About Bars & Nightlife in Mallorca
The Spanish like to party, so bars and nightlife can be found around the whole island of Mallorca. Whilst Palma is the main hub as it is lively all year round, beach resorts come alive in the summer months.
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 English, 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. At 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 and ports - Luxury nightlife
The ports are also quite lively in the summer months and tend to attract the more well-heeled individuals looking to splash some cash. Here you’ll find there are just enough late-night bars with the odd dance floor to keep these 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 beachside 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 restaurants, located on the marina and opposite the city's legendary cathedral, serve delicious cocktails.
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. To escape the masses, the more inconspicuous Mhares Sea Club can be found as you travel further east from 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, there are some low key beach bars that can be found around its 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. The prestigious area around Puerto Portals offers the casual 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, where the rich and famous come to splash the cash. It has become one of the most renowned beach clubs on the island in recent years. Oceans Beach Club and the BCM Hotel are the alternatives in the area, offering a lively atmosphere but without the hefty price tag.
Sundowners in Port Adriano
Port Adriano’s Coast Restaurant & Bar has its own intimate and exclusive beach club designed for those needing a break from their yachts and seeking for a place to hang out when on dry land. Further up the western coast, the Gran Folies Beach Club in Cala Llamp is a well-established beach club just up the road from Port d’Andratx. In Port de Sóller there are some fabulous bars like to kick back and relax whilst watching the sun go down.
Sundowners in Alcúdia Bay
Heading northbound into the bay of Alcúdia, Ponderosa Beach Club is one of the most popular beach bars along Playa de Muro. Whilst Royal Beach Bar & Restaurant is the place to visit for a more luxury 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 with a clientele of all ages that are open until the early hours of the morning.
Late nights 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 also has countless bars, El Neo Gastro Bar has some of the best cocktails in the city, and you must visit Bar Abaco, one of Palma’s most illustrious bars due to 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 if you are in the old town.
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, then Tito’s Nightclub and Passarella Nightclub are popular spots along the Paseo Marítimo. You will find people dressed up in these clubs, so make sure you get your glad rags on. If you find yourself wanting to 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.
Late nights by the sea
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 its own nightclub Uppereast, a place to rub shoulders with the rich and famous yacht owners.
Port d’Andratx has more of a Spanish feel and offers 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 dance floor in Chivas at the end of the evening.
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 while Bauxa is a rustic bar-come-nightclub. Whilst 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 setting.
Late nights at the beach resorts
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 the most popular spot in Playa de Palma (S'Arenal).
If you are a more sophisticated and stylish wine bar kinda gal or guy, 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 try 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 one to try.
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.
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 is Mallorca Rocks, which has been taken over by the BCM hotel, 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 has been known to host some pretty impressive acts from music legends like Gloria Gaynor and Tom Jones making a trip to the magnificent port.
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 setting for dinner, cocktails and jazz music. For a more casual yet intimate setting, the Jazz Voyeur Club is a small room located in an old building amongst some of the finest restaurants in the old town.
For some good old sing along song, you will find live music bars in most tourist resorts in the summer months. Although 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 the live pop/rock bands and dancing the night away until 05:00.
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 and there are around 30 bars, cafes and clubs in the Gomila district of Palma, below Bellver Castle. La Demence Palma is the biggest gay disco on the island. Enjoy partying with hunky dancers and exotic performances every Saturday, from 01:00 till 06:00. Alternatively, 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.
Also see: Events Calendar for Mallorca
Location: Mallorca Island