:00 – 21:00/24:00; November – end of January winter break
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar with terrace at the beach front of Playa de El Bajondillo.
@ Paseo Marítimo 1
Torremolinos 29620

La Biznaga
Small gay-friendly cafe bar, with big terrace towards the plaza.
@ Plaza de la Nogalera, l. 308
Torremolinos 29620

Restaurants

Eden Beach Club
In summer daily 09:00 – 21:00/22:00; otherwise approx. 12:00 – 19:00
Gay beach club at Playa de El Bajondillo.
With beach loungers (hamacas) as well as a big lounge bar and restaurant.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

El Gato Lounge
In the season daily 12:00 – 21:00/24:00; November – end of January winter break
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar with terrace at the beach front of Playa de El Bajondillo.
@ Paseo Marítimo 1
Torremolinos 29620

Bars & Pubs

Aqua Terraza
Daily 18:00/21:30 – 03:00
Spacious, stylish gay bar, one of the most-visited ones in Torremolinos.
With several music video screens, terrace and a large glass front.
Mixed ages.
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Arcos
Daily 18:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday till 01:00
Gin & Music bar.
@ Calle Danza Invisible 8
Torremolinos 29620

Ávalon
Tuesday-Thursday 18:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 18:00 – 04:00; Sunday 18:00 – 03:00
@ Calle Danza Invisible 8
Torremolinos 29620

Bacchus
Torremolinos' bears bar.
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Boomerang
Daily 19:00 – 02:00
Mixed clientele.
@ Pueblo Blanco
Torremolinos 29620

Cesar's
In the season daily, 22:30 – 03:30/04:30
Small corner bar with a touch of rustic ambience and an outdoor terrace.
Middle-aged and mature guys, bears, muscle bears and other tribes.
@ La Nogalera, l. 509
Torremolinos 29620

Codigo
Tuesday-Sunday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
With outside terrace.
@ La Nogalera, l. 525
Torremolinos 29620

Eden Beach Club
In summer daily 09:00 – 21:00/22:00; otherwise approx. 12:00 – 19:00
Gay beach club at Playa de El Bajondillo.
With beach loungers (hamacas) as well as a big lounge bar and restaurant.
@ Paseo Maritimo
Torremolinos 29620

Eden Copas
In the season daily, else Thursday-Sunday, 22:00/23:00 – 03:00/04:00
Stylish bar, with outside terrace and small stage for drag shows etc.
At the weekend usually very well visited.
@ La Nogalera, l. 114
Torremolinos 29620

El Gato Lounge
In the season daily 12:00 – 21:00/24:00; November – end of January winter break
Gay-friendly restaurant and bar with terrace at the beach front of Playa de El Bajondillo.
@ Paseo Marítimo 1
Torremolinos 29620

Free Eagle
Daily from 18:00
@ La Nogalera, l. 409
Torremolinos 29620

Gay (D) Bar
@ La Nogalera, l. 521
Torremolinos 29620

Hakuna Matata
Daily 17:00/18:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
New friendly gay bar in the center of Torremolinos.
With Happy Hour and at the weekend with drag show.
@ Calle la Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

La Biznaga
Small gay-friendly cafe bar, with big terrace towards the plaza.
@ Plaza de la Nogalera, l. 308
Torremolinos 29620

Lío
Drag show bar.
@ Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Men's Bar
Daily 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Big music video bar.
Busiest after 23:30. Rather mature clientele.
In the basement with small dark cruising area.
@ La Nogalera, l. 713-714
Torremolinos 29620

OBBIO Torremolinos (by Studio 54)
Small bar and outside terrace, with the music from the 1970s till 1990s.
@ La Nogalera, l. 109
Torremolinos 29620

Parthenon
Friday, Saturday 24:00 – 05:00/06:00 (in summer daily)
Disco-bar with music videos.
Charts and Pop, both international and Spanish.
Mixed ages.
@ La Nogalera, l. 713-716
Torremolinos 29620

Rene's Bar La Esquina
From 21:00/22:00
Small corner bar in the Pueblo Blanco.
Mixed clientele.
@ Pueblo Blanco 39
Torremolinos 29620

Ritual Copas
In the season daily, from ~22:00
New big modern music bar with terrace and small dancefloor.
Music: Pop and Commercial.
Very popular at the weekend. Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ La Nogalera, l. 203
Torremolinos 29620

Vida
Daily from 20:00
@ La Nogalera, l. 523
Torremolinos 29620

Clubs & Parties

See also our overview of upcoming Irregular Parties and Events in Torremolinos.

Aqua Club
Friday and Saturday night till 07:00 (in summer more nights, up to daily)
Dance club with big cruising areas.
Music: House and Commercial remixes.
Mixed ages and tribes. Shirts-off-friendly.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Aqua Emporio
(Friday and) Saturday night till 07:00
Music: Pop and Charts.
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Centuryon
(Usually) Saturday night 02:00 – 07:00
Big dance club for gays and friends.
Commercial remixes and mainstream Techno.
Gets busy usually quite late (after the nearby bars have closed).
Admission: from 10 €, incl. 1 drink
@ Calle Casablanca 15
Torremolinos 29620

Ritual Copas
In the season daily, from ~22:00
New big modern music bar with terrace and small dancefloor.
Music: Pop and Commercial.
Very popular at the weekend. Rather young and middle-aged clientele.
@ La Nogalera, l. 203
Torremolinos 29620

Cruising & Fetish

Alcatraz Men's Club
Wednesday 22:00 – 03:00; Thursday 22:00 – 04:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 05:00; Sunday 16:00 – 01:00
Fetish-friendly cruise club in the center of Torremolinos.
@ Plaza de Andalucía/Pasaje de Pizarro
Torremolinos 29620

Aqua Club
Friday and Saturday night till 07:00 (in summer more nights, up to daily)
Dance club with big cruising areas.
Music: House and Commercial remixes.
Mixed ages and tribes. Shirts-off-friendly.
Admission: 10-15 €, incl. 1 drink
@ La Nogalera
Torremolinos 29620

Cuero (Qüero)
Monday-Thursday 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday 22:00 – 04:00; Sunday 22:00 – 03:00
Small simple gay cruise bar. Bears-friendly and fetish-friendly.
Rather mature clientele.
@ Calle la Nogalera 21
Torremolinos 29620

Exxxtreme
Monday-Thursday 22:30 – 03:30/05:00; Friday 22:30 – 05:30; Saturday 22:30 – 06:30; Sunday 20:00/21:00 – 03:00/05:00
Small bar, with dark cruising labyrinth.
Mixed ages.
@ Calle Casablanca 15
Torremolinos 29620

Free Eagle
Daily from 18:00
@ La Nogalera, l. 409
Torremolinos 29620

Men's Bar
Daily 22:00 – 03:00; Friday, Saturday till 04:00
Big music video bar.
Busiest after 23:30. Rather mature clientele.
In the basement with small dark cruising area.
@ La Nogalera, l. 713-714
Torremolinos 29620

Querell
Monday-Thursday 23:00 – 04:30; Friday, Saturday 23:00 – 06:30; Sunday 21:00 – 05:30
Gay cruising club. A bit out of the way, but well-appointed and imaginatively equipped.
@ Avenida Carlota Alessandri 146
Torremolinos 29620

Saunas

Apolo Sauna
Monday-Saturday 15:00 – 23:00; Sunday 07:00 – 23:00
Gay sauna approx. 2 km south of the centre of Torremolinos.
Usually very busy on Sunday afternoon/evening, with both tourists and locals from the area around Torremolinos. Mixed ages.

Admission: 9-14 €
@ Avenida Carlota Alessandri 105
Torremolinos 29620

Termasauna Miguel
Closed
@ Avenida Carlota Alessandri 166
Torremolinos 29620

Shops

Boxer
Fetish clothing, accessories and toys.

Extended opening hours during Torremolinos Gay Pride.
@ Calle Danza Invisible 7
Torremolinos 29620

DEEP by Ritual
Monday-Saturday 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00
Small shop in the Hotel Ritual.
T-shirts, beachwear, underwear and more.
@ Calle Brasil 2
Torremolinos 29620