La Polivalente is a popular venue in the arty-yet-edgy Lagunillas area of the city.
The bar is a diamond in this somewhat rough neighbourhood located between Plaza de la Merced and Plaza de la Victoria.
It’s a real melting pot for artistic types, with the venue offering a full schedule of shows and live music.
This almost impossibly small bar, with an embracing bohemian vibe, also puts on exhibitions by local artists.
Its mission, they say, is to “create a meeting and exchange place for local artists and visitors in the heart of the neighbourhood, bringing their work closer to cultural and alternative leisure consumers”.
They want La Polivalente to be “a place for creativity, performing arts, workshops, exhibitions, yoga and dance, coffee, theatre and meeting up. A cultural and social centre for children, teenagers and adults.”
This is a great little place if you want to immerse yourself in Malaga life and improve your Spanish.
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.