Ibiza bars: Baboon Bar
Baboon Bar – formerly tucked away in a Figueretes side street – takes pride of place on the ground floor of Cotton Lounge Club, meaning you can start or end your evening in a haze of high-end alcohol-infused enchantment. With jaw-dropping views of the Med, classic décor and a colonial-era feel, it’s a different world to its upstairs neighbour and any other bar in Ibiza – more like you’ve stumbled into a classy speakeasy.
Heading up Baboon Bar is Luca, a mixologist so acclaimed he was once named one of the top ten bartenders in the world. Deeply passionate about his craft, he shows a deep knowledge of the masters that came before him – and like every great bartender, is happy to keep you regaled with tales of tipple gone by.
The menu here serves simply as a guide; Luca prefers to talk about your preferred flavours and tastes in order whip up some flavour-filled, bespoke excellence. Tinctures are homemade, spirits are expertly infused with the dedication and passion of a scientist and cutting-edge techniques – such as smoking within glass domes – are used to create cocktail magic. All spirits served in Baboon are top shelf, naturally, with everything from a menu of mezcals to obscure Japanese whiskeys on offer for the true late-night connoisseurs.