About Bars & Nightlife in Mallorca
There’s an eclectic mix of lively bars and nightclubs to be found around Mallorca to accommodate its equally diverse clientele. From young holiday-makers to yachting millionaires and everyone in between, each person is catered for. Capital city Palma is the main hub, as it is lively all year round but beach resorts bring a whole new dimension to the nightlife scene on the island when they come alive in the summer months.
The Spanish like to party. As a rule, the party-goers on the island head to clubs after midnight and can be found dancing until the early hours of the morning. Don’t worry, though, there are plenty of beach clubs and bars serving your favourite tipples throughout the day and into the evenings.
Palma - Year-round partying
A city bursting with life 365 days of the year, Palma offers something for everyone when it comes to nightlife. So, whether you fancy a quiet drink somewhere with your better half or seek a crazy night out with friends, we promise that you'll find everything you could want in this cosmopolitan city.
The locals in Palma enjoy a drink and certainly know how to party. Even if you are just wondering around the streets, you'll stumble upon an abundance of local haunts that are open seven days a week. In the summertime, however, you cannot miss the buzz from the Paseo Marítimo with music blaring out from the mile-long stretch of bars and crowds of people overflowing onto the streets. There are also a number of British, Germans and Swedish in the city, so you have plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with fellow expats if this is what you want. The vast number of yacht crews (or ‘yachties’) residing in Palma certainly keep the bars active throughout the year.
Beach Resorts - Summertime fun
Mallorca's beach resorts liven up during the summer months. Within the notorious area of Magaluf, in the south-west of the island, you will find streets lined with bars and clubs geared for those looking to party until the early hours of the morning in the peak season. Whilst Magaluf is going through a revamp to transform it into a family-friendly resort, there are still enough bars to keep people coming back for more. S'Arenal (or Playa de Palma) is also a hotspot for night owls looking for a party in the summer months, attracting mainly the German youth.
Marinas & ports - Luxury nightlife
The ports are quite lively in the summer months and tend to attract the affluent jet-setter type looking to splash some cash. Here you’ll find there are just enough late-night bars with the odd dancefloor to keep visitors of all ages entertained.
Sunset & early evening
If you're someone who likes to quench your thirst from the luxury of a comfy chair or sunbed throughout the afternoon and into the early evening sunshine, then a beach bar or beach club would be worth a trip.
Sundowners in Palma
Palma offers Nassau Beach Club, Purobeach Club and Anima Beach Club along its coastline, the perfect beach club destinations for a sundowner. For a closer peek at the magnificent superyachts why not try Chiliss No.3 Bar & Restaurant or the more elegant, yet pricey, Port Blanc Restaurant & Bar?
Palma also has some great spots for pre-dinner cocktails with a view. Head to Es Baluard Museum Bar or the Sky Bar above Hostal Cuba for a luxury feel and fantastic scenery as they overlook Palma Port. These two bars, located a stone's throw away from the marina, attract a mixture of clientele but certainly offer a more exclusive feel.
Sundowners in Playa de Palma
Just a few kilometres to the east of Palma, Playa de Palma is a lively resort hosting a couple of places where you can sip on cocktails throughout the afternoon. Nova Beach Park has a mini golf course if you want to try your hand at mini golf in the glowing evening sunlight. To escape the masses for a quiet paradise setting head to the luxury yet inconspicuous Mhares Sea Club which can be found as you travel further east from Playa de Palma.
Sundowners in Cala Major & Illetes
Cala Major beach resort, just to the west of Palma, has a couple of popular beach hut style bars. Zhero Beach Club is just around the corner and has its own swimming pool for a more authentic beach club vibe. The creators of Purobeach have opened a new beach club in Illetes. If you are looking for something a bit more down to earth, there are some low-key beach bars that can be found around these idyllic beach settings. The Balneario Illetas beachside restaurant is also a convenient spot to sip on a cocktail whilst the sun is setting.
Sundowners in Palma Nova & Puerto Portals
Heading north of Palma along the western coastline there are a variety of sun-drenched beach bars and beach clubs to visit. Palma Nova has the best of both worlds with beach hut Il Chiringo Beach Bar & Restaurant and the sassier Chi Lounge Bar. In the prestigious area around Puerto Portals, you will find Roxy’s Beach Bar set amongst the rocks at the end of Portals Beach. Just a short cab ride away, Mood Beach Club is one of the most exclusive beach clubs on the island and attracts visitors year round.
Sundowners in Magaluf
Magaluf hosts the world famous Nikki Beach Club, a hotspot where the rich and famous come to splash the cash. The signature Nikki Beach experience with theatrical displays and impeccable service have made this one of the most renowned beach clubs on the island. For a surfer vibe, head to Wave House Mallorca which has a spectacular Flow Rider artificial wave machine where you can learn to surf like a pro, or just sit and watch others whilst you relax in one of the chill-out areas. Alternatively, Oceans Beach Club and the BCM Hotel are the hot spots in the area, offering a lively atmosphere without the hefty price tag.
Sundowners in Port Adriano & Port d'Andratx
Port Adriano’s Coast Restaurant & Bar has its own intimate and exclusive beach club designed for those needing a break from their yachts and wanting a bit of luxury whilst spending some time on dry land. Further up the western coast, near Port d’Andratx, resides the Gran Folies Beach Club in Cala Llamp a well-established beach club with an affluent loyal following.
Sundowners in Alcúdia Bay
Heading northbound into the Bay of Alcúdia, Ponderosa Beach Club stands out from the crowd along Playa de Muro thanks to its typical beach bar vibe. Royal Beach Bar & Restaurant is the place to visit for a more sophisticated yet trendy experience with its restaurant and lounge bar.
Whether you are 18 years old or 60, sometimes you fancy taking your evening to the next level. So, if you are looking for a big night out fear not, there are plenty of bars and clubs in Mallorca attracting a clientele of all ages and are open until the early hours of the morning.
Santa Catalina in Palma
For after-dinner drinks try the area of Santa Catalina in Palma. This is where you will find locals and expats alike overflowing onto the streets outside of LAB Cocktail Bar, La Havana Club and Hostal Cuba Bar, all within walking distance of each other. There are other bars in the area that offer quirky décor and innovative drinks menus, try Vintage Santa Catalina Cafe & Bar or Chakra Bar.
Palma Old Town
Palma Old Town also has countless bars. El Neo Gastro Bar has some of the best cocktails in the city. Bar Abaco should also be on your bucket list, it's one of Palma’s most illustrious bars famous for its beautiful courtyard setting. For a quieter more sophisticated experience you will find more than enough classy cocktail lounges and patios within the boutique hotels in the area. De Tokio a Lima Restaurant & Bar, located inside Can Alomar Boutique Hotel on the famous shopping street Passeig des Born, is a great choice, as are Sant Francesc Hotel and Tres Boutique Hotel.
During the summer, some of Palma’s bars will open until the early hours of the morning. If you find yourself wanting to dance the night away during peak summertime then Tito’s Nightclub is the most iconic club along the Paseo Marítimo. You will find people dressed up in this club, so make sure you get your glad rags on. For a more casual atmosphere with cheaper drinks Garito Cafe Bar and Made in Brasil both also located along the Paseo Marítimo might be just the places for you. You will find these establishments are also open throughout the winter.
Puerto Portals & Port Adriano
The ports are great destinations for a late night. It is a common occurrence for people to hit the terraced bars of Key West and Ritzi after an evening meal in the glamorous marina of Puerto Portals. Port Adriano has a few chilled-out bars and its own nightclub, Uppereast, a place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous yacht owners.
Port d'Andratx & Port de Pollença
Port d’Andratx has more of a Spanish feel and encompasses a few late night bars as well as Barracuda nightclub, a typical Spanish discoteca. Late night bars are the way to go in Port de Pollença, although many find themselves guilty of being on the dancefloor in Chivas at the end of the evening.
Cala Millor & Manacor
The east coast of the island is not so famous for its nightlife. If you find yourself in Cala Millor, La Havana Nightclub is the place to let loose and throw some shapes. In Manacor, Es Pop nightclub is always good for some late-night fun as is Bauxa, a rustic bar-come-nightclub.
Cala d'Or & Colonia de Sant Jordi
In Cala D’Or, Fharas nightclub has enough going on to keep the locals and tourists equally happy. Laos Club in Colònia Sant Jordi is set in a three-storey modern complex and provides a more sophisticated vibe.
Magaluf & Playa de Palma
Places like Magaluf and Playa de Palma attract the youngsters thanks to the densely populated area of bars and clubs selling cheap drinks and putting on themed parties. Megapark is worth a visit if you find yourself in Playa de Palma (S'Arenal).
Palma possesses some fabulous settings to enjoy a glass of wine or two. Wineing Bar offers a rustic Spanish setting juxtaposed with the modern process of ‘tasting cards’ that are the new frenzy in London, which allows you to try lots of different wines. Another one to explore is 13% Restaurant which has a huge wine list with over 120 wines from across Spain to choose from. Or, if you prefer to try wines from around the world, Wine Industry Wine Bar in Santa Catalina is the one to aim for.
There are also a few specialist wine shops and wine bars to be found around the island. If you are serious about wine, perhaps you could try Wine Corner in Santa Ponça. Or, better yet, book in to see one of the island’s vineyards to indulge in a wine tasting.
Where to start? Mallorca has been a hot spot for A-list musicians for a number of years. The main live music event on the island was Mallorca Rocks, which has been taken over by the BCM Hotel. This venue boasts lineups that continue to impress year after year. Artists like Tinie Tempah, David Guetta, Chase & Status and Craig David have graced the stage. Port Adriano hosts some pretty impressive acts from music legends like Gloria Gaynor and Tom Jones.
If jazz clubs are more your thing, Palma hits the spot. For a polished setting, Blue Jazz Club is a restaurant located on the seventh floor of the Hotel Saratoga and is a lovely place for dinner, cocktails and jazz music. For a more casual yet intimate evening, the Jazz Voyeur Club is a small room located in an old building amongst some of the finest restaurants in the old town. There are also critically acclaimed jazz music events taking place in some of the towns and villages around the island in the summer months.
Live music bars
For some good old sing-along songs, you will find live music bars in most tourist resorts in the summer months. Three notorious year-round sports and live music bars along the Paseo Maritimo in Palma are The Three Lions, Shamrock and Hogan's Pub, all within close proximity to each other. They are filled with people listening to live pop/rock bands and dancing the night away until 05:00.
Dinner & live music
To enjoy a sophisticated evening of dinner and live music, you will find there are various settings around the island especially in the summer months. Look out for special event evenings taking place in many of the restaurants and bars in the island's beach resorts. Otherwise, Port de Pollença has Lemon Lounge and Café Del Sol is a good one in Cala Millor.
Gay bars & clubs
Palma has a prominent gay scene concentrated in the Gomila district, below Bellver Castle where there are around 30 bars, cafes and clubs. La Demence Palma, in Santa Catalina, is the biggest gay disco on the island. Enjoy partying with hunky dancers and exotic performances every Saturday, from 01:00 till 06:00. For a cozier setting with live shows, Black Cat Disco is a popular choice and is situated on Joan Miró.
Keep an eye on our Events Calendar for all the latest parties and events in Mallorca.