The Spanish island of Majorca offers beaches
, mountains, cities, and a thriving nightlife when the sun goes down. We pick the top 10 bars for a great night out on this Balearic holiday favorite.
Bar, Mediterranean, $$$
Located on the rooftop of the luxurious Hostal Cuba, is the hotel’s new addition: Sky Bar. The panoramic views right across the city are spectacular and the rooftop also gives a view over the cathedral and the harbor. DJs and live performers provide music to match the relaxed mood of the bar. Cocktails, prepared to perfection, are very popular at Sky Bar and which are a wonderful accompaniment to the beautiful scene of a sunset over Palma.
Sky Bar, Hotel Hostal Cuba, Carrer de Sant Magí, 1, Palma, Majorca, Spain, +34 971 45 22 37
Palma Beach Majorca | ©Cristian Bortes/Flickr
In the heart of Palma is an authentic tapas bar, Bar España. From tortillas to unique tapas, this bar offers the best of the national cuisine (try the crab on toast and cheese with quince tapas) alongside a wide selection of beers, locally produced or universally known brands. With indie and 80s music playing on the loudspeakers, Bar España provides tourists as well as locals of all ages with an alternative-style and unpretentious place to socialize. The chefs and barmen show true passion in what they do, which is what makes Bar España so successful and a must-visit bar.
BarEspaña, Calle Can Escursac 12, Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain, +34 971 72 42 34
Tapas | ©Ben30/Flickr | ©Ben30/Flickr
A wine connoisseur’s heaven, Wineing shares its love for wine of all flavors and aromas. At Wineing sample as many of the 48 different wines here as you can, at the amount that suits you; by the mouthful, half glass, full glass or a whole bottle. There is a small menu of nibbles and light meals to go with the drinks.
Wineing, Apuntadores, 24, 07012 Palma de Majorca, Majorca, Spain, +32 971 214011
Exciting and eclectic, the café Antiquari is an unmissable bar in Palma. Stepping through the door the quirky décor and bohemian atmosphere are striking, with non-matching furniture and art on the wall. Antiquari’s fun vibe invites eager customers to explore their menu and freshly prepared tapas and pintxos alongside their well-priced drinks. There’s often live music and so this is a great place for discovering the local music scene.
Antiquari, Carrer Arabí, 5, Palma, Majorca, Spain, +34 871 57 23 13
Street Musicians, Majorca | ©Martin Cox/Flickr
Located in the historic area of Palma is Bar Abaco, a bar which seems to have frozen in time. Set inside a 17th century mansion, whose original Baroque structure and architecture has been restored, you’ll find the bar down a sweeping staircase. The décor of Bar Abaco is something to feast your eyes on: antiques, fruits, flower arrangements and candles fill the room, offering a dramatic backdrop to a glass of Spanish wine or a cocktail.
Bar Abaco, Calle San Juan, 1, Majorca, Zona La Lonja, Majorca, Spain, +34 971 71 49 39
Palma Cathedral, Historic District | ©Juan Jose Jimenez/Flickr
In the heart of Puerto Portals is Capricho Bar, particularly popular with those who come off their yachts in the nearby marina. Capricho Bar offers panoramic views of the bobbing boats on the peaceful water and a large selection of alcoholic drinks, including champagne, cocktails with Mediterranean influences and traditional Spanish gins. Whether you prefer to relax on the outdoor terrace or dance the night away to the live DJ’s music, Capricho Bar guarantees a fun night out.
Capricho Bar, Carrer Benito, Jerónimo Feijóo, 3, Calvià, Majorca, Spain, +34 971 17 11 00
Marina in Puerto Portals | ©Dirk Vorderstraße/Flickr
La Cabana Bar and Lounge
Portals Hills Boutique Hotel is home to one of the best bars in Majorca, La Cabana Bar and Lounge, set under swaying palm trees beside a swimming pool. With stunning views of Portals Nous, La Cabana is a popular location for gatherings with friends serving the full range of delicious drinks and providing chilled-out DJ sets several times a week.
La Cabana Bar and Lounge, Portals Hills Boutique Hotel, Carrer Seguí 4, Calviá, Majorca, Spain, +34 971 67 90 40
Portals Nous, Majorca | ©Cristian Bortes/Flickr
Goodfellas Music Bar
Goodfellas boasts great music and guaranteed fun. Dancing until the early hours of the morning is to be expected; music varies from live singers and bands to favorite party tunes. Themed party nights happen monthly at Goodfellas and the bar offers flavored shots that include Murray Mints and Crème Egg vodka, always a customer favorite.
Goodfellas, Calle Colomí, S/N, Majorca, Islas Baleares, Spain, +34 971 89 25 99