Strait Street in Valletta is world renowned for its buzzing nightlife, dating back to the British period. While the street was dormant for a few years, a bunch of young entrepreneurs is breathing life back into the magical capital city with new places to go for 30 plus set.
Tico Tico is at the very heart of Strait Street and indeed was the last to close and the first to reopen. Owners Clint Debono and Mark Zammit have sympathetically restored the bar and furnished it with an eclectic mix of old and cherished furnishings, along with posters from the famous City Lights cinema and related artworks and accessories.
Keeping the feeling of Strait Street and what it symbolises is key to the growing success of the venue. Tourists visit and comment on the décor, the food and mingle with locals taking their own memories home.
Open for lunch every day of the week, Tico Tico is the ‘in’ crowd’s place to be and be seen. From 11am, have a coffee and a chat, make plans for lunch, stay for cocktails and even dinner.
With indoor seating and place outside for the sprawling crowd, meeting old friends and new friends is par for the course.
With aperitivo’s and after-work drinks growing in popularity, every evening is busy, with Thursday, Friday, Saturday andSunday being the busiest; but with a permit to open till 4am and no break in the day, Tico Tico welcomes you as if you have been a regular for its whole lifetime.
While it would be tempting to try and replicate the formula and extend the space, the owners believe on keeping it s nostalgic feel and its quirky, un-manufactured feel, letting its own character shine through.
Like the Facebook Page and Book a table online or just wander along and join in the continuous party.
Open daily 11am till late