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Sun-soaked Málaga, Spain is a great city, with plenty of history, including the beautiful Alcazaba, Castillo de Gibralfaro, & cathedral. Thanks to Málaga‘s lovely weather, you can drink outside pretty much year-round, which is always a plus in my book. In recent years, the city has seen more and more craft beer places open up, all of which are friendly to both locals & visitors. Here are 14 great places for craft beer in Málaga, including beer bars, taprooms, breweries, and bottle shops.
The Best Craft Beer Bars in Málaga, Spain
Central Beers Craft Beer
Central Beers Craft Beer is an excellent beer bar in the historic old center of Málaga. Compared to some city center bars, it has lots of space. It also has a fun atmosphere, with good 1950s & rockabilly music that adds to the vibe, plus sports on TV. It’s one of those places where you can tell by the brewery logos on the wall that they know good beer.
Central Beers has a great selection of craft beer including 15 taps and 150+ bottles. For the tap selection, about half are from Spain. Amongst the bottle selection, there is a nice mix from Belgium in particular, plus local breweries such as 3 Monos & Bonvivant. The list is rounded out with beers from the rest of Europe and the United States.
The bar also has a full food menu specializing in tapas, burgers, salads, and desserts.
Address: C. Cárcer, 6, 29008 Málaga, Spain (map)
Birras Deluxe has one of the best selections of craft beer in Málaga, sporting 11 taps plus hundreds of bottles and cans. The Old Town bar & bottle shop was formerly known as Cerveceria Arte&Sana.
About half of their taps are Spanish, from breweries such as Basqueland & Dougall’s, along with a nice portion of their bottle & can list. There is also a good selection of Belgian beers, as well as more beer from around Europe and the United States.
Address: Pl. de la Merced, 5, 29012 Málaga, Spain (map)
El Rincón Del Cervecero
El Rincón Del Cervecero is a great place for craft beer lovers. They are dedicated to sharing the best of craft beer in their bar & bottle shop, which also has a large outside patio. In addition to a great selection, they also host events, including brewing workshops. They are also brewers themselves.
Located in trendy Soho, El Rincón Del Cervecero has 8 taps, plus over 400 bottles. The printed menu was helpful for browsing the massive selection, which includes lots of German & Belgian beers, but also over 100 different varieties from Spain.
Each beer is paired with a small tapas snack. One of their house beers, a red IPA, came with some potato chips & chorizo, while an imperial stout came with a piece of chocolate. In both cases, the food pairing was perfect, demonstrating how they know their beers & flavors.
Address: C. Casas de Campos, 5, 29001 Málaga, Spain (map)
La Botica de la Cerveza
La Botica de la Cerveza only has 5 taps of craft beer, but they really stand out when it comes to their bottle selection. The bar has hundreds of bottles to choose from, from all over the world.
They offer plenty of Spanish craft beers, including many that are unique small-batch releases.
Address: C. Victoria, 13, 29012 Málaga, Spain (map)
La Madriguera Craft Beer
La Madriguera is a beer bar in the historic center of Málaga that strives to impress with both its beer selection & food menu. The bar was founded by two brothers who each share their passion for good beer & good food.
The bar is a small spot, so the name is perfect. La Madriguera means “burrow” or “rabbit hole” in Spanish. It works on multiple levels, since it’s like a burrow, but also you can dive into the beer selection & find yourself down a rabbit hole.
About half of the 12 taps are Spanish, while there are also dozens of nice bottles & cans.
The food menu includes some traditional dishes from Málaga, as well as some plates from further afield such as pulled pork.
Address: C. Carretería, 73, 29008 Málaga, Spain (map)
Recyclo Bike Café
Recyclo Bike Café has a little bit of everything. First, and foremost, it’s a bike shop that rents & repairs bikes. It also has a quirky café with coffee, smoothies, breakfasts, sandwiches, and burgers, including vegan options. Everything is priced for budget-conscious people too.
It also has a full bar, including a small selection of a dozen or so local craft beers.
With games & books, plus a huge outside patio, Recyclo Bike Café is a relaxing place spend some time in Málaga.
Address: Pl. Enrique García-Herrera, 16, 29005 Málaga, Spain (map)
Hop Scotch Craft Beer & Whisky
Hop Scotch Craft Beer & Whisky is located far outside of the Málaga city center near La Térmica and Parque del Oeste, but it is worth the journey, however you get there.
The bar has 8 craft beer taps, most of which are from Spanish breweries. They also have a selection of hundreds of bottles, including some amazing rarer beers. It also functions as a bottle shop, so beer is available to go.
With board & arcade games, Hop Scotch is a welcoming bar that serves as a neighborhood hub.
Address: C. Correo de Andalucía, 6, 29004 Málaga, Spain (map)
El Muro Bar Independiente
El Muro Bar Independiente combines two of my favorite things: craft beer & indie rock music. They even post their Spotify playlist (which contains more than just indie) on their Instagram page.
Address: C. Muro de San Julián, 1, 29008 Málaga, Spain (map)
Malaespina is a bar/restaurant that has a nice selection of craft beer in addition to a full food menu. Thanks to being on Plaza de la Merced, they have a spacious sunny patio.
Address: Pl. de la Merced, 16, 29012 Málaga, Spain (map)
Central Beers Teatinos Cervecería Artesanal
Central Beers Teatinos Cervecería Artesanal is the second location of Málaga’s Central Beers that is located near the university.
Address: C. Kandinsky, 8, 29010 Málaga, Spain (map)
Bar Cervecería Amsterdam Café
The area near the university is also home to Bar Cervecería Amsterdam Café, which is a craft beer bar modeled after Dutch brown cafés, with wood adorning the walls & an intimate atmosphere. In addition to almost 100 different beers, the bar also has a full spirits selection.
Address: Av. de Plutarco, 63, 29010 Málaga, Spain (map)
The Best Breweries in Málaga, Spain
3 Monos Craft Beer
The idea for 3 Monos Craft Beer was started back in 2013 by a group of friends who wanted to open a brewery that focused on experimental beers & natural ingredients. The taproom & brewery is located far outside the central areas, so it has limited hours, but 3 Monos can be found at many of Málaga’s craft beer bars.
Address: C. Lisboa, 30, 29006 Málaga, Spain (map)
Bonvivant Beer is another Málaga brewery whose beer can be found all over the city. However, their taproom is also worth traveling to. While the brewery, which has 12 rotating taps, is also located on the outskirts of the city, that just allows them to have plenty of space, including a sunny patio.
Address: C. Diderot, 11, P2, Nave 16B, 29004 Málaga, Spain (map)
Diez Cabezas Brewing
Diez Cabezas Brewing is the newest brewery in Málaga. It started operations in 2020. Their taproom has 8 rotating taps.
Address: C. Sigfrido, 31, 29006 Málaga, Spain (map)
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