Malta is known for its excess encouraging clubs, but when it comes to finding a relaxed place to have a quality drink and good conversation, visitors are often left searching. Yard 32 Gin & Tapas Bar fills the void with thoughtfully crafted Gin & Tonics and an inviting setting. Located around the corner from St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta, the bar pours out onto the street and locals and tourists alike enjoy the fresh air along with nightly tunes.
Open Wednesday through Sunday, Yard 32 concocts its namesake drink with the individualities of the chosen Gin in mind. A variety of aged and sloe Gins are available, along with a wide selection of the usual version of the liquor. Those not looking for a G&T can instead indulge in one of the bar’s various cocktails (many also made with Gin), as well as beer, wine, or another spirit.
Live music fills the air outside Yard 32, which features a performer every night until 11pm. Visitors who would like something to snack on while they imbibe can order any number of the various tapas the bar has on offer.
Those looking to enjoy something rich and floral should order the Ophir, which is crafted with a selection of exotic botanicals, including spicy Cubeb berries from Indonesia, black pepper from India, and coriander from Morocco. Tanqueray fans, meanwhile, will be thrilled to know that there are a variety of different options to choose from when it comes to ordering something made with their favorite green bottle London Gin.
While Valletta, the Mediterannean archipelago’s capital, has a somewhat sleepy reputation, Yard 32 Gin & Tapas Bar creates a thoughtful and lively atmosphere that is ideal for those looking for good music, good conversation, and great drinks.
Find It Here:
32 Strait St.
Valletta VLT 1031