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Ibiza diaries: October 25 – 30, 2022

Our editor selects the best pre-Halloween things to do in Ibiza this week.

Our editor selects the best pre-Halloween events in Ibiza, taking place from October 25 to 30 2022 and including plenty of closing events, a must-do new bingo night, empowering retreats and much more.

Words: Kristie Rogers

Not Your Standard Bingo at Jara at The Standard, Ibiza

8pm – Wednesday October 26, 2022

Once the domain of silver-haired folk in retirement homes, the good old-fashioned game of Bingo has had a revival in recent years – mostly thanks to hip hotel brand The Standard. After hosting the legendary game nights at The Standard, High Line for almost a decade – where celebs like Rihanna and Cameron Diaz have been known to play – Not Your Standard Bingo has hotel-hopped across the sea to The Standard, Ibiza for the winter months. Hosted by the island’s favourite showgirl BLONDEWEARINGBLACK and Spanish comedian Jose Boto, Not Your Standard Bingo transforms the hotel’s ground floor restaurant Jara into a hedonistic playground on Wednesday nights with whopping prizes to be won. Grab a group of your besties, prepare to call in sick for work the next day, and get ready for things to get raucous as you wait for your balls to be called! Reservations essential – expect this to be a sellout.

Ibiza Voice Activation Retreat at La Luna Gallery

9am – Friday October 28 to Sunday October 30, 2022

Hosted by renowned journalist and podcaster Jo Youle of Reset Rebel Productions, this retreat is designed for women to find their unique voice and is open to islanders and visitors alike. Taking place over three days at the beautiful La Luna Gallery in Siesta, the event features sound healing sessions, meditation, vision boarding, empowering workshops and much more with guest speakers such as actress Ali Grey, author Susie Pearl, wellbeing expert Jasmine Hemsley, artist Marie Su Loher, writer, feminist and activist Rebecca Frayn, coach Lydia Kimmerling, voice coach Olivia Gajetzki, Cosmic Pineapple founder Kim Booth and the Soulstress of Sound, Holly Roxanne. Whether it’s a fear of public speaking, the desire to be understood clearly, disliking the sound of your own voice or anxiety about putting yourself out there that inspires you to attend, you’ll leave with a whole new level of confidence, clarity and creativity.

Tasting Colours with Jakub Baster

7.30pm – Friday October 28, 2022

This Friday night sees vanguard Santa Gertrudis restaurant Overall host the first of its three-part Tasting Colours event in collaboration with creative and experiential events curators, ColourFeel. A multi-sensorial experience that incorporates a seven-course tasting dinner by special guest chef Jakub Baster paired with seven bespoke drink creations by Overall’s incredible mixologists, the evening is inspired by the power of seven colours and promises to be an unforgettable culinary experience. With just 20 seats available, early reservations are essential and future events will take place in November and December, with details on guest chefs to be announced closer to the time.

Rhythm of Brazil at Hacienda Na Xamena

8pm – Friday October 28, 2022

Head to the cliffs high above San Miguel this Friday night, where iconic Ibiza boutique hotel Hacienda Na Xamena invites islanders to enjoy a night of gastronomy, live Brazilian music and authentic island vibes. Passionate about delivering diverse cultural experiences to guests and island residents, the hotel presents a Rhythm of Brazil dinner in its in-house eatery, Eden Restaurant & Lounge, where a live band performs vibrant Latin music while you dine 180 metres above sea level. Book a table for dinner and choose between the special set menu for the night (85€ per person, excluding drinks) or indulge in the ‘Glamorous Night’ package which includes the set menu and a stunning room for the night, so you don’t need to worry about driving home!

Cuban Nights at Hotel Riomar Ibiza

8pm – Friday October 28, 2022

Que bola! The steamy summer season in Santa Eulalia Bay is coming to an end very soon, but there’s still one last chance to experience the hot Cuban Nights at Hotel Riomar Ibiza before the hotel closes on November 01, 2022. Live entertainment kicks off from 8pm, when Kandela Mi Son perform timeless Cuban music on the Ocean Brasserie & Bar Terrace beneath the stars until 10.30pm. Come for the music – stay for dinner! The hotel’s signature restaurant is the perfect setting for an alfresco meal, where hand-picked produce is fused with fresh and robust flavours in a creative culinary offering that’s ideal for sharing with friends – all the more reason to order another round of mojtos!

Soul Food Brunch at Mikasa Ibiza

11am – Saturday October 29, 2022

Celebrating life, nature and sustainability through nourishing plant-based cuisine, Mikasa Ibiza encompasses the innovative kitchen, dining room and terrace at the stylish Marina Botafoch boutique hotel of the same name. A favourite among locals and those in-the-know, the healthy eating hotspot serves up an amazing Soul Food Brunch every Saturday from 11am to 5pm with a side of picturesque Dalt Vila views and live music. The sweet and savoury vegan feast is served sharing style, traversing a rainbow of colours and seasonal flavours. Plate after plate of brunchy goodness is served directly to your table, starting with detox shots and fresh juices, followed by creamy hummus and pita, fresh fruit, avocado toast and more, before moving onto heartier dishes like tomato soup, soba noodles and finishing with a final serving of fluffy pancakes and sweet treats. The perfect way to start your Ibiza weekend.

The Closing at Bambuddha

7pm – Saturday October 29, 2022

One of the island’s longest-running restaurant institutions, Bambuddha has always been a must-visit destination for holidaymakers and island locals, and there are just a few days left to enjoy the trademarked MediterrAsian cuisine this season. Saturday night is The Closing and the final edition of the popular Miso Hungry event. The all-you-can-eat menu is served directly to your table for just 45€ per person and 25€ for children up to 12 years of age so you can maximise your last dose of Bambuddha goodness. Island residents also receive a 15% discount with proof of residency (T&Cs apply).

Atzaró Fundraising Dinner for Ukraine at Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel

7.30pm – Saturday October 29, 2022

This Saturday night, dine for a good cause in the heart of Ibiza as Atzaró Agroturismo Hotel hosts a fundraising dinner to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. The evening will feature live Ukrainian music, showcase traditional Ukrainian fashion and includes a three-course set dinner with a welcome drink for 65€ per person. Proceeds will be donated to Asociacion Nuestra Ucrania, who distribute funds to charities on the ground helping those most in need. It’s the perfect reason to gather a table of your nearest and dearest to enjoy Atzaró’s famous farm-to-fork cuisine and beautiful ambience before the season is over. Together, we can make a difference.

Mexican Food & Los Selectores at Chidas

8pm – Saturday October 29, 2022

There is a motto that the team at Chidas Bar and Cantina live by that perfectly sums up the dining experience: every taste tells a story. It’s an idea that’s intertwined in everything they do, from tacos and salsas to cocktails and tequila, and each Friday and Saturday night throughout the autumn and winter season in Ibiza sees it also interpreted through music. From 8pm, Los Selectores – a revolving roster of Ibiza’s best resident DJs curated by Mr Doris – take to the decks and spin the perfect soundtrack to complement the much-loved Chidas offering, while you tuck into tasty treats, sip on the best agave-based cocktails on the island, enjoy the beats and watch your very own Chidas story unfold.

Pikes House Party Closing Party at Pikes Ibiza

10pm – Saturday October 29, 2022

Iconic island hotel Pikes Ibiza hosts its final Pikes House Party of the season this Saturday night – a music and mischief-fuelled event that starts with the inimitable Pikes House Band live in PamelasBLONDEWEARINGBLACK puts an improvised twist on iconic soul, disco, jazz and pop tunes alongside talented Ibiza musicians Pere Navarro and Franco Botto plus DJ Antonio Prosper – guaranteed have you up and dancing well before dessert. Alternatively, start your evening poolside to the sounds of Ainsley May and Andy Baxter or on the Sunset Terrace with island legend Jo Mills – afterwards, everyone meets up in Freddies where special guest DJ Artwork keeps you twirling on your toes all night long. Reservations for dinner and guest list for Freddies essential.

Closing Day at Aubergine by Atzaró

12pm – Sunday October 30, 2022

Nestled into the heart of Ibiza’s beautiful countryside, between Santa Gertrudisand San MiguelAubergine by Atzaró is one of the island’s most loved country-chic restaurants. Set in a traditional finca with numerous dining spaces, airy terraces and open-air lounges, the olive green-accented eatery celebrates the end of a beautiful summer season of food, music and friends this Sunday from midday, before closing its doors for the winter. Dine à la carte on the farm-to-table menu or from food stalls around the venue, while enjoying a musical line-up that includes live Bossa Nova music by Elena Tovar, live Flamenco music byIsmael Rodriguez Band and DJs Chino PainoNesrine Inorganica Sound and Kristina Spiri Drum. There’s also a kids’ corner for the little ones between 1pm and 5pm. Reservations are highly recommended.

White Ibiza Beach Restaurants Guide: Cotton Beach Club

Closing Lunch & Sunset at Cotton Beach Club

1pm – Sunday October 30, 2022

A day of glorious Ibiza sunshine is forecast for the closing of stylish Cala Tarida restaurant Cotton Beach Club this Sunday and reservations are essential to ensure you’re one of the last to enjoy a decadent lunch on the famous all-white Grand Terrace. Boasting spectacular views out over the Mediterranean, a fabulous soundtrack and fine food courtesy of head chef Federico Garcia and his team, the emphasis here is on high quality ingredients and international flavours. The Rawbar & Sushi menu is also a favourite with Cotton Beach Club aficionados, as are cocktails sipped from the privileged position of the Amphi Lounge at sunset. It’s just goodbye for now however – the restaurant will reopen on December 17 for the Christmas and New Year season.

Season Closing at Locals Only Ibiza

1pm – Sunday October 30, 2022

Fusing the elements of style, sophistication and sustainability, hip Ibiza restaurant and wine bar Locals Only Ibiza showcases the very best island produce via a delicious farm-to-table menu. Set in the bustling square of Plaza del Parque in Ibiza town and open for coffee, lunch, dinner and cocktails, absolutely everyone – including their kids and dogs – is welcome until the osteria-style eatery closes its doors for the winter season this Sunday. Book a table for lunch and enjoy the golden hour on the terrace or opt for a cosy dinner after dark with the buzz of the square setting the scene. Don’t leave without toasting the extended season with a glass of the house-made meloncello – summer isn’t over until the last drop has been drunk!

Season Closing at Olivia’s Ibiza Kitchen

1pm – Sunday October 30, 2022

Set within the buzzing village of Santa Gertrudis, Olivia’s Ibiza Kitchen has become a hotspot for casual daytime dining and date night romance. With two outdoor terraces plus a cheerfully cosy dining room, the stylish and contemporary eatery is a shining star in the bustling village. Here you can tuck into a menu brimming with creative and healthy seasonal dishes, all made using local organic produce, the freshest fish and prime cuts of meat – think tapas, rice dishes, hearty salads and much more. The restaurant closes its doors temporarily this Sunday after another successful summer season – be sure to reserve a table for lunch or dinner before it heads into hibernation!