A guide to nightlife in Ibiza
As the partying capital of Europe, Ibiza has a lot to choose from in the ways of bars and clubs. Don’t let the island’s size fool you as Ibiza is packed to the brim with after-hours fun that quickly becomes early morning fun. You can party on the sand, on dedicated party boats, in superclubs or on the cobbled streets near Ibiza Town’s castle. Stay in Santa Eulalia and you’ll be treated to beach bars with a side of sunset. While in Ibiza Town, San Antonio Town and Playa den Bossa you’ll find clubs the size of small countries – they’re what Ibiza is famous for.
Pacha, Ibiza Town
Package holidays to Ibiza are all about getting out onto the island to experience clubs that know how to party like nowhere else, and Pacha should undoubtedly be high up on the to visit list. Open year round and perhaps the most well-known club in all of Ibiza, Pacha is at the forefront of serious nightlife. Wander from room to room – there are five in total – and you’ll find different musical tastes, from funk and soul to a laid-back lounge, though house music is undoubtedly the speciality. It sees nightly entertainment from performers and top DJs who call this legendary venue home through the summer months.
Liquido Cocktail Bar, Santa Eulalia
Overlooking Santa Eulalia’s ritzy marina and exuding Spanish coolness with white lounge chairs on the outdoor terrace, Liquido is the ultimate spot to settle in with a cocktail. They’ve got a great range of flavours and are often topped with fresh fruit – when you nestle in and start watching the world glide by, you might stay and sample more than you think.
DC10, Playa d'en Bossa
This lively club fits in the middle ground between the crazy-big clubs and laid-back bars, though it’s still pretty massive by most standards. It’s just beside the airport, so you’ll hear planes gliding overhead throughout the day and night as you dance to techno-heavy sets by top DJs.
Amnesia, San Rafael
The sheer size of Amnesia will leave you reeling – it can fit more than 5,000 people on its dance floors. It too plays host to huge performers and DJs, and features nightly go-go dancers, smoke machines and neon light shows. Drink prices are on the sky-high side at Amnesia, so be prepared to drop some cash, or if cheap Ibiza holidays are your thing then head to happy hour at a bar beforehand.
Cafe del Mar, San Antonio Town
Located on San Antonio’s beautiful Sunset Strip, Cafe del Mar is famous as a prime sunset-viewing spot. It’s essentially a large, open air bar that faces out towards the sea, with spots on the rocks to feel the salt on your skin as you sip a cocktail. The music here starts off calm and then gets going later in the evening with DJs playing warm-up sets for the big clubs.