Whether seeking a relaxing evening with a glass of wine and some traditional Spanish entertainment, a night at the theatre for some opera, a cozy club with smooth jazz, or a bustling bar bursting with energy and live bands, Palma is full of great nights out. While Magaluf might be (in)famous for its hardcore party atmosphere, the Mallorcan capital is peppered with a range of more civilised music options from blues to flamenco and even the occasional visiting pop star. You just have to know where to look.
The Blue Jazz Club and Restaurant at this popular four-star hotel is located on the seventh floor, providing fabulous views across the local marina and making for a fun and relaxed night out. They offer a wide variety of of local, national and international guest artists performing jam sessions, quartet recitals, funk and groove. If you love jazz and a touch of opulence, this is a venue not to be missed.
Hotel Saratoga Paseo Mallorca, 6, Palma de Mallorca +34 971 72 72 40
This restaurant hosts live music nights featuring rock, reggae, blues, funk and soul and is known for being one of the liveliest venues in the city. You’ll be entertained by the talented in-house band and they also have a busy timetable of visiting guest artists, so be sure to check the concerts of the month section of their website for updates. Their menu is mix of tapas, fish, meat and homemade desserts.
Av de Gabriel Roca, 3, Palma de Mallorca +34 971 73 59 62
The Garito Cafe
El Garito is a young, cool and vibrant venue teeming with talent. The music is a mixture of blues, electronica and jazz with artists visiting from across the globe to play to a packed house. Its Art Deco interior is the perfect venue to relax in by day and party hard at night. They also offer a mouthwatering menu and great range of cocktails.
Dársena de Can Barbara, Palma de Mallorca +34 971 73 69 12
Jazz Voyeur Club
Open Wednesdays to Sundays, this is probably the most famous jazz club on the island. The owners also organise the well-established Voyeur Club Festival – a huge event that takes place annually in the autumn, hosting famous international jazz artists in venues throughout Palma including The Conservatory, Teatro Principal, Misericordia, The Auditorium and Bellver Castle. This intimate club is nestled within the small streets of the old town in the La Lonja area is a real delight for fans of this music genre.
Carrer d’Apuntadors, 5, Palma +34 971 72 07 80
The Auditorium is a grand a venue as the name implies. It hosts famous classical artists from around the world, from opera singers, pianists and orchestras to pop bands and dance performances. Situated along the marina close to La Lonja, it’s the perfect location to make a night of it with restaurants and bars in abundance and beautiful walks along the waterfront looking out across the moored yachts towards the sea.
Paseo Maritimo, 18, Palma +34 971 73 47 35
Sa Posada de Bellver
This quirky gem is a music venue and restaurant in one. Its bohemian style adds character to the live music performances of jazz, salsa and flamenco. The cuisine is Mediterranean and the atmosphere is always warm and friendly. Open all week, this should definitely be on your list of live music venues to check out.
Carrer de Bellver, 7, Palma +34 971 73 07 39