Our Favorite Flamenco Bars in Seville
The city of Seville and tantalizing flamenco music go hand in hand. This vibrant and traditional city is one of the best places in the world to enjoy the seductive art of flamenco. While there are many places offering organized, large-scale performances, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of sipping on sangria and watching an impromptu, close up flamenco performance. With so many bars and restaurants advertising this iconic music in the city, it’s hard to know which ones are offering the ‘real-deal’. That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite flamenco bars in Seville.
This quaint little bar, nestled in the famous Triana neighborhood, truly embodies the spirit of flamenco. The owner, Anselma, will likely greet you at the door herself and is always around to make sure everyone is having the best time. As soon as the clock hits 12, Casa Anselma comes alive with the seducing sound of flamenco. People in the crowd are always encouraged to join in, and the bar staff often take to the stage to show off their own flamenco talents. If you’re looking for some lively, late night fun, then this is by far one of the best flamenco bars in Seville.
Owned by the son of the infamous flamenco singer Pepe Peregil, you know that this small flamenco bar is going to pack a punch. They like to keep things traditional here, favoring impromptu performances by local players over the hyper-organized performances of some of the surrounding bars. Quitapesares is a beautiful homage to Pepe Peregil, with pictures and cute nicknacks of his greatest performances lining the walls. For a little insight into the passion people living in this beautiful city have for this iconic tradition, Quitapesares is one of our favorite flamenco bars in Seville.
Ok, no flamenco bars in Seville roundup would be complete without mentioning La Carboneria. This famous spot is mentioned in nearly every guidebook about Seville and is always bursting at the seams with flamenco fans from all over the world. You can enjoy some of the absolute best flamenco acts in Spain out on the back terrace and then pop inside to the intimate front room for a taste of the local talent.
Although La Carboneria isn’t the most traditional flamenco bar in Seville, and often attracts large groups of tourists, it has its own unique charm. La Carboneria is also one of the only places to hear flamenco that opens before 10pm.
If you don’t know where to look, you’ll completely miss this gem of a place. The iconic orange door of El Tamboril is hidden behind a large collection of exotic plants, but taking the time to search for it is well worth your while. Although this fantastic bar has recently moved from its previous location, it hasn’t lost any of its charm. The shows typically start after midnight and have no set ending time. Doors close when the local guitar players and singers get tired of performing, which is usually long into the small hours of the morning.
Surprisingly, this fantastic little flamenco bar is located in the middle of Calle Betis, the most famous nightclub area in Seville. Surrounded by common ‘discotecas’ and large clubs playing top charts and generic pop music, Lo Nuestro is truly a calm flamenco oasis. True to the standards of Calle Betis, this flamenco bar offers live music almost every single night of the week, so you can listen to some of the best artists and dance the night away whenever you please. If you’re in the mood for some big group flamenco music, then Lo Nuestro is one of the top flamenco bars in Seville.