Bars in Ibiza
Some people visit Ibiza for the beautiful scenery and Mediterranean inspired food. Others want to party at the many bars in Ibiza! I visited for both. I first came to Ibiza when I was 19 and remember feeling quite young at the time. It is has always been on my list to return so 12 years later, I came back to experience Ibiza!
Playa D’En Bossa
The Grand Palladium White Island is a 10-15 minute walk from the main strip of bars and clubs in Playa D’en Bossa.
We visited Ushuaia, an open air day time club in a hotel hosting world famous DJs with a capacity of 4,000 people. We booked our tickets for Martin Garrix’s opening party in advance for €50 as they generally cost more on the door.
The timings are usually 5pm-11pm. We arrived around 7pm after a few drinks nearby first (much cheaper!). Even at 7pm the club was heaving with the warm up DJs playing on stage and everyone dancing around the pool.
We had purchased drinks vouchers in advance to save money on the day. We paid €65 for five drinks which saved us €20. You could exchange this for individual drinks tokens in the venue which would gets you a house spirit and mixer or beer. The drinks are around €15-18, although a wine was only €9 which felt like a bargain!
The crowd was completely mixed with all different ages – it wasn’t too crowded although it obviously did get hot in the sun. With a great sound system and atmosphere, Ushuaia is a fantastic club to visit in Ibiza. Some tickets are only €25, especially if you buy early bird and David Guetta plays every Monday.
After Ushuaia we visited Tantra Ibiza which was less than a 5 minute walk. It was founded more than 20 years ago and continues to go strong today. It has a a large outdoor area and bar which is perfect for chilling in the day and evening.
They offer warm up packages which includes a three hour open bar serving beers, house spirits and soft drinks (€50) and bottomless bubbles with two hours of non stop cava (€20). Both of these are fantastic offers which makes your experience in Ibiza a lot more affordable.
We couldn’t resist trying out some of the cocktails. With Aperol Spritz’s at only €8, we were excited! We could not resist a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri (€12) and boy oh boy was it good. So thick and delicious and not too sweet. Their Mojitos (€12) are also solid choices as well as the Jamaica Martini (€13) with Malibu, Passoa, Lime Juice, Passion Fruit Mango.
This is a great bar pre or post a night out!
San Antonio Sunset Strip
Ah the infamous San Antonio Sunset Strip! Sadly we visited when it was cloudy so did not get any epic sunset shots. This bustling waterfront stretch has a great selection of bars to visit. We visited the ‘Cafe Del Mar’ end but there are many more to choose from a 10-15 minute walk away.
This bar opened in 1980 offering a chilled atmosphere whilst watching the sun go down. It is still going strong almost 40 years later and booking is recommended.
We sat outside the main area for drinks – the terrace area is reserved for restaurant diners. All cocktails are priced at €15 and cocktails €8.
We again could not resist a Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri which was fruity and refreshing. The Pink Lady: Gin Tanqueray Ten, fresh grapefruit, cinnamon syrup and egg white was delicious. Not too sour or sweet, it was a great choice.
Their Margarita’s certainly have a kick to them and a glass of Sauvignon Blanc is very affordable at €7. Definitely worth a visit for the sunset!
Situated next door to Cafe Del Mar, Cafe Mambo is now in its 25th year and people still flock there! It is the perfect place for a pre-party before Pacha ad DJ’s sometimes play there for a warm up.
This is one of the first bars on the strip and is more of a chilled bar to start the night. There are DJs playing and a relaxed atmosphere.
Savannah has a selection of over 15 premium gins from €13-15. We opted for a Brockmans with red berries & Royal Bliss Berry Tonic. It was delightful. The Sorbet Pale Rose (€6 a glass) was a light and fruity option.
San Antonio West End (also known as Bar Street!)
Well well well, I felt like I was in Magaluf! Actually, I remember Magaluf being busier. That is because many of the bars have been shut down and the PR guys / gals have been told to tone it down. I guess it is Ibiza trying to cut down on the drunkards in the street and any violence.
The strip isn’t actually that long but there are many bars in a small concentration offering some epics deals on drinks. Think 4 drinks and 4 shots for €10. It is that ridiculous and even includes Jagerbombs! Go here if you want a cheap night out and a dance!
Obviously there are many more super clubs to visit in Ibiza. These include:
- Pacha (near Ibiza Town)
- Amnesia (north of Ibiza Town)
- Eden and Es Paradis (both in San Antonio)
- Hi Ibiza (opposite Ushawai)
- Ocean Beach Club (day club in San Antonio)
- Privilege (between San Antionio and Playa D’en Bossa) – holds 10,000 people – we visited for a Latino inspired evening, Brutal.
East London Girl: Bars in Ibiza
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