Ibiza’s bar scene is nothing short of legendary, offering a wide array of options from stunning garden bars and captivating cocktail terraces to cozy and intimate drinking establishments. The bars in Ibiza cater to diverse tastes, ensuring there’s something for everyone, whether you seek a vibrant nightlife hotspot or a serene coastal retreat. In our selection, we’ve encompassed this breadth of experiences, while also striving to identify the very best bar in each category. Here is the definitive list of bars to explore in Ibiza, and rest assured, you won’t be disappointed with any of them.

The perfect fusion of exotic, erotic, sexual, spiritual and luxurious ambience, the Tantra Cocktail Palace is yet another seductive facet of owner John Moon’s famous temple of temptation, Bambuddha.

Open nightly from 8pm until 3am, Bambuddha loyalists, Ibiza locals and the visiting ‘it’ crowd mingle at the bars before moving into the legendary Ibiza restaurant for dinner and on-into-the-night dancing.

Glimmering, golden Buddhas – props from the Jodie Foster movie ‘Anna and the King’ – preside knowingly over each night’s affairs while expert mixologists conjure up Bambuddha’s unique signature cocktails including the Tantra, Bamboozle, Flirtini or a sassy Yoni.

While Bambuddha’s cocktails are the undeniable stars of the Tantra Cocktail Palace, a selection of expertly chosen wines, cava, champagne and sake are also on offer, plus classic cocktails, tasty mocktails and a selection of restaurant starters, mains and sushi.

W Lounge is a vast, open space that beckons you to see and be seen, offering the ideal backdrop for sipping cocktails and immersing yourself in an ever-evolving line-up of inspiring events. The lounge is designed in a tiered, amphitheatre-like fashion that cascades down to the pool area. Above, an iridescent mandala adorns the ceiling, casting an enchanting glow over the space. Colourful cushions are scattered about, creating a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. It’s here that you can partake in the hotel’s curated events, featuring live music performances and immersive sets by some of the island’s favourite resident DJs. Whether it’s day or night, W Lounge is your go-to destination. Stop by for a quick and nutritious smoothie during the day, or indulge in culinary delights such as pulled beef bao sliders, patatas bravas, and tuna tataki, perfect for sharing. And don’t forget the classic and vegan burgers, ideal for refuelling after a day at the beach.

In contrast, Glow offers a more exclusive rooftop experience tailored for adults. Here, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the glistening Mediterranean, an inviting infinity pool, and the talents of some of the island’s most skilled mixologists. It’s a haven where you can enjoy signature cocktails while basking in the sun-drenched ambiance.

Together, these bars cater to every mood and desire, providing an immersive taste of Ibiza’s electrifying summer spirit. Whether you’re seeking a vibrant gathering spot or a tranquil rooftop oasis, W Ibiza Bars are the ultimate destinations for those looking to embrace the essence of Ibiza in style.

Situated on Vara de Rey, Ibiza town’s bustling main square, UP at The Standard, Ibiza, embodies the spirit of unapologetic fun and freedom. On hazy summer days, it transforms into an Ibiza restaurant where the world’s most stylish and imaginative souls come together. Here, they lounge on sunbeds, engage in captivating conversations, and lose themselves in the magnificent, historic vistas that surround them. The Sunday brunch experience at UP has already become an island institution. Then, as the balmy Balearic nights descend, it morphs into a gathering place for the island’s party enthusiasts. They share cocktails and stories, gearing up for nights at the clubs or simply cosying up under the starlit sky for intimate conversations, with the twinkling lights of Ibiza town as a backdrop.

UP at The Standard, Ibiza, isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an embodiment of Ibiza’s electrifying spirit. Whether you’re seeking a sun-soaked sanctuary during the day or a lively meeting point at night, it offers an unforgettable experience of cosmopolitan vibes, stunning vistas, and an atmosphere that embodies the essence of the island.

The Gran is Ibiza’s oldest hotel, and after a recent renovation – in which both interiors and exterior were restored to former glories by famed Spanish designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán – the sophisticated establishment has been put resolutely back on the map.

Set on Ibiza town’s most famous square, Vara de Rey, the façade is an ode to 1930s elegance. Inside is the hotel’s stunning Art Deco-inspired bar, stylishly adorned with monochrome tiled floors, sleek bronze features and plush velvet sofas. The bar menu is a nod to all things prohibition – so, as you can imagine, cocktails are taken extremely seriously.

Test the bar staff’s prowess by sampling a classic Tom Collins, or throw them more of a taste-inspired challenge – their skills never fail to impress, which explains why this is a favourite hangout for locals who come to expel excess energy at the end of a long, hot day

Right in the heart of Dalt Vlia, S’Escalinata isn’t the easiest bar to pronounce for most of us but it has a great reputation as a good bar to visit. If you do not want to pay the prices that you get hit with at the more high-end bars, S’Escalinata’s prices are reasonable without compromising on experience.

The name translates as ‘the staircase’ and you will see why when you get there. Much of the bar and restaurant spills up a set of large cobbled steps, providing a rather unique setting to enjoy drinks and relax on huge bean bags. The food is also a huge attraction of the establishment, offering healthy breakfasts, delicious tapas dishes, and light snacks throughout the day. They have a great selection of veggie options and the homemade focaccia is the perfect gap-filler.

You can enjoy a cold beer in the bar or try some (or all!) of the amazing cocktails. They also do a mean coffee – Italian style! You might even be lucky enough to experience a live musical performance from local musicians. If you fancy a bar that is more quirky than pretentious, then this could be right up your street (or staircase!).

Undoubtedly, The Ninth has solidified its place on the roster of Ibiza’s finest rooftop bars. Designed to mimic the allure of a luxurious yacht’s deck, it provides unrivaled 360-degree views of the Mediterranean. Perched atop the renowned Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, The Ninth welcomes all visitors with open arms, and you need not be a hotel guest to gain access.

The Ninth doesn’t just excel in its breathtaking vistas; it also offers an exceptional culinary experience. Expert bartenders craft exquisite cocktails, while the esteemed chefs of the hotel have crafted a delectable array of snacks, making for the perfect complement to those summer sunsets. As expected from a venue associated with the Hard Rock brand, music permeates every nook and cranny, enhancing the atmosphere at every turn and adding to the allure of the various parties hosted on this remarkable terrace.

Ibiza is a nocturnal island. It comes alive with the onset of darkness. After all, that’s when the fun starts! Laylah Ibiza places itself at the heart of this hedonistic culture: it’s been expressly designed for people who like a good time, and it gets the night going way before the first club opens.

Laylah Ibiza is the place that all hedonists should head to if they want to find like-minded souls with whom to spend the rest of the night. Very close to Pacha, HEART Ibiza and Lío, it’s the ideal base for those seeking Ibizan delights – and it serves wonderful Middle Eastern food, too, offering the perfect pre-party menu.

The natural décor – wood surfaces, copper tables, dipped lighting and plenty of flora and fauna – Layla offers the perfect ambience in which to craft your own night of delights. There are no set places or tables – at Layla, people mingle, ready for the party ahead.

Of course, DJs are crucial to the bar’s atmosphere – and the list of performers Layla boasts is like a who’s-who of the world’s best. That global outlook feeds through to the music, which traverses the globe to get crowds going – and pay tribute to their own nomadism.

It goes without saying that the drinks are first-class: the finest ingredients and best spirits go into each of Layla’s signature cocktails. In fact, the drinks menu is of course the centrepiece of this extraordinary bar: ‘Layla’ in Hebrew means ‘angel of the night’, and this place is here to save yours and make it heavenly.

Once upon a time, the port of Ibiza was bustling with quirky drinking establishments, but in recent times, they have become increasingly scarce. When you can’t find one, the solution is simple: create your own, and that’s precisely what the owners of Paradise Lost did. Paradise Lost is the ultimate destination for rum enthusiasts and cocktail aficionados, paying homage to Milton’s poem about temptation in the Garden of Eden.

The invitation is straightforward – lose yourself in their cosy ambiance while renowned DJs set the mood. If you’re fortunate enough to locate it, you’ll discover Paradise Lost tucked away on Carrer del Pasadis in Ibiza town, a charming narrow street where balconies seem to stretch out to greet each other.

With its drip-inked paintings, plush leather Chesterfield sofas, and neon graffiti-adorned walls, the eclectic decor and unique vibe are exactly what Ibiza town needed. It’s one of those trendy independent establishments where you can pull up a stool and instantly feel right at home. They not only take care of you throughout the year but also craft cocktails that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Pershing is a name to conjure with in the world of yachting. Based at 7Pines Kempinski, the Pershing Yacht Terrace was designed in co-operation with those purveyors of luxury craft. That means guests expect Italian style, international glamour and attention to detail – and that’s what they get here, in one of Ibiza’s most elegant night-spots.

With glorious views across the Seven Pines Resort, this top-class bar on Ibiza’s west coast is known for its bespoke cocktails and peerless wine list. Cigars to please even the most knowledgeable aficionado are also present and correct, and a select tapas menu is available to complement your selection; ideal for sharing with friends.

Adopting the lines of the famous Pershing 9X Yacht, this bar emphasises an exclusive, serene atmosphere. Guests can enjoy live music in the summer months, sensational sunsets all year round, and fantastic night-time views of a star-studded sky.

Set at the foot of the ancient, cobbled ramp leading up to Dalt Vila, this place bustles with life thanks to a constant stream of visitors eager to absorb a piece of Ibiza’s rich history.

Operated by the same team behind the renowned La Bodega, experts in understanding their customers’ desires after years of success right next door, you’ll find a few scattered tables along the pathway outside. These tables are perfect for immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere on bustling, warm evenings. Once you step inside, you’ll be enveloped in an ambiance of authenticity, with exposed brushed brick, gleaming stainless steel, and elegant, low-hanging lamps that create a romantic setting as night descends.

The bar here serves double duty as a mezcaleria, so whether you’re new to the world of Mexican spirits or an aficionado, you’re in for a treat. If you’re a novice, don’t hesitate to seek advice from Tomas, the charismatic bartender who can guide you through the diverse selection. On the cocktail front, they cater to both those with a sweet tooth and those who prefer something savory. It’s also worth mentioning that they have a penchant for shots, so be ready to partake, regardless of the time of day.