The windsurfing scene has had an undeniable influence on Tarifa. You'll find many "Surf Bars" playing the latest action videos and most of the surfers you see on the beach by day have made these bars their second homes at night.
Despite all that, Tarifa has lost none of its typically Spanish charm, which makes it different to the other tourist areas in southern Spain.
The standard price for a drink is about €3, going up to €6 in some bars.
A typical night in Tarifa starts with a drink or coffee in the central places Café Central (Terrace, pop music) or Misiana/Metamorfosis (house), or in one of the "early" bars as Tribu: Pizza, drinks, surfers video, and evidently many surfers; Tejota: very small, very good prices, very German; Cocktails: as the name implies, more than 200 cocktails, O'Bajano: plenty of cocktails and French people around. All of these small "very worth a visit" bars are around the "Calle de la Luz" the one going up from Misiana to the Puerta de Jerez.
Later on, the party gets started in the disco bars. Younger tourists start with Transito and if you return a few years later they’ll let you in Pasaje where they play mainly house music. Go to Soul Café with Agu who is by far best DJ in town, or to Ruina (also house music). All of these bars have the disadvantage of being excessively expensive with drinks: from 5 to €6.
The Pepe's, Moscito plays a good mix of music and Pepepotamos plays mainstream pop, but they have the same disadvantage in terms of expense having had trouble to change prices from Pesetas to Euros (prices have almost doubled in 2 years).
By far the more reasonably priced drinks with commercial music in Arde Tarifa, Totem, El Cateto, Geronimo, and in many of the less trendy but nevertheless good bars in Tarifa.
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