When you think cosmopolitan, you think of W Ibiza in Santa Eulalia Bay – and that’s not just when it comes to the drink. The luxury resort’s two stylish Ibiza bars, W Lounge and Glow, boast an international jet-set vibe that sway seamlessly between being après beach hangouts and late-night destinations du jour, for guests of the hotel, holidaymakers and island residents alike.
W Lounge appears like a grown-up version of a college campus, a laid-back Ibiza bar with an amphitheatre style setting and vibrant soft furnishings, inspired by the colours of the Med on its doorstep. Meanwhile, the adults-only rooftop bar Glow boasts exquisite cocktails, a sky-high pool and a never-ending view across the Mediterranean and as the name suggests, a soft illumination after the sun goes down.
Under the iridescent pattern of a mandala painted directly onto the ceiling, W Lounge is where to go to see and be seen. The dynamic Ibiza bar boasts an ever-evolving agenda of events and entertainment, accompanied by delicious drinks and delectable dishes. Settle in with some pulled beef bao sliders, patatas bravas and salmon or tuna tataki, then move onto a shared poke bowl or quinoa salad before munching down on a classic or vegan burger, club sandwich or opulent lamb kebab with mint yoghurt and rucola salad. Of course, cocktails are always in order here too and there’s also an extensive wine, champagne, sangria and beer menu to choose from.
In keeping with its day-to-night Ibiza bar vibe, W Lounge offers an array of healthy smoothies alongside its bespoke cocktail menu. Those eschewing alcohol are well catered for with fusions of mango, pineapple and basil or banana, oat milk, vanilla and cinnamon, while the iced latte is the ideal early-evening summer pick-me-up. Those feeling more indulgent can choose from classic cocktails, or W Lounge specials like The Watermelon Frosé, made with locally produce Ibizkus rosé plus pink gin, fresh watermelon, lime and raspberry, and the Margaribiza which comes with generous doses of Olmeca Blanco, mezcal, Sal de Ibiza, lemon and agave.
Music is essential to the W Lounge DNA and Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays see a rotation of some of Ibiza’s favourite DJs – including Stephanie Rosse, Robert Santacreu, Fleur Vosse and Russ Farelo – spinning at the Ibiza bar from 9pm until 1am.
With a bird’s eye view over the Mediterranean Sea, Glow is W Ibiza’s iconic rooftop bar. It’s a glamorous crow’s nest full of luxurious details, with outstanding cocktails as the icing on the cake. Let the Glow bartenders wow you with their skills while you gaze across the glittering water, from daytime through sunset until late, from Wednesday through to Sunday nights. Glow is the latest Ibiza bar hotspot with its famous W Ibiza Happenings from 8pm until midnight.
Wednesdays are all about Jazz To Techno, as Chelu García and Franco Botto fuse electronic beats with live music. Thursdays see DJ Samir bringing the spirit of Africanism with his soulful tribal house tracks while percussionist and man-about-town Rocky joins in on hand drums and other instruments.
Friday night is Bliss with DJs Bruno Roth and Rosbeh combining live music with upbeat tunes. Saturdays are reserved for Sweet Hearts, an Ibiza based collective of female DJs and vocalists who turn the Ibiza bar into a full spectrum experience. Finally, the weekly Sunday Rituals take place at sunset, as DJ Zouriken takes you on a musical escapade through afro-shamanic, organic and groovt tech house. The epicentre of Ibiza’s summer social scene can always be found at W Ibiza!