While Menorca is not as famous as its neighbors, Ibiza and Majorca, for its wild nightlife, this beautiful Spanish island has a fair variety of chiringuitos (beach bars serving drinks and food) to keep you drinking and dancing into the early hours of the morning. Bars are focused by the coastline and harbors of the island’s two cities, Ciutadella and Mahon. Here’s our guide to help you discover which beach bars offer the best meals, atmosphere and most memorable nights in Menorca.
Cova d’en Xoroi’s stunning location outdoes many bars in the more popular Majorca and Ibiza. This bar is integrated into historical seaside caves, located in Cala en Porter, and offers an incredible vantage point to experience a beautiful Mediterranean sunset. The area is a popular tourist resort, so luxury and beauty are the peak of this incredible bar’s aesthetic; a curious blend of extravagant cabanas and rocky cave ceilings make for an unforgettable venue. Cova d’en Xoroi offers classic cocktails and attracts well known DJs at night, while serving delightful and delicate tapas and lunches during the day.
A collection of fisherman’s huts-turned-bar, Los Bucaneros in Binibeca vell, on the southeast coast of Menorca, offers excellent service, delicious food, cold drinks and an even better view. Ideal for daytime relaxing, this bar is located on the pristine white sandy beaches of one of Menorca’s most beautiful beach villa neighborhoods. While the menu for this beach bar is comprised of simple meals, the local drinks on offer, such as the Menorcan gin, are a must try when visiting this romantic paradise.
Restaurante Es Brucs is perched on the edge of the south coast of Minorca and its location gives you easy access to the beaches Binigaus and Cala Escorxada, making it one of the best beach bars on the island. Serving traditional Mediterranean seafood, among other tapas, Es Brucs is at an advantage over many other beach bars when it comes to views of the sunset. Warm and friendly hospitality makes this a very popular spot for Sunday afternoon drinks, but despite the large crowd it draws, service remains a high point of the Es Brucs beach bar experience.
Resting right on the sea shore, Sa Cova Cala’n Blanes shakes things up at this picturesque beach. Located inside beachside caves, this chiringuito serves delicious thirst quenching cocktails. Having perfected their mojito recipe, this beach bar is a very popular spot to relax by the beach day or night, with a cocktail in hand. This family run business is praised for its hospitality and value of the customer and the staff tend to remember a familiar face when you undoubtedly return for more.
The hidden gem of the north coast, this beach bar is close to Ciutadella on the western side of the island. Trogloditasis on a secluded street in Cala Morell and it has an outdoor terrace which opens up to a glorious view of the Cala Morell beach. Serving Menorcan traditional tapas, such as Menorcan stuffed aubergines, Trogloditas is bound to have you stuffed full with delicious island delicacies and local beers. If privacy and romance are what you are after, this beach bar is less likely to be as crowded as others in Ciutadella and is just as beautiful.