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The best bars, pubs and restaurants in St Paul’s Bay Malta (including Qawra and Bugibba)

You know how it is. You go on vacation to a new place, you spend the first few days knowing where everything is and the last day you find the best bar or restaurant in the area. The problem is that you have already spent more than necessary in other establishments so now you know that it was not so good. How frustrating. Well, if you are coming to Malta’s popular holiday resort of St Paul’s Bay, which also includes Qawra and Bugibba, then I can offer you an advantage. All of the ones listed below have been tested many times by both me and my friends and we have been objective about all of them. Also note that they are listed alphabetically and not in any order of priority.

ALEX BAR, Qawra, Malta: – With a very friendly English owner called Ray. It is a small bar but has a large raised terrace with umbrellas which is very popular. A smart and clean bar with reasonable prices.

(The) BELL PUB & RESTAURANT, Qawra, Malta – A pub with an adjoining dining section that has a long-standing reputation for serving excellent drinks and food at very affordable prices. Run by Mark & ​​Alison, this is a very clean pub with friendly staff. Traditional English cuisine served all day including an excellent fried breakfast. Entertainment evenings, quizzes and bingo held regularly.

CAPU VINO WINE CAFE & WINE BAR, Bugibba, Malta: – Just off the main square, you’ll find this stylish cafe/wine bar offering a very relaxed atmosphere. An excellent selection of wines accompanied by a selection of dishes, salads and cakes. A refreshing change in the heart of Bugibba. Professional service with a smile is guaranteed.

GREAT MEALS DINER & TAKE AWAY, Bugibba, Malta:- Burgers, Fried Chicken, Pizza, in fact most types of fast food are served every night until late. Very good quality at very low prices and by far the best in the area. The owners, David and Joseph, also provide excellent service.

MISTY BLUE SPORTS BAR & DINER, Bugibba, Malta – Completely renovated in 2008, this extremely large bar is an exceptional venue to watch live sports. 2 giant screens and 14 televisions ensure the perfect point of view. Good food served all day and professional staff led by Ruben.

MUNCHIES SHACK BAR, Bugibba, Malta:- A fun pub with a great atmosphere. All sports shown plus live entertainment most nights. A busy bar expertly run by David, Nathalie and Chris.

RUBEN’S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT, Qawra, Malta:- A well established restaurant of the highest quality. The owner, Ruben, has prided himself on providing the best food for many years. An excellent and plentiful meal. Very popular with Maltese and tourists alike.

SIMON’S ‘ELVIS TRIBUTE BAR’, Qawra, Malta – Quality entertainment every night of the week, including 2 shows from the best Elvis tribute act on the island. A warm welcome from Simon & Josie. There is no entrance fee and it is very popular, so get there early or book in advance.

TAVERN INN BAR & RESTAURANT, Qawra, Malta:- A restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere and an excellent reputation for quality food and value for money. Entertainment every night too. Your hosts are Robbie and Jane.

WOODHUT PUB & DINER, Qawra, Malta:- One of Malta’s best sports bars and cafes showing virtually every live event. Cleverly run by Maltese owner Ray Micallef, an excellent chef whose menu has something for everyone and at the right prices.

These aren’t all the places to eat and drink worth visiting on your Malta holiday, but they are certainly 10 of the best.