Ibiza

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In the summer months, Ibiza is Europe’s premier party destination. Young people from all over the world throng discotheques staffed by brand name DJ’s, arriving between midnight and 2am and partying until well after the sun rises over the Mediterranean. Jazz clubs, lounge bars, and mellower nightspots attract the older crowd.  Most clubs are only open during the high season.

Ibiza Nightlife

Café del Mar

Café del Mar is perfectly situated on Sant Antoni’s famed Sunset Strip – an area where the young gather each evening to enjoy the sight of the sun dropping into the sea. Enjoy a pre-dinner pitcher of sangria on their beachside terrace.

Carrer Vara del Rey 27, Ibiza, 011-34-971-342-516, www.cafedelmarmusic.com
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy

Es Paradís

One of the island’s “musts” for the summer clubbers, this mega-disco attracts a largely British crowd and is, not surprisingly, served by British DJs.  Bring a bathing suit: at dawn, the sprinklers open up to drench the overheated dancers.

Carrer de Salvador Espriu 2, Ibiza, 011-34-971-346-600, www.esparadis.com
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy | cover charge

Guaraná

This Brazilian-themed nightclub is frequented by a slightly older crowd and is famed for its all-night parties. There is a separate cocktail lounge which serves powerful mojitos, caipirinhas, and daiquiris.

Puerto Deportivo Marina, Ibiza, www.guaranaibiza.com
Tags: nightlife | moderate | lounge

Km 5

Candle light, deep sofas with thick pillows, tented seating areas, and a garden make this one of Ibiza’s top lounge bars and a great escape from the island’s frenzied club culture. Closed late-October-March.

Carretera de San Josep 5.6, Ibiza, 011-34-971-396-349, www.km5-lounge.com
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy

Las Dalias

Ibiza’s hippie heritage lives on in this converted roadside tavern. Counterculture types, jet-setters, and even the occasional family, frequent its many areas (there is a live music venue, several bars, a Morocco tea tent, a garden, and two restaurants).

Carretera San Carlos Km 12, Ibiza, 011-34-971-326-825, www.lasdalias.es
Tags: nightlife | moderate | trendy

Pacha

The island’s premier club for some 35 years is also one of Europe’s most famous discotheques. Different rooms have different rhythms (house, techno, Latin, soul, hip-hop); the roof-top terrace is the appointed chill-out zone.

Ave. 8 d’Agost, Ibiza, 011-34-971-313-612, www.pacha.com
Tags: nightlife | expensive | smart splurge | trendy | cover charge

Space

Calling this wildly popular spot a “nightclub” is a bit of a misnomer as the DJs here don’t crank up until 8 a.m., catching the crowds as they disperse from the clubs shutting down everywhere else.  Closed October-early-June.

Platja d’en Bossa, Ibiza, 011-34-971-396-793, www.space-ibiza.es
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy | cover charge

Teatro Pereya

Old advertising posters, funky glass chandeliers, and art deco touches provide the perfect ambiance for a night of jazz or blues in this converted 19th- century theater.

Carrer Comte Roselló 3, Ibiza, 011-34-971-304-432, www.teatropereyra.com
Tags: nightlife | moderate | jazz

Xueno

Formentera’s most famous discotheque is popular enough to draw clientele from club-infested Ibiza. Expect all the usual madness, plus lots of Italians.

Avinguda de Miramar, Ibiza, 011-34-971-329-160, www.xueno.com
Tags: nightlife | expensive | trendy | cover charge

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