10 good places to visit at the Yumbo Shopping Centre
Updated: Sep 10
Planning to visit soon the Yumbo Shopping Centre at Playa del Inglés ? Here are 10 good places to go : shops, restaurants or bars... Don't miss them to get the best of the Yumbo by day or by night.
Not all establishments are created equal at Yumbo. Some are fake gay who put up the flag only to attract people and make money on the backs of the community. Others have left in a delirium of design and sophistication that makes places too expensive and too fancy to feel good. Still others play music so loud that it is impossible to talk to each other, meet people or have a conversation. Here are 10 addresses to find the true spirit of Yumbo and the European LGBT community in Gran Canaria.
1 - Hummel Hummel Bar
A meeting place for men of the more mature generation. Take a seat and feel good in this quite and discret place. Hummel Hummel Bar has been around for many years. This bar was the pioneer of exclusive nightlife for gays on the island of Gran Canaria, the second place of its kind that it opened in the Yumbo Shopping Center. In Hummel Hummel Bar men are of all ages, of different nationalities, with different tastes and hobbies but all are looking for something nice. The option can be to enjoy good music with a suggestive drink with the best company sitting on the terrace, or to settle in at the bar. Always with a pleasant and professional customer service.
Groundfloor - Open every night from 19:00 to 2:00 a.m.
2 - Blue Night Bar
Blue Night Bar is a small bar with a nice terrace open from many years now and located at the second level of the Yumbo. Prices are very low and the staff very friendly. The owners are german and from East Europe. They are very open mind people and very generous with their customers. It is one of the bars that close the latest at night, and is open until the wee hours of the morning every day. It's the perfect place to drink, have fun and meet people. Don't miss to pay a visit, you will be very suprise !
Oasis Boulvard - Open every night from 22:00 till 6:00 a.m.
3 - El Chacho Mexicano Restaurant
El Chacho, restaurante mexicano is the best mexican restaurant in Gran Canaria with 30 years of experience in authentic mexican food. Enjoy the real mexican feeling, food, cocktails and atmosphere ! They have also a vegetarian menu and one with non spicy food. You can eat inside in the restaurant or out on the nice terrace. Come in and enjoy ! You will not be desapointed.
2nd floor (Planta 2) - Open every day from 16:00 to 24:00. Sunday closed.
4 - Bear Cave Bar - Bärenhöhle
A small bar like only the Yumbo has the secret ! Quite old style and far from today's sophisticated bars, the bear cave bar Bärenhöhle has kept the flavor of the essential, simplicity and real meetings with friends. The owners are real Europeans who speak all languages : English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch. This little jewel of a bar has been around since the dawn of time and is a heirloom of the Yumbo institutions. Fetish and bears are very welcome but not only. Excellent prices and good atmosphere guaranteed.
Groundfloor - Open every night from 20:00 to 2:00 a.m.
5 - Adonis Pub Bar
Adonis is a nice bar / pub / café with a friendly staff and good ambience. This very famous place has been an integral part of the Yumbo Shopping Center since October 1996 and from the beginning they are a forerunner of today's high standard of gastronomy and excellent cocktails. On the cozy terrace, they serve Nespresso Cafe in many variations, homemade cocktails and sangria, all kinds of long drinks, fresh veltins on tap and their best seller "Gaffel Kölsch" on tap. Customers are internationals - just like them.
Groundfloor - Open every night from 18:30 to 2:30 a.m.
6 - Gio Bar & Restaurant
The Gio is open all day long and it is a café, a bar and a restaurant, at the same time depending on the hour. It offers a welcoming atmosphere and an unique ambience in an elegant Italian style. The inviting terrace has a relaxed atmosphere ideal for family and friends alike. You can find high-quality food and excellent service, for example, hand made pizzas, fantastic Italian specialities from starters to salads, fresh pasta and meats, a wide range of international and regional recipes, all fresh and prepared at the moment for the customers. Complimentary of this extensive menu, they offer a wide range of breakfasts and sandwiches.
Groundfloor - Open every day from 10:00 to 2:00 a.m.
7 - Dress Code Fashion Shop
Dress Code is a unique place in the Yumbo Shopping Centre. The shop has now a new adress on the second floor and in a bigger place. You can find exclusive brands for men, all ages, and specialy for the gay community style, with a fetish section, denim, streetwear, sportswear, beachwear, swimwear, underwear, accessories and exclusive sneakers. Excellent customer service. They are an official resaler point for the french fashion brand Tof of Paris. Probably the best fashion shop in the Yumbo.
2nd Floor (Planta 2) - Open every day from 11:00 to 21:00
8 - Pirates Terrace Bar
Pirates Terrace Bar is a small bar at the groundfloor of the Yumbo Shopping Centre, managed by its german owners. The place offers cool drinks and delicious cocktails in a nice ambience. They have also seasonal cocktails, only available for a limited time. International crowd. Good atmosphere. Beautifull views over the Yumbo Square and the Plaza of the diversity, dedicated to the activist and municipal councillor Dario Jaen.
Groundfloor - Open every day from 19:00 to 23:45
9 - Hot Garage Sex Shop
Hot Garage is a small and cozy unisex sex shop for all ages and also one of the olders in the Yumbo Shopping Centre, open now from more than 17 years, which means they have a very long experience. They offer all kinds of variety in sex DVDs, underwear, toys, dildos, dolls, condoms, lubricants, etc..., even cabins. Everything you need to break monotonies, make fantasies come true and enjoy a full sex life. The service is completely personalized and they advise you with total professionalism and discretion. It is possible to order what you cannot find on site. For your convenience, Hot Garage now has two locations in the shopping centre : the old shop on the ground floor and a new 24-hour automatic sex shop on 2nd level.
Groundfloor - Open every day from 10:00 to 22:30 / sunday : 16:00 to 22:00
2nd floor (planta 2) - Automatic machine : 7/7 - 24/24.
10 - Why Not ? Fashion Shop
Why Not ? is a fashion shop specialised in men's clothing, swimwear and intimate apparel. This is one of the oldest gay shops in the Yumbo Shopping Centre. You can find exclusive brands like Nit, Alexander Cobb, W:AU, Barcode, Jor Colombia, Modus Vivendi, XTG, Andrew Christian, CurbWear / Blow Me, Diesel or Code 22. A place with an excellent choice of articles and a wide range of products, really worth a visit.
3th floor (planta 3) - Open every day from 10:30 - 14:00 / 17:00 - 21:30
Saturdays : 11:00 - 15:30 / sundays : closed
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