The Ibiza bar scene is the stuff of legend. Mixologists come from all across the globe to shows off their skills and the abundance of fresh and locally sourced ingredients is perfect for impressive cocktail wizardry. Most Ibiza bars are open from early evening for a smooth sundowner or an appetite-enhancing aperitif prior to eating. Post-dinner is when the bars really come to life, often with visiting international DJs or local residents providing the musical soundtrack. The Ibiza bar scene is such that when islanders say that they’re having an early night, that usually means they’ll still be up in a local bar with a cocktail in hand at 3am.
The choice of bars in Ibiza can be overwhelming. It’s best to base your evening Ibiza bar plan on which location is closest. The glamourous and cosmopolitan marina is popular with tourists and only a short stumble away in heels for those with the luxury of a yacht moored nearby. The more atmospheric port of Ibiza town is packed full of quirky cocktail bars and intimate terrace bars where stools overflow onto pavements and conversations drift on into the night. Out of town, the Ibiza garden bars boast sofas, VIP areas and often small dancefloors, where time loses all meaning and new friends are made for life.
Away from the giant discotheques, the Ibiza bar scene is the place to reconnect with friends. Ibiza bars are a place to while away the evening in deep conversation with people you may never see again, or to enjoy great music without paying the high entrance fee of a nightclub. An evening perched on a stool in an Ibiza bar, is one to remember, and it’s where the really authentic atmosphere of the island can be absorbed, both from the people you meet, and the ones that you see passing by. People-watching in Ibiza is actually world-class too, and the best place to do that is in a bar.