Gray Area Picks: 5 Best Bars In Ibiza Town
Apr 6, 2023
4 min read
If you've made your fair share of trips to the white isle, you've probably garnered your own roster of bars and clubs that are simply not to be missed on a night out. Well, we've done just that here at Gray Area too.
Whether you're looking to dance the night away or sip on delicious cocktails whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the old town, there's something for everyone on this list.
So, without further ado, let's dive into the top 5 bars in Ibiza town that you need to check out on your next visit. Get ready for a night out you won't forget!
Paradise Lost was created when its owners couldn't find the kind of quirky drinking dens they know and love in the bustling port area of Ibiza Town.
Nestled in the cobbled back streets of Dalt vila, it’s the ideal spot to start or end your night - a place where you can enjoy their rum-heavy cocktail menu (or any cocktail you fancy) whilst relaxing on a snug Chesterfield sofa.
With a great roster of local DJs and some extra special guests throughout the summer, Paradise Lost is a little gem bursting with quirky decor, that you need to seek out when you’re in Ibiza.
Malanga Café is a must-visit spot for anyone who loves great music and a great atmosphere. This place is all about the beats, from afro roots to funk, soul, reggae, Latin, and more. You can catch live DJs and bands here, and it's the perfect spot to mix with residents and locals and dance the night away.
Even better, it's open every night in the summer and on weekends in the off-season, and there's no cover charge!
Malanga Café has become a popular destination for island residents and visitors alike, and it's not hard to see why. You can expect an amazing vibe, friendly staff, and reasonable drinks prices. If you're looking for a place to let loose and make some new friends, this is it!
If you're looking for a place to have some incredible Mexican cocktails, you must check out Cenote in Calle de la Virgen. The bar is located in the bustling heart of the port and is the perfect spot to sip on authentic high-end cocktails as you take a break from exploring the old town.
The owner, Pablo, and the resident mixologists are more than happy to guide you through their vast range of signature cocktails and shots, providing a fascinating insight into the origin of the liquors used.
What's more, the bar's music is outstanding, offering something different from the typical sounds you'll find elsewhere. Cosy and atmospheric, Cenote is a great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the sights and sounds at the centre of the Old Town's nightlife.
You can choose to sit inside "the cave" or outside on the street to watch the world go by.
Bar 1805, located in Sa Penya, Ibiza, is owned by Charles Vexenat, a tall and tattooed Frenchman who is a two-time winner of the World's Best Mixologist title.
This unique cocktail bar offers an eclectic mix of classic French cuisine and cocktails, including a French canteen and Absinthe bar combo, with drinks such as The Green Beast, Absinta Colad, and a cute Gin Basil Smash (which is served in a tiny teacup).
UP at The Standard
In the beautiful summers of Ibiza, UP at The Standard is a popular destination for those seeking respite from the heat. This breezy rooftop bar and restaurant is situated in Vara de Ray and offers stunning views of the old town's city walls and one of Ibiza's best rooftop pools.
During the day, the venue is frequented by residents and holiday-makers who come to relax, chat, and soak in the views while enjoying a zesty menu with Mexican influences alongside a creative cocktail menu. At night, it transforms into a lively meeting place for party-goers who enjoy the DJ and lively atmosphere before continuing to one of the island’s clubs.
Take your pick!